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Endless Choices

When updating your kitchen space, you can easily get overwhelmed with all the little decisions you have to make. You might have spent the whole day deciding between paint colors, tiles, and light fixtures and now you need to pick hardware for kitchen cabinets? Does it even matter? Well, little details can make a big difference. Besides, hardware for kitchen cabinets is going to be used every single day. But do not worry! Below you will find the top trends in kitchen design for the upcoming year and which type of hardware for kitchen cabinets will work best with the trendy look you are after.

Why Should You Bother With Trends? 

It’s not a secret. Trends come and go. That is what makes trends, trends! You may be thinking that you want to avoid all things trendy in your kitchen space so that it stays up to date as long as possible. You aren’t wrong! You can’t really go wrong with a classic all-white kitchen. However, trends are fun and exciting. They add personality to your home and who doesn’t love being a trendsetter? The best way to find a happy medium is to keep certain, more permanent elements of your kitchen timeless while instituting some easily changeable trendy elements. So go for a classic wood floor and some timeless countertops, but let’s have a little fun with your cabinet hardware. Sound good?

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Top Design Trends of 2021

Whether you’re looking to follow a new trend like a recipe, or incorporate elements of a certain trend into your idea, these recent trends will give you an idea of what’s popular right now. 

Dark Countertops With Light Cabinets

A trend reaching popularity in 2021 is dark countertops and light cabinets. This juxtaposition can be really striking when done correctly. This combination is very modern and one way to effectively pull it off is to have equally modern hardware for kitchen cabinets. A sleek, dark metal cabinet handle choice will pair nicely with the dark counters and will pop on a lighter cabinet.

Wall to Wall Cabinets

In recent years, it was popular to have a more open and airy feel in the kitchen. Designers say that 2021 is all about functionality and utility. Therefore, wall-to-wall cabinets are back on-trend. Plenty of storage is any homeowners dream in their kitchen. So load up your walls with storage. A great way to compliment your myriad of cabinets is with small, minimal hardware. If you choose an elaborate and/or large cabinet handle, you may create a busy, chaotic look.

Minimalist Kitchens

Minimalism isn’t just a design term, it is also a lifestyle for some people. Younger generational cohorts such as Generation Z (those born between the years 1997-2012) and Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) have been shown to value the minimalist lifestyle as it promotes less clutter and more intentional living. A way to implement this into your living space might be to have either very simple hardware or even no hardware on your cabinets at all!

Warm Colors

Another fun trend in 2021 is the implementation of warm, rich colors into your kitchen. There has been a long stretch of clean, white kitchens in the past. While those are gorgeous, if you are someone that enjoys a little edge, consider adding colors like dark green, gold, deep red, or anything rich color that speaks to you! A great way to keep with that warm, rich look is yellow gold colored cabinetry hardware. You may even consider a vintage shape or style to make an even bigger statement.

Reclaimed Wood

A striking trend that will be surfacing is the use of reclaimed wood in the home. Reclaimed wood is processed wood that has been retrieved from its original application which might have been an antique barn, cabin, or vintage building. This wood adds a sophisticated and unique look to space without lots of fuss. There are two ways you could go with reclaimed wood: you could find equally rustic hardware to match the aesthetic of the wood or you could go really modern to create more visual interest in your kitchen.

Copper Fixtures

If you’d like to stick to a clean, white kitchen, no worries! As said before, that is a classic and beautiful option for your space. A trendy way to add a little flair to that white kitchen is by choosing lovely copper fixtures. They are such a unique way to add a subtle pop of color to your home. This could include copper hardware, copper faucets, copper accents, or all of the above!

Pops of Personality

The last option for choosing the perfect hardware for kitchen cabinets is simply to choose something unique that fits your personality. The great thing about hardware is that it is easy to change and update with time. So go crazy!

Ready to Update?

At Cleveland Cabinets, we believe that exceptional quality, outstanding value, and superior customer service are the keys to making our customers happy. Our commitment to first-class quality and service at an affordable price makes us Cleveland’s premier source for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, countertops, and remodeling services. Come take a look at our showroom at Cleveland Cabinets and get to know more about us and our design process. Visit our website or give us a call at (216) 626-7848. We look forward to talking cabinets with you!

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