Out with the old and in with the new! The year 2021 has brought with it many new trends and styles, and at Lopsang Construction Service LLC, we’re always excited to try out the latest design themes that people can’t get enough of in their kitchens.
To pull together a design theme, you need just the right countertop to match and complement the other design elements in your kitchen. So here are five of the most popular kitchen design themes we’ve seen this year and the countertops that help achieve the look!
Modern kitchens emphasize clean lines with minimalistic cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Some may also refer to these kitchens as contemporary. Many homeowners prefer this theme for its simplicity. This type of kitchen is highly functional and uses exceptional storage methods. Sleek granite or marble countertops are typical in this theme, although polished wood is another attractive option.
Typically, in a modern kitchen, you will see flat or angular surfaces, frameless cabinets with little to no hardware, and a lack of additional items. However, that does not mean that your modern theme has to be cold or bare. Many individuals use simple light fixtures to add a bit of personality to their modern kitchen space.
Similarly, craftsman style has been around much longer but displays simple, straight lines with sturdy construction and minimal clutter. Many of these factors find a new home in modern interpretations of the mid-century design.
Some popular mid-century and craftsman revival design components in kitchens include details within a naturally flowing architectural space. Sleek surfaces are mixed with rounded textures and patterns but can be complemented with more modern elements to keep the space light and uplifting, especially quartz countertops.
For many small spaces, a kitchen island is the most effective way to provide the necessities. An island can house a sink, a built-in dishwasher, and a cooktop to make more room on your other counters for food preparation.
With an exquisite countertop on your island that extends on one end, it can also double as a seating area, eliminating the need for a dining room table. Imagine quartz, marble, or natural stone for a kitchen island because it will be the room’s focal point.
For anyone looking to have a relaxing yet elegant kitchen space, the Italian kitchen is a must. Italians are well-known for their food, wine, and culture. You can encapsulate a feeling of comfort, tradition, and beauty with distressed surfaces and focusing on natural light. These spaces are warm and inviting, with ample space for your loved ones to sit and enjoy food and drinks together.
Some distinct elements to an Italian kitchen theme include wood, stone countertops, and tile backsplash and flooring. Cabinets are made of wood that boasts light hues to allow a bright and airy ambiance. These spaces have a lived-in and well-loved feeling that welcomes friends and family alike. Additional flair, such as arched doorways and antique light fixtures, gives your kitchen a sense of history and culture.
Bold and Bright
For those who don’t like to limit themselves, a bold and bright kitchen will keep you cheery and motivated all day! Bright kitchens with bold pops of color are, quite literally, popping up everywhere! In this popular kitchen design style, pick colors to suit your tastes and not to conform.
Color pairings can be wild and bright: bold oranges and teals or mixed greens and yellows. Lower cabinets often feature a bright pop of color, while upper cabinets feature a more neutral tone. Other details are kept clean to accentuate the color choice above all: stainless steel or silver fixtures, modern light fixtures, and contrasting islands that steal the show.
As with the other details supporting the color choice, choose a countertop that won’t war with your color palette for center stage. A durable granite with a minimal pattern will still offer beauty and quality while not overtaking the bright colors.
If you’re feeling extra bold, try a contrasting countertop color or pattern for your island either as a pop of color or to complement bright accents elsewhere.
As a family-owned company, we believe that the best things in life often start in the kitchen!
If it’s time to revamp your kitchen in any of these eye-catching styles, contact us today to learn more about our stone countertop offerings and which one would be the best fit for your lifestyle, your needs, and your design vision.