Trends in decoration of modern kitchens always evolve. Before, this space was only intended for cooking and eating, but today it has become a place much more integrated into daily life. It is not uncommon to find people watching television, using the computer or studying, in addition to the activities for which the kitchens have been designed. Therefore, given that the kitchen has become a multifunctional room, the decoration increasingly plays a more important role and today at Newdecortrends we will present some of the main trends.
If you are thinking of updating or renovating your kitchen, now is the perfect time to start your research, since each year brings new design trends and products. A successful kitchen design 2021 should focus on its functionality, employ good ergonomics, durable finishes and incorporate good quality products.
Material trends for kitchen design 2021
Marble and its beautiful veins have their place, both on the countertop and on the walls.
Metro type tiles
Rectangular, small and elongated tiles, type “meter”, are being used more and more.
The square tile, which had been discontinued, is becoming a trend in kitchens.
Wood and stone
Marble, quartz and wood combined, have gained ground in recent years, as a coating for walls, floors and even countertops.
A few years ago, dark wood flooring was widely used. But with a light wood you can hide much more scratches and indelible stains. White oak is the most popular of the woods, because it is like a light canvas that can have any color.
Concrete floors or countertop
You can also opt for concrete, it gives a very modern and industrial look to the kitchen.
The ground in gray or carbon colors will remain a trend.
Combined concrete and wood, generate very sophisticated and ultra modern spaces.
The new designs use contrasting texture finishes. For example, dark porcelain or slate with wood, or super matte black cabinets combined with warm metal sinks in bronze. These elegant finishes are balanced with natural organic elements, such as wooden details for the island or the floor of wide planks of wide wood.
The most popular finishes for cabinet handles are matt black, satin nickel, tin and antique brass. What is common to all these finishes is that they are matte, not high gloss finishes and therefore do not show finger marks.
But there are more possibilities. As you can see in the photos we show you, the materials used are very diverse. And more and more they mix together, that is the case of wood, glass, plastic, ceramics, stone and metal, which merge into more original combinations and which can already be seen imposing trend in the kitchens for next year.
The owners are preferring synthetic materials, which are durable and give a good design. Some of the most popular brands for countertops propose many colors and various thickness and shape options.
A trend in the market that is in high demand is granite sinks. The black and white sinks will be the color options for 2021. Another more luxurious option is the brass or copper metal sinks.
But of course, stainless steel will not lose its place, since it is durable and economical.
In modern architecture, the kitchen every day takes a growing notoriety, due to the fact that it is a functional, work space, but for many of enjoyment and relaxation. It serves to practice the hobby of the kitchen, or the cocktail bar, to have a chat with friends on the island, or a breakfast in the morning. Given that, we have looked for a way to give more vitality to this space, through large windows.
The idea is to place the kitchens adjacent to the garden, so that the window generates the feeling of being in both places at once, since, while cooking, you can enjoy the beautiful day outside, without feeling that it is losing.
In the same way, if meals are made with friends, the windows can be opened, connecting the kitchen with the patio, without the need for cooking, half of the meeting is lost because they are not in the same space.
You can also build terraces just outside the patio, to have drinks and eat pizzas enjoying the view and a wider space.
In addition to all this, letting in a greater amount of natural light generates more luminosity and therefore a better vibration.
Stainless steel remains the preferred material in both large and small appliances.
Refrigerators with French doors are going to be one of the preferred options, along with self-cleaning ovens that come with built-in steam.
Kitchen designs are becoming more minimalist and clean. When it comes to small appliances many people are choosing to integrate these into the cabinets and hide them, however, for those who prefer to leave them in sight, they can integrate them to the rest of the furniture.
Modern kitchen furniture
Built-in wall cabinets
As for the furniture that will be carried in the kitchens, shelves and storage furniture that are fully integrated into the wall will predominate, appearing to be part of it.
Wall cabinets reach the ceiling to maximize storage space and minimize dust accumulation.
The closed and upper cabinets are also being set aside, giving way to glass doors and open shelves.
Metal, wood and glass are the modern materials that most impose a trend for shelves and kitchen shelves, which gives a wider and brighter appearance to the spaces.
In addition, the open and well-organized, obstacle-free and well-ventilated spaces stand out.
The incorporation of intelligent storage solutions and the use of each centimeter of space efficiently are fundamental points.
The cabinets bring deep drawers that allow items to be more easily accessible, and come with automatic closing mechanisms.
Not all things in decoration follow a rule, and shelving is no exception, since not necessarily to be good and consistent with the space, they must be closed. The format of open shelves, is increasingly used and gives the impression that they were floating, thus inserting a new model of storage in the house, modern and that can be a plus both for decoration and to generate a sense of space.
Open shelves offer a place to display elements that reflect personality and create interest. They work best in a contrasting finish with cabinets, as this helps break the space and create a good mix of finishes.
When you don’t want to paint the entire wall, you can paint a few shelves of some color that contrast and match the cabinets under the countertop.
If you lean on transparent shelves, such as glass, you can opt for lighting to highlight what is on the shelves.
Those that incorporate sliding doors are an interesting possibility. These can serve to cover specific areas of the shelf, but at the same time they can be run, as well as serve as protection for when one is working on the countertop.
Lighting trends in modern kitchens 2021
Other keys to modern decoration is the implementation of decorative techniques that increase the sense of space, such as good lighting and poor furniture incorporation.
The lights can be hidden inside the furniture or ceiling.
But you can also use decorative and elegant pendant lamps.
If you plan to reform, keep in mind that the windows in the kitchen are also an important point, not only for lighting, but also for more effective ventilation and to give a feeling of spaciousness.
