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Kitchen Trends in 2021 – The 5 Best New Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen trends in 2021 have me all excited and I am so happy to share these current kitchen ideas with you in this post today 

I really think that this year is the year when finally my dream kitchen will happen.

Gosh, I hope so.

I feel I have been wanting it forever! It’s exciting to take a look at what’s hot in the kitchen in 2021 and dream a little.

Do you do this? I love to have a little daydream about interior updates over a steaming hot up of tea whilst sat at my kitchen table.

Kitchen Trends in 2021 make me happy. Lets take a look at the various kitchen trends in 2021  that are hot this year and see which ones you like best too. Lets see if I can find the top 2021 kitchen of my dreams.

 What  are kitchen trends 2021 … well without further ado lets dive on in.  



Kitchen Trends in 2021

Kitchen Trends in 2021 – image credit UNSPLASH


Kitchen Trends in 2021

So what is going on this year. Well I have to tell you it a is all rather gorgeous and has me very excited. UNlik the living room the kitchen in our home is the central hub so I want ot get it spot on. 

Overall the kitchen trends in 2021 are towards, muted, stylish, natural minimalist kitchens and I think they are seriously stunning!

“As a nation we’re spending more time than ever in our kitchen – not just as a place to do the obvious but also to relax and connect,” comments Ruban Selvanayagam of home + property auctioneer Property Solvers.

This has been quite the year hasn’t it and we don’t need loud and showy right now – what we need is calm and soothing to mirror what and this is totally reflected in kitchen trends in 2021 and throughout interior design trends 2021


Kitchen Trends in 2021 are consumer led

I love it when trends pick up current societal moods. I think this is totally the way it should be – we lead trends rather than they lead us.

Open plan living for example arose for our wish for more space and together rather than a designer led initiative. Design ideas may include a kitchen island but thats because we have dreamed up the idea of drawing together in a kitchen and chatting round an island.  Design led by the people.


So rather than asking What are the trends in kitchen design? ask yourself what you want – that is always the best starting point. 


Kitchen Trends in 2021


What colours are trending in kitchen trends in 2021?

Black kitchens are trending! I know that is pretty hard to believe but it’s true. design ideas for a modern kitchen are taking unexpected turns when it comes to colour .

Would you have ever thought such a thing? It is the very last colour I ever thought I would say to you is trending in kitchens!

Most people pick a black and white kitchen combo in regard to color rather than going all black though or it might well be too much. You wouldn’t be able to see your croissants!

Greys which have been really trendy in kitchens over the last few years are still cool it is especially a darker muted grey that is very much on-trend in kitchen colours next year


Kitchen Trends in 2021



New Kitchen ideas and colours

If dark isn’t your thing then please don’t despair and think you will never find a kitchen you love  -soft pastel colours will also be having a moment in kitchen trends in 2021.

I have to say for me ( I love lighter colours) this is a big relief. Lighter colours speak to me of freshness, airiness and cleanliness all key things I would want to have in my kitchen, 

Powder blue soothes my soul!

Think about what colours impact a you and how they make you feel.

I think it is far more important to tune into that than to tune into which colour is currently hot in kitchen trends in 2021. Black walls in a kitchen – no matter how current- would never be my choice.

Just no way!



Newest Kitchen Trends 2021


Just hanging out – Kitchen Ideas 2021

Podcasts and audio books have been MASSIVE in 202o and are set to be the same in 2021 – have you lcicked into this trend yet? 

You might just want to consider a free audible trial for your kitchen life it always make s my kitchen and cleaning easier. 



And of course you are going to want a cool radio or streaming device on which to play your podcast. i would not be without my glacier white  echo dot 

 Any of the best new kitchen trends in 2021 have to include some kind of tech dont’ they, it is just unavoidable. 


Kitchen Trends in 2021

Kitchen trends in 2021


Do check out https://barburykitchens.co.uk to see a range of fashionable kitchen trends in 2021 combining classic styles with current trends in kitchen ideas 2021.

I juts adore the black and white combo with plants pictured above .



Are stainless steel appliances still cool in Kitchen trends in 2021?

Well yes and no …black stainless steel appliances are uber-cool and satin and matte finished appliances are cool but no one is giving up completely on trusty stainless stell yeat and there is still a lot of it about.


Kitchen Trends in 2021

Splashback Kitchen trends in 2021 – funky new kitchen ideas

Splashbacks echo the walls and surface of a kitchen design trends in 2021 and they are muted and natural looking as opposed to shiny and glossy.

