Whether you’re planning on buying a new home or redesigning your current home, when it comes to the kitchen, you want the space to feel fresh, new, and on-trend. But what, exactly, does that look like in 2021?

In a recent article, realtor.com asked interior designers for their insights on 2021’s hottest kitchen design trends, including:

  • Extra-large islands. 2020 saw homeowners using their kitchens as not only a place to eat and prep food, but a place to socialize with their family, work, and enjoy leisure time—and, as such, the demand for larger kitchen islands is on the rise.
  • Handleless cabinets. While hardware can add a look and feel to cabinetry design, so can a lack of hardware—and the sleek, futuristic look of handleless drawers and cabinets is set to be a big trend for 2021.
  • Dark colors. All-white kitchens were a major trend for years—but in 2021, expect homeowners to opt-out of all white for the more organic look of darker, deeper hues (like charcoal gray, deep blue, and dark green).