Our favourite kitchen trends of 2021

It’s a brand new year, and it seems that everyone’s in the mood for something different. No surprises there – with so many of us having been staring at the same four walls for ages now, it seems natural that so many homeowners in the UK have big plans to do change things up for their interiors this year. And if you’re on the lookout for inspiration when it comes to your kitchen, thankfully there’s no shortage of kitchen trends that you can choose to give yourself a bit of a kickstart. Here are some of our personal favourites here at Savoy Timber – and if any of them catch your eye, we’re sure to have the perfect laminate worktops to help you achieve the effect you want.

Get your kitchen red-dy

Red might not be everyone’s first choice of colour scheme for their kitchen, but then again, that’s one of the reasons why it makes for quite such a dramatic and inspired choice!

As one of the boldest colours, red creates an instant impression, and provides a very distinctive look for your kitchen. That’s not to say it necessarily has to be a simple postbox red, of course – it’s a colour that encompasses plenty of very specific shades, from a rich cherry red, to a deep ruby, to bright cerise. That gives you plenty of freedom for taking risks and experimenting with your creativity as find the one that you think best suits your kitchen, and the atmosphere you’ve envisioned for it.

Plus, of course, red has a number of natural associations for humans that makes it a perfect fit for kitchens – it’s the colour of fire and passion, and of enduring love. What better choice for a room that’s often described as ‘the heart of the home’?

Tap into the trend for two-tone colours

It’s often the simplest colour schemes that are the most effective. That’s probably a big part of the reason that two-tone kitchens are once again seeing a surge in popularity. Now, we’ve already recently covered here on the blog about how choosing new kitchen doors for your cabinetry can be a fantastic way to transform your kitchen on a budget. Together, the colour of your kitchen doors and worktops have a huge effect on the look, feel and atmosphere on your kitchen, so it’s worth choosing them very carefully, and considering how they’ll complement or contrast with each other.

If you want a more luxurious look for your kitchen, you might want to start by considering some of the most popular deeper colours, like navy blue or forest green. It’s a very understated look!

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Turn to the dark side

Another interesting side-effect of the two-tone kitchens trend is the increasing penchant for dark surfaces. Dark countertops in richer tones like the ones you’ll find in our Zenith laminate kitchen worktop range are perfect candidates for being offset by lighter kitchen furniture, or ‘pops of colour’ from brightly-shaded appliances like kettles, toasters, microwaves and more. Our Rouille Zenith worktops and Zenith Magma worktops are both popular options for achieving this effect.

Dark worktops are particularly effective when contrasted with another rapidly-rising kitchen trend – the return of the accent wall. With carefully selected colours, the combination of the two can create a particular sense of drama for a room, and make it feel even more inviting.

Surround yourself with soothing, calmer colours

At the opposite end of the scale to the deeper, richer colours we’ve talked about above, there’s also a lot of demand for softer and more soothing colours. No wonder, really – it’s been one heck of a year so far, so it’s not surprising that more and more people want to transform their kitchens into places of bliss and relaxation. Pastel tones and calming shades of sweet lemon, dusky pink, soft grey and sage green are all colours du jour.

These are just a few ideas of course – you may well have your own vision for your kitchen! Whatever you’ve got in mind, you can count on us to have the perfect laminate kitchen worktops to achieve it right here at Savoy Timber. You can browse them right here on our site, and we also stock them in our DIY stores in Blackpool, Preston or Wigan. We’re dedicated to helping you to shop safely during the ongoing Covid-19 situation, so don’t forget to check our latest Covid-19 service update before you visit!