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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

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Now that we’re halfway through the year, we reflect on some of 2021’s most popular Kitchen Design trends. We’ve picked our top 5 which are en vogue in the design community right now. Read more below to find out what’s trending and what could be inspiration for your next kitchen makeover. 

1 Kitchen Islands

As the kitchen moves to the forefront of our interior spaces, being the place we congregate with family to eat, talk, study or work, so too does the need to open the space up to invite these things. 

Kitchen islands serve as the intermediary between the cooking area of your kitchen and the socialising aspect of it. Always a popular choice in any kitchen design, the importance of a good island or breakfast bar has become increasingly recognised after a year where the kitchen became the main entertainment hub for many.  


2 Environmentally conscious, ‘natural look’

More kitchen designs are introducing a natural look, creating a lively space which breathes and has character. 

This look can be achieved by using timber for your cabinetry and even surfaces. Indoor plants can be added for a vibrant organic feel as well. Also using wide windows which bring in sunlight helps brighten a space and open it up to the beautiful views outside your house, merging your kitchen space with serene outdoor elements. 

3 Matte Finishes

Matte finishes convey a smooth texture across your kitchen space, absorbing light and providing even tones which suggest elegance and luxury. Matte finishes are becoming increasingly popular for busier personal lives which need low-maintenance spaces. 

Consider using matte finishes for your kitchen cabinetry to create a contemporary look that is also durable. Matte for the kitchen hardware can also be used, keeping your kitchen clean even with high-touch surfaces.

4 Smart Technology

The future is now and with so much of our world tech-dependent, it makes sense that our kitchens would follow suit. 

In 2021 we are seeing kitchen designs that openly flaunt their smart tech elements. Appliances like range hoods, faucets, ovens and microwaves increasingly come with smart features (for example, touchless faucets). Not only do they come with functionalities which make kitchen admin tasks easier, but fitting them into your design can lend it a sleek, futuristic appearance. 

Have a look for areas in your kitchen design that could benefit from a smart appliance, not to just make cooking easier, but also to keep your visual design elements up with the current vanguard. 


5 Colour

Green is being seen as the colour pick for this year, especially in it’s more neutral colour variations. Like the natural look we mentioned above, introducing green tones into your kitchen space helps create a connection between the inside and outdoor flow of the house while creating a calm space to relax your mind and boost your mental health.

Other colours in the current on-trend palette include muted greys and deep blue and turquoise too. 


Inspired by the design ideas above and ready to revitalise your kitchen design? Contact Mal Corboy for a no-obligations consultation.