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Coastal Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel in Huntington Beach

Before we know it, summer is going to be over within the blink of an eye!

Many homeowners have had to switch up their daily routines in 2021 with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home has taken a new presence, meaning more and more of us are spending time at home staring at our walls and analyzing our outdated kitchens.

Kitchen remodeling is on the rise and with our daily routines taking a shift, among the 2021 midsummer trends, we are seeing more design features that tailor towards these trying times. Here are the 2021 midsummer kitchen design trends!

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2021 Midsummer Kitchen Design Trends

Dark Cabinet Colors

Kitchen remodel with Kemper maritime cabinets with small beverage center

Dark cabinet colors are often overlooked because for a while all-white kitchens were a huge trend! As we approach the end of summer in 2021, we are noticing more and more use of color. Dark cabinet colors offer a nice contrast, especially when used in a two-tone design.

Dark cabinet colors also tend to showcase a luxurious design and can elevate the look of a space by just the color.

Before you begin remodeling your kitchen, dive into our home remodeling resources, guides, and services to help you with your project.

Smart Kitchens

functional kitchen island with storage space

Each day it seems as if there is something new coming out in technology. Stay ahead of the game and do your research on some of these products because they may work out in your favor!

Some high-tech features that are currently trending in kitchens are the motion sense-equipped kitchen faucets or the one-touch sink faucet. This makes cleaning your hands while meal prepping quick and less messy!

Another popular feature is dim lighting. Dim lighting allows you to control the brightness level of your kitchen lights so you can set the right tone in your space. Some lighting systems even allow you to control all the lights from your very own smart phone or tablet. Who knew!

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Mix and Matching Metals

white traditionally styled kitchen

Believe it or not, it is okay to mix metals in your kitchen remodel. Mixing and matching metals adds character to your design and are easily interchangeable when you do want to switch things up.

Textured metals are also a great way to add personality to your kitchen without doing a whole lot. From matte black, to gold, to brass, to chrome, there are so many different options to choose from.

Mixing metals does feature a more eclectic aesthetic, but this is trending in 2021 midsummer design! It is all about finding your own style and making your space work for you.

Walk-In Pantries

White traditional pantries and cupboards

Throughout 2021 we have seen open-concept kitchens lead the list in top trending kitchen ideas. A part of this design concept is allocating space for a walk-in pantry. This design keeps the pantry storage out of the way in your main kitchen area, creating a brighter and airier kitchen design.

Trending walk-in pantry elements include open shelving for easy access to goods, enclosed walls, cheerful colors, additional appliance storage space, and additional countertop space.

Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor brick kitchen

This SoCal weather is nearly perfect and sunny all year long, meaning we should be taking advantage and making sure we are maximizing our space and function. Outdoor kitchens are trending in 2021 midsummer kitchen designs.

If you have the spare square footage, we suggest remodeling your outdoor area to include a kitchen with countertops, bar seating to entertain guests, an outdoor fireplace, and a sitting area. Outdoor living is here to stay!

Pops of Color

High gloss painted wooden floors

Blue is a popular color when adding color to a kitchen design. No matter what color you choose, even a pop of red, orange, green, or different shades of neutrals can go a long way in setting the tone of your kitchen design. Although white is a timeless design, colored cabinetry or tiles is a great way to add some personality to your kitchen.

Specifically in 2021 trending midsummer kitchen design, we will see more earthy colors such as coastal blues, forest greens, and browns.

Decorative Backsplashes

White Cabinetry With Gold Pulls and Knobs for Elegant Design

One of our favorite elements in a kitchen is the backsplash design. Subway tiles is a popular traditional style, but in 2021 we are seeing this being executed with larger slab pieces. Various backsplash textures and geometric shapes are also trending in this year’s kitchen backsplash designs.

Your backsplash selection matters as most often it can serve as the focal point in your kitchen. If you are looking for a more lowkey classic look, we suggest going with neutral patterns and texture. This can still be done with geometric shapes for an updated design.

Multi-Purpose Kitchen Islands

kitchen with a marble island

Kitchen islands are now a must-have in an open-concept kitchen space. They have become the focal point of the kitchen and for good reason. A multi-purpose kitchen island allows more gathering room for the family and to entertain, especially with bar seating.

Kitchen islands serve great functionality with features like island storage, electrical outlets, seating, and additional countertop space. Our favorite function is allowing the family an inclusive space to engage with each other for every meal!

As we spend more time in our homes, why not make our kitchens work for us! Thinking of remodeling your kitchen and updating your space? Do your research and take these trending midsummer tips with you as inspiration.

When you are ready to remodel your California Room, contact us at (949) 861-3400 and we will schedule your complimentary design consultation.

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2021 Midsummer Kitchen Design Trends was last modified: July 5th, 2023 by admin