The pandemic has made us rediscover and love our cuisine. We have spent more time in it than expected, highlighting the importance of having a kitchen where we feel comfortable and adapted to ourselves. The kitchen renovation has exploded in recent months in search of a place to enjoy and share.
The kitchen is the heart of the house and, although its main function is cooking, we increasingly seek to turn it into a multifunctional space where we can meet or develop other activities in contact with the rest of the family. Therefore, if what you are looking for is to give your kitchen a change we give you ideas to make it the queen of the house.
A multifunctional space
Kitchens that connect the entire space. As we pointed out, more and more, we seek to make the kitchen a multifunctional place where we can not only cook or eat. In this sense, the distribution of kitchens open to the living room will predominate thanks to the comfort and versatility that it allows us. To achieve this effect, the open shelves will stand out, providing a feeling of spaciousness, as well as an extra storage space.
But the most prominent trend is the distribution of the kitchen in the kitchen-living room-terrace trinomial. Confinement has pushed us to value the outdoor areas of our home giving prominence to patios, terraces, and gardens that will become another part of the kitchen, bringing light to this room and making it possible to enjoy the outdoors while we work or cook.
The demand for large tables and islands is also growing. Now that we work and study at home, we need larger work surfaces. The comfort in kitchen chairs also gains weight, which goes from being a mere complement to becoming co-stars of the space.
Ecodesign and sustainable furniture has been a growing trend for several years, gaining more weight in 2021. The trend towards more natural spaces with products of traditional origin, recycled and ecological materials, will be fundamental. Wood in all its variants, neutral tones, and simple shapes will be present in our kitchens.
Yes indeed! The marbled porcelain tiles will continue to triumph on the countertops and the monochrome textile upholstery on chairs. Marbles, bamboo, glass, or metal will not be lacking in our kitchens either.
A kitchen of contrasts
And it is that this year not only textures will be mixed. Chromatic contrasts will also invade our kitchens. Both white and pastel colors are on-trend, such as black, anthracite gray, graphite, or navy blue, but be careful! All in an extra matte finish. Terracotta, greenish, orange, or intense blue tones will also predominate, an escape route to nature.
A combination that you cannot lose sight of will be Ultimate Gray and Yellow Illuminating, the color of 2021 according to Pantone. This mix of colors represents the optimism and strength needed to face this year after 2020.
For their part, the chairs, come stomping. In soft and cheerful tones, such as blue or pink, antibacterial fabrics treated against bacteria, abrasion and stains are here to stay, perfect for the kitchen.