Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Remodeling your kitchen is among the most exciting and impactful upgrades you can make to your home. The kitchen is often considered the beating heart of any home, and taking your cooking area to the next level will have lasting effects on the rest of your space as well. How exactly you go about redesigning your kitchen can vary quite a bit, as there are countless options available. To help you find the best solution for your unique functionality and style needs, take a look at the top kitchen design trends for 2020.

Dark Colors

Most kitchens are defined by light colors. Even if your cabinets aren’t entirely white, most feature light browns or other wood stain colors intended to brighten up the room. This classic look can be downright striking, but current trends are taking color schemes to the darker side of the spectrum. Black cabinets are becoming more and more common, especially when they’re paired with stainless steel handles on the cabinet doors and stainless steel appliances.

In addition to black, you’ll find more spots of darker color in modern kitchen designs. Instead of opting for an entirely black cabinet scheme, some are choosing dark blue or green. Essentially, any dark jewel shade is going to rise in popularity throughout the year. These dark colors will make a kitchen seem a bit more luxurious, and they often work best when paired with a bright floor and backsplash.

Quartz Counters

While there are plenty of counter options to choose from, quartz counters tend to be the most popular. Not only do they create a brilliant aesthetic that’s perfect as a contrast to dark cabinets, but the material is hardy and durable. Quartz can essentially last forever with a minimum amount of maintenance. The same can’t be said for alternatives like granite. Quartz is even naturally antimicrobial, so your kitchen will be cleaner overall.

If you’re not a fan of white quartz, there are new options available that let you add a bit more personality to the appearance. You’ll find quartz countertops that depict stone patterns, elaborate swirls and even large veining. With the variety of options available, it’s easier than ever before to find a quartz countertop that perfectly blends in with your overall kitchen design, creating a cohesive theme throughout that’s sure to delight.

Ceramic Flooring

For quite a while now, hardwood has reigned supreme when it comes to high-end kitchen flooring. While that’s still the case for now, ceramic flooring is making a bit of a comeback because of new technology. Thanks to modern practices, ceramic flooring can be further customized to feature a variety of exciting styles and patterns. One of those patterns is intended to mimic hardwood flooring, so you can opt for the more affordable ceramic while still enjoying the high-end hardwood aesthetic.

Ceramic tiles are notably easy to work with for a kitchen remodel. You can get them in virtually any shape or size, including custom shapes that can fit odd corners in uniquely shaped kitchens. You can even get ceramic cut into strips like hardwood if you want to make the aesthetic indistinguishable from actual hardwood. Most importantly, however, ceramic is much more affordable than hardwood, which is also driving its popularity.

Multifunctional Kitchen Islands

If you have a kitchen island, you know how useful it can be. Whether you need extra counter space or an extra sink, kitchen islands can certainly come in handy. The latest trend, however, pushes islands to the next level with multiple functions people can enjoy. These islands should be the central hub of your kitchen, offering much to virtually everyone who steps inside the area.

A quality island should feature plenty of counter space to work, but that’s just the beginning. High-end islands also feature drawers and additional cabinet space to store items. Given the fact that the number of wall cabinets tends to be decreasing in modern kitchens, this is especially helpful. You can also outfit your island with a bar and seating on one side. In fact, the kitchen islands in open kitchen designs often extend into other rooms, effectively breaking down barriers by allowing people to sit on one side while you work on the other side.

Larger Backsplash Tiles

Your kitchen’s backsplash plays a major role in the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Simple subway tiles are among the most common, but they’re not really what’s popular anymore. If people do still use them, they’ve used stencil art to introduce unique designs onto their surface so they don’t look so drab and boring. For the most part, however, subway tile upgrades tend to focus on size more than anything else.

Larger slabs for backsplash tiles are the latest trend that’s dominating modern kitchen design. As upper cabinets are losing their popularity, some backsplash designs stretch all the way to the ceiling and may even cover the entire wall of a kitchen. These new backsplash designs can also be decorated with splashes of color or treated with a more classic neutral look. Material options are extensive as well, with copper, quartz, wood, stainless steel, glass and more all available.

Mixing Metals

The classic move when designing any kind of room is to focus on matching. This is especially important when it comes to metal fixtures. One common new trend, however, is mixing metals in your kitchen design for a more unique and eccentric look. It can go wrong fairly easily, but when done correctly, it can have an impact on your aesthetic that nothing else can match.

Imagine a kitchen design that features three different kinds of metals. The sink faucet is gold, while light fixtures are stainless steel, and the stools on one side of the island have black metal legs. While this can look like a mess, mixed with proper cabinet and countertop tones, it can create a striking image with a lot of personality that’s sure to impress.

Redesign Your Kitchen With Kitchen Solvers

If you’re looking to implement some of the top kitchen design trends for 2020, Kitchen Solvers is happy to help. Our team will work with you to create the perfect design suited to both your aesthetic and functionality needs. Contact us today to get started!

Also be sure to check out our blogs, To Island or Not to Island? That Is the Kitchen Question and How to Choose the Best Kitchen Floor for more information on kitchen design trends you can try in your kitchen.

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