The kitchen is the center of the home and often at the heart of our everyday lives. The décor that you choose for your kitchen sets the tone for family dinners, breakfast with the kids, and holiday gatherings. What will homeowners be looking for to complete their kitchen remodel in 2021? Below are predictions from interior designers and kitchen remodelers about what will be popular.
Jen Stark

Jen Stark

Jen Stark is the founder of Happy DIY Home. A master gardener, interior designer, and home improvement expert, she has completed many home improvement, decor, and remodeling projects with her family over the past ten years on their 4,500 square foot Victorian house.

Quartz countertop

One of the biggest countertop trends for 2021 is the quartz countertop. It was already gaining speed as a large design trend for the end of 2020 and [is continuing] into 2021. It comes in many styles. It’s on the top of many designer’s lists because it has a durability factor and lasting beauty that make it a very popular choice for almost any kitchen or design aesthetic.

Quartz is also more affordable than granite and very easy to care for, which adds to its popularity. Once you get your quartz countertop installed, there’s very little you have to do to keep it looking nice for years to come. Quartz on the lighter side is very popular. It gives the space a very upscale and contemporary look that complements a lot of kitchen designs.

Many people are also turning toward dark kitchen countertops. You could pick out deep-toned wooden options or glossy, dark countertops. They contrast extremely well with a lighter color scheme, especially if you decide to add lighter-colored cabinets or backsplashes. If you have dark cabinets, go the opposite direction and choose a lighter color on your countertops to help brighten the space up a bit.

A natural stone, Quartzite.

Quartz continues to be very popular because it is durable, has consistent color and pattern, and requires very little maintenance. Some of the color options duplicate the look of white marble but it does not stain like white marble.

Quartzite is a natural stone that is trending because it is very elegant and beautiful and has subtle patterns and colors. Pearl White Quartzite, which is a light grey tone, is extremely popular.

Dekton is an extremely durable cutting edge countertop material that looks like natural stone. It duplicates the look of marble and quartzite without the maintenance.

I anticipate a surge in grays and blacks for 2021 countertops.

Robbie Maynard

Robbie Maynard

Robbie Maynard, Interior Designer at Robbie Interiors.

Kyle Kauffman

Kyle Kauffman

Kyle Kauffman, CEO of Kauffman Kitchens.

Dark kitchen countertops

2021 will be a big year for dark kitchen countertops. Instead of lighter or white kitchen countertops, people will be leaning towards installing black, matte, or gray styles. One of the most popular kitchen countertop materials will be quartz because it comes in a wide variety of dark colors, and it exhibits a glossy finish.

Darker kitchen countertops can create a great contrast between light woods and whites or create a modern look with dark woods and gray tones. Either way, it seems that 2021 will reflect the power of the dark side over the usual open and light kitchen spaces we have come to expect.

Quartz – the countertop trends!

Quartz will lead the countertop trends in terms of material. Consumers like it because it’s durable and easy to get exactly the color and style that they like. Glossy countertops are out, and matte is in.

If you have granite, you can update the look of your kitchen by refinishing the countertops in a matte finish. Bright and airy colors are pushed aside to make room for a deeper, darker palette.

Melanie Musson

Melanie Musson

Melanie Musson is a home interior trends and insurance specialist with

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