Color trends 2021 in modern kitchens
Black and dark gray
Many interior designers have been using darker color palettes for the kitchen, experimenting with dark gray and black. Black and white will also be used a lot. The overall appearance is of elegance and refinement, however, it has an air of natural simplicity and earthly exuberance.
Dark gray and black combine with wood and metals, creating a highly contemporary and luxurious look.
Wall cabinets in a color that contrasts with the lower cabinets are a winning combo that we will continue to see throughout the year. For example, the combination of muted navy blue with gray, white or black. Another popular combination is blue and wood.
Navy blue will be one of the most used colors in the kitchen. It works well with brass fittings.
This is another of the colors that is gaining more ground in the kitchens. The most commonly used shades are forest green, teal or celery green.
Another color that is being seen more and more in the kitchens: the old rose.
White modern kitchens
One of the classic colors for kitchens is white. This color brings a lot of light and also gives an impeccable hygiene aspect.
The white color can be combined with natural wood, granite or concrete.
With small touches of black, white kitchens can also be fabulous.
Gray and beige
Neutral colors also gain ground, more and more kitchens are seen in colors such as white, gray and beige.
Touches of intense color
As you will see, through the photos presented, we can also choose between multiple decoration styles, many of which emphasize the incorporation of strong colors through tiles, furniture or different decorative accessories.
The strong and vibrant colors also impose style in modern-style kitchens, with green and orange being some of the most used tones, which are even more favored when combined with good lighting.
Modern kitchen designs
Today’s kitchens are becoming shared family spaces that also allow you to eat, work or rest within the same area. The kitchens are being designed to allow spaces to be shared and offer more versatility and design flexibility.
Many new kitchens incorporate a dining table that in turn is used as a work table. This helps foster interaction within the home and create a social environment.
Kitchen islands are also incorporated that usually have several purposes, such as food preparation while interacting with other people around it. They can contain a small sink.
Kitchens open to the living room or dining room
Maybe your kitchen feels disconnected from the rest of the home. If you want it to look more modern, consider pulling down a wall, to integrate it with the dining room or living room.
Modern kitchens converge with the main living space of the house. Little by little, they are becoming a space where daily life develops.
This inclusion can be done very harmoniously using cooking islands, for example. In these photos, we see that the kitchen is integrated into the dining room or living room, turning these spaces into a great, comfortable and functional environment.
Modern kitchens with island
The kitchen islands serve several purposes. In addition to being a focal point in space, they also help increase the functionality and efficiency of the room.
According to some surveys, more than 70% of shoppers want an island in their kitchen, and of these, 50% consider it essential. Since it is clear that the addition of an island is a good investment, you should consider this possibility if you plan a renovation in your home.
Think about what type of design (either custom or prefabricated) will provide you with the greatest utility. If the kitchen has few closets, you will want storage. If you don’t have a space for the dining room, additional seating could be a priority.
You should also take into account the available space you have. A good rule is to place it in the center of the room. That way it is equally accessible from all sides and will not be an obstacle.
However, a perimeter island, for example, could work better in a large open space. The size and shape are also determined by the design of the room.
Modular modern kitchens
The modular kitchen system is a modern trend that closely resembles a prefabricated house. They are designed to be sold by modules, and in this way they are fully customizable. The advantage of choosing this kitchen system is that, depending on the available space, the most convenient modules can be used, at cheaper prices.
This is another trend we have seen growing in recent years and will surely continue to grow in 2021.
Another advantage is that there is a huge variety of styles, materials and colors available in the market. These modular kitchens that we see here are from Ikea.
Small modern kitchens
For most people, cooking is the hub of family life. It is the place where everyone meets in the morning when they are starting their day and the place where they meet at night while dinner is cooking. However, not all families have a large kitchen to enjoy.
Just because you don’t have much space to work doesn’t mean you can’t have a lovely kitchen. With the right design tips and tricks, you can turn a small kitchen into a cheerful and functional space. From the creative uses of space to the bright colors that give the illusion of a larger area, there are plenty of smart ways to give a small kitchen a lot of comfort and character.
When you need shelves, but you do not have space, you can resort to putting them on the sink, so that you can store what is necessary, and at the same time, drain glasses and plates.
Italian modern kitchens
Modern Italian kitchens are synonymous with elegance and efficiency, regardless of their design. It is common to associate everything Italian with luxury and the desire to enjoy «La Dolce Vita». These photos show everything good about the design of Italian kitchens.
A predilection for clean forms is shared in each of these designs. Soft clear surfaces, shapes and colors combine to create a magnificent work and entertainment environment in this home space.
Italians love to cook, eat and entertain. This is reflected in these distinctive and sumptuous environments, which illustrate how Italy has evolved to become an important global pioneer in kitchen design.
Delicate organic forms can be introduced into furniture, lighting and clean geometry. Textures are used decoratively to add tactile and visual emotion to the composition. Natural carved materials, wood and stone are used in an innovative way to contrast with polished steel.
Monochromatic color schemes are sophisticated and tasteful, sometimes raised by isolated touches of saturated colors. These are kitchens that reflect refinement and good taste.
Modern minimalist kitchens
As you will see more and more these spaces benefit from the aesthetics and neatness that the minimalist style offers. It is committed to furniture and minimal decorative elements, neutral or cheerful colors but added discreetly.
It also opts for the replacement of tables with bars or countertops, which can be of various materials, although granite, steel or concrete clearly dominates them.
On the other hand, modern appliances in silver, black, white or metallic copper, come to give the spaces a very elegant style.