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Kitchen trends that are on their way out in 2021

As the New Year rolls in, so do the new trends and styles! 


2021 predicts some very popular trends fading out as we require more functionality and organization in our homes these days. 


At the end of the day, it's your kitchen and you're free to decorate and style it exactly how you want, however, if you're planning to sell in the next year or so, you may want to avoid these trends:


Cool Gray Paint


While this neutral colour is extremely versatile and looks fresh, it doesn't offer the warm, cosy feel that buyers are looking for these days. Turn your focus to warm, neutral colours that give that 'homey' feeling. 


Open Shelving


This unorganized and cluttered look is definitely fading. Not only do your dishes collect dust, grime, and grease, it can be very unsanitary if not cleaned regularly. Buyers want to see storage space, and that includes cupboards, they do not want all their dishes exposed. 


Farm-House Style 


A well-loved trend by many, this popular style can often come across as cluttered, dated, and unorganized. Think clean, crisp, easy to clean, especially when it comes to cabinets. Predictions for 2021 cabinets are sleek, flat-faced with bold lines. 


Ornate Hardware


Flashy is officially a thing of the past when it comes to kitchen hardware. No more gold, fancy designs, or funky hardware on cabinets, going forward we're looking to simple matte finishes. This new style gives a modern industrial look and is very easy to keep clean and in good condition. 


Basic Backsplashes


Rather than your basic backsplash that only reaches the bottom of the cupboards, think full wall slabs or tiles. If you plan on tiling, try using different shaped tiles instead of the standard rectangle, this will add some texture and a modern look to your kitchen. Also, try to use warm neutral colour palettes which will provide you with extended longevity. 


Navy Cabinets


The navy painted lower cabinet trend is leaving as quickly as it arrived. The darker look on the bottom cabinets is still going to be around but think in terms of forest greens, warm dark greys, or even black. The trend is still here, it's just the navy colour that's fading out. 


There is no hard and fast rule on kitchen trends and you're always encouraged to style your home in a way that works for you, these are simply a few ideas of things to avoid if planning to sell in the near future. 


We understand how frustrating it can be to try to keep up with the trends and it seems we are always one step behind. This list is simply for your information and a guideline of what you may want to avoid if planning to do some renovations and updates in the near future. 

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