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7 Kitchen Trends We’ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2021


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2021 is almost here, and with the new year comes a fresh assortment of kitchen design ideas. Here’s what interior designers say will set the bar in stylish cookspaces next year.

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Colored stone countertops


“It is a fabulous way to give your kitchen a little glamour without overdoing it,” says designer Gabrielle Santiago.

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Timeless all-white kitchens


“I believe warm, cozy, all-white kitchens are going to be everywhere next year, bringing a reassuring and nostalgic feeling,” designer Elizabeth Cooper says.

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Statement backsplashes 


“I’m encouraging clients to choose backsplashes they love and resonate with,” says designer Isabel Ladd. “That way, you’ll feel joy every time you look at it.” 

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Intimate kitchen with pops of personality


“Decor elements, such as houseplants, a short stack of books, and floating shelves can make a kitchen feel cohesive with the rest of the home,” designer Breegan Jane says, “and still provide a purpose.” 

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Mixed materials


“I foresee homeowners and designers taking chances in the kitchen,” designer Marie Flanigan says, using “saturated colors inspired by nature, cabinets clad in metal, and countertops with dramatic veining.”

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Black kitchens


Designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design says there’s a new monochrome trend in town: black. “My suspicion is that color and drama will start oozing more into kitchen design.”

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Integrated appliances


These hidden appliances “work seamlessly for an open floor plan and can also help a small kitchen look and feel more open,” says Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25.