What’s hot in kitchen design? A shift away from impersonal, restaurant-grade functionality towards glamour, uniqueness and warmth has turned this room into a design tour de force. Homeowners want stylish kitchens that meld with the decor in the rest of their home. If you’re pondering a renovation or an upgrade, here are the 2020 kitchen trends bubbling to the surface.
1. Powdery Pastels
Navy blue has been the darling of trend colours for kitchen cabinets, but now we are seeing a softer, more powdery effect resulting in pastel blues, sage greens and soft mushroom greys.
2. Moveable Islands
Islands are handy as prep surfaces and extra seating. This slim, moveable island offers flexibility when entertaining, and has an airy base perfect for small spaces.
3. Upholstered Armchairs
It’s time to get comfortable! The beloved bar stool has been nudged out of the way for something more enveloping. Armchairs in luxe leather and nubbly upholstery are bringing an extra layer of of sophistication to breakfast nooks and islands.
4. Linear Lights
Minimal lighting is a refreshing antidote to bulkier pendants and weighty oversized fixtures. This slim fixture injects glamour into a narrow kitchen.
5. Multi-Media Islands
Islands are being upgraded with dedicated dining space that’s set apart by contrasting counters in different heights and materials, and a table base.
6. Articulated Faucets
This industrial-style fixture has been popular for awhile, but we are seeing more glammed up versions in warm metals, or with mixed materials, such as this brushed metal one accented by a pretty faceted sink.
7. Upgraded Banquettes
Velvet has been making a steady march into every area of the home, so why stop at the kitchen? A gem of a peridot-tufted banquette makes a breakfast nook feel like dining in an exclusive booth at your favorite resto.
8. No Hardware
Touch-latch drawers and recessed pulls deliver a clean look that plays up the beauty of wood grain. The result is an uninterrupted expanse on drawer fronts and cabinet doors that hints at custom millwork.
9. Bleached Oak Flooring
Comfortable underfoot when cooking, wood flooring injects plenty of warmth into kitchens. Add newness with a raw, bleached-out finish for a mellow and Scandi-inspired effect.
Get inspiration from these kitchen trends and start planning your kitchen renovation today.