Whether you appetite to check your accepted kitchen architecture or brace a annoyed kitchen chiffonier colour scheme, every able kitchen combines abounding elements – layout, cabinets, worktops, appliances, tiling, and so forth. But what’s hot in the apple of kitchen design?
2020 is the year of the ‘living kitchen’ breadth function, artful and technology amalgamate to accomplish circadian activity a little easier and arrange the blow of the home.
‘Irrespective of trends, back it comes to kitchen design, bodies still set out with the aforementioned objectives: they appetite an able and adequate workspace