Kitchen Trends To Look For In 2021

GOODBYE 2020 & HELLO 2021! This year has held a significant amount of challenges, but as many found themselves spending more time at home, many also noticed the imperfections in their current kitchen and started envisioning new ideas to make their space reflect their current style. We have had our eye on several emerging trends, and we can say with confidence that we love these kitchen ideas that we will most likely see more of in 2021.

Quartz Countertops

Marble was a highlight in 2020, but as we look toward 2021, we are finding that quartz is becoming the new alternative for kitchen counters. While they still have a quality feel and contemporary look, they are also extremely durable and can be easily cared for. You want your new counter to last you for years, so investing in a quartz countertop will certainly be worth it in the long haul.

Dark Surfaces

2020 was the year of the white and bright kitchen! Although we still love this light design, dark stone countertops are expected to make a comeback in 2021. Whether it be a glossy stone option or a wood countertop, this will create a great contrast between light-toned cabinetry, light wood features, or light paint colors to spark a new look for your kitchen.

Multi-Level Islands

Everyone loves a good kitchen island, and certainly, if you have space, it is worth it! Not only does it allow you more room for cooking prep, but it can become the focal point of your kitchen as family members and house guests gather around to socialize. Now with multi-level islands, you can have even more space and different seat-level options for those spending time in the kitchen.

Backsplash Design

An emerging trend making its way into 2021 kitchen renovations is patterned or textured backsplashes. Adding pops of color to your new backsplash is a great way to tie together your kitchen’s theme and add another level of personality and character to your design. This is especially eye-catching if you’re sticking to neutral toned cabinets, surfaces, and fine details.

Smart Storage

We might have new organizational shows on Netflix to thank for this emerging trend, but smart storage options will be at the forefront of kitchen design ideas. Whether it be in cabinets or in pantries, you will feel like you’re at the grocery store rather than your own kitchen. The minimization of clutter and additional use of storage bins, drawers, and containers will take any kitchen to the next level. 

Ready to start planning your kitchen remodel? Our best advice is to narrow in on your kitchen needs and tie them together with your personal style. If you’re ready to take your home to the next level, our Stone Squad is here to help! Visit our website at or give us a call at (941) 795-2800 so we turn your vision into a reality in 2021.