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Kitchen Trends For 2021 According to Experts

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Post by: Camila | Source: MyDomaine

If the past few months taught us anything, it’s that the kitchen is really the soul of any home. Spending the bulk of 2020 inside proved that kitchens are good for much more than just reheating remnants of last night’s takeout order: it’s our go-to restaurant, our friendly neighborhood café, and the perfect backdrop for our sourdough bread Instagrams.

Our kitchens have done so much for us that it’s about time we return the favor. If you want to say “thank you” to your kitchen with a makeover, look no further. Several interior designers shared their predictions for the biggest kitchen trends of 2021. Once the new year rolls around, your kitchen will be just as pretty as it is practical.

Au Naturale

"Now more than ever, we look to our homes to evoke a sense of comfort, and materials play such an important role in giving a space its sense of soul. For 2021, I'm envisioning the use of materials found in nature to add warmth and life to a space, whether it's natural stone or wood.” —Ron Woodson, co-founder of Woodson & Rummerfield’s House of Design

Marble Marvel

“In 2021, I believe the all-white kitchen will be a thing of the past. Cabinets clad in stained wood, nature-inspired colors, and metal accents will bring richness and warmth that feel reminiscent of a bygone era, yet equally modern. Marbles with dramatic veining will take precedence over more demure slabs of years past.” —Marie Flanigan, principal of Marie Flanigan Interiors

Elegant Efficiency

“It’s important to set your kitchen up to have clear functioning zones. As we are all home more often, more people are in the kitchen at the same time. Having the ability to let these activities all go on simultaneously without congestion is much more comfortable. Kitchens should support needs more than wants. We do not need massive pantries; you just end top throwing away most of that food. I think people are now seeing what their true consumption is and kitchens will be designed to really fit a more efficient lifestyle.” —Liz Caan, principal of Liz Caan & Co.

Chic and Easy-to-Clean

“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. I’m loving sweeping and graphic movement in stone, like Dekton’s Khalo. Statement stone is definitely a trend, and now it can be combined with usability.” —Young Huh, interior designer

Color Me Happy

“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."—Cortney Bishop, principal of Cortney Bishop Design

Well-Appointed Appliances

"We're finding that an interest in color is not going away, and we anticipate that neutral kitchens with a central ‘pop’ of interest will continue to grow in popularity. For example, we love to incorporate Bertazzoni Heritage Series ranges to create a major focal point with colorful yet timeless design. Our go-to is always black, but I've been dying to use their beautiful ivory color in a future project."—Brynn Olson, principal of Brynn Olson Design Group

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