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Top Five Kitchen Design Trends For 2021

After reviewing the kitchen design trends of 2020, it is apparant that we are spending most of our time at home nowadays. The kitchen is the heart of the home now more than ever. It is where people gather for meals and to spend time with each other. With this in mind, now is the perfect time to renovate your kitchen and start the new year with a refreshed space. Here are the most popular kitchen design trends for 2021.

Sustainable Kitchens

Rather than approaching renovation with the “out with the old and in with the new” standpoint, recent kitchen design trends focus on sustainable, eco-friendly options. This does not end at having a recycling bin or a compost pile in your backyard. It means incorporating low emissions products and repurposed materials. Bringing in vintage, antique, and family pieces into the decor is another great sustainable choice as well! An example of this could be using reclaimed wood flooring, a vintage lighting fixture, and antique rugs or accessories.

Carrara Quartz Countertop with Reclaimed Wood Island
Featured: Carrara Quartz Countertop with Reclaimed Wood Island (Photo Cred: New Decor

Ceramic Tile Backsplashes

In addition to using sustainable products, swapping smooth, unvaried backsplashes with colorful, handmade ceramic tiles is another popular kitchen design trend of 2021. Handmade ceramic tiling like the Blue Scallop tile adds some natural variation and character to your space. Backsplashes are no longer used to simply protect your walls but for decor as well. For example, you can use ceramic tiling to create a statement wall that adds a visual focal point and texture to your space.

Frost White Quartz Kitchen Countertop with Blue Scallop Ceramic Backsplash
Featured: Blue Scallop Ceramic Backsplash

Quartz Countertops

Quartz has been trending for years. While marble is also popular, its upkeep and durability lend it to being less adequate as a countertop than its quartz counterpart. Instead, you can use quartz that has that white marble look, such as Calacatta Laza, Statuario Bianco, or Calacatta Classique. Quartz is perfect for kitchen countertops and entryways due to its durability and easy maintenance. This beautiful stone will give you a great return on your investment and add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your home.

Calacatta Laza Quartz Countertops
Featured: Calacatta Laza Quartz Countertops

Bright Colored Cabinets

The all white kitchen trend of the 2010’s is fading away. In its place natural woods and colored cabinets, particularly green have become popular. Dark green cabinetry is trending because it envokes a dramatic, luxurious feel and goes well with wood tones and the colors of the year. Ultimate Grey and Illuminating yellow, the Pantone colors of the year, convey a message of strength and hopefulness and are of course trending at the moment. They can be used on kitchen cabinets, backsplashes or accessories. For example, you could pair dark green shaker cabinets with a yellow and grey ceramic tile backsplash, gold accents, and Carrara Venatino quartz countertops for an old world, luxurious look.

HGTV Carrara Venatino Kitchen Countertop with Blue Cabinets and Ceramic Tile Backsplash
Featured: Carrara Venatino countertop with Blue Cabinets and Ceramic Tile Backsplash (Photo Cred: HGTV Canada)

Modern Farmhouse Style

If there is one style that will have the greatest impact this year, it is modern farmhouse. It brings all the best details of rustic living and blends it with contemporary style. A modern farmhouse kitchen conveys a sense of comfort and relaxation while also remaining practical – the essence of what we need in our homes in 2021. This style incorporates all of the above kitchen design trends and can lean towards a more modern or farmhouse look depending on your personal taste.

White Lace Quartz Countertops with Gray Cabinets
Featured: White Lace Quartz Countertops with Gray Cabinets

At The End of The Day..

There are countless different ways you can update your kitchen. While renovating your space, trust your instincts and lean into whatever trend makes you happiest. Make your home a place you enjoy living in because that is all that matters. If you don’t know where to start or would like a free in-home estimate for your countertops, contact us today and our design specialist will help you design the kitchen of your dreams!

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