5 Kitchen Features That Get the Most Likes, According to Instagram

published Dec 14, 2020
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An Instagrammable kitchen isn’t as unattainable as you might think. Dulux has released a study showing that, sometimes, all it takes to get your kitchen Instagram-ready are a few changes.

In their research, the company took a look at the most-used kitchen-related hashtags to find the most-liked photos. They then analyzed the recurring features in those top posts and found the five most popular kitchen trends. Let’s take a look:

Shaker cabinets

This style of cabinet originated in 1770s but they’re as popular as ever. They have clean lines, which give a light and airy feel, especially when painted white or gray. The practical and simple design also makes it versatile to suit any style of home.

Wood floors

Move over, tiles. Hardwood floorboards are the most popular flooring design for the kitchen, as the material evokes warmth, texture, and a timeless aesthetic. Plus, they’re easy to clean. According to Dulux, richer tones like mahogany and grey have been popular this year.

White cabinets

With homes having turned into makeshift offices due to the pandemic, people have been adding brightness to cramped spaces using white paint. The color is classic and flexible, and can be used in any kitchen style, whether it be minimalist or rustic. 

Houseplants and flowers

2020 is the year everyone turned into a plant parent. Having houseplants can do wonders for home aesthetics and your mental health (unless you get anxiety from wondering if you’ve under- or over-watered). Dulux suggests using plants as a focal point rather than a background accessory, so go big and bold with your choices.

Kitchen islands

A feature that never goes out of style. A kitchen island serves multiple purposes; it serves as an informal dining area, as additional storage, and as a design centerpiece. Having guests over and chatting by the kitchen island might be a no-no in 2020, but that hasn’t stopped Instagram from dreaming.