When you close your eyes and envision the kitchen of your dreams, some aspects are universal. Pretty much everyone wants their kitchen to be bright, clean, comfortable and functional. With the start of each new year, design forecasters make their predictions based on buying trends, consumers’ attitudes, spending patterns and lifestyle. And with the start of each year you will see of flurry of sleek new patterns, glossy finishes and natural elements. Don’t feel the need to rush out and tackle all of these! But incorporating one or two fresh new design elements can breathe new life into your space without spending a fortune on renovations.
Wall to Wall
Let’s face it: the kitchen needs to be incredibly functional. For most of us, this means solving storage issues. And the more “lived in” your kitchen is, the more storage space you are likely to need. In lieu of the open concept shelving, opt for simple and sleek wall-to-wall cabinetry.
Cool, clean, stark white kitchens will always have a place in the design world, but warmer color palettes are making a comeback. From walls to cabinets to backsplashes, deep green, rich brown and wine red are looking incredibly fresh in 2021.
As we just mentioned, the movement toward warmer tones this year, plus heightened eco-awareness in kitchen design is leading to the wildly popular reclaimed wood movement. Reclaimed wood adds a comfy, rustic touch but is also contemporary enough to work in a sleek, modern kitchen.