6 of the Hottest Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

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It’s almost time to bid adieu to 2020 and welcome a new year. 2021 is an opportunity for a fresh start – but if you anticipate that you’ll still be spending much of the year at home, it might be the perfect time to upgrade your home décor.

Our team here at RTA Wood cabinets has been researching design trends and talking to experts to see which kitchen trends are anticipated to have the biggest impact this coming year. On the horizon, we see the rise of many new kitchen brands, cutting-edge appliance tech, and fashionable design styles.

Here are 6 of the latest design trends you might want to incorporate into your kitchen for 2021:


1. Double Islands

According to the old saying, “two heads are better than one” – the same is now true for kitchen islands. Why have just one island when you can have two?

Kitchen islands have been trending for so long, they’re now practically ubiquitous, and with good reason. Their multi-functionality adds both efficiency and beauty to any kitchen.

Now, however, as kitchens are getting larger and larger, the latest trend is to get a pair of kitchen islands. They might serve different purposes, or even be connected with a large cutting board as a “bridge.”

If you’ve laid out an open floor plan to maximize kitchen space, a pair of kitchen islands demonstrates the ultimate luxury: space to spare.


2. Wood Accents

Wood has been enjoying a revival as even ultra-modern design schemes now incorporate rustic wooden accents.

To be fair, wood is a classic element that always adds a touch of warmth to any space. In 2021, expect to see more wood finishes and wooden accents, especially with unusual grain patterns or pale-washed tones.


3. Dramatically Dark Colors RTA Wood Cabinet

Though white has been a perennially popular color choice for kitchens, in 2021 the design trends will favor the dramatic flair of dark tones.

Deep espresso cabinets paired with black walls or black countertops creates an aura of sophistication and sleek luxury. Black is the new black?

In kitchens, you can expect to see these dark hues paired with textured light woods and bright white or cream accents, like adding cream to coffee to create an experience that’s smooth while still rich.


4. Pantry Cupboards

Practicality is always popular in kitchens, so devices and designs that save time and effort are definitely on-trend. One of the latest of such designs is the pantry cupboard.

Though such cupboards, also known as larder cupboards, have been included in kitchens for centuries, in 2021 they will become a must-have. Behind closed doors, you create a closet filled with drawers, open shelves, and organizers so that all your food is neatly stored and easily accessible.

A pantry cupboard often replaces multiple high small kitchen cabinets, freeing up space to showcase a piece of art or some family heirloom. This in turn helps your kitchen feel more like a “livable” space rather than just a “working” space.


5. Curated Design Accessories RTA Wood Cabinet

Now that open shelves and glass-paned cabinet doors are available for most kitchens, there will be a growing demand in 2021 for a “curated” approach to design accessories.

Whether it’s art objects, old cook books, ceramic collections, or items that reflect a special family interest, what you display on your shelves ought to be carefully chosen to reflect your unique design values.

In 2021 when so much of daily life is rushed and digital, you can expect to see collections of kitchen design accessories that embrace nostalgia and suggest the simple joys of hand-crafted creations and slow-paced times.


6. Gold

Your home is your castle – and if you’ll be spending almost all your time there, why not treat yourself to stay-at-home luxury. For this reason, gold will be an on-trend design element in 2021.

For example, gold-plated kitchen sinks are not only functional but also a swoon-worthy design statement. Or look for other appliances, utensils, and metallic fixtures fit for royalty with their golden shimmer.

Is renovating your kitchen on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2021? If so, our team here at RTA Wood Cabinets can help make sure you’re ready to ring in the new year with a fresh new design. We’re even offering a FREE personalized design call with one of our kitchen experts. Just call today: 1-800-788-7575.

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