Patterns are not going to be big in splashbacks next year but think texture instead.

Chalkboards, brick wood and even metals work as splashback trends and can be really striking features in a modern.  

Kitchen Trends in 2021 – check out my look at worktops too – so often overlooked but actually so important! 


Kitchen Trends in 2021


Plants in Kitchen Trends in 2021

What is your view on plants in the kitchen? Some people love them and some people hate them … what camp do you fall in for this?


Kitchen herbs

Kitchen Trends in 2021


On the whole, I think perhaps it has to be a no .., they just make a whole lot of unnecessary work and clutter!

But, that said, aesthetically  I do love the vibrancy of the greens and the thought of a living kitchen but I would absolutely keep it to a minimum.

And i I would be sure to make sure my plants do not shed, you really don’t want to spend all your time cleaning up after your plants do you!

Nightmare!  Open shelving wall cabinets and upper cabinets can be great places to place your plants and let them dangle down beautifully. 


Herby kitchen ideas

I would create my living kitchen mainly with herbs that I would use and have a few dotted about on my windowsill.

I would pick my absolute favourites such as mint and French parsley and put them in gorgeous little stone pots.

They would be beautiful and practical and low key. The perfect combination for me if I am going to add an accessory to my minimalist kitchen design, and big in kitchen ideas 2021.

Such a brilliant budget way to update and refresh a kitchen



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 Kitchen Ideas 2021  – The HOTTEST of house plants are the best of the new Kitchen trends in 2021

According to Metro the hottest houseplants in 2021 (if you do like a kitchen houseplant) is Velvet Calathe which I adore, a range of cacti (including bunny-eared cacti which I think look ridiculous) and a string of hearts (otherwise known as heartsease my absolute favourite plant ever.)

Heartsease looks perfect hanging from a high shelf as it trails beautifully and adds a touch of romance to your home.

Heartsease is probably my favourite plant actually and one I do happily keep in my kitchen.

Happy bean plants are en-vogue too and they really do look edible (but absolutely aren’t) A strange but happy addition to Kitchen Trends in 2021

Would you inject your kitchen ideas 2021 with some houseplant love in the coming year? I’d love to know your thoughts on this one.

And, ew wheatver you do in regard to plants do not neglect them – nothing looks worse than a dying plant in a kitchen,  follow these tips to help your plants thrive


 Kitchen Trends in 2021

Snake plants and aloe vera are always popular houseplants especially in Kitchen Ideas in 2021



2021 Decorating the Kitchen

Maybe you have considered how to decorate the kitchen wall simply and creatively? Kitchen custom stickers are a new and great idea, they are affordable and can be designed in size, shape and color according to your ideas. Customize your own kitchen stickers now!



Natural Work Surfaces in Kitchen trends in 2021

Shiny surfaces are redundant in 2021 and matte natural-looking finishes are in this year when it comes to kitchen worktops.

Will it be all change over at yours? . Expect worksurfaces to be made if wood or marble to give a classic and understated look (that also bears up really well to the rigours of the kitchen.)

This is very reflective of fashion trends and other interior design trends that focus on hemp and jute and organic cotton, wicker, rattan, stone and the like.

Nature and natural materials are a balm in the strange times and we want to wear natural materials and being among natural things.


Kitchen Trends in 2021

Kitchen Trends in 2021


Minimalism in Kitchen Trends in 2021

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of minimalism throughout a home but especially in a bathroom and kitchen because oh my goodness a minimalist room is easier to clean.

It also makes a home look so much fresher, better organised, tidier and spacious.

This trend has so much going for it and it feel juts so very restful too. I do adore minimalism and it does not have to be dull – not at all.

To keep a minimalist feel to your kitchen you will need a lot of great storage to get those kitchen appliances away and off the worktops.

An uncluttered and clean look can be helped by handle less cupboards and a co-ordinated scheme.

Do you thinking this is a trend you would consider embracing?

 If you are interested in minimalism I think you might a enjoy a read of m post on where to start with minimalism


Kitchen Trends in 2021

Stylish kitchen trends in 2021


Simple sleek kitchen ideas

So let’s talk about minimalism in kitchen trends in 2021 and how to make this works for you.

.Oh I do have to be honest and say this is my favourite of the trends, it makes me beam with delight.

I have to admit I love a bit of order and organisation especially in the kitchen and the bathroom. It just feels so right somehow.

Do you feel like this or do you like a busy and cosy and cluttered vibe in your kitchen trends in 2021?

