From gorgeous statement lighting to invisible push-style latches, interior designers shared the biggest and hottest kitchen trends in 2021.
2020 taught us that the kitchen is undeniably the soul of any home. Many of us rediscovered our love for baking and cooking. Our kitchen also became our friendly neighborhood café and go-to restaurant. It’s probably the most used room in our homes this year, so it’s about time we return the favor by giving it a makeover with these practical and pretty kitchen trends of 2021.
Bold & Bright
“We’ve seen a lot of colored cabinetry take the spotlight this past year. Every designer and homeowner looked for an outlet to layer in more color throughout their homes, and I think this has the opportunity to develop throughout 2021. But instead of painted finishes, I think we’ll start to see more of an evolution into lots of stained wood, from bleached to black. It’s an easy way to add character and texture to your kitchen that only seems to get better with time.”
Devol Kitchens suggested considering dyeing your wood cabinets a unique color if you prefer the look of unpainted wood and pair it with a bold paint color.
Chic & Efficient
Liz Caan, principal of Liz Caan & Co, mentioned that it’s important to set your kitchen up to have clear functioning zones. It should be designed well that it can accommodate all the activities and needs of each family member simultaneously without congestion. She also added, “We do not need massive pantries since most food will end up being thrown away. 2020 made us realize our true consumption is, and kitchens will be designed to fit a more efficient lifestyle.“
Marie Flanigan, principal of Marie Flanigan Interiors, predicts that the all-white kitchen will be a thing of the past, and marbles with dramatic veining will be one of the kitchen trends in 2021. She added that people will focus on creating a modern kitchen space yet filled with richness and warmth, such as cabinets clad in stained wood, metal accents, and nature-inspired colors.
Interior designer Young Huh shared in an interview with MyDomaine, “People are investing in non-porous and zero-maintenance materials as an easy-to-clean option for kitchens. And with so many gorgeous new products available, you don’t have to sacrifice on design. Statement stone is definitely a trend, and now it can be combined with usability.“
HGTV predicts that one of the kitchen trends in 2021 will be minimalist details, such as edge-style cabinet pulls, integrated handles, or invisible push-style latches.
Natural and Organic Materials
Ron Woodson, the co-founder of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design, envisions that kitchen spaces will be decorated with natural stone or wood to add warmth and life.
Yes, open shelves will still be part of the kitchen trends in 2021. Cabinetry designer Christopher Peacock mentioned in an interview with MyDomaine, “I predict a resurgence of overhead pot racks as people need quick access to pots and pans—and purchase more of them to accommodate increased cooking frequency. I also see an investment in kitchen surfaces that are set up for usability, such as integrated butcher blocks.”
Brynn Olson, principal of Brynn Olson Design Group, shared that interest in color is not going away, so anticipate that neutral kitchen with a central ‘pop’ of interest will continue to grow in popularity.
Aside from creating a functional space, design a kitchen you’ll love and use for years to come. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!