Kitchen decor: seven trends to watch in 2021

Kitchens expert Paul Jenkinson shares his insight into the emerging trends in kitchen decor, from bronze accessories to earth tones

A kitchen renovation is a big investment, and one that we expect to last for years – so it’s important to choose kitchen decor that will stand the test of time without becoming dated. That’s why its wise to look beyond the current hot trends and think about emerging looks that will only become more on-trend in the years to come.


When it comes to new kitchen trends, no-one has their finger on the pulse more than Paul Jenkinson, founder of British brand LochAnna Kitchens and a 25-year veteran of the kitchen business. Here, he shares his insights into the emerging kitchen decor trends that will define 2021.

So if you’re planning a renovation or even a simple spruce-up, make sure you’re ahead of the style curve and get up to speed with the looks we’ll be loving in 2021.

Earth colours

‘While it was all about brave and bold colours last year, 2021 will see warm and earthy tones take centre stage. We have seen a huge interest in these natural colours, especially since Dulux announced their colour of the year as Brave Ground and Farrow & Ball revealed the on-trend colours for 2021, from clean and timeless blues to dark greens.

‘By opting for a natural colour scheme, you can bring the outside in and create a connection with nature from the comfort of your own home. Not only can they be paired with an array of colours, but these soothing earthy tones and biophilic colour schemes benefit our mental health and wellness.’

If you fancy using a natural palette in your kitchen, check out our tips for using earth tones in your home decor.

Bespoke furniture

Open shelves and bespoke storage will be a popular choice for 2021 as these add interest to the kitchen and create the sense that the space is more open than it is. In a minimalist kitchen, these shelves give you the option to show off your best buys without creating any clutter and can be decorated with anything from plants to crockery.

Boot rooms are also a fantastic way of creating a functional space that the whole family can use, keeping mud and mess in one place.

Bronze accessories