If there's something in your kitchen that makes the biggest visual impact, it's the cabinets. Sure, sleek, shiny appliances and a colourful backsplash can grab one's attention, too. Nevertheless, your kitchen cabinets are arguably the most important contributor to the overall look of your kitchen. In particular, kitchen cabinet doors draw the eye and tie all the design elements together.
It's no surprise that designers and cabinet makers keep an eye on the latest trends in kitchen cabinetry and doors. It's easy to update them with different colours, finishes and hardware, which then changes the look of the entire kitchen. Changing the look of your kitchen cabinets and doors is also more economical. This is definitely an eye-catching design project if you are on a budget.
If you are looking to update your own kitchen and you are planning a new kitchen for your beautiful home, below are our top 8 kitchen cabinets and doors trends to watch this 2021.
No1 is stability
Sustainability is not only a trend in fashion and technology. It is slowly making its way into the realm of furniture and cabinetry as well. After all, the modern buyer is now actively looking for more eco-friendly brands and products that use high-quality sustainable materials and responsible manufacturing methods. Cabinet makers are certainly moving forward, with cabinet doors made from recycled and recycled materials. Finishes and paints made through low emission processes and emitting less harmful fumes are also gaining more popularity. Pops of Colour
Some home landlord thinks of walls when they want to add colour to their kitchen. However, it is actually better to update the colour of your kitchen cabinet doors. Again, they are the first to be seen and have the biggest visual impact. Hence, the new colour will be more noticeable on your kitchen cabinets and doors. What's great is that it's easier to repaint or refinish kitchen cabinet doors than it is to repaint or repaint an entire wall. As such, you shouldn't be afraid to be more adventurous when it comes to colours, patterns and designs. If you change your mind, you can easily change things.
Dark cabinets and doors
On the other end of the spectrum, dark cabinet doors are also the trend to see this 2021. Dark colours add drama and impact to any space, including the kitchen. Black is a favourite, obviously, but you can go with other darker colours as well. If you don't want to darken your kitchen cabinet doors then try dark green or dark blue or dark grey. If you have natural wood cabinet doors, try painting them dark rosewood or ebony.
Open shelving with deep drawers
Another kitchen cabinet door trend in 2021 is moving away from doors entirely. Having open shelving allows one to display their collection, such as antique cookware or vintage glassware. Open shelves also contribute to an airy look that is perfect for small spaces. Note that the no-door style only applies to upper cabinets. For lower cabinets, there is a tendency to have larger and deeper drawers to compensate for the lost storage space. Under-counter appliances such as drawer-type microwaves are also gaining popularity.
Clean looking cabinets
For those who still prefer to have upper kitchen cabinets, the trend is for a sleek, clean look. Stay away from crown moulding or other decorative elements. Doing so creates a more polished appearance and also gives you a little more storage space. Without crown moulding, it's also easy to create the illusion of high ceilings.
Glass Cabinet Doors are you hesitant to part with your upper cabinets but want to put your dinnerware on display? A different trend to consider would be glass cabinet doors. They give a modern touch to your kitchen and make the space a little more open. For something more silent, you can choose glass instead of clear. You can also try simple patterns like waves or lines.
For a touch of sophistication, you might want to consider this 2021 kitchen door trend: gold hardware. However, rather than the high-gloss trend of the late 20th century, the modern gold hardware is on the muted side with brushed or matte finishes. You can even mix-and-match what the hardware pieces are made of if you want. For example, you can match matte gold hardware with stainless steel appliances or brushed chrome accessories. If you're a little reluctant to try out some sparkle, there are plenty of slim and small styles of cabinet hardware to put you at ease.
Minimalism is a huge trend in the kitchen in 2021. Thus ditching the hardware on your kitchen cabinet doors is also a big deal. Without any visible hardware, your kitchen cabinet doors will look sleek and neat. Some of the best ways to get rid of the kitchen door handle and pulls include clever cut-outs and press-to-release mechanisms.
For a rich, warm kitchen, Modern cabinets and cabinet doors are the "in" thing for 2021. Modern has long been a popular choice for furniture. Over the years, it has also been established as great hardware.