Kitchen Trends for 2021

If you are looking to update your kitchen, you may already have specific ideas in mind of what you are looking for. If not, and you need a little inspiration then read on!

Maybe your kitchen appliances are letting you down, your kitchen is looking tired and showing signs of wear and tear or you’re simply looking for something new and need more space. Whatever the reason, we’ve collated the latest kitchen trends for 2021 to inspire and help you make the best informed decision.

Your new kitchen should last you many years to come, let’s help make it work harder and be bang on trend at the same time!

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KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

First up, let’s start with colours and finishes. Over the last few years it’s mostly been all about grey. While grey looks fantastic, we can now expect to see this moving into dark finishes like black, deep blues and dark greens.

Whether you opt for the darker finishes in the furniture itself or team a lighter cabinet colour with darker worktops, the dark hues are definitely a key feature for 2021.

CALMING COLOURS

Whilst darker finishes will be on trend for your cabinets, it’s the soft shades that we expect to be dominating your walls next year. A fabulous contrast to your fitted furniture, these warmer tones will create a calm and inviting space.

You only have to take a look at Dulux’s colour of the year 2021 to see that serene earthy tones are what 2021 is all about.

PERSONALISED COLOUR

Many have been limited to certain colours within a kitchen range and have had to accept colours which were close to what they were looking for. The good news is that these restrictions are now gone!

Now, you can truly customise your kitchen by specifying the exact colour that you want for your home. All of our kitchen ranges give you the option of picking your own colour in a satin finish. Rather than subtle safe colours, why not express your personality though the exact colour you desire?

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PERSONALISED COLOUR

Many have been limited to certain colours within a kitchen range and have had to accept colours which were close to what they were looking for. The good news is that these restrictions are now gone!

Now, you can truly customise your kitchen by specifying the exact colour that you want for your home. All of our kitchen ranges give you the option of picking your own colour in a satin finish. Rather than subtle safe colours, why not express your personality though the exact colour you desire?

MIXED FINISHES

Long gone are the days of a singular coloured kitchen. Now it is all about mixing finishes, colours and tones.

Using dark colours to create mood and ambience, mixed with wooden textures to add warmth and character, then a pop of colour thrown in to create an overall sense of luxury and sophistication.

Looking for dark ceramics, rich woods, vibrant colours, luxurious metals, super soft satin lacquers, industrial concretes, radiant bronze glass or perhaps elegant brass, then visit the showroom where we can show you them all.

CLEVER CLEAN LINES

The minimalist kitchen has always been pretty popular. Next year we expect to see the streamlined kitchen trend continue but with a bigger emphasis on clever hidden storage and appliances.

Clutter free kitchens create a calm space but it shouldn’t be at the cost of functionality. A well-used kitchen doesn’t always seem to lend itself to minimalism; needing multiple appliances, cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc.

With smart design we can make this work; using integrated appliances, symmetry and balance, hidden appliances and pantry style storage where everything can be closed off. It is completely possible to achieve that sleek look but still maintain function.

CLEVER CLEAN LINES

The minimalist kitchen has always been pretty popular. Next year we expect to see the streamlined kitchen trend continue but with a bigger emphasis on clever hidden storage and appliances.

Clutter free kitchens create a calm space but it shouldn’t be at the cost of functionality. A well-used kitchen doesn’t always seem to lend itself to minimalism; needing multiple appliances, cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc.

With smart design we can make this work; using integrated appliances, symmetry and balance, hidden appliances and pantry style storage where everything can be closed off. It is completely possible to achieve that sleek look but still maintain function.

MODERN TRADITIONAL

Whilst both modern and traditional styles have always had their place and equal popularity over the years, it’s only really this year that we’ve started to see the two come together as a new style in its own right.

Take a traditional kitchen and swap some of the elements with those of a modern kitchen, giving you a shaker style but with less fuss and cleaner lines.

This might be a shaker kitchen but rather than having cup handles it has a modern handleless rail, or perhaps remove the detailed cornice and light pelmets for simple streamlined panels. Squarer edges and crisper lines from the modern mixed with the character of the shaker door will make the modern traditional a very popular choice.

BROKEN PLAN KITCHENS

Open plan living has been all the rage for the last 5 years but it doesn’t come without some pitfalls. Sometimes it’s hard to create a cosier feel, hide messy areas or simply have some privacy. That’s where broken plan comes into its own.

The concept of broken plan is basically as the name suggests – using something to break up open plan areas, essentially helping to create zones and partial barriers between spaces. A stylish way to do this is by using shelving units that can add a decorative boundary to each space, allowing them to still flow together but also be separate.

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BROKEN PLAN KITCHENS

Open plan living has been all the rage for the last 5 years but it doesn’t come without some pitfalls. Sometimes it’s hard to create a cosier feel, hide messy areas or simply have some privacy. That’s where broken plan comes into its own.

The concept of broken plan is basically as the name suggests – using something to break up open plan areas, essentially helping to create zones and partial barriers between spaces. A stylish way to do this is by using shelving units that can add a decorative boundary to each space, allowing them to still flow together but also be separate.

THE PERFECT MIX AND MATCH

A good kitchen designer will explain all these options to you, a great one will show you how to mix and match these together to create your ideal look. We’re experts at combining colours and finishes to create truly stunning kitchens, creating the perfect balance between function and form.

KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY

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Kitchen technology is advancing rapidly to complement our busy modern lives and our tablet, phone use. Mobile apps allow us to connect with our kitchen appliances and start various programmes on the move.

Appliances are smarter and more energy efficient helping us become more eco friendly and some allow us more space and less clutter in our kitchens. Let’s take a look at a couple of popular choices.

BOILING WATER TAPS

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These have been increasing in popularity over the last few years but, as more and more people are working from home, we expect to see the demand for boiling water taps increase.

Although it might feel like luxury to have filtered, boiling, chilled and sparkling water on tap, a Quooker Boiling Water Tap is a sustainable purchase. You use less water and energy with a Quooker tap. When you dispense water from your Quooker tap, you use the exact amount of water you need.

Unlike with a kettle, where people often boil more water than needed or decide to re-boil it. Quooker’s patented vacuum tank allows for water to be kept at 110 degrees under pressure, keeping the water hot without needing to use much energy. The water only boils when it exits the tap – so it is not constantly boiling inside the vessel.

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VENTED HOBS / DOWNDRAFT EXTRACTORS

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With the design freedom that they offer it’s easy to see why vented hobs are growing in popularity. Offering maximum flexibility for your kitchen where virtually anything is possible: Cooking in front of a window or under eaves, in islands without the need for an obtrusive overhanging hood or perhaps to create more storage space in wall cabinets in a smaller kitchen.

They are also the most effective way to prevent cooking vapours from rising and spreading throughout an open plan space; giving you fresh air at very low maintenance – a very easily accessible filter in the hob can be popped into the dishwasher to be cleaned. They are quiet, sleek, easy to clean, effective and come in recirculated or externally vented options.

SUMMARY

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We hope you’ve found this article of use. If you have any specific questions about your new kitchen then get in touch. We are not just kitchen designers, we are problem solvers.

We love to solve problems. We all have them – not enough storage space, out of date appliances, lack of space to entertain, not enough preparation space, not enough seating etc.

Our initial design questionnaire gives us some key information that helps us better understand your requirements and expectations. The better we understand your aspirations, needs and expected outcomes, the more suitable the kitchen solution will be that perfectly matches your lifestyle & budget.

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