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TOP 5 Kitchen Design Trends in 2021

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Kitchens have changed a lot over the decades and planning for your kitchen remodel is very important. Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed greatly to the rise of the modern kitchen. As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become favorites for homeowners with natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space.


With advice from design experts, here are the top 5 trends in kitchen design we expect to see in 2021.




1. Smart Kitchens


Technology has entered the kitchen in full force and not just in the form of fancy gadgets and appliances. Today, you can have a kitchen with technology integrated into every function and appliance–from the faucets to the fridge to the lighting. This is what we call a smart kitchen.

Smart kitchens are an evolving aspect of design. In fact, a lot of kitchens today are built smart from the ground up. For older kitchens, sensors, smart gadgets and other devices can be added to for convenience to the homeowner.


2. Cabinet Colors: Dark Colors Are Finally Here & White Is On Its Way Out!


Although white cabinets are a classic look that can be used in almost any kind of kitchen style, we are slowly starting to see them on the way out! We expect white to start declining in popularity throughout 2021. To break up the all-white kitchen expect to see islands in a variety of different paint colors or wood stain colors. The mixing of finishes creates a needed accent piece and additional pops-of-color for the brave of heart.


These pops-of-colors will be most popular in shades of blue and green. In addition to these neutral nature, shades is another color palette that is making its way into the kitchen–dark jewel tones: black, navy, emerald green, and even plum.


3. Streamlined Designs, Materials, and Textures


While styles like farmhouse and mid-century modern are still popular, homeowners are getting more streamlined in their overall aesthetic, designs, and alternative materials for kitchens. Stress-free environments are what you would like to come home too, and drown out the day to day stresses of life. Which usually means, simplicity. Simple looks are all about modern clean lines. They will continue to be a huge hit throughout 2021.


4. Hardwood Flooring is Still the Shining Star but Ceramic Tile is on its Heels


Hardwood flooring is still very popular when it comes to kitchen flooring. But the second most popular option, ceramic flooring, is about to get more attention. Thanks to technology, ceramic flooring now comes in a wide variety of designs and styles and sizes. For example, you can get ceramic tiles that look exactly like hardwood flooring. So if you want to retain the hardwood look but wanted a material that is easier to maintain, consider using ceramic.


5. Connecting With The Great Outdoors


Literally! Homeowners are connecting the kitchen to an outdoor space or patio. They are also adding entry points from the kitchen to outside entertainment areas. By installing a glass door in your kitchen, you can easily connect these two spaces in your home. The other thing we are designing a lot lately is removing the existing small window by the sink and installing 5-6 foot wide windows. This requires some re-framing and removal of the wall cabinets, which is on trend.



Let these upcoming trends serve as design ideas for your 2021 kitchen renovation or new home construction. These ideas combine the best in functionality and aesthetics to create the ultimate kitchen.


 

Feel free to reach us out and discuss your kitchen remodeling project. Our experts will give you a Free Estimate and will help with color selection. Simply call us at (206) 665 - 3233 or visit our website www.orangepaintingwa.com


 


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