The Trendy Kitchen Colors of 2021: Best and Worst Colors

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Choosing the perfect kitchen colour can be a difficult decision. With so many colours to choose from, it’s easy to make the wrong choice and regret it later. In this article, we’re going to go over some of the most popular kitchen colours of 2021 and offer our advice on which ones will work best for your kitchen. This way you’ll avoid making mistakes like choosing colours that are too dark or too bright!

The 3 best kitchen paint colours

1) Red

The first colour on our list is red. Red can be a powerful kitchen colour because it’s often associated with passion and action. For this reason, many people choose to use it in kitchens that are usually used for cooking or baking so the energy from being surrounded by all of those fiery colours will motivate them even more!

One thing you’ll want to avoid using red as your kitchen colour is if you tend towards emotions like anger or stress – since some studies have shown that these emotions may also cause an increase in heart rate due to blood vessel constriction. Choosing too much red as your favourite single-colour could actually make things worse rather than better for you.

2) Green

The next colour on our list is green. There are some specific greens that you might want to look for if your kitchen will be used by those who have certain food allergies, such as gluten or wheat-free diets – one of these colours could include a shade called pistachio which looks like the natural colour of pistachios and so would provide an eye-catching alternative without needing any dyeing process at all!

Craig from SnackOnDesign says “green also seems to help people feel calm when they’re in their kitchens because it has associations with nature and freshness – this makes it perfect for a place where we cook up delicious healthy meals every day but can’t always get outside due to the cold weather!”

3) Two-toned kitchens

Two-toned kitchens are also a popular choice! A two-toned kitchen can be either black and white or different shades of blue, such as light grey with navy.

A lot of people choose to have their cupboards in one colour while the countertops are another – this is an excellent way to make sure you’re still getting plenty of choices when it comes to colours without having too many options all at once! Adding a matching set of kitchen utensils and accessories definitely makes a bold statement.

One thing that’s worth noting about these types of kitchens, though, is that sometimes they need more upkeep than others because often times there will be areas where both surfaces meet (for example, inside the crevices between your cabinets) which could get dirtier quicker if not properly taken care of on a regular basis.


These are all great for kitchens because they can create space and provide the perfect pop of colour that will liven up the room! They’re also super easy to clean with just water and don’t show stains as much as other colours might do. If you want something bright without being too dark or intense, these are the best options out there! They can also be mixed in with lighter shades like white if you prefer more pastel tones instead of vibrant ones. This way “green” won’t look so drab!

In the words of Bryan Sebring the owner of a remodeling company in Franklin,  “Remember, you don’t have to stick to solid colours. You can choose to have an accent wall, a backsplash, or drawers. Trends come and go, but one thing is always true when it comes to paint colours—popularity doesn’t last long!”

The 3 worst kitchen colours to avoid

1) Beige or Brown

This paint colour is a big no for kitchens because it’s so often associated with being dingy or old, which doesn’t fit the vibe of many modern homes. It can also be too bland if used on its own and not mixed in with other colours.

However, beige or browns work perfect on a two-toned colour palette!

2)  White

White is a great colour to have in your kitchen, but not as the main surface. White can be difficult to keep clean and it doesn’t provide any warmth or welcoming feeling for guests. Black will look better against any light coloured cabinets though!

But if you’re looking for some of those bright white accents (like on the handles), this might just work out well!

3) Dark Grey

It’s a nice colour, but it’ll make your kitchen feel even darker than it already is. It also comes across as gloomy, so it’s best to use this colour in smaller quantities.

Grey is very versatile and can be mixed with a lot of other colours, making it perfect for an accent wall or some cabinets!

Consider cabinetry & appliance colours

A common mistake homeowners make is trying to match their cabinetry to the backsplash or kitchen appliances. It’s best to keep one neutral colour and then add in secondary colours for accent pieces or drawers.

Think about a black cabinet with metallic handles, bright red countertops, and blue accents on drawer fronts. This will give your kitchen that trendy look you’re looking for!

If you want this trend but don’t have enough space because of kids (or just haven’t built out into the yard), invest in an IKEA hack like the modular cabinets where each piece can be mixed-and-matched from different colours at any time.


We hope you enjoyed reading our article about The Trendy Kitchen Colours of 2021: Best and Worst Colours. Now that you know which colours will work well and what not to choose, we’ll leave you to get back to your own design!

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  • My fiance’ is a painting contractor. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly lol

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