Kitchen Trends 2021: Cabinets, Finishes and Storage.

Replacing an old and outdated kitchen is an investment that can improve your mealtimes, make you feel happier in your space, and increase the value of your home.

There are so many options when it comes to renovating a kitchen, it can be difficult to choose what style to go with - and with every new year, there’s a new set of kitchen trends.

One of the biggest visual improvements you can do for your kitchen is to update the cabinets. Designers are constantly coming up with new ways to create kitchen cabinets that help improve a family’s life, with styles, colors, and finishes that compliment already-existing decor.

If you’re thinking of revamping the heart of your home, check out our pick of the new kitchen design trends for 2021.

Painted Cabinets

Painted cabinets are still very much in style and will continue to be next year. From whites, neutrals, and creams to brighter colors and dark greys, colored cabinets will always bring an extra bit of pizzazz to your kitchen.

What seems to be trending alongside mono-colored cabinets are cabinets painted in two or more colors! Like a blue base with a white wall. 2021 cabinets will also be accented with a different color to make more of a statement in your kitchen.

Whichever way you’d like to paint your cabinets, this is definitely a kitchen cabinet trend that isn’t going anywhere.

Stained Wood Finishes

You heard it here, stained wood finishes are making the comeback of the century. However this time they’re coming back with more natural tones and walnut finishes.

Wood cabinetry finishes are quite popular with islands (and in living rooms with floating shelves) but they also look downright beautiful in kitchens too.

If you’re looking for something classy for your kitchen, a stained wood finish on your cabinets is a perfect choice.

Contemporary Kitchens

We love contemporary kitchens and they’re definitely on trend for 2021. Contemporary kitchens usually involve a very sleek design with custom panels hiding refrigerators and other appliances.

Kitchen cabinet doors are usually handle-free, making this type of kitchen popular with the younger generation of homeowners.

Farm-Style Cabinets & Molding

Farm-style cabinets and moldings are still incredibly popular in classic homes, but they’ve been given more of an updated design and feel for 2021.

This classic kitchen design includes cabinets with various finishes and colors making the cabinets look more like actual furniture than a simple kitchen cabinet.

Glass doors are often seen on these cabinets instead of solid panel doors and there is a good blend of shelves and standard wall cabinets. You can also add some in-cabinet lighting for an elegant effect.

Wall Shelves

Wall shelves over wall-to-wall cabinets are beginning to become very popular in a lot of kitchens. This is probably because of the lack of available storage in other areas of the kitchen like the pantry or larder.

Hidden Storage Areas

Hidden storage areas under counters or behind closed doors have been steadily gaining popularity over the years. They’re perfect for placing spice racks or organizers, pull-out waste cans, cutlery organizers, and so much more.

There are plenty of customized options available, including heavy-duty glide upgrades on larger drawers for dishware, pots, and heavy pans. Pantry cabinets with upper doors, roll-out shelves, and bottom drawers are also becoming more common and we’ll probably see a lot of kitchen designs featuring them in 2021.

Farmhouse Sinks

Farmhouse sinks are becoming favored again thanks to new styles and materials that make them more appealing to kitchen designers. You can go from the old farmhouse look of porcelain, all the way to stainless steel, or copper, or even quartz!

The choices are endless making farmhouse sinks a new attractive addition to a modern kitchen.

Hardware Trends

Satin and brushed nickel finishing touches are trending this year and we’re not surprised. It’s a beautiful finish for any hardware and makes a kitchen look both modern and stylish.

Matte or flat black finishes are also very in for 2021, but to be used as an accent to a fairer palette like white or beige. For example, a white kitchen with black hardware, fixtures, and appliances - which also fits in with the very chic and on-trend modern farmhouse look.

If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen in 2021 with the latest kitchen cabinet trends, get in contact with our knowledgeable team today.


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