Knowing how to remodel your kitchen is more important going into 2021 than ever. Our kitchen has become the place many of us work, learn, and enjoy time together. If all that time has made you think of a renovation, we’re here to help. To give you some inspiration, we’ve rounded up current kitchen trends for your cabinets, countertops, and more.
This year has brought the school to our kitchen islands and board meetings to the dining room table. Make your space more functional with these ideas and trends below. Here’s your go-to guide for kitchen remodels in 2021.
1. Double Islands
The kitchen island is the workhorse of your kitchen. It’s where you prep, chop, eat, do homework, and more. With all this extra time at home, kitchen trends are focusing on maximizing space. Looking ahead into 2021, you’ll find island space doubling. That’s right, double islands and double the kitchen cabinets.
Depending on your kitchen layout you can use one island to house your sink or stovetop. You’ll have prep space on the sides and room for eating in front. Your next island can be all surface. This will give you a ton of room to roll dough, chop vegetables, and entertain.
The best part about a double island means your kitchen cabinets are also doubling. You’ll have twice the storage space. Islands can also house anything from your dishwasher to your garbage cans. Deep islands are perfect for large pots and hard to fit items. You can use pull out drawers to make sure you can reach everything you need.
A second kitchen island can also act as your table. You can have an island large enough for the whole family to eat around. With this setup, you can save space and maximize your surface area. The entire family can do homework, eat, and work. In 2021, storage and space will be at the top of the priority list.
2. Unexpected Pops of Colors
While white kitchens are still popular and timeless, color is making its way into 2021. If you aren’t ready to add colored cabinets in your entire kitchen, you can add pops of color with a feature wall. Use white or solid wood on the majority of your kitchen and use a colored cabinet on one wall in your kitchen.
You will also see colored kitchen islands. A colored island will give an unexpected pop of color. You can infuse this color in your backsplash or décor to tie them together. Your appliances can also have some color. Whether it’s the knobs or the entire face, colored appliances are trending for 2021.
Color can also be infused into your tilework. You can create a beautiful mosaic behind your stove or kitchen sink. Custom range hoods are also coming in more colors. You’ll see hoods in navy, black, white, and copper.
Don’t forget your walls when it comes to color. Paint is also easy and inexpensive to change. If you go for a bold color on your walls and don’t want to stick with it for life, it won’t cost you a ton to change it out. Your countertops can also be a great place to add in color. Unique veining and solid surface counters in various colors will make kitchens of 2021 stand out.
3. Custom Millwork
In 2021, kitchens will look more custom than ever. Millwork in your kitchen is an important design aspect. You’ll see beautiful custom wood hoods, cabinets, mantels, open shelving, and built-ins.
Built-ins are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Whether they are in your home already, or you’ve added them, the custom woodwork will give your home character. You can use them to store extra kitchen gear, plates, glasses, china, or artwork. Small, custom updates can make your renovation seem more expensive than it was.
4. Colored and Warm Toned Cabinets
Cabinets come in a lot more colors than just white. In 2021 you’ll see warm wood tones making a comeback. Cabinets are available in a wide variety of wood species, stains, and undertones.
If you already have an older wood cabinet in your kitchen, make them work for modern times. Mix them up by switching out your island in a contrasting color.
You can also do a different color or wood tone on the uppers or lowers. Carry your color over to your range hood, lighting fixtures, and drapery to tie your look together. Warm kitchens will get a much-needed modern, fresh, take in 2021.
5. Showstopping Tile and Countertops
Countertops and backsplashes will be the standouts in 2021. Although neutrals will remain supreme, you’ll see bold waterfall edges and single slab backsplashes. They may seem simple, but these sleek looks make a statement.
Quartz, marble, and granite will still be the materials of choice. You’ll see counters in a wider variety of colors in 2021. More black, navy and dark veining will add warmth and dimension to traditional white and gray kitchens.
For backsplashes, single slab materials will give a seamless look from the counter to the walls. You will also see large format tiles, bold patterns, and bright colors.
Current Kitchen Trends 2020 and Beyond
Kitchens in 2020 were more important than ever. With everything going on in the world, home has become an even more important place. Whether you’re completely renovating your kitchen or just looking to give it a facelift, 2021 has some beautiful new trends.
From maximizing space and storage to shaking up the all-white kitchen cabinets of the past, be on the lookout for warm tones with a fresh and modern feel. For more current kitchen trends and ideas, check out the home section for more inspiration.