Design Trends for 2021 to Bring Your Kitchen Up to Date

Author: Claire

Have you made a resolution to modernise your kitchen in 2021? For those looking for inspiration to update one of the most used areas of the home, we’ve compiled some of the top kitchen design trends that we’ll be seeing throughout the upcoming year.


In Pinterest’s highly anticipated trend report for 2021, kitchen shelving searches were up 130% by the end of last year. Practical and an aesthetic feature, shelving is a storage trend that is easy to adopt and that can be tailored to your own personal tastes to add interest and personality to your kitchen. From storing beautiful cookware to having an easily accessible spot for your cookbooks, shelving is a simple way of making your kitchen work better for you while also staying on trend.

Textural Elements

Texture makes interiors more interesting, but they’re often limited to living rooms or bedrooms. Your kitchen is another area of the home where you can experiment with texture, from combining copper pans with wooden chopping boards or adding tactile worktops that add a touch of luxury and elegance to your kitchen. Layer textures and play around with contrasts that add personal touches and stylish accents to the space.

Two-Toned Colour Schemes

You may have spotted two-toned colour schemes doing the rounds on social media lately, and with good reason – they’re colourful, modern and fresh, and they work brilliantly in kitchens. You can tie this trend in with other interior styles too, from classic contrasts for a traditional space to bright and bold colours for a more contemporary spin. Take the opportunity to think outside of the box. Pick two colours for your painted walls and floors, and then find areas of the kitchen where you can highlight with a contrasting colour, such as a splashback.

Pantry Storage

From Marie Kondo to Netflix’s The Home Edit, we’ve become inspired to create a more streamlined and organised home. And it doesn’t look like this trend is going anywhere in 2021 either. Pantries are high on the wish list for the upcoming year and if you’re considering a kitchen re-design, they will no doubt be on your priority list too. Surprisingly, you don’t actually need a vast kitchen space to install a pantry. You can make use of otherwise under-utilised space to install these types of cupboards to add valuable storage into your kitchen.

Wooden Cabinets

Wood adds a lovely warmth to your home and the natural patterns, tones and textures create a truly inviting space, which makes this trend ideal for the hub of the home. 2021 is all about creating a home that is comfortable and with more of us cooking at home now compared to going out to eat, we want kitchens that are welcoming. Wood can be integrated into your kitchen easily, from smaller stylish touches like cutting boards, utensils or bowls, but one of the best ways to use it is to make a statement with wooden cabinetry. Wood comes in a wide range of shades to work with the style of your kitchen, whether you like a country-inspired look, dark kitchens or industrial style spaces.

Kitchen Islands

If you’re planning a complete overhaul of your existing kitchen, you may want to ditch the cabinets and storage in favour of a kitchen island. Open-plan kitchens, especially, can utilise the space available far more effectively with an island that provides plenty of space to store your appliances, cutlery and cookware, as well as creating a sociable space.


Our kitchens have never worked so hard, with everyone spending more time at home than ever, so we’ve had time to re-evaluate the space we have and the styles we’re drawn to. As a multifunctional room, kitchens need to be practical but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish too. With these up-and-coming design trends, you can bring your kitchen up to date, and our experienced team can help.

Price Kitchens have over 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of all types of kitchens, and we offer a wide range of styles and designs to choose from. If you’re ready to give your kitchen an upgrade, get in touch with us today to discuss the services and products we offer.

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