Six Timeless, Re-Emerging Kitchen Trends

So it is finally time that you renovate your kitchen. You are looking for the perfect style that you are going to love, but literally do not want it to be too kitschy.   What is kitschy? It is defined as art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality. Trends come and go, but your kitchen renovation should not. It should be something that you expect to be fully satisfied with for many, many years ahead the moment that the final touches are laid.

After a year or two, what if that must-have trend you were following dies down? No one wants a kitschy kitchen. Here are some timeless, re-emerging kitchen trends that are going to be here to stay, and will help you avoid wanting to redo your kitchen again any time soon. 

Subway Tile

Subway tile has been a constant trend for just about as long as it has been available. For a brief period of time, designers shied away from it because it was, in fact, so popular that they wanted to try out other options. But to no one’s surprise, subway tile is now a re-emerging kitchen trend.

Three by six inch subway tiles are considered the standard. However, they are being slightly re-imagined for the 2021 kitchen. Subway tiles can be mixed and matched in the same area, or placed vertically and horizontally in design. They can also be mixed into other shapes, like mosaics or square tiles, or paired up side by side for a more interesting and complex look.

Open Shelving

Open shelving is as timeless of a trend as it is a practical one. Open shelves can offer you storage in your kitchen that you might not have thought you had. Because you can install an open shelf virtually anywhere, you create options to add shelves to areas of the walls that might be more bare, or lacking decor. 

Particularly for 2021, designers are opting for open shelving, but in a more minimal sense. Instead of a large cluster of shelves, they are sticking to one or two. That means that while you still can use them for storage, you are less likely to fall into the trap of having your area look too cluttered.

Curved Edges

Minimalism has been dominating the scene lately, where clean lines have become the way to go. However, this has not always been the case - curved edges tend to give a softer and more lived-in look to a space, and are a trend that is re-emerging this year.

Tight cabinet or kitchen island corners give way to more round edges that make the area feel more homey. People seem to be seeking more comfort overall with their kitchen renovations as they have been spending more time inside the house. This has given way to more inviting kitchens in general, which is where curved edges come in more warmly than their squared corner alternatives.  

Walls With Windows

Open concept layouts have definitely been everywhere lately. They help give a place a homey, seamless feel and allow for a large space to entertain guests. However, the recent year has seen little opportunity for entertaining guests.  Walls are coming back into style, but not in full force. 

The solution falls somewhere in-between. Walls with windows inside of them between rooms offer the best of both worlds. The space feels sectioned off, so that the people in each respective room can get their privacy. However, it still leaves the room open and roomy, not cutting off the area completely.

Darker Wood Tones

Light wood finishes are never a wrong choice for your kitchen cabinets, floors, or whatever other decorations you want to include. However, mid to dark wood tones are coming back into play.

Natural light is never going out of style, and light wood tones seek to emulate that style. But especially if you have a kitchen that sees a lot of natural light, darker wood tones are going to be the timeless renovation style that you are looking for.  Mixing and matching wood tones is also fair game.

Mixed Pattern Tiles

While talking of subway tiles, it was briefly mentioned that mixing and matching styles is an option that is trending. But you do not have to do this with just subway tiles. You can go for all different types of patterned tiles in your kitchen. While you are at it, add different colors to the mix as well. All these different varieties and tones are making for a new emerging trend of tiles becoming more and more like works of art rather than just existing for functionality. 

Mixing Metals

When it comes to finishes on your hardware, there are a lot of options to choose from. A trend that designers are going back to again and again is mixing them up.

You do not have to limit yourself to just one finish for your kitchen.  Mixing and matching different finishing styles adds depth and intrigue to your kitchen. Brass cabinet hardware with a stainless steel faucet? Yep, you can do that. A stainless steel range and copper hardware on the sink? You can do that too. Just make sure that the colors compliment each other, and you stick to about two different styles of finish, or your kitchen might seem like you could not decide on the style you were going for.

When you are ready to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, Reico Kitchen & Bath is ready and waiting for you. With seventy years of experience in business we have seen trends come and go, and we have developed a keen eye to help people discover what type of renovation is going to please them for years to come. We will work together on the best solution for you, no matter what you are looking for. Give us a call today for an in person consultation, or a virtual one.

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