As we leave 2020 behind, one of the things we can examine is how our interior design choices have been impacted by the changes in our lives. There’s no denying that there has been an increased desire to ensure our homes are calming and relaxing – our very own sanctuaries of safety away from the stresses of the outside world. There has also been a noticeable shift towards braver and bolder interior choices, as we attempt to bring some vibrancy and individuality into our décor. Here, Oliver Webb, Director of Sales & Marketing at Cullifords takes a look at the kitchen trends for 2021, from colour and surface choices to finishes and layout.
Muted Colour Palettes
“Muted pastels and earthy tones are experiencing a surge in popularity throughout the entire home. Reflected in fashion and colour trends – where rattan, wicker and stone have had a clear prominence, we are expecting to see a lot more kitchens bringing in calming colour schemes, paired with a lot of natural textures and finishes.”
“Whilst some turn to more muted colours for a calming scheme, we are also seeing an increased interest in dark shades – in particular when it comes to surfaces in the kitchen. Whether used as a sharp contrast to lighter coloured cabinetry or paired with bold dark cupboards, dark worktops are definitely on the up and we are excited to see what kind of distinctive dark kitchen schemes come through next year.”
“From strongly veined Carrara and Carrara lookalike worktops, to unique and colourful slabs, homeowners and designers are definitely on a mission to make a statement! With an increase in the number of people opting to renovate instead of relocating, the desire to make a real standout feature of surfaces has become more and more prominent. Waterfall islands and feature splashbacks are two ways we expect to see statements being made in the kitchen, as well as the introduction of more colourful and exotic stones, for that added bit of wow factor.”
Greens & Blues
“Last year was the year of the navy blue kitchen, and we don’t see this going anywhere fast! Greens, however, are starting to come through more and more. Possibly a link to the uplift in interest in making the home feel more ‘natural’, deep forest greens could easily become the new navy blue in 2021!”
Pairing with Wood
“With an ever-evolving interest in natural materials, many homeowners and designers are looking to bring hints of wood into kitchen designs in more creative ways. Often combined with a marble or natural stone worktop on a kitchen island or breakfast bar, reclaimed wood can sit beautifully against any scheme and will add a sense of warmth and depth to the space.”
Textures & Natural Finishes
“The desire to create warm and inviting spaces has led to people seeking more textured, matte and natural surfaces throughout the whole kitchen. It feels as though a bit of a pull away from the high-shine gloss kitchens and a move towards a more laid-back and comforting appeal. Worktop surfaces that are more structured in appearance will provide more texture and instantly feel more natural and warming – they also give you the opportunity to really appreciate their unique appearance, seeing all the different grooves and knots in all their glory!”
Sourcing some of the world’s most exotic and finest materials, Cullifords’ range of exceptional fine quality stone is guaranteed to help you make a truly stunning statement. From kitchen splashbacks and worktops to bathroom walls and surfaces, the arresting detail, rare colouring and striking patterns of Cullifords’ stones will transform your interior into an extraordinarily distinctive scheme.