Popular kitchen colour trends for 2021 and beyond

Popular kitchen colour trends for 2021 and beyond

A new year is a time when people reflect and plan for the future. Whether it’s starting a hobby you’ve always wanted to try, quitting that bad habit or beginning a fitness regime, a new year is the perfect time to get your ‘new year, new me’ plans going. And being cooped up in our homes for the past nine months, it’s about time our home got some much-needed TLC too. And maybe the heart of your home, your kitchen, is the place to start. At Purple, we love helping people achieve their dream kitchen, and that’s by utilising the best materials, styles and colours to suit your preferences. It may not be the first thing you think of when planning a kitchen; you may have your eye on a beautiful granite worktop, stylish cabinets or the perfect flooring options. But choosing the right shades and colour palette for your kitchen can make the world of difference. So, to help you discover the latest kitchen shades that are colouring our world at Purple, we've shared our top picks for the year ahead.

The new neutrals

[caption id="attachment_10346" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Purple Granite via Pinterest[/caption] You can’t go wrong with a neutral colour palette when it comes to a kitchen workspace. A white or cream colour scheme can create a crisp and clean look, which makes the space feel light, bright and spacious; a particular plus for slightly more cramped kitchen spaces. You can take inspiration for this colour trend using our Carrara or Calacatta quartz.  With the synonymous veining and marbled effect of these stones, you can use these accent colours to complement your cabinet colours or flooring to make the whole kitchen area look put together. By using a ‘light-on-light’ approach to colour, you can emphasise the space in a smaller kitchen and create the look of brightness where it may be lacking.

Green with envy

[caption id="attachment_10347" align="aligncenter" width="563"] Heidi Caillier via Pinterest[/caption] Colourful kitchens are a statement, but can also be an effective way in conveying your personal style through your home. Sage green is most certainly the colour of the moment, suiting both ultra-modern, paired-back kitchens, as well as working well with a more traditional interior.  Versatile muted green tones work with both stark white and dark, wooden accents, so whatever your preference, you can match your accessories and appliances with either colour scheme for a ‘put-together’ look.

Go to the dark side

[caption id="attachment_10348" align="aligncenter" width="564"]kitchen worktop colour inspiration Roundhouse Designs via Pinterest[/caption] If you want to stand out from the crowd then a multi-tonal worktop could be the way to go. Neolith’s ‘iron’ range can be used for an effective way of creating a colourful kitchen style, whilst retaining that chic, industrial look.  Iron Corten, for example, with its rust and grey tones, can tie together a darker kitchen beautifully. These statement worktops are a popular way of bringing light to a darker or more minimalist space, helping to add a much-needed ‘lift’ to an all-dark interior scheme. 

Back to Black

[caption id="attachment_10349" align="aligncenter" width="737"]colour inspiration for kitchen worktops @the_1904house_reno via Instagram[/caption] Black, although ever-popular, can be a daunting colour option for a kitchen for some.  However, as demonstrated by this excellent example of one of our own installations, a dark colourway can be used in contrast with bright colourful furnishings and kitchenware to create a contemporary finish. Alternatively, by just opting for a black worktop, you can create this same depth, without having to go ‘all-out’ with dark accessories and fixtures, to try out this colour trend before committing to an all-black design. At Purple, we are experts in our kitchen worktops and can help you choose your perfect stone to suit any style or taste.  We are on hand to ensure you find a design that really works for your home, so why not call us today and speak to a member of our sales team on 01562 549100 or email us at sales@purplegranite.co.uk for more information or a free quote.
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