What’s a kitchen without the cabinets? Answer: a room lacking storage and visual appeal. Cabinets are an essential part of any kitchen. Taking up the majority of square footage and visual space, the right cabinets make all the difference. Ideally, your cabinets should be equal parts functional and beautiful. If you’re planning on updating your kitchen cabinets this year, take a look at the latest trends for 2021.
1. Make Way for More Cabinets
Storage is always a top priority in any kitchen and finding aesthetically pleasing ways to add it is always on-trend. In 2021 more homeowners will be saying good-bye to photo-worthy open shelving and saying hello to more cabinets. This year, homeowners will be going wall to wall with their cabinets, taking advantage of every inch of space. In addition, we’ll be seeing cabinets going from floor to ceiling. As we’re all at home more often, it only makes sense to maximize our storage, wherever we can find it.
2. Smooth and Seamless
Having a large amount of overly ornate cabinets can make your kitchen look busy and cluttered. Another trend we’ll be seeing more of in 2021 is seamless cabinetry. Clean lines mixed with minimal hardware create a sleek appearance and will help the cabinets blend into the wall. In general, a more minimalist looking kitchen will dominate the trends in 2021.
3. Warm It Up
Seemingly in contrast to the minimalist looks we’re seeing, colour pallets in the kitchen will be warming up in 2021. Embrace your darker, moodier side and update your cabinets in colours like merlot, forest green and espresso. If you’re not planning on undertaking a full renovation this year, having your cabinets repainted or refaced is a cost-effective alternative to keep up with the trends.
What do you think of this year’s kitchen cabinet trends? While these trends may or may not be for you, don’t let that stop you from creating a kitchen you love. Speak to a kitchen cabinet specialist to help you create a kitchen that’s perfect for you. Whether you want to install new seamless cabinets or repaint your current ones a darker colour, there’s a pro on HomeStars who can help you get the job done!