If you are looking to re-style your kitchen in 2020 then taking a look at some of the key design trends will ensure the space is on-point and provide you with lots of inspiration. Rather than splashing out on passing fashions though, make sure your new kitchen features elements that won’t date, for a finished room that you will love living with for a long time to come.
Our top predictions for trend-setting kitchens in 2020 are:
Mixing materials – whether in the contemporary, industrial-inspired kitchen or the country-style home, combining different materials creates an eclectic look that is full of personality. From exposed brickwork and grained timber, to quartz and metal, any materials that are durable and low maintenance will be popular, while natural textures will bring the outside in and add instant warmth to even the largest of spaces.
Open-plan layouts – less of a trend than a lifestyle choice in 2020, open-plan kitchen living areas are multi-functional, sociable and highly practical. Encouraging families to interact more and making it easy to entertain friends, open-plan layouts also make small spaces look and feel much bigger and let in plenty of natural light. If you like a sense of privacy too, then consider a broken-plan kitchen, by dividing the various areas with an open shelving unit, for example, and zone the areas through material and colour choices to give each its own identity.
– the strongly veined patterning of marble-effect materials can’t really be beaten for adding an individual air to the kitchen. Materials that emulate the natural beauty of marble and other luxury stones are a popular choice for kitchen worktops, as they are simple to look after. Quartz and ceramic, for example, offer a cost-effective and low-hassle alternative to real marble while being truly eye-catching.
Large sinks – inspired by the lean towards professional-style kitchen designs, sinks are getting bigger. Able to accommodate large pots and pans that won’t go in the dishwasher, these sinks are also being chosen as a focal point of the room. These combine brilliantly with a feature tap for a stand-out style statement. Don’t worry if you don’t have quite enough worktop space to fit a large sink in, as compact models are also popular and are often now chosen as a second sink in big kitchen or utility areas.
Colour blocking – from bold appliances to sophisticated black furniture and bright splashbacks, pops of colour are sneaking into the kitchen in a variety of ways and we can expect a lot more of this in 2020. Introducing colour into the kitchen creates a fun ambience and can be a very effective way of pairing up on-trend brassware finishes such as nickel and matte black for a thoroughly modern look. The great news with this trend is it is so easy to add as a quick update to your existing kitchen too – some brightly-coloured accessories, for example, will inject new life into the space and are simple to change in the short-term.