Is your kitchen in need of a serious redesign?
Or maybe it could just use some updating?
No matter how large or small the job, changing up your kitchen is a big deal. And if you’re busy like, well, the rest of the world, then perhaps you’re not exactly in the know when it comes to kitchen trends 2020.
Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We’ll take a look at ten of the hottest trends for next year.
Once upon a time, the larder was the room used for storing and preserving foods. It was essentially the refrigerator before such a thing existed.
With the advent of modern appliances, the larder was replaced by the smaller pantry. It came in the form of a small walk-in space or perhaps some shelves off to the side of the kitchen where food was stored.
But 2020 is bringing new focus to the pantry as the ultimate place to keep things organized while taking up minimal space.
And with the newest design software, you can find out more about how to sub in counter-top cabinets or add doors to shelving to get the ultimate in food storage solutions.
The design world has a fickle relationship with wallpaper.
It may be a result of some of the frightening designs that covered walls in the 1970s. Even so, wallpaper – when done tastefully – is gaining in popularity.
Cover an accent wall with a playful design or even a stylish pattern that mimics tile or wood. And you don’t even need to worry about slopping on the glue and laying it straight.
Peel-and-stick wallpaper options are really easy to install and, more importantly, remove.
3. Dark Blue Cabinetry
Top designers are playing with rich dark blue for 2020’s color of the year.
Unlike some of the trendier colors of the past (consider the pastel-laden 1980s) dark blue has a classic and timeless appeal.
This doesn’t mean you have to paint every cabinet in the kitchen in this hue. It can easily be used as an accent color on an island or on the trim.
It also pairs really nicely with gold hardware. Which brings us to your next 2020 kitchen design trend.
4. Gold Hardware
Whatever your feelings about gold hardware, we’re not talking about the bright and brassy version of gold that dominated the late 20th century.
What’s trending in 2020 is far more sophisticated. The gold in this case is more muted and often has a matte finish.
And just as with the blue cabinetry, you’re not relegated to using just gold. You can, of course. But mixing and matching with other metals is also the style of the day.
5. Open Shelves and Deep Drawers
You may have a deep fondness for the upper cabinets of your kitchen. And if you’re the type of person that would rather keep those mismatched cups and plates concealed, then you’ll probably be fine with keeping them.
But the truth is, dispensing of these shelves is becoming a popular trend. Especially among younger consumers who want to rebel against the confined and cramped kitchens of their childhoods.
They’re opting instead for open shelving systems that enable them to display décor and accessories that are an expression of their personalities. They may also have taken the time to gather a great collection of mugs or colorful bowls that they’d rather not hide.
But on a practical level, there are still things that shouldn’t go up on those shelves. So the trend is toward deeper and larger drawers to compensate for that lost upper cabinet storage space.
Pots and pans stored under the countertop in drawers are easier to grab and put away.
There’s even enough space for traditional pantry items like boxes of pasta, bags of rice, and other baking needs that are easier to access there.
6. Full Wall Backsplashes
It’s safe to say that this trend is somewhat driven by the above trend to eliminate that upper cabinetry.
Full wall backsplashes bring both drama and practicality into the kitchen.
Gorgeous artistic tiles or a slap of marble extending all the way to the ceiling is an eye-catching look to be sure. It brings an artistic element to the kitchen.
And a backsplash is far easier to clean than a painted wall.
7. Hints of Color
Are you in love with your white kitchen? You don’t need to scrap it.
But if you’re interested in keeping up with the design trends for 2020, you could jazz things up a little by displaying colorful glassware or pottery. Or consider bringing in a single piece of colorful furniture.
If you’re ready to make a bigger commitment with paint, maybe you start with a kitchen island or the legs on a table.
And if you’re really ready to change things up, paint your ceiling a brand new color. It could make that white pop even more.
Speaking of islands…
8. Double Islands
The kitchen island was such a revolutionary concept.
It brought in extra countertop space for food preparation, while simultaneously inviting people into the kitchen to gather.
So in the spirit of “two is better than one,” today’s more open floor plans often include two islands.
One island still serves the utilitarian purpose of food preparation and storage, but now includes a sink, under-counter appliances, and large drawers.
Meanwhile, the second island continues to bring people together but has added a bar sink, wine storage, and additional seating.
9. Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Cabinetry
If you’re not on board with getting rid of cabinets but would rather install new ones, the trend is to stick with eco-friendly and sustainable materials manufactured responsibly and with low emissions finishes.
One of the biggest trends is kitchen cabinets made with rough-hewn reclaimed wood. And if you can’t quite afford to go custom, there are companies now offering prefab cabinets in more natural, eco-friendly materials such as bamboo and recycled plastic bottles.
10. Concealed Range Hoods and Appliances
Once you’ve installed that gorgeous backsplash and taken the time to pick the perfect accessories for your open shelving system, you may not want the clunky look of your appliances gumming up the works.
Designers in 2020 are embracing sleek range hoods to conceal the stove/oven, as well as fronts for appliances that mimic the look of lower cabinetry and drawers. Perfect for the cook who loves the kitchen, but maybe not the look of it.
Embrace Kitchen Trends 2020
The above ten kitchen trends 2020 are a great place to start exploring your options for giving your kitchen a brand new look.
But don’t be afraid to add your own flair! It is your kitchen, after all.
And for more great tips on being the happiest and most stylish you – inside and out – keep checking back with us!