The start of a new year is a time for reflection and resolutions, but we’re always most excited for the trend reports and making our predictions for what to expect in the year ahead. While we don’t have a crystal ball, we feel pretty confident that several trends that gained momentum in 2020 will continue to gain popularity in the new year.
It goes without saying that 2020 impacted many aspects of our lives, including how we utilized our homes, which became schools, offices and gyms throughout most of the year. Unsurprisingly, as a result home offices increased in popularity and we expect that trend to continue in 2021 as several companies continue to allow employees to work remotely.
While spending extra time at home, it inspired many of us to tackle home organization projects including our pantries. Large pantries have become a highly requested addition to kitchen renovations and we don’t expect this to change any time soon. With our line Inspired Closets, we are able to make highly customized pantries including drawer pull-outs, wine racks, pan racks and so much more.
Colorful cabinets in shades of blue and green are another trend we’ve noticed over the last year. Although neutrals continue to rein supreme, it’s exciting to see the bold jewel-tones gain in popularity. Adding a pop of color to your kitchen island or bathroom vanity is a fun way to incorporate this trend without going over-the-top.
HIDDEN APPLIANCES & PANTRIES
In an effort to streamline our homes, hidden appliances and pantries are another growing trend. Many cabinet lines offer the ability to disguise refrigerators by adding panels to the doors, while adding an appliance garage is a great way to hide smaller appliances such as your coffee maker or blender. In addition, pantries are also being concealed with doors that match the surrounding cabinetry, which make the space both beautiful and functional.
NATURAL WOOD TONES
As people begin to veer away from all white kitchens, natural wood tones have been increasing in popularity. Whether as an accent or carried throughout the space, wood adds warmth and dimension however it is used.
Another trend we expect to see grow in 2021 are mudrooms and drop zones. While there are many variations based on the needs of each family, many include a bench, lockers or cabinets, coat hooks and a place to store shoes. Mudrooms add organization to an otherwise chaotic entryway, which helps maintain the clutter that tends to accumulate when trying to head out the door.
No longer an afterthought, laundry rooms are now becoming a space with style. Featuring ample storage, sinks and folding tables, laundry rooms are getting a major upgrade.
Overall, the trends for 2021 focus on creating functional, organized spaces which makes sense given how much time we are spending at home. From pristine pantries and hidden appliances, to soothing blues and warm wood tones, our homes have become sanctuaries from the outside world.