It seems as though whenever we celebrate a new year, we no sooner finish our glass of champagne at midnight on January 1st, than we are hearing whispers about the latest trends coming for the next 12 months, and beyond.
Today, we want to explore our take on what we feel are three of the latest kitchen cabinet styles and trends for 2021, taking you on a journey of discovery, and helping you navigate what’s hot and ultimately what’s not in kitchens.
When you make your first appointment with a Kitchen Craft Retail Store kitchen designer, they will guide you towards which of these exciting new styles are right for you and your lifestyle.
Natural Wood Tones
Natural wood is now enjoying a bit of a revival after being somewhat out of fashion for a while.
The use of more subtle-grained species like Maple or even lighter tones of Oak are a very nice compliment to painted styles, even within the same kitchen.
One of the reasons for this sudden revitalization is a trend whereby people are seeking to bring the outdoors inside, creating a more nature-inspired look and feel in their interior spaces.
Beyond the obvious with oak and maple, there are also many other choices that your Kitchen Craft designer can suggest, like our ever-expanding lineup of textured woodgrain thermofoil styles, which allow for the same natural sensory appeal, but at a lower price-point.
Going Dark in the Kitchen
Very often being overlooked as only an ‘accent’ colour, black and/or very dark walls, kitchen cabinets and even specific work surfaces are getting more attention as of late.
These darker tones are becoming more live-able and even inviting within the kitchen, particularly when they’re paired with textured woods and woodgrain melamines, adding a very rustic, homey-style charm.
For those who are not quite ready to go full-on black, the selection of more intense, dark finishes available from Kitchen Craft allows you to mix-and-match, creating a “tone-on-tone” kitchen design that still leans toward the darker side, but also leaves some room for a clever play on contrast.
Of course, Kitchen Craft offers well over 3,000 standard colour and door style combinations, as well as the Colour Program, where the (night) sky is truly the limit. Which brings us to our third new 2021 kitchen cabinet trend.
Pops of Colour in the Kitchen
It’s time to throw the old kitchen design rule book out the window with these somewhat unexpected pops of colour within your space.
Believe it or not, kitchens are filled with colour opportunities, from appliances and flooring, to window treatments and most of all, your kitchen cabinets.
Start by working with a Kitchen Craft designer to determine how much and where your pops of colour will make the most sense.
For example, one of easiest ways to inject colour into your kitchen design is to use it to highlight your island.
One of the most common “workspaces” in the kitchen, adding a complimentary, yet bold pop of colour to it will both define the space, and also help you achieve the look you desire.
Also keep in mind that the colour(s) used in your kitchen, either on the walls or your cabinets will be around for many years, so try to look beyond immediate influences and choose something that will keep you feeling good about your kitchen design for the long term.
Watch for Part 2 of this Series on 2021 Kitchen Cabinet Trends in our Next Post
Incorporating one or more of these kitchen cabinet styles into your new design is a great way to improve your space.
We hope that you will rely on the experience and expertise of your Kitchen Craft designer and their extended team to create a kitchen design you will love through 2021, and for many years beyond.
Get started today!
Contact a designer at the location nearest you to schedule your first appointment. Enjoy your new Kitchen Craft kitchen!
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