Not only is 2020 a new year, but it’s also the start of a new decade. What better time is there to refresh your kitchen than now? If you’re looking to keep up with the latest kitchen styles of this new decade, here are the top kitchens trends of 2020.
1. Marble Kitchen Countertops
Marble kitchen worktops will remain in style in 2020. White Carrara marble is bright and beautiful and is a striking design. If you’re into red wine, perhaps quartz marble will be a better fit for you. While engineered quartz looks like a natural stone, it is more affordable and isn’t as prone to stains.
Larders used to be a room of its own, where foods were stored for preservation before the refrigerator was invented. These days, you’ll find a larder as a stand-alone cupboard. They’re large enough to house most of your dry goods, but small enough to keep things organised without taking up too much space. You don’t need a walk-in larder when you can a counter-top cabinet or add doors to close up existing shelving.
3. Kitchen Wallpaper
Wallpaper isn’t typically hung in a kitchen, but recently it has become a trend for those looking to try something less permanent. There are many peel-and-stick papers in trendy designs that can be easily installed and removed. A good tip is to go for a graphic design that mimics the look of a kitchen tile.
4. Kitchen Plate Racks
Expect to find more plate racks in kitchens in 2020. Whether placed on countertops or mounted on walls, they can add huge character to any space. It will also give you a place to store and display dishware instead of hiding it away in a cupboard.
5. Mix-and-Match Kitchen Metals
Instead of matching all your metals, you can mix them up instead. Go for a nice nickel for your knobs and a cool brass for your tap. Really change it up by going for a completely different metal for your lighting.
6. Hidden Appliances
Not everybody wants everything out in their kitchens. You can try by adding fronts to appliances that mimic your cabinets. Watch your refrigerators and dishwashers disappear when clad to match the cabinets. Carefully crafted kitchen units ensure your kitchen feels sleek without appliances sticking out.
7. Natural Wood
Stained and painted wood are popular choices, but natural wood is making a comeback. If you’re looking for a kitchen island or just a topper, go for a grainy wood. Brown wooden shelves are also a good way to test the waters with a natural wood feel. This will bring warmth to any kitchen space.
8. Open Shelving
A popular kitchen storage trend this year will be to show off your wares with open shelving. Have you got other heirlooms or antiques to show off? Store them on open shelving. No more struggling to find anything you need when it’s on show. Just ensure you clean your items regularly now they’re on show!
9. A dash of colour
Do you want to add colour to your kitchen, but don’t want a drastic change? Take small steps instead by just adding a dash of colour. Buy colourful pottery, add colourful furniture or switch the colour of your kitchen doors and cabinets in this latest trend.
10. Open Kitchen and Living Area
It might seem like an old idea, but even a classic open plan can still be on-trend in 2020. An open kitchen and living area creates one large room for the perfect family space. Mix up lighting fixtures to differentiate the areas while a uniform wall colour keeps everything together.
11. Cantinas for Dogs
Pets are a huge part of any family and a new trend allows them to be part of kitchen space. Doggie cantina areas, designed for feeding dogs, is expected to be a popular trend. Not only does this give them a place to eat, but also a place for them to hang out with you. Use alcoves under kitchen cabinets to place dog bowls, food, treats and leashes.
12. Sustainable Materials
With more respect being placed for the environment, the use of sustainable materials for kitchen furniture and accessories will increase in 2020. It will even come in shades of green to show how green you are in 2020.
13. Bold Backsplashes
Gone are the days of a subtle, functional backsplash – something more grand and elaborate is on-trend. They will serve as art and focal points of the kitchen, with unique lighting and textures to make them stand out.
14. Double Islands
If one kitchen island isn’t enough, why not get a second? A second island can expand kitchen function, maintain traffic flow and divide areas for meal preparation and serving. Add dual sinks to one island and cleaning up will be easier than ever.
15. Warm Finishes
Grey and white kitchens may well become a thing of the past this year, with warmer finishes on the rise. Stylish wood cabinetry can make a kitchen feel modern and fresh. Pair wooden cabinets with a natural countertop and tumbled stone floors to create a homely feeling.
16. Use of the Fifth Wall
In your kitchen, there is a fifth wall that you’re likely neglecting – the ceiling! Add a bit of colour, wallpaper or wood panelling to give your space a dramatic new look.
17. Standout Sink
For something completely unexpected, why not try a farmhouse sink with brass hardware in a modern kitchen with white walls, wood cabinets and stainless steel countertops? Just a simple change can turn a modern kitchen into something more unique.
18. Standout Pantries
Pantries used to be the place where you’d hide your food stock away, but this is changing. Today’s pantries are roomy with plenty of shelving for all your dry goods. If you want to show your pantry off, why not add a door with a view to the room and an eye-catching colour?
19. Dark Floors
If you prefer light paint for walls and cabinets, add a dark floor stain to increase the cosy factor.
20. Bring in Black Appliances
Stainless steels, whites and greys are appealing but small kitchens can look gloomy if all appliances are that colour. All the big brands are releasing refrigerators, stoves and microwaves in stunning shades of black and slate.