One of our favorite parts of kitchen design is coming up with a color palette. We offer so many varieties of stone, colors, and patterns, that this can be one of the most exciting tasks. It can also be one of the most overwhelming. This is why we want to share some inspiration from a round-up of the top ten 2021 color palettes.
The All-Black Kitchen is taking center stage this year for those who seek a warm yet dramatic kitchen space. As long as the kitchen gets a lot of natural light, this color palette won’t ever feel too dark. We offer a number of black or near-black countertops to fit right in.
Black and White
If the all-black look is a little too brooding for you, but you still want to connect to the dark countertop trend the classic black on white look is perfect for you. These color palettes create a modern elegance that is hard to beat!
Shades of Gray
It’ no secret that gray is considered the “new neutral” in interior design. It’s the perfect color for those who think white is too boring but still want to stick with a light and bright neutral. Gray offers a lot of versatility when choosing accessories and can work with either warm or cool tones. Combining light grey walls or cabinets with a medium to dark grey countertop is a great way to bring some contrast in as well.
Are you looking for a traditional yet relaxed atmosphere for your kitchen? Then greige, the combination of gray and beige, is the color palette for you. It’s a very flexible choice that can be adapted to different shades. Going more to the gray side allows you to work with complementary colors like blue and white while leaning toward the beige side works well with dark countertops and golden accessories.
Pink kitchens may seem like something best left in the 1950s but we’re seeing a resurgence of this classic color. It’s a paler shade than in years past, but if used correctly it can really offer a light and happy sophistication to your space.
The Navy Blue trend is still riding high this year. It’s a soothing touch of color that pairs well with the classic white stone countertop. It’s not quite as flexible as a true neutral, but much like a pair of dark jeans that works with almost anything, a navy accent will do the same.
Painting Upper cabinets a different color than the base cabinets adds a lot of dimension to a kitchen. We particularly enjoy pairing light-colored upper cabinets with a lighter countertop to contrast with dark lower cabinets. It really grounds the space while offering an interesting contrast.
White with Pops of Color
The all-white kitchen has been around for decades, but in 2021 we’re seeing a “Scandinavian” approach that incorporates a few pops of vibrant colors. Bright oranges or yellows create a cheerful atmosphere. If you want a more rustic feel go with dark brown furniture or other accessories. You can go with a lot of color like an entire piece of furniture, or smaller pops of color like artwork or kitchen accessories. There really aren’t any hard or fast rules in this color palette.
White and Wood
The combination of white and wood is a timeless choice. White countertops are classic and easy to dress up or down. Wood cabinets or other accents bring warmth in either a modern or rustic way depending on the finish. If you want to design it and forget this combination is right for you.
We’re seeing even more designs move away from the cool grays that were so popular for the last decade. Warm organic materials combined with gold accents are making a comeback. It adapts well to other colors and offers another option for timeless design.
What do you think of our top 10 color palettes for 2021? Are you interested in using one of them for your home design? Contact us to get started today!