A new year means new design trends – and what better time to look at trends set to influence the kitchen market this year? We’ve narrowed down the top 5 trends for kitchens in 2020.
#1. Unconventional Kitchens
This year, forget minimalist white kitchens – things are getting colourful, bold and unconventional. Unusual materials like leather, copper and brass are everywhere, and sometimes used in the most interesting ways. Think leather-wrapped cabinets, aged copper splashbacks and shiny brass countertops. Kitchens are colourful this year too, with cabinets in buttercup yellow or deep navy blue an unusual yet stylish choice.
Kitchens like our Fitzroy contemporary kitchen with its painted cabinets in a range of colours and stone worktops set the scene for this trend perfectly. Don’t be afraid to add a drop of colour where you’d least expect it to – think a neutral kitchen with a buttercup yellow or mint green ceiling, or a duck-egg blue dining table. Not everything has to match – and that’s a key feature of this cool trend.
#2. Green and Serene
Expect kitchens to be green in more ways than one in 2020! Sustainability is the word on everyone’s lips, and a new kitchen made from sustainable materials will be one of the year’s most important trends. Reclaimed timber, bamboo, cork and linoleum are all great choices when it comes to a sustainable kitchen that won’t damage the environment.
But green is making an appearance as a colour too. From sage green to mint green, apple green to forest green, there are a myriad of ways to bring this calming colour into your kitchen. Painted green cabinets add a serene, airy feel to even the cosiest of kitchens, while green worktops have even been seen in the press. Kitchens in multi-tonal greens are set to be a hit this year – think mint green walls, sage units and forest green curtains. It’s like bringing the outdoors into your kitchen, with an effect that’s incredibly calming. If green isn’t your thing, shades of jade and turquoise are set to be equally popular this year, bringing a clean, fresh feel to your kitchen.
#3. Matte is Back
Contemporary kitchens in a high-gloss lacquer have always been undeniably popular, but 2020 sees a nod to classic styles in a matte finish. Think shaker style cabinets with chunky frames, available in a wide range of colours. A soft, matte finish is incredibly forgiving, meaning you can get away with a wide choice of colours, whether you prefer soft grey, cream, or even blush – even a deep navy blue takes on a classic look when it’s in a matte finish. Our Mornington kitchen comes in a range of colours from soft dove grey to stone and even bold graphite.
#4. Bold and Beautiful Backsplashes
Boring plain tiled backsplashes are a thing of the past – step up bold, beautiful and elaborate backsplashes! Whether you opt for copper with an aged green patina, mosaics, or a colourful Mexican style backsplash; it’s an opportunity to play around with different colours and textures.
Add visual interest to your backsplash with statement lighting too. Coloured or elaborately patterned glass backsplashes are going to be popular this year too. They’re not only visually appealing, they’re also easy to maintain and clean too – great news for those who prefer to spend their time in the kitchen cooking rather than cleaning up!
#5. Keep it on Display
Tucking all your kitchen gadgets away behind closed doors is one way to keep your kitchen tidy. But the trend for 2020 is open shelving, meaning it’s finally time to get around to clearing out your kitchen. Stylish shelves in wood, glass or metal look as at home in contemporary kitchens as they do in traditional spaces. Timber shelves can be used to add extra storage space with wall-mounted knife storage and spice racks keeping everything tidy and presentable.
With so many trends to choose from, these are just five to look out for in 2020. Which trends will you be incorporating into your kitchen this year? Get in touch with the team at D2F for inspiration and more trends for the coming year.