Which Were the Most Popular Kitchens Worldwide in 2021?
Visit 10 countries spanning the globe and peek into the most-saved kitchen photos on Houzz last year
This kitchen in Melbourne, Victoria, by First Avenue Homes is a study in contrasts that integrates key material and decorating trends in a classic, timeless way.
The veining in the smooth Portsea Grey marble and the rounded end of the 4m-long island contrasts with the dark, textural linear cladding on the extractor hood and island kickboard. Repeated straight lines in the pendant light and open shelving play off against – and highlight – the arched window into the wine cabinet and oversized round cupboard handles.
We’ve been seeing an increase in dark palettes used in Australian kitchens, and this spaces shows how to successfully balance those colours with pale features to create a lasting style.
This kitchen illustrates an approach to laying out a kitchen that’s popular in France right now. Relocating a kitchen to a hallway can sometimes better optimise available square metres.
During the renovation of this flat in Paris, interior architect Amélie Colombet of Inhale removed a wall between the living room and a hallway. She then created a new open and bright kitchen in the former hall. The former kitchen became a comfortable new bathroom.
The pale wood cabinets, pastel colour palette and hexagonal tiled floor create a natural style that’s also trending in France right now.
Matt green cupboards set a soothing and inviting tone in this German kitchen, which was designed by the Deml joinery firm in Aschau, Bavaria. Oak flooring, a raised bar area and bench seating bring warmth to the space, while a natural stone worktop adds a touch of cool grey.
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These homeowners wanted a crisply designed, spacious kitchen, but a shaft between the former kitchen and utility room had left them with only a tiny area to work with. Delhi designer Rohit Chaudhary of Amusing Interior kept the column as a partition wall, but combined the two spaces to create a more expansive kitchen.
Open shelves and glass cabinets help the space feel light and bright. The cabinets and shutters are made of HDHMR (high-density, high moisture resistance) boards, while the worktops are KalingaStone, a locally manufactured engineered marble. The hardware throughout is from Hettich.
This kitchen by Liadesign was part of the renovation of a 60 sq m flat. The aim was to make the most of the available space, incorporating a gym and a movie area. The kitchen was designed to contribute warmth and a jolt of energy to the décor.
The space juxtaposes the flat’s gorgeous antique wooden flooring against industrial flair and black cabinets. A fiery red fridge spices things up. Judging from the most saved photos on Houzz Italy, many in the country are loving black kitchens, especially when mixed with warm wood details, as shown here.
The stylish pairing of grey and black has become popular in Japanese kitchens, as exemplified in this scheme by R-Studio. A matt finish keeps the chic kitchen-diner from feeling too cold. The light cream colour of the dining table also adds a warm touch and a bit of softness. Ceramic metro tiles from Hirata Tile and brass pendant lights from Futagami add character.
Houzz Russia commenters say they particularly like the grey-and-wood colour scheme in this kitchen by Sinchugova Design Studio.
People also love the wooden frame around the splashback and upper cabinets that draws attention and makes the nearby white flat-panel cabinets virtually disappear.
For this Madrid flat, architect Iago Blanco created an impressive kitchen on a tight, €8,000 (£6,788) budget. The mix of grey-green, wood and white creates a soothing scheme, while the U-shaped layout makes for a well-functioning space.
A glass partition, meanwhile, helps keep cooking smells and noise out of the nearby living area while maintaining visual openness between the spaces.
In the UK, we’ve been seeing a rising interest in natural colour palettes and biophilic design, and this lovely scheme by Shere Kitchens showcases that trend beautifully.
The sage-green colour of the island unit references the outside world, while natural materials, such as the wooden display shelf, earthenware vase and woven basket bring in elements of rustic texture.
Plenty of natural light from bifold doors at the other end of the room make this kitchen feel bright and fresh, while the floor-to-ceiling bespoke cupboards keep clutter out of sight.
The most popular US kitchen of 2021 mixes colours and materials to create a style that looks collected over time. To keep the eye moving, Austin, Texas, designer Ariel Bleich balanced raw timber ceiling beams and other wood details with glass-front cabinets, textured taupe-coloured splashback tiles and a bank of blue cabinetry. A creamy shade of white on the rest of the cabinets, walls and woodwork adds warmth.
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