To me that just screams mess but I know it is  an interior design style and a lifet style choice that a lot of people love

I find minimalist design restful and unfussy and the minimalist aesthetic is perfect for a room that is often busy and buzzy with colours of food and the smells and all the people coming in and out.

 But thats me and design is truly individual taste. 

It helps me relax as I cook and it helps us all relax as we eat and I think this is really important for health and emotional wellbeing.


Clever storage solutions in Kitchen trends in 2021

Oh clever storage is such a massive game changer isn’t it? and such an important part of having a home that looks forever tidy and serene too.

Look at this clever storage solution that adds to the minimalist look offered to a kitchen Oxfordshire area from Barbury kitchens. Now that is  how you store chopping boards well!

Built-in appliances go hand in hand with a minimal design too and I love this idea. I’m not a fan of white goods being on display in a kitchen ( or anything much at all apart from fruit)

What about you – do you like an uncluttered kitchen? I have to say I really strive for this ( but my kids do not seem to hear me!) 


Kitchen Trends in 2021

Kitchen ideas in 2021


Kitchen Trends in 2021 are Eco-friendly

Is eco-friendly a trend? Should it be a trend? 

I hope not. I truly hope it is here to stay and will become a permanent part of any kitchen design going forward rather than a passing trend we are ll might grow tired of.

The planet needs our long term commitment.

From energy-efficient taps and composters that can turn waste into plant food to the use of smart meters, eco-consciousness is an important element to put into any new kitchen.


Eco Kitchen Ideas 2021 

From LED lights to food storage to prevent food waste little eco-changes to the kitchen can really make a big difference.

I’d love to hear how you make your kitchen more eco-friendly I am always looking out n for new ideas and ways to improve how green my home can be.

Using homemade or organic cleaning products will also impact your kitchen positively and a lack of chemicals is good for both your kitchen and your family.

Simple google your favourite  scent and add home made cleaner and you should find a tutorial. So much cheaper to make your own too


eco cleaning


Oversized Lights – One of the best Kitchen Ideas 2021

 Lights are going to be oversized and dramatic and a real feature of kitchen trends in 2021.

Hang them over a kitchen table and you can really make it a focal spot in the room and delineate it from the rest of the kitchen. Kitchen Trends in 2021 shout BIG LIGHTS!

I love the one in the image below (and the deep green against the dark walls.) and having recessed lights elsewhere really marks off the dining area.

If you have a seating area in your kitchen for relaxing or just hanging out this use of lighting to delineate could be used again.


Kitchen Trends in 2021


Your thoughts on kitchen trends in 2021

What do you think of these kitchen trends in 2021? Are there any you would like to incorporate into your next kitchen design or upgrade? I want them all!


Pin kitchen trends in 2021 for later

Kitchen Trends in 2021


The best new kitchen trends in 2021

I love to see what is new in kitchen design it gets my mind dreaming of changes and upgrades.

Do you follow interior trends..are you dreaming of a new kitchen trends in 2021 too and are you planning to follow them

Do drop me a comment I just love to hear from you, hear what you are up and what interior changes you are planning on making.

I do love homes, all kind of home and it just makes my day to hear about your interiors ideas and plans – so please don’t be shy and do drop me a line!


Further reading on Kitchen trends in 2021

Kitchen Trends in 2021 is a collaborative post – you might also like my various posts on kitchens and kitchen design as well as other upcoming trends

these include interior design trends in 2021  garden trends in 2021  bathroom trends in 2021

Plus ….

How to make a black and white kitchen 

The perfect kitchen 

How to choose the best worktop for your kitchen

Kitchen Trends in 2021


In The Perfect Kitchen, Waterworks cofounder Barbara Sallick explores the process of designing a kitchen in great and beautiful detail, from surfaces and finishes to storage, cabinetry, and hardware. Kitchen Trends in 2021 have never looked so good


Final thoughts on kitchen trends in 2021

I do hope you have enjoyed this read on kitchen trends in 2021 I love to write about what interests you.

If you have any ideas for a feature at A Beautiful Space that you would like to see then do let me know in the comments below. You know how much I love to hear from you 


Further reading on kitchens

Kitchen Trends in 2021

I do hope a further selection of my posts will answer some of you r frequently asked kitchen design questions – let me know if there is anything else you wish to ask or know in reagrd to kitchen s in 2021 and I will do my best to find out the answers.

Is epoxy flooring good? 

What color is the opposite of green? Or how to use a colour wheel 

What is the latest trend in flooring

What kind of kitchen cabinet colors are trending and what about worktops?

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