We're also seeing an increase in the use of bold colours in kitchens for 2021. For a few years, more muted, neutral tones in kitchens were prefered because they kept the space bright and clean. While the concept of brightness and cleanliness in kitchens is still prevalent in 2021, other pops of colour are making a comeback. Bright colours in backsplashes, barstool seating, and even glass and cookware are all ways to bring more green, yellow, and orange into your kitchen.


The majority of kitchen hardware in 2021 will be touchless. Indeed, some kitchen hardware incorporates voice technology, allowing you to control it from anywhere in the house and even instruct it to use water at a specific temperature and pressure. These smart faucets are unquestionably the wave of the future for kitchens, particularly as Americans spend more time at home and use their kitchens more during the day.

This year, touchless is the name of the game in kitchens, including handleless cabinet doors. Soft close doors and larger cabinet depths, both available upgrades on all Premier Series cabinets, continue the seamless, modern look from 2020 into the new year. You'll adore how modern kitchens will feel in the new year.


Cabinets are our favourite aspect of kitchen design. Cabinets for 2021 are expected to be bold and unconventional, similar to our approach to life in the coming year. More cabinet options and features, such as appliances with cabinet doors as fronts, are ideal for kitchens in 2021. Wooden finishes are also making a comeback in cabinetry, albeit in lighter shades rather than the traditional cherry wood of the early 2000s. Instead, oaks and walnuts are becoming more popular.

We're also seeing a trend towards unconventional cabinet storage, such as corner larders and even blending pantries. Corner larders are also ideal for smaller homes. They can also be used as home offices.


Lighting in 2021 will be distinctive and innovative, just as Americans were in 2020. Pendant lights made of industrial metals and golden-hued light bulbs will be prominently featured in picturesque kitchens. Chandeliers will make a comeback in kitchens in 2021, but with a modern twist. Starburst lighting is a fun, fresh, and modern addition to any kitchen. These lights, which are typically found in hallways or dining rooms, will look great in any modern kitchen.

Multiple types of lighting are absolutely necessary in particularly large kitchens. Track and recessed lighting are ideal for kitchens, especially at night. Consider placing the statement lighting pieces over the table and the island if your kitchen has a breakfast nook or other eat-in feature.