Kitchen colours and finishes 2021

Kitchens are one of the most renovated rooms in our homes and the number of colours and finishes available are forever growing. 

We use our kitchens so much more these days.  They are no longer just a room to prepare and cook meals, they are the hub of the home and are used for dining, entertaining, work and homework.

Your finishes need to be durable and easy to maintain as well as look and feel good and be a space that you love to spend time in.

Kitchen colours and finishes in 2021 are earthy and organic with lots of texture and matt finishes.

They are the colours and textures linked to nature and as research shows being in nature helps us to feel calm and is great for our mental health and overall wellbeing.

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Colours like olive and forest green, mint, dark teal, greyed-out blues, chocolate brown and charcoal are what we will be seeing in kitchen design in 2021 and beyond.  Woodgrains in varying shades, marble, stone and concrete are the popular choices for finishes cabinetry and benchtops.

Green is a colour that is associated with balance and nature so it’s no wonder we are being drawn to this nurturing colour.  Muted tones of olive and forest green have a calming effect and mixed with timber finishes and natural materials like concrete or marble they create an organic look. 

These greens also look fantastic with white and grey.

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For a lighter, more soothing palette try mint green with white or light greys.  Add some timber touches for warmth and an organic feel. 

Blue never goes out of favour and this year the blues are greyed out and soft.  Blue and white are a fresh and timeless combination, once you will love for years if you are a lover of blue.  Blue also pairs well with charcoal and, include wood or metallic elements for interest and warmth.

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Woodgrains are here to stay in kitchens with more colours coming on the market all the time.  Choose from dark, moody tones like charcoal greys through to pale, bleached tones. These are great for adding warmth and texture to your kitchen and match well with earthy colours.  You can mix and match to create a unique kitchen that suits your style.

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Dark colours aren’t going anywhere in kitchens and are great for a more glamorous and refined look.  There are lovely dark colours available that are softer than blacks, like dark greys, deep forest green, midnight blue and chocolate brown.  A dark colour can sometimes look very heavy, so you may need to balance it with some lighter colours or metallic touches.

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So that’s just a few ideas on how you can use the current colours in your kitchen.

If you aren’t in the market for a new kitchen but want to give yours an update painting walls or cupboards in one of these colours will freshen it up. 


Until next time.

Happy decorating,


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