The kitchen is at the centre of any home, especially in the pandemic era. We are using our kitchens as makeshift offices, playrooms, chill out zones and much more. Our kitchen requirements have changed, and we need a multifunctional space that can be used day or night.
Are you thinking of giving your kitchen a makeover this year? Consider a kitchen island, a bigger cooker or maybe a two-tone style to give your home the WOW factor. If you are selling, opt for a trendy design to draw in buyers and make your home stand out from the crowd.
Here a few trends to watch out for in 2021.
Blue and green are the front runners this year. Green tiles and cabinets paired with metals and stone surfaces can give your home an ultra-modern feel.
However, red is also popular this year as more people are taking interior risks.
Incorporate red into a neutral kitchen with subtle accents through crockery or kitchen accessories. Easy!
Creative tiles and statement splashbacks
Gone are the days of a dull wooden kitchen. This season is all about waterfall islands, ceiling splashbacks and cement worktops. Designers are also pushing highly veined marble countertops in luxury homes. Besides, marble is durable and has withstood the passing of many trends.
Add small tiles for drama in your kitchen. Use them as a splashback surface or incorporate them into the floor of your dream kitchen.
Compact, yet innovative, designs
Smart storage is the one trend that will never go out of style. Even streamlined kitchens need hidden storage for all of your cookware and crockery. Opt for beautiful shelving to display statement pieces and a few plants or choose built-in storage for a super minimalist design.
If you are starting from scratch, why not opt for a beautiful bespoke kitchen? Design your kitchen around your needs, habits and the bare bones of your home. You can maximise storage and showcase your star appliances.
Two-tone colour kitchens
Matchy-matchy is out this season, and bold is in. Pair pale woods with darker colours to add character and an edginess to your property
Dark surfaces are popular this year, and they are brilliant for offsetting lighter furniture. Black kitchens exuberate luxury and are super liveable as well. Win, win!
Hidden appliances and smart tech
Hot water tap sales increased by a staggering 13% between July and August 2020. A smart hot tap is essential for an at-home office coffee break.
Downdraft extractor fans are big in kitchen appliances as well. They remove odours and vapours directly from the source and are a perfect addition to any open plan kitchen.