Now that we’re knee deep through 2021, it’s time to evaluate the trends we’ve seen. And we’re talking about kitchen today!
Possibly one of the busiest places in the house and one that many of us spend a lot of time in.
In terms of trends, curves are great right now and we’re seeing it everywhere.
Some color palettes are also popping up more frequently than usual.
There were also a number of function-oriented designs that took center stage.
As enthusiastic about these kitchen trends as we are? Scroll down to see what they are!
1. Hidden electrical points
We finally pay attention to the little things! In this case the place for electrical points and switches.
Some can look very clunky and stick out like a sore thumb in the middle of our elegant kitchens. With some relief we see how they are cleverly hidden under the top cabinets.
Yes to that!
2. Window cutouts
With closed kitchens back in vogue (fumes and grease getting into the rest of our living spaces weren’t the best compromises), we’re looking for ways to make us feel less constrained in the cooking space.
Step into window cutouts that not only let in more light, but also give us a sense of spaciousness and breathability – minus the smells and grease in the kitchen.
3. Arched doors
The curves were HUGE this year. The kitchen has of course not been spared this decor trend.
We see how they are worked into openings in the form of arched doors.
Whether it goes into the kitchen or into the service area, it was all curves, curves, curves.
We love the great visual impact they create and they really complement any straight lines you see in the cooking space.
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4. Curved ends
It’s not just the doors that get the cornering treatment.
We also see them on the ends of kitchen islands, built-ins, counters, and any edges that can be rounded.
Gone are the days of rigidity and cookie cutters!
It is an asset for families with young children and a great asset for the discerning design conscious.
5. Extending tables
As kitchens become an area where we don’t just hang out for cooking, we are finding more homeowners adding pull-out tables to their closets.
These serve as spots for light meals or post-meal tips, or can also be used as work-from-home setups if needed.
They are great for smaller kitchens as they can be stowed away after use or pulled out if an extra prep counter is required.
6. Corrugated details
Fluted designs have been around for a couple of years but we’ve really been seeing them in the last few months.
In the kitchen, they add a structural interest that is classic and elegant at the same time, increasing the style of your kitchen from zero to one hundred.
You can use them on the sides of your counters and island, or work them into part of your cabinets.
We wouldn’t recommend too many, however, especially if you cook often – the fat that can get caught in there shudders when we think about it.
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7. Green kitchens
In terms of color palettes, shades of green are gradually dominating the scene.
From deep emeralds to pastel colored peppermints, green kitchens – just like yesterday’s blue kitchen trend – are all the rage this year.
Green will make you brave without being too much. It’s still a relatively safe color choice, but it definitely instills some confidence.
Our favorite combination has to be jewel green tones with brass colored elements.
For a fun and quirky combo, consider mint with terrazzo detailing.
8. All white kitchens
For people who prefer a more minimalist palette, all-white kitchens are back on trend!
Despite its somewhat clinical appearance – our readers have used words like “hospital” and “laboratory” – and the fact that it is not that easy to maintain, homeowners are still flocking to this color trend.
But we totally understand – the feeling of spaciousness is enhanced by a pure white palette. It also feels light, airy, and ultra-clean.
Who wouldn’t want to cook in a room like this?
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9. Mid-tone wood laminates
Homeowners are also opting for warm, medium-colored wood grain laminates for their kitchen cabinets, which in our opinion results in a more “natural” aesthetic.
With our humidity level, real wood cabinets are a maintenance problem. Therefore, these laminates offer a good alternative with little effort.
Pair them with flat front cabinet designs and a more minimalist style in the rest of your kitchen for a classic look that will stand the test of time.
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This article was first published in Renonation.sg.