There’s no more effective way to make your home shine than by showcasing a brilliant kitchen. Some features—like natural materials—are perennial favourites, while others boldly reflect the latest in cutting-edge design. Read on for more about the top trends in kitchens for this coming year.
A backsplash is an easy-to-clean panel, usually found behind the kitchen sink or stove and meant to protect the wall in these high-traffic areas. Firmly rooted in utility, backsplashes have become increasingly popular as design elements, and in 2020 you can expect to see them big and bold. Water resistant and durable, porcelain wall cladding is a popular choice, but granite, marble, and quartz are also excellent materials.
Homeowners shouldn’t shy away from colour, and the kitchen is the perfect place to add a dash of cheer. A bit of paint will let your personality pop, and cabinets are the perfect canvas. Pair colour with a simple countertop like quartz or porcelain and take your kitchen from standard to spectacular.
In 2020, you can expect to see designers spread their wings with interesting and unique metal pairings. Everything from your cabinet knobs to your light fixtures to your faucets are fair game for a creative twist—imagine a mixture of copper, nickel, or even matte black.
Kitchenware can be useful, unique, and incredibly attractive. If you’ve spent time collecting beautiful pieces or antiques, consider open shelving over cabinets or drawers. A well-considered display will add depth to the space, and allow you show off your collection.
Natural materials like wood, stone, metal, and linen never really go out of style, though you can expect to see more of them in the coming year. Easily adaptable to minimalist, earthy, and homey kitchens, natural materials pair indoor and outdoor aesthetics. When choosing your elements think statement pieces—and don’t forget to consider reclaimed or repurposed items.
Appliances can overwhelm a kitchen, especially if its modest in size to begin with. By foregoing stainless steel or white for a matte black, you can reduce their visual footprint. These appliances also serves as an excellent supporting cast to your starlet of a countertop. With matte black appliances you can go as bold as you like.
When it comes to kitchens, your floors are second in importance only to your countertops. In this room, they must be durable and easy-to-clean, and they should show off the rest of your design. Tile is an excellent choice, but instead of settling for the overused black and white squares, consider something with a bit more personality.
Browns, greys, and beiges can create a homey, inviting kitchen and work well with the mixed metal fixtures mentioned above. Following the trend towards natural tones, choose matte over shine.
There’s no escaping it: range hoods are ugly—and in many cases they take up more than their share of your visual space. Hidden range hoods are increasingly popular, and provide new and interesting design opportunities like covering them in natural stone tile.
In 2020, expect to see more natural stone countertops, especially heavily veined marble. For homeowners who choose this stand-out element, the result is a sense of luxury and timeless style (not to mention durability and easy maintenance).
It’s not hard to argue that kitchens are the most important room in your home. The design trends of this coming year promise the best ever in creativity and functionality.