New trends in kitchen design for 2021
There are many options that can fit with the concept of open and participatory kitchen, which aims to provide the home with more organization, space and harmony, but there are more novelties!
This year some 2020 trends have been consolidated and others have emerged as a result of the needs and awareness that we have acquired during the last few months. We review the latest in kitchens!
Cooking... and much more
As we mentioned, a kitchen today is not only a space to prepare food, but also a place to make life and socialize. For this reason, in recent years open kitchens have become increasingly fashionable.
Their design is based on the objective that spaces are shared and offer greater versatility. Functionality is the main objective, while trying to eliminate any superfluous elements.
Colors and textures: bringing the home closer to nature
As the kitchen furniture has to be integrated with the dining room, the colors used in the latest trends in kitchen design are neutral, soft and flat. In this sense, this season is taking center stage navy blue mixed with some golden themes. This combination gives a classic and elegant style and is ideal for sophisticated kitchens.
On the other hand, white kitchens never go out of fashion and are usually combined with industrial elements, in the form of handles or locksmithery.
As far as textures are concerned, those that try to achieve a successful natural effect by mixing different raw materials, such as marble, stone or different woods with natural aspects, such as walnut or oak, are in fashion. All these materials help to create calm and, above all, cozy atmospheres.
Likewise, nowadays we also find the tendency to forget the traditional tiles. All this is a consequence of the aesthetic fusion of the kitchen and the living room.
Countertrops: Silestone or porcelain?
Interior design and new construction materials have made countertops one of the undisputed protagonists of modern kitchens. The Silestone brand is the market leader in quartz countertops, excellent for their high resistance, hardness and almost no absorption of liquids.
On the other hand, porcelain material is a very good option to replace natural stones, and its demand has increased in recent years.
Its range of designs and textures is very varied, it withstands heat very well and has a negligible degree of absorption, so we can rest assured if we spill liquids on the countertop. Although the price of porcelain tile is higher than other options, its maintenance and durability will also be higher.
Home automation and connectivity
Having a smart home has been a reality for some time now. Home automation can be installed in any home to enjoy the different functionalities. Among the trends for this year are ovens that allow you to control the state of cooking, air-conditioned pantries or refrigerators that control how each food is, among many others.
In addition, it is very easy to connect them to a computer network to automate processes. An action that is also closely linked to home security, because if you forget to turn off the oven or toaster you can also turn them off when you are away.
The need to connect with nature means that home decorations usually include some handcrafted details and different objects that are in line with the concept of sustainability. Nor does the use of natural plants, which provide a sense of the outdoors and contrast through color.
Concern for the environment has grown exponentially in recent years, also in the kitchen world. Materials and furniture are becoming more and more sustainable.
For example, wood furniture with ecological varnishes is becoming popular and can now be purchased at a more economical price.
Molins Design projects integrate new trends in kitchen design and incorporate the great possibilities of the kitchen open concept. This is the case of the Ivorra penthouse in Sarriá or the Doria house, located in Mandri street (Barcelona).
26 September 2023
21 September 2023