3 Kitchen Design Trends To Follow Going Into 2021

Posted on: 29 July 2020

If you can believe it, 2020 is halfway through, which means that new design trends are just around the corner in 2021. If you are designing a new kitchen and you want to stay ahead of the design trend curve, then there are a few trends that you may want to consider incorporating into your new home. From unlacquered brass cabinet hardware to raw wood cabinets, here are a few things to talk to your designer about before you make any decisions. 

Unlacquered Brass Hardware

Brass hardware has been really trendy for the past few years in kitchen design, but it has always been a bit muted. One of the most popular trends right now that designers like Shea McGee are incorporating into their own homes is unlacquered brass. Unlacquered brass hardware adds a traditional and sophisticated element to kitchens. Whether you decide to go with unlacquered brass knobs and pulls or you just go with something more streamlined like pulls on both drawers and cupboards, this is a trend that is going to be around for the next little while, so you know that it's not going to fade. 

Open Shelving

Open shelving is still a trend that you might want to add into your kitchen. The great thing about open shelving is that when it's used in smaller kitchens, it can add a more open feel as long as you don't pack the shelves too full with things like knick-knacks and dishes. When choosing open shelving, go with a natural, raw wood without any brackets underneath because it adds a more customized look and feel to the whole kitchen. If you have a large kitchen, consider putting the shelves on either side of your stove's hood to add a more open feel. 

Wood Cabinetry

Although painted cabinetry is still really trendy, raw wood cabinetry is also gaining traction in the design world; especially on large kitchen islands.  When choosing a raw wood, go with something that's a bit lighter like oak because it will add airiness to your whole kitchen. Then, if you want to darken it later on or if trends change, you can always stain it a darker shade. If you don't want all of your cabinetry to be wood, then you can combine painted cabinetry with the raw wood. For instance, you can do a raw wood island and then have painted cabinets on the perimeter of your kitchen. 

To learn more about cabinets and design trends, reach out to a company near you today.