You’ve doubtless been told many times that the kitchen is the focal point of your home.
So it should come as no surprise that this is where new interior design trends for 2021 should start.
But the question becomes: when it comes to your kitchen, what’s in and what’s out?
To update the heart of your home, get creative, break some rules, and embrace designs that are outside the box.
Here’s our list of kitchen design rules for 2021.
2021 Kitchen Design Trends: What’s In and What’s Out
Are you planning to update your kitchen in 2021? Then make sure you try the latest kitchen design trends. Embrace what’s in and break the old school design rules.
5 Kitchen Design Rules to Break in 2021
- (Don’t) Match All Your Kitchen Finishes
Matching your kitchen’s faucets, light fixtures, kitchen cabinet hardware and appliances is a thing of the past. Sticking to one finish might seem like a safe and easy option but it can obscure your kitchen’s beauty. Not only do single-shade finishes look monotonous but they leave no room for innovation.
Mixing finishes is highly encouraged because of its funky appearance and unconventional aesthetics. For example, if you have a quartz countertop, ditch ceramic utensils for metallic finishes. Or, if your kitchen faucet is matte black, go for brass cabinet hardware.
- Your Kitchen Cabinets Should (Not) Be All White
Your kitchen’s colour scheme plays a vital role in its overall appearance, and white is a popular choice. But the all-white kitchen is a thing of the past. Either go for contrasting black and white cabinets or bold colours that create an eye-catching space.
- (Don’t) Maximize Every Inch of Space
There was a time when utilizing every inch of kitchen space was the rule of thumb, but today interior designers feel that less is more. Leaving walls blank rather than filling them with upper cabinets or replacing patterned backsplashes with smooth materials, like quartz and marble, is trending. So, instead of packing as much function and design into the space as possible, go for a cleaner, more seamless look.
- (Don’t Only) Focus on Resale Value
No doubt homeowners should spare some thought to designing their kitchen for its resale value if they plan to sell their property, but it shouldn’t be your only focus. Remember, a beautiful home will always sell.
Instead, design your kitchen to reflect your personal style, and don’t hesitate to make bold choices. Feel free to incorporate inspirational designs to give your home an edge in the property market.
- (Don’t) Install Only Task Lights
Don’t just illuminate your kitchen for cooking. Apart from task lighting, accent lighting can give it more visual interest by accentuating its decorative features. Adding vanity and picture lights above open shelving and your sink will give your kitchen a unique and sophisticated look.
5 Kitchen Design Trends to Embrace in 2021
- Granny Chic Interiors
Branching out from its roots in fashion, ‘grandmillennial’ or ‘granny’ chic is expected to be a big interior design trend in 2021. It involves creatively combining old decorative elements that you might find in your grandparent’s home for design inspiration. Incorporate this style into your kitchen design by adding delicate china, floral wallpaper, and crochet doilies.
- Ceiling-High Kitchen Cabinets
Seamless kitchen designs will be the new favourite in the upcoming year. Instead of kitchen cabinets that stop just a foot below the ceiling, they will extend all the way up. In fact, the trend for streamlined kitchens is set to reach new heights of popularity in 2021. It will not only give a smooth transition to your kitchen walls and ceiling but also offer extra storage for items you only use seasonally.
- Small Yet Impactful Details
It’s not always necessary to add a major focal point to your kitchen to garner attention. Sometimes small and unexpected details can also make a lasting impression, which is a design rule we will definitely be embracing in 2021.
Examples include putting high gloss paint on one wall, using ornamental kitchen cabinet hardware, or painting sophisticated motifs on the ceiling. A custom range hood can also add some flair to your kitchen.
- Two-Toned Kitchens
2021 will see two-toned kitchen designs trending. Think dark countertops and light furniture with bright pops of colour to create a visually appealing space. Complement dark green cabinets with an all-white countertop and solid backsplash combined with textured wood accents to add a rustic charm and make your kitchen look inviting. It’s a great way to add an interesting twist to your aesthetic and change the feel of the room.
- Interesting Colours for Kitchen Cabinets
While green is expected to be the leading kitchen cabinet colour for 2021, it’s paving the way for similarly uncommon colours. Navy and midnight blue, rusty red, lemon yellow and pastel pink are unconventional and striking colour choices to make your kitchen cabinets stand out.
2021 isn’t the year to hold back on updating your kitchen. It’s time instead to break old rules and create inspiring spaces with new design trends. After all, the new year is the perfect time to start afresh. Hopefully, our list of new kitchen design rules will help you think outside the box. Try experimenting and getting creative with your kitchen to design one that reflects your personal style. Don’t forget to share how it turned out by calling us at 905-470-6881 or emailing email@example.com.