Country Living Kitchen Trends 2021

All White kitchens will never go out of style, however we have uncovered key trends for 2021 which will make you equally happy. Think natural elements, pops of colour and dark shades you wouldn’t expect. It's easy to incorporate pop of colour without changing the main theme of your kitchen, you can do this by adding in colourful appliances, colourful ceilings or tiles.

If you want to incorporate rustic elements add in hints of sustainable and natural elements to your kitchen accessories. Bring in handmade tiles in terra-cotta and cement – a great solution to add a bit more soul to your kitchen. When it comes to countertops Quartz is becoming more affordable and a great solution to marble countertops.

There are new trends for accessorizing your countertops like vintage plate racks, or hardware metal finishes like copper, brass and black matte. Consider 2021 the year of the kitchen!

1. Kitchens with Curves 

 
You have probably already seen this style trending all over Pinterest and interior design blogs and it’s going to be a huge trend for 2021. See how it is translated into this beautiful kitchen designed by Tiffany Lee Design, with more information in her blog.

HoM Mosaics to Match

  
Newquay 14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Brighton £14.00 per tile, £164.89 per square metre. 

2. Integrated Range Hood 

 
Designer Stefani Stein created a seamless look in this kitchen where the range blends right into the subway tile walls.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Mini Metro White £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Midi Metro Pistachio £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

3. Colourful Kitchen Islands 

 
Think about painting your kitchen island a playful colour to add some pop into your kitchen contrasting with white cabinets, ike Alison Giese Interiors did in the above image.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Acapulco £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Brixton £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

4. Bright Coloured Cabinets 

 
After 2020 we all need some more sunshine in our lives and kitchens, pair with a colourful splash back.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Geo Moroccan Large £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre                            Geo Blush £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

5. Modern Black 

 
As suggested by Semihandmade if you want a modern trendy look go for black cabinets and rustic open shelves. Just like Yellow Brick Home, did with this space, using cabinet doors by Semihandmade.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Mini Metro Black £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Jewel Black £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

6. New Rustic

 
The rustic look has been around for a long time, but if you pair it with a pop of fresh paint like Designer Hadley Wiggins- Martin did here, you can really modernise the rustic look.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Dylan £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Ibiza £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square 

7. Terra Cotta Tiles 

 
With Terra Cotta you probably think of plant pots and garden shops. Pair that material with soapstone countertops and classic brass hardware and you have a unique yet traditional and beautiful kitchen.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Copper Antwerp £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Geo Moroccan Bright £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

8. Marble Kitchen Countertops 

 
Carrara marble as shown in the image will always be in style, however if you’re a red win drinker Quartz might be a much better fit for you and your kitchen. While it looks like natural stone engineered quartz is more affordable and less prone to stone. 

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Quartz Linear White £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre, Carrera Art Deco £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

9. Kitchen Larders 

 
Originally a room of its own in the home used for storing and preserving foods, the kitchen larder has been transformed into a stand-alone cupboard or pantry. They can be large enough to house the majority of your dry goods and small enough to keep things organised while taking up minimal space. Forget walk in and sub in counter – top cabinet or add doors to enclose pre-existing shelves.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Geo Grey Hex £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Allana £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

10. Handmade Kitchen Tiles 

 
Bring texture and nunance to your kitchen walls with handmade tiles. The possibilities are vast- try terra cotta or cement in colours that range the rainbow – although we lean towards more neutral hues.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Grey Brick £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Carrera Mix £12.99 per tile , £142.89 per square metre

 
Don’t forget your kitchen ceiling! Add a bit of colour, wallpaper or wood panelling and add some drama to your kitchen space.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Drama £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre, Tropical Mono £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

12. Reclaimed Wood Kitchen cabinetry 

 
If you’re installing custom cabinets opt for reclaimed wood. Good news companies like IKEA are moving to include more eco friendly and reclaimed wood for their kitchen cabinets. From Bamboo to recycled plastic bottles, cabinet companies are taking this revival of reduce and reuse very seriously.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Steampunk £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Calgary £14.99 per tile £164.89 per square metre

