For many people, the kitchen is the heart of their home. It’s where they cook, eat, and spend time with family and friends. Being such an important area means that your kitchen needs to look the part.
Do your kitchen cabinets have vegetables and fruit painted on the doors? Do you have granite countertops adorned with black specks? While these design trends may have been stylish years ago, the time has come to move on.
Keep reading to learn about seven different 2020 kitchen trends that you should consider trying out.
- A Monochromatic Aesthetic
All-white cabinets have slipped somewhat into obscurity in recent years. On the other hand, a monochromatic color scheme with light and dark shades is one style trend that has stood the test of time and is unlikely to become a design faux-pas anytime soon.
If you’re looking to breathe some life into your kitchen, consider painting your cabinets a dark, charcoal black. When combined with a white backdrop, you end up with a luxurious and modern aesthetic.
While dramatic, a monochromatic kitchen remains simple by definition. This means that it won’t look gaudy or over-the-top. It’ll complement the rest of your home decor, as opposed to overpowering it.
- Bright, Vivid Colors
If you’ve recently been to IKEA, then you should be well aware of this design trend. Bright, vivid colors reminiscent of Scandinavia are very much in right now.
Adding a pop of pink, blue, green, or purple helps creates a warm and comforting feeling. These colors work especially well in conjunction with natural tones that come from wood or stone.
While it may seem bold, adding bright colors to your kitchen may provide you with the dramatic, refreshing flair that your home needs. Take a risk with vivid and bright colors, and you won’t regret it.
- Hidden Storage
Minimalist design is all the rage right now. “Less is more” has always been a golden rule in fashion, but people are trying to emphasize simple and serene beauty now more than ever.
However, an effective working kitchen requires you to have different appliances, bowls, and utensils. As you don’t want these to be visible, that’s where hidden storage comes in handy.
Today, many kitchens are using hidden storage to hide everything from toasters and kettles to dishwashers and mixing bowls. It’s a great way to keep clutter out of view and preserve the minimalistic aesthetic that so many people crave.
- Built-in Appliances
In line with minimalism, built-in appliances have also become more and more popular in recent years. Although many people used to view them as old-fashioned, they’ve seen a reboot in recent years as people require more space.
Most people want appliances that are practical and convenient. They also don’t want to have to spend too much time maintaining, cleaning, and taking care of them. Built-in appliances check all of these boxes, and then some.
Built-in appliances also adhere to minimalist design tenets. They allow you to maintain your kitchen’s aesthetic that you worked so hard to create, while also giving you access to all of the appliances and tools that you need.
- Broken-Plan Living
If you’re like most people, you may have heard of open-plan layouts. Your home may even have one. Broken-plan living is similar but makes a point to separate different zones.
As is the case with an open-plan layout, broken-plan design emphasizes spaciousness, as well as creating rooms that feely airy and open. Yet broken-plan design uses furniture, cabinets, screens, and other objects to create separate areas.
Broken-plan living gives people nooks that fulfill different functions, such as for entertainment, cooking, and relaxation. For example, in the kitchen you can create a separate area for sitting down that’s centered around a media station. This will also help your kitchen feel larger.
- Smart Kitchens
If you want to really create a kitchen that epitomizes modernity, you’ll need to incorporate some of the many different smart devices. Aside from providing aesthetic value, they also bring an enormous sense of functionality.
Today, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices can make your kitchen life easier in just about every way. From lights that turn off and on with voice activation to refrigerators and faucets that detect the ideal temperature to operate at, the options are limitless.
The great thing about smart devices is that you can incorporate them into your kitchen over time. Start with smart lightbulbs, then move to more technical accents once you get comfortable working with and operating those.
- Eco-Friendly Design
As more people become aware of the ecological dangers that face humankind, they begin to shift to sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives. Aside from helping the planet, many of these products also look striking and sleek.
Regarding construction materials, consider using recycled materials. Bamboo or MDF are great materials to use for cabinets, while resin comes in as a great alternative to use in place of concrete.
If you’re not looking to give your kitchen a complete renovation, you can start with appliances. Look into energy-efficient appliances and single bowl sinks that come with sustainable hot water taps.
Try Out Some of These 2020 Kitchen Trends
If your kitchen is reminiscent of decades past, now is the perfect time to update it. By trying out one or more of these 2020 kitchen trends, you’ll be able to create a space that you love spending time in.
Do you now have a better understanding of some of the different kitchen trends in 2020? Before you start remodeling, make sure to check out some of our other blog posts for more guides and tips.