Modern kitchen cabinets can be designed and configured in however your space will allow. Generally, wood is chosen to match the other wood in the house which is good for design balance and elegance. However, there is no set rule on how the modern kitchen should be designed other than that it should be totally functional. If you want more than one kind of wood or wood color in your kitchen, today that is acceptable. In fact, in today's modern kitchen it is not entirely necessary to have wood cabinets. Metal kitchen cabinets are back in either stainless steel or other metals and the retro kitchen is back with its metal cabinets. You now have a choice of many woods such as walnut, oak, maple, and more as well as metal cabinets. The choice is wholly yours.
Most of the modern cabinets are made with a wood veneer covering plywood. Some cabinet veneers cover particleboard. The particleboard cabinets are not the best choice for your cabinets as the particleboard has a tendency to absorb the moisture created in the kitchen. When particleboard absorbs moisture it will swell and crack thus making it a cabinet material that is not reliable to hold heavy dishes and other items stored in kitchen cabinets.
If you want to design your modern kitchen but don't know where to start then start with the kitchen cabinet doors since they are the first thing you see when you come into the kitchen. The doors of the modern kitchen cabinets show the style of the kitchen. Like the cabinets the drawers are usually next in line to be seen on entering the kitchen. The accessory that most shows the style of the kitchen are the drawer pulls and handles on the doors and drawers. These are most noticed when applied to kitchen cabinetry. Using modern accessories shows a modern style kitchen. When making changes in your kitchen keep in mind that this room is the most used room in the house make it comfortable and functional and modern.