Color And Design Trends For 2021

Ushering in a new year symbolizes a fresh start to the future and a great time to think about refreshing your home. Homes are a retreat from the busy days we spend out in the world, and now that many of us are spending so much more time there, making sure your space is comfortable, practical, and reflects your unique style is essential. Consider incorporating a few ideas outlined below to help your home stay on-trend for 2021.

For many of us, our kitchens have been put to the test over the past year. Keeping kitchen gadgets and small appliances organized and out of sight is pushing the trend of floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinets. When cabinets are extended using all the space from floor to ceiling, homeowners gain tons of storage without losing precious floor space, keeping kitchens feeling larger. The beauty of this trend is that it molds with any style, from modern to traditional. 

White and gray move over because there are some new, fresh colors making an appearance for 2021. Shades of blue and green are becoming the most requested within design plans. While choosing kitchen and bath cabinet colors should always reflect your taste, homeowners are gravitating towards shades of light blue and dark dusty green. Using more than one color within design plans is still a popular choice and many are using this two-toned combo of colors to break up the bold color trend. Coupling shades of blue or green with white or wood grain often create visual interest and make the space feel distinctive.

Warming up contemporary kitchen designs with natural wood tones is on the rise this year. Incorporating the neutral colors of wood and showcasing the beauty of the wood grain itself brings a cozy and inviting feel to kitchen design plans that opt for a more modern style. Using warm tones of oak can be overwhelming when the cabinet design uses heavy details within the millwork, but when the lines are clean and sharp the oak balances out the cold and ridged feel that some modern designs portray.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to give your kitchen and bath a new look, simply change the hardware. It sounds so simple – and it is! Changing your cabinet door and drawer pulls can completely change the way your space feels. The trend for cabinet hardware this year is a muted gold with simple lines. This subdued metal shade pairs perfectly with almost any color and is a nice change from all the cool titanium shades that held the spotlight in recent years.   

Whether you’re planning a major remodel or a quick freshen-up of your space, make sure to consult with one of Markraft’s professional designers. They’re looking forward to creating the design plan that best fits your needs for the new year!

President and General Manager Cee Edwards and his team of talented designers invites you to visit Markraft’s Design Studio, 2705 Castle Creek Lane, just off Castle Hayne Road. Markraft’s professional kitchen and bath designers consult by appointment.

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