No matter where you find yourself in the coming year, you’ll find inspiration for your kitchen with these up and coming trends. From ground-up kitchen design to a simple kitchen refresh, bring the best of 2021 to the heart of your home. Our featured image comes from Precision Cabinetry & Design and is representative of the trends we see coming in 2021. The custom reeded walnut door, Stoll black metal cabinet facings, and unlacquered brass accents bring a moody warmth by incorporating rich, earthy tones and natural elements.

Moody Palettes

"With everything that we've collectively been through in 2020, our homes need more warmth, comfort, and coziness now more than ever," says Toronto-based interior designer Tiffany Leigh Piotrowski. White walls and cabinetry will always be a classic, but the color outlook for 2021 is warming up in nature with warm neutrals and rich earth tones like this kitchen designed by Stoll Industries.

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Clients and designers alike are reaching for nature-infused hues like greige and taupe, charcoal, black, navy, and dark green. Minimal, modern aesthetics are also pulling in earth-toned neutrals to warm up spaces while maintaining clean lines and modern flair. Vancouver designer Gillian Segal predicts organic shades such as camel will take the place of gray, while deep, neutral-like colors including olive green and burnt orange will continue in popularity. These warmer hues still play well with white and black, but bring depth and coziness as showcased in this gorgeous makeover.

Photographer: Robin Stubbert
Source:  House & Home December 2019
Photographer: Robin Stubbert Source: House & Home December 2019

Eye-catching Range Hoods

In case you’ve missed it, range hoods are having a major moment in the design world. Turn a necessity into a piece of art! Luxurious hand-crafted designs bring the beauty of metal to your kitchen. Anything from the modern, clean lines of brass or stainless to the traditional and rustic use of rivets and banding can be achieved with a custom range hood by Stoll Industries.

Source: Bespoke Fine Interiors
Source: Bespoke Fine Interiors
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Hybrid Islands

If we’ve ever learned anything about our homes and multitasking, 2020 has been the year to teach us. You’re going to see even more creativity in design due to the lessons we’ve learned this year! Hybrid islands are perfect for the active family since they allow room for a spacious table and seating attached to one end. The kids can easily pull up a chair to finish up homework, and you can help them work through that math while you prep dinner. Since you most likely do that already, why not make it easier?!

Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source:  House & Home March 2020
Photographer: Janis Nicolay Source: House & Home March 2020

Vintage Storage

We’ve all needed extra hominess and comfort this year, and one way that’s showing up in the design world is the use of vintage hutches or armoires as kitchen storage. Adding a vintage piece to an otherwise modern design provides warmth and balance. It's a nod to family nostalgia and culture while playing an important role in kitchen organization. Think outside the box on this one and use the top half of a vintage hutch instead of open shelving for your coffee bar!

Photo: Robin Stubbert
Source:  House & Home Dec. 2019
Design: Ines Mazzotta, Kelly Hopter Interiors
Photo: Robin Stubbert Source: House & Home Dec. 2019 Design: Ines Mazzotta, Kelly Hopter Interiors

Natural Elements

This one plays into the color palettes we see trending with moody, rich tones. Whether you’re loving the moody vibes or crushing on a clean black and white design, natural elements are a must-have. They bring life and depth to every room! In this kitchen, Designer, Charlotte Reeves has pulled in warm wood tones for the cabinetry paired with the deep tones of metal cabinet facings.

Designer and Source:  Charlotte Reeves
Designer and Source: Charlotte Reeves
Source:  https://cortneybishop.com
Designer:  Cortney Bishop
Source: https://cortneybishop.com Designer: Cortney Bishop

From statement stone like this gorgeous design to rustic beams, bringing in natural elements adds an irresistible warmth and depth to your home.

Photo:  Virginia Macdonald Source:  House & Home Design: Jack Creasy, Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry
Photo: Virginia Macdonald Source: House & Home Design: Jack Creasy, Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry

Not designing a new kitchen any time soon? Clear away all extra clutter and bring natural elements by accenting with wooden trays or dough bowls and a few potted plants.

Photo:  Michael Graydon Source:  House & Home Dec. 2012 Design:  Jim Johnson & Mark Robert
Photo: Michael Graydon Source: House & Home Dec. 2012 Design: Jim Johnson & Mark Robert

What's 2021 Bringing to Your Kitchen?

Whether it’s time for a simple fresh coat of paint, shelving and new (or repurposed) accessories, or a complete redesign of your kitchen from the ground up, we’d love to see how you put these trends to work for you!

Additional SourcesHouse and Home, Better Homes and Garden