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Kitchen Inspiration & Trends In 2021


When it comes to your home, there are few places that receive as much foot traffic as your kitchen. It is the place where you make memories, meals, and laughter. So, it’s no wonder that design decisions surrounding the kitchen are of the utmost importance. To help you make the most out of the space that means the most, we have compiled a list of our favorite 2021 kitchen trends and inspiration. Enjoy!

Boldly Painted Cabinets

Cabinets make up a large majority of every kitchen and can be utilized for much more than storage. Make a statement with your cabinets with a bold and bright paint color. Maybe try your take at some contrast by darkening your cabinets to highlight a gorgeous white countertop.

Add in Texture with a Tiled Backsplash

Tiled backsplashes are a great way to add excitement and texture to any kitchen. Whether you’re going for traditional patterns or shaking it up with a geometric design, we recommend using tile to add some fabulous texture to your backsplash.

Accessorizing Is Important

Accessorizing is a great way to customize your space and can be especially key for those renting. Whether it’s adding a statement rug, some unique window treatments, some fresh foliage, or some cool art, you can make any space your own with some affordable accessorizing.

Make Your Island the Main Event

When dealing with a larger kitchen space, an island is great way to add functionality and personality. Islands continue to be a popular kitchen trend because of their versatility when it comes to adding seating, additional counter space, and more.

Change Up Your Hardware

Yes, it really makes a difference! Changing up your kitchen hardware is simple, yet transformative for the space. You can go from traditional to modern with a quick trip to the hardware store, not to mention it’s an extremely affordable fix.

Never Be Outdated with An All-White Kitchen

There are no surprises here, but the all-white kitchen continues to be a favorite. This trend has been gaining popularity for some time now, but it’s because of the ability to add personality with ease. Think of a white kitchen as a blank canvas that any homeowner can make their own!

Lighting Is Key 

We are always talking about natural light and the appeal of a light-filled space, but light fixtures can play a major role as well. You can brighten a dark space, add a statement over that large island, or create some ambiance with some unique pendant lights. Lighting trends are often overlooked, but before your start a major renovation, take a step back and check out those lights.

Although kitchen trends are constantly evolving, the trends outlined above are fun and applicable to most spaces. Not to mention, the kitchen is a key selling point of any home so it is important to give that room some extra TLC when planning to put your home on the market.

Ready to tackle some of the 2021 kitchen trends? Contact your preferred Dickens Mitchener agent for a recommendation of their go-to home designers. Don’t have an agent? Fill out this form and we will pair you with an agent. And let us know how you incorporate these new trends in your home!