Kitchen Trends for 2021

Kitchen island in a large family kitchen

We’re well into 2021 now and spring is the season for updates around the home. One way to add something different is to focus on one room and incorporate current trends to make the space feel fresh – and why not start your revamp with a kitchen update?

There are many exciting kitchen trends to introduce this season. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Go for grey

Grey is a colour that’s been around for a few years now and it’s showing no sign of losing its appeal among homeowners. In fact, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2021 is Ultimate Grey, a solid, soothing neutral that’s offset by the sunny second Colour of the Year, the yellow Illuminating.

So, why not bring these trending tones into your own home? Grey cupboards, fittings, and worktops offer a sleek look, while vibrant yellow accessories add a splash of colour and work seamlessly with chic grey tones.

See red

Alternatively, you could offset your grey cupboards with ruby red highlights. If you’ve been staring at your kitchen for the last year and want to move in a completely new direction, red is the perfect choice. Long associated with dining spaces, a currant or wine red adds a sophisticated touch and will instantly make you want to spend more time whipping up culinary treats.

If you’re feeling daring, you could add red-toned seating around the breakfast bar or have a red wall. Take your time and enjoy experimenting with this colourful trend for the year.

Tiles with an impact

Tiles have long been a go-to for instant kitchen updates, but for 2021, tiles have been reworked to create captivating formations. From herringbone layouts to carefully constructed styles, there are plenty of ways to take the classic shapes and make them your own.

To set these apart, try colourful grout, too. Grey or green-tone tiles have an extra impact when set against a pink grout. Shop around for combinations that suit you.

Make a statement

With grey as your base colour, you can allow your imagination to run wild when it comes to splashbacks and surfaces. Rather than having a muted, functional splashback, invest in a bright option that runs the length of the wall.

Alternatively, invest in work surfaces that stand out. Go for vibrant colours that pop against the slate greys to really make your kitchen your own.

Whatever type of kitchen you have, you’re sure to create a space you’ll love when you tap into some of these trends.