10 Kitchen Trends You’ll See Everywhere In 2020
If a kitchen renovation is on the horizon or you’re building your dream home from the ground up, there is something so exciting about creating your perfect kitchen. This hardworking space is increasingly moving towards a more personal, daring approach that marries technology with soulfulness — something that makes you want to pull up a chair and linger, not merely whisk batter or sauté onions. We’re seeing more color, dramatic islands, new twists on patterned tile and the return of classic touches like reeded glass. So, fire up that Pinterest board and get inspired by the top 2020 kitchen trends.
Deeper hues like navy and dove grey have been the colors du jour for forward-looking kitchen cabinetry in the last few years, but the future is looking brighter. Rising designer Young Huh had no qualms about choosing a luscious buttercream-frosting pink for a showhome kitchen, and designer Ami McKay chose a minty hue for a refreshingly personalized kitchen (above) that homeowners of all ages can approve of.
This rustic kitchen is housed in a bona fide heritage property, but the wooden beams and chunky vernacular furniture of farmhouse style are sought after by city and country folk alike. Freestanding pieces of furniture, such as this hutch and custom island, look accumulated over time from different periods for an authentically collected look.
Reeded Glass Revival
The return of reeded glass (also referred to as fluted) can be traced to its use by influential design firms like Plain English Design. The debate rages on as to whether open shelving is eclipsing uppers, but this textural glass offers a glimpse of pretty dishware without having to carefully curate your collection — turns out, homeowners can have their cake and eat it too.
We have seen the rise of the Nordic blond woods, but deeper-toned oiled walnut and ash may be elbowing the Scandi look aside to bring an earthiness and warmth to simple Shaker-style cabinetry. To keep the look fresh, opt for a low-sheen finish and minimal hardware.
Noshing at the kitchen island is commonplace, but why not elevate the whole experience with a hybrid dining table that doubles the surface and allows guests to ditch the stools and stretch out? This custom option shows the convergence of convenience and comfort.
Fully tiling a wall has been a popular trend, but there’s no rule you can’t mix things up. A swath of colorful porcelain tile breaks up the marble penny rounds — like a table runner — and creates a striking backdrop for a clean, modernist range hood.
The pendulum (or pendant) has swung from industrial fixtures to delicate, jewelry-like lighting. The next evolution goes back to basics with lighting with woven shades made of natural materials. The appeal is clear: much like the oiled oak wood in this Cali-cool kitchen, woven pendants inject a soulful note that speaks to the human touch.
Banish thoughts of brassy makeup or strobing, this kind of contouring is much more elegant. Contrasting the frame of the cabinets with doors creates a Chanel jacket-like effect that’s chic and on point in this Hotel Regency-style kitchen.
Bento Box Kitchen
Storage has always been a sought after commodity in kitchens, so what better way to disguise it than with blocks of clean-looking cabinetry in a glossy finish. The cabinet doors in this minimalist kitchen open with a angled edge, but we love how the chunky pulls punctuate the integrated appliances which get lots of play.
Island As Art Pieces
A dramatic surface — whether it’s real stone or composite or quartz — can double as sculpture when the veining is as bold as a road map and it’s used in large slabs for major impact. This version also taps the mixed-media trend for islands and amps up the glamour with a shiny metallic finish endcap.