13. Kitchen Wallpaper 

 
Wallpaper has become less scary over the last 5 years however some are still scared to have it feature in the kitchen. Companies are now creating less permanent wallpapers, there are options to have peel and stick wall papers in trendy designs and are incredibly easy to add or remove. One tip is to opt of a design that is close to tiles.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Geo Moroccan Black and White £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Casablanca Monochrome £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

14. Kitchen Plate Racks 

 
Vintage plate racks are making a come back for 2021! Whether displayed on countertops or mounted on the wall, its ads an element of soul to your kitchen

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Ariana £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Mini metro white SA £13, £143 per square metre

15. Mix and Match Kitchen Metals 

 
2021 is not about being matchy and matchy and goes for kitchen metals as well. Chose a nickel of the kitchen knobs and cool brass or matte white for the faucet. Choose a different metal for your kitchen light fixtures.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Gatsby £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Copper Lux £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre

16. Hidden Kitchen Appliances 

 
Try adding fronts to your appliances that mimic your cabinetry. Refrigerators and washing appliances disappears when clad to match their cabinet cohorts. Evens your massive oven hood can get in on the action

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Shoreditch £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Marble Luxe £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre

17. Open Shelving

  
Kitchen shelving helps showcase your kitchen homeware and any beautiful heirlooms. Being able to see through your storage means you can easily access. Don’t forget to clean often though as they are on show to your guests.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Calgary £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Jewel White £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

18. Standout Sinks 

 
An apron front sink in a farmhouse kitchen isn’t exactly unexpected; a farmhouse sink in soapstone with brass hardware is a showstopper. Tip- set against white walls wood cabinets and stainless steals countertops.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Mini Metro Petrol Blue £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Ibiza £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 19. Natural Wood Tones in the Kitchen

19. Natural Wood Tones in the Kitchen 

 
Stained and painted woods are on trend we are also seeing it in its natural state try adding a kitchen island in a pretty, grainy wood. Brown wooden shelves that feel original to the house are another way to test the waters with this wood. It will bring warmth to any kitchen space.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Steampunk £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Dylan £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre

20. Tons of Texture 

 
Layer up on texture and finishes instead of colour. In this kitchen designer Cathy Chapman chose white beadboard on the ceiling and shiplap for the walls. She used brass strap hinges and latches on the cabinets, black marble countertop for the kitchen island, lots of warm wood on the floor, other countertops and splashbacks
HoM Mosaics to match
  
Chelsea £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Petrol Marble Mix £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square 

21. Swoon worthy Ceilings 

 
Use your ceiling to add some fun into your kitchen. Here, Medcap Cottage team choose to paint the ceiling a light blue ( Blue Ground, Farrow and Ball) and added antique lantern.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Brixton £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square, Camden £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square 

22. Hints of Colour 

 
Don’t scrap your all white kitchen to stay on trend just add pops of colour instead, whether it be colourful pottery in a on show cabinet or bring in colourful furniture, or paint large piece like this kitchen island.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Geo Blush £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Cairns £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square metre

23. Open plan living areas

 
Maximise your space by combining your family room and your kitchen into one space. Mix up the lighting helps differentiate the areas while a uniform wall colour keeps everything cohesive.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Calacatta Luxe £15.99 per tile £175.89 per square, Mini Metro Grey £11.99 per tile £131.89 per square metre 

24. Pretty Pantries

 
Kitchen’s today boast large open pantries with plenty of shelving and organised food storage. If you want to show off how well you can keep things organised a screen door with windows, keep colours right to draw people in.

HoM Mosaics to match 

   
Drama £15.99 per tile, £174.89 per square metre, Darwin £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

25. Range of Colours 

 
Add in colour with accessories and appliances from companies such as Smeg, Big Chill and Lacanche.

HoM Mosaics to match

  
Geo Moroccan Bright £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Acapulco £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre 

26. Copper Accents 

 
Martha Stewert knows her way round a kitchen like no other. Her kitchen offers features of copper pots and pans with a collection of matching serving ware.

