With the dawn of a new year, comes a new set of kitchen design trends to inspire, encourage and help refresh our homes. Whether it be lighting, wall colour, countertops or cabinets, the smallest changes can make all the difference in a space. You don’t have to commit to a full kitchen renovation to update your space, you just need a little inspiration. The kitchen is an extremely important room in your home; it has to be functional, organized, warm AND stylish all at the same time. Just like everything else in life, your kitchen should be a reflection of who you are and not just the room with the fridge. With these 2021 kitchen design trends, you can have it all…and so much more.
It’s All About the Quartz
When it comes to countertops, quartz is definitely the best option; they are as beautiful as marble but much more durable. Best of both worlds! The pros over at Caesarstone told us that the hottest kitchen design trend is quartz in other areas of your kitchen. Waterfall backsplashes are becoming more and more popular and provide a seamless, sleek look to your kitchen.
Open Concept Shelving
Modern kitchen designs are moving away from the heavy upper cabinetry, to the lighter feel of open shelving. Not looking to rip apart your kitchen? Try removing the doors and giving your cabinets a fresh coat of paint — a pop of blue or green as a backsplash is a great way to incorporate colour into your kitchen. Fair warning: a major kitchen declutter might be in your future if you choose to hop on this particular trend but we promise it’ll be worth it!
Dark and Moody Spaces
For the last few years, it’s been all about the light and bright for your kitchen, but this year it’s dark walls and cabinets with light, neutral accents. Depending on your choice of fixtures, a dark and moody kitchen can be industrial, or boho or even rustic. No matter how you choose to style it, this kitchen design is sure to make a bold statement in your home.
Lighting is Everything
It’s official! Pendant lights above your island are one kitchen design trend that is here to stay. Luminaire Authentik’s Toronto Showroom Manager & Lighting Specialist Alana Borsa says, “A simple but oversized fixture is a great way to add a bold statement to any space.”
The right light fixture really ties all the elements of the room together; pendant lights can add warmth and interest to a room as well as brighten it. Dome lights in earthy tones are particularly popular, I’m sure we will be seeing much more of them in kitchen designs throughout 2021.
Switching up the backsplash in your kitchen is the best way to make a dramatic design upgrade while only committing to one project. The ideal kitchen backsplash — according to this trend — add the design elements of texture and colour to the space. While we have nothing but respect for the trusty white subway tile, your kitchen deserves better! Believe it or not, the design of your backsplash is a real opportunity to bring your personal style into your kitchen.
Introducing Reclaimed Wood
For those who love the rustic style, this is definitely the trend for you. Using repurposed wood in your home has been in fashion for a while now, and we are seeing it more and more in modern kitchen designs. Create an accent wall, or one-of-a-kind shelving, or add a unique detail to your kitchen island and bring some major character to your space.
Now that you have some design inspiration, give your kitchen the refresh you’ve always wanted, after 2020, you definitely deserve it!
Feature Image: AyA Kitchens