Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

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With a new year there will always be new trends and new interior design ideas and kitchen trends are no different. Whether you are looking for inspiration to design a brand new kitchen or to update your existing one, we have the latest thoughts and insights on kitchen design trends for 2021 which we believe will dominate your choices in the coming year.

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important. Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed greatly to the rise of the modern kitchen. Investing in any element of the kitchen can prove invaluable, for both while you live in your home but also when it comes to adding value for resale. Be inspired to make the right style choices for your home, with a look at the latest trends in kitchen design…

The Pantry

Nowadays, the modern pantry has made a comeback and there are so many options available to give you the best possible pantry for your requirements. Space can be a commodity in any house, so you need to make the spaces available in your kitchen work for you. Having moved from its start as a box in corner of a room, the pantry has retained its integral reason for being, and is keeping our food in peak condition for us to eat.

Plan your walk-in pantry properly, and it will revolutionise your kitchen space. If your pantry is a fairly small room, make sure you equip it with as many features as you can. Plenty of open shelving is a great way to utilise the space, allowing for more storage throughout. Your walk-in pantry can be designed around you and for you. There are many options to choose from, and many great ways to make the space work for your needs.

Hot Water Taps

Hot water taps are revolutionising our kitchens in much the same way as the dishwasher did all those years ago and we believe its a must have accessory, which once installed, you will wonder how you ever coped without it. Hot water taps deliver instant hot water, meaning you’ll never have to boil a kettle again. A tap that offers hot, cold and instant 99-100°C boiling water to save time, energy and water in a single stylish, convenient and space-saving unit.

With the potential to cut down on energy and water costs and usage, and also help with the reduction of plastic within our environment, we feel these boiling water taps are here to stay and will become a staple part of your kitchen design 20121 and the years to come.

Downdraft Extractor Hobs

A wonderful addition to any kitchen design, an induction hob with a downdraft extractor comes with many benefits. For one, there is no need to install a hood to pull out the cooking odours, as this is what the downdraft extractor is for. It does all the work a hood does without being built into the foundations of your kitchen. To do this, it pulls the steam and fat from your pans, sending them down a central or side tunnel. A plasma filter then takes any bad smells and bacteria, turning them into clean air.

Two Toned Kitchens

Two colour kitchen cabinets are exactly what the names imply – a kitchen cabinetry painted in two or more colours, combined in a stylish way. Grey and porcelain kitchen cabinets would be a great example of a neutral colour, combined with a darker colour for a statement island. Our beautiful carbon is a perfect example of this, which is a stunning shade of blue/black. Two toned kitchens remain at the forefront of kitchen design trends for 2021 and will make a huge impact.

Some designs focus on the kitchen island and paint it differently than the rest of the kitchen. However, other designs choose accent areas for a different colour. The purpose of 2 colour kitchen cabinets is to point out a specific part of the kitchen, add interest to this area and make it more comfortable to spend time in.

Smart Storage

Getting more organised in your kitchen is more than just putting items away in specific drawers or cabinets. Homeowners need affordable, modern solutions that help reduce health risks, improve food preparation and create more cooking and cleaning efficiencies.  We believe that creative storage solutions will be very popular add-ons in kitchen design in 2021.

Pull-out storage isn’t the only option for getting more organised in the kitchen. Other smart accessories homeowners should consider include cabinet and drawer organisers, such as:

Tray Dividers – If you have ever struggled with storing large or awkward items like glass pans and circular pizza trays, tray dividers may be the solution for you. They give everything a place to help keep you and your kitchen organised.

Kitchen Drawer Inserts – These kitchen cabinet accessories serve specific purposes, such as organising cutlery and spice jars so if you want it organised, drawer inserts can help.

Storage towers are also a convenient and ergonomic way to store food which also has full extensions that give you clear visibility and easy access to provisions from all three sides. Corner storage is also an excellent way to utilise and maximise an awkward space by using smart storage solutions to bring the contents of the cupboard to you, so your items are easy to organise and access.

Spice Racks, available in European oak can be fitted inside a pantry door, allowing easy access to all those smaller pots and jars, to keep everything neat, today and to hand.

Pan drawers are another excellent design allowing easy access to plates and pans without the dilemma of losing things at the back of the cupboard and this design is perfect to add additional plate and drawer dividers.

Green Cabinetry

We expect to see more green in kitchens going forward into 2021, with green kitchen cabinetry set to be key .2021 will be all about the green colours, perfect for that new beginning. Emerald green and forest green, bold and full of drama, will be popping up in kitchens around the UK. Paired with white worktops and gold or brass (another top trend in 2021) accessories, this colour is the big trend for the coming year.

Beautiful Blues

We don’t feel we have seen the end to the navy blue that has been popular in recent years. In 2021 we’re expecting to see a darker blue lead the way. This colour is ideal if you are looking at chrome accessories, which sets off the dark paint. No matter if you are going for a lighter or a darker hue, you should know it offers a look of elegance and sophistication. It will bring the ocean into your kitchen, making everything seem nice and fresh.

Coffee And Breakfast Stations

Concealing the fridge/freezer and dishwasher in our kitchens is nothing new, but in our quest for decluttered space we seem to prefer things neatly tucked away but with easy access. A storage design that minimises counter top small appliances is a popular option, freeing up much needed space in our busy kitchens. Cabinets or dressers designed to house coffee machines and toasters with bi-fold doors are a popular choices, as they can easily be pushed open and closed, offering the perfect solution for ease of access.  We’ve certainly noticed that breakfast cupboards and coffee stations are becoming ever more popular with homeowners eager to give the most important meal of the day the reverence it deserves.

The Beauty Of Brass

With changing colour schemes, people are looking for ways to add a touch of warmth to their kitchens and brass fixtures are a great way to do that. Whether the kitchen is going to be traditional in design, contemporary, whether it will feature dark cabinetry or light, there is one universal sub-trend that is huge right now and that is the desire for luxury within the kitchen. That need for luxury is why some of the other hardware trends, like chrome, matte black or bronze, are starting to give way to brass. Hints of gold throughout the kitchen, no matter the colour or style of the kitchen, give the space a warm, elegant and classic feeling, the kind of feeling that designers are working hard to capture right now.

For further information and assistance or advice on our ideas on kitchen design trends for 2021 and beyond, please contact us here.