Kitchen Design Trends for 20214 min read

In the year 2020 kitchen designs were reshaped to multi-functioning spaces which worked as offices, classrooms, gyms, settings for virtual and zoom celebrations and became the sanctuary of the home. We have embraced our kitchens more than ever, and as we return to ‘normal’ life we look at the upcoming kitchen trends of 2021 that you will see through social media and magazines.

White and bright kitchens

White kitchens have always been at the forefront of design with them being versatile and creating an illusion of a bigger open space. The style Hygge has also been implemented in many homes across the globe in the last year to create a peaceful serene space. The use of white bringing freshness and cleanliness to the space, where we see it as a secure haven to enjoy with all the family. All-white kitchens offer a timeless look that can be customized to represent your personality and can easily be adapted when your tastes change or kitchen trends update.

Marble worktops

Marble is luxurious and sophisticated which evokes a timeless glamour that can be used in any style of space. This type of design is becoming more and more popular. For surfaces with greater longevity and enhanced practicality, quartz marble surfaces are the ideal choice. We have many marble quartz surfaces to choose from in our vast collection, all at competitive prices.

Wood cabinetry

Over the past year, we have embraced nature more so than ever and it has definitely reflected in the trends for 2021. We are seeing more stripped-back wood cabinetry within homes, where they are being embraced with different accessory accents. Choosing the right material for your home will lend an added ambiance to your kitchen and life.

Splashes of colour

Many homeowners are opting for neutral kitchens with a playful lift of colour injections from painted islands, appliances, and accessories. You can create focal points in the room with different colours and materials. Combine fashion with practicality.

Minimalistic design

Minimalist design is being paired with warm palettes, clean-cut lines, clever storage solutions without handles, and hidden appliances behind closed doors. It maximizes the feeling of simplicity and serenity within the kitchen. This brighter approach works well with the industrial kitchen trend whilst still maintaining a bright and airy hub of the home.

Kitchen larder

The kitchen larder has been one of the most sought-after storage solutions in the recent year due to all the dry goods and baking equipment we’ve accumulated over lockdown. Larders are a clever space-saving cabinet that can be designed to use every inch of space but also keeping within the clean lines of the design.

Home offices

Many of us are working from home and will continue to for the long term. The last year has shown us that our work life and school life have changed adapting to the new normal. Islands and dining tables have become desks and are now an important factor of consideration when planning a renovation. The kitchen island is a very functional piece of furniture that can be added to the kitchen design as it can be a place to cook, eat, work and play.

Touches of gold

Gold fixtures and fittings are the colour of the year. Gold tap, knobs, handles and accessories are being chosen in many homes to add a touch of opulence and jewellery to our sanctuaries known as the kitchen.

Broken-plan layout

Open-plan spaces are the way forward in a kitchen layout, but to give more definition to the individual zones, furniture and screen are being arranged in a different manner to give each space a cosier feel. A broken-plan layout cleverly combines practicality with spaciousness, whilst offering homely and comforting spaces.


Due to the recent year and pandemic, we are becoming more aware of what we are bringing into our homes. Utility spaces and accessible sinks are perfect to add to the design and allow you to sort and disinfect shopping before bringing it in. Utility rooms are also great for the whole family and pets where the dirt can be left from those muddy walks before coming back into the home.


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