It’s important to choose elements that make your kitchen design timeless – so you don’t have to redo it in a few years when it starts to look dated. But you’ll also find lots of creative ideas and inspiration in current design trends.
So, here’s our roundup of the 2020 kitchen design trends that experts, such as the team at Better Homes & Gardens, are predicting will be huge next year…
1. Blues of all hues
Colour matching specialist Pantone announced that Classic Blue is its Colour of the Year 2020 – a beautifully rich, deep shade that works well in many spaces within the home. Following this announcement, it’s only logical that the kitchen design trends for 2020 will feature lots of lovely blues.
Cupboard door fronts are the perfect candidate for a splash of deep blue, especially when paired with simple white touches for a gently nautical-inspired kitchen. Blue also goes wonderfully with wood worktops. When choosing a shade, opt for a soothing, classic blue – and consider lighting carefully if you’ll be bringing a dark colour into the space.
2. Brass accessories
Metallic accents have been featured on kitchen design trends lists a lot over the last few years, but in 2020 it’s the turn of brass. Use it in taps, drawer handles and light fittings for a stylish finishing touch to your kitchen. It also happens to go very well with the colour of the year – blue!
3. Creative storage
According to a study by Houzz earlier in 2019, a huge 78% of homeowners have included specialty storage in their kitchen projects. It inevitably costs more to have storage custom-made for your space, unless you’re lucky enough to find an off-the-shelf solution that fits your space, but it can be well worth it. You’ll have storage that really works for you, and be able to hide the clutter in clever ways.
4. Exciting, colourful ovens
Have a browse online for cookers and hobs and you’ll notice a distinct trend for vivid, exciting colours. Big brands such as Belling, Smeg, Stoves and Rangemaster have all released collections in fire engine reds, pastel blues and sunshine yellows. If you want to add a dash of uniqueness and flair to your kitchen, these modern ovens are absolutely the way to do it. Pair with a neutral colour scheme to avoid overdoing it on colour. For example, colourful cookers really pop next to glossy white door fronts, so this could be a great combo to go for.
5. Mix and match lighting
Kitchen lighting usually involves a selection of different lights – from overhead spotlights and cupboard lights to integrated worktop lighting. But one of the big trends for 2020 is to really mix it up with lighting. Design experts suggest bringing in more decorative lighting, pairing chandeliers with pendants, splashback accent lights with wall sconces. Always, always think about functionality when choosing lighting, but you can indulge your creative side too.
Not sure if any or all of these hot kitchen trends is doable in your space? Get in touch with specialist fitters A&J Kitchens for expert help and advice.