HoM to match 

  
Abu Dhabi Bronze £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square, Copper Antwerp £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square 

27. Reclaimed Wood 

 
Vintage will always be in style. The owners of this house show their love of repurposed pieces with matching reclaimed pine through out the home.

HoM Mosaics to match 

   
Copper Luxe, £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square, Dylan £14.99 per tile £164.89 per square 

28. Butcher Block Countertops 

 
Butcher block is very low maintenance it just needs an occasional coating of mineral oil. The neutral material is a great way to break up the classic white kitchen. This home is a Massachusetts Beach home and the couple have perfectly incorporated this trend.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Steampunk £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Grey Brick £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

29. Two Tone Cabinets 

 
Unified cabinets are no longer a kitchen trend, mix it up with different styles and sizes.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Helsinki £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Chelsea £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square 

30. Colourful Accents 

 
Colour is making its way back into our homes. Take inspiration from this homeowners lively kitchen which features a retro styled mint green refrigerator and dishwasher, also pops of colour from SMEG appliances.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Midi Metro Crackle Teal, £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square, Midi Metro Crackle Pistachio £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

31. Concealed Range Hoods 

 
If you want to give more focus to your appliances, backsplash or accessories, then embrace this trend. Let your other appliances steal the show with a sleek range hood like this one designed to blend in with the cabinetry.

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Mini Metro petrol blue £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square metre, Niagara £14.99 per tile £164.89 per square metre 

32. Think beyond Greige 

 
Grey undertones give a timeless and liveable vibe to most paint colours – not just beige – where it’s a sophisticated blue-grey seen in this picture (Oyster Bay Sherwin- Williams), a purple- grey ( like Greyish by Sherwin Williams), or green-grey like ( Dry Sage by Benjamin Moore).

HoM Mosaics to match 

  
Riyadh Siler £11.99 per tile £131.89 per square metre Petrol Marble Mix £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

33. Darker Floors 

 
For a cosy room select light paint for walls and cabinetry and choose darker flooring. Mix one half Ebony and one half Jacobean from Minwax, similar to this image.

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Carrera Brick £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre, Allana £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre. 

34. Heavy up the Metal 

 
Open shelving is here to stay and with no upper cabinetry the focus show be on the oven hood making it a focal point. Dress it up, choose Cooper sheeting, with coordinating straps and rivets, adds age old warmth.

HoM Mosacis to match

 
Copper Luxe £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre,                                Gunmetal Luxe £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre 

35. Design from the Ground up 

 
Statement floors are in and here to stay. Make a subtle impact with a statement floor rather than a statement splash back. On trend square shape has a charming shingle like effect as seen in this image.

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Geo Moroccan black and white £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre,  Tropical Mono £12.99 per tile £142.89 per square metre 

36. Look on Insta! 

 
The addictive feed of deVOL Kitchens offers an endless stream of age-old English inspiration, from decorative ‘spot cutouts’ to painted wooden knobs. Take a cue from the kitchen experts and hide modern appliances such as microwaves in cabinetry that runs flush with the countertops.

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Marble Luxe £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre Cairo £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre 

37. Pecky Cypress Finishes 

 
If you love the reclaimed wood look, this is a phrase ‘pecky cypress’ your be hearing a lot. As seen here on the hood and island, it’s a type of wood that has a grainy texture thanks to long narrow burrows or cavities.

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Calgary £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Shoreditch £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

38. Now, get decorating! 

Your kitchen is the more utilitarian room in the house, which is why you obsess over accessories and finishing touches. It is also the heart of the home, little touches such as slipcovers; decorative hardware and prized collections serve up a little softness.

HoM Mosaics to match

 
Chelsea £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Bruges £11.99 per tile £131.89 per square metre 

39. Embrace Black Appliances 

 
Stainless steal in small kitchens can dominate a room and draw your eye to just that appliance. Manufacturers such as GE, Samsung and Whirpool, have wised up to this dilemma and have instead introduced microwaves, stoves and refrigerators in shades of black and slate.

HoM Mosaics to match 

 
Jewel Black £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre, Harlem £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 
With thanks to Country Living 
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