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8 Trends for Kitchens in 2024 (Updated)

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Just like fashion trends are changing with the turn of the season, so do interior design trends. But, it does not seem fair to make a comparison of your wardrobe (your clothes collection) with the interiors because the latter is an investment of a very high value. So even as we appraise you of the Trends for Kitchens in 2021, we promise to give suggestions of design ideas that are going to be around for some years at least.

If you have plans for getting your new kitchen furnished or your old kitchen requires renovation, flip through these Trends for Kitchens in 2021 suggested by our interior designer and design experts.

  1. Colors Ranging from Blue to Green

2021 is bound to be a highly “blue” year outright. Hence, all this familiar blue shades will be in vogue. Rather our kitchen trends 2021 expert says, “The palette for this year will extend from blue to green. Other than various shades of blue, subtle shades of turquoise and green will even be in. And wooden grains are always a hot favorite in the Indian context.

We at Suntech are putting our money on this particular navy blue membrane finish. This one is bound to rule the roost in 2021 with its seamless richness!

  1. Opening up Kitchens to Develop Island Counters

In the case of kitchen layouts, most homeowners do not have a choice unless they are building their own house from scratch. In apartments, you have to make do with the kitchen given the builder be it U-shaped or L-shaped or Galley Kitchen. However, our designers conveyed to us that demolishing walls is a growing trend to open up kitchens. This could be attributed to two reasons:

    • The very small kitchen will look bigger if you open it up; or
    • It’s a lifestyle constrained choice.

Suntech elaborated on this by saying, “If a family entertains a lot, it makes sense for them to have an island kitchen. Serving and engaging is easier with your guests. Hence we come across many people going for island counters by merging kitchens with their dining rooms to save space.”

  1. Glass Kitchens, for Real?

There is something new doing the rounds in the market, and it’s a kitchen cabinet finish. Of course, we are concentric on back-painted glass shutters. It looks like acrylic but is much cheaper. If you are seeking a glossy finish that is seamless in the truest sense, getting a glass kitchen would be a great idea. In that case, you can even go for a lacquered glass backsplash matching the glass kitchen look and feel; plus it’s cleaning is easier too!

However those finishes – sleek and acrylic, aren’t going anywhere; they are bound to remain. People will continue to opt for acrylic finishes provided they have the budget for them.

  1. Tall Cabinets to a Stocking up Job & Open Shelves to Provide Easy Access

Most people think that a tall unit is a luxury. But it is not that simple. Our designer has a very interesting take on tall cabinets. He says, “Every time I direct my clients to opt for a tall unit in case of small kitchen. You can fit your whole pantry into this unit. Its usefulness outweighs its cost.” And we are 100% sure that homeowners are opting for the tall cabinet and pantry pull-out accessory. And these cabinets are also available in budget versions. So, there is no longer restriction on the appearance to only high-end kitchens.

The popularity of open shelves on the rise globally. Primarily, this is because shelves offer easy access. As people have less time to cook, they are taking ease of use over aesthetics. Thus, open shelves replacing wall cabinets’ features prominently in the kitchen trends 2021.

  1. Quartz & Caesar stone

Granite has rules the market for countertops for over a decade. But now the trend is witnessing those homeowners are slowly but steadily withdrawing from this sturdy material. According to Suntech designer, “Quartz countertops are the new hot favorite with homeowners these days. Mainly it’s due to the available range of colors along with the seamless look. Quartz even lets us mix two colors.”

Our designer also mentioned Caesar stone for her kitchen trends 2021, but it is pertinent to note that it is very expensive countertop material. It is available just for people who wish to have a kitchen of high budget.

  1. Slab Backsplash & Lacquered Glass

Have you come to kitchens where the slab seems to extend to the backsplash? If you haven’t then you will because these are one of the big kitchen trends 2021. Slab backsplashes amazingly continue to them; they even have durability and are easier in cleaning. So we are backing up this trend for the coming year to get enormous!

Another kitchen trend in 2021 that has caught on the pace from last year is lacquered glass backsplashes. Again the seal look works for this material and so does its affordability. Moreover, it is available in a range of pop colors that brighten the kitchen on the spot!

  1. Onyx Tiles

The next big aspect available for kitchen flooring is onyx tiles. This has marble resemblance and has affordability quite a lot, which comes in larger tile dimensions. If you are planning to have your kitchen in dark colors, then white or neutral colored onyx tiles are the best suitability for your kitchens.

Moroccan floor tiles continue to be a rage among homeowners. Quite interestingly it is noteworthy that the typical blue-hued Moroccan tiles are highly suitable with classic blue, our Pantone color of the year, which is quite dominant for Trends for Kitchens in 2021.


  1. Lighting: Task Lighting

In context to kitchen lighting, things just got very interesting for the coming year. Our designers have made a notice of a marked thrust towards task lighting in kitchens. To illustrate, under cabinet lighting is very popular among homeowners these days as it lights up the working space on the counter. Also, profile lighting under the cabinets is something that is increasingly capturing people’s imagination.


Fashion trends are changing with the turn of the season, so do interior design trends. But, it does not seem fair to make a comparison of your wardrobe (your clothes collection) with the interiors because the latter is an investment of a very high value. As even as we apprise you of the Trends for Kitchens in 2021, we proffer design ideas suggestions that are going to be around for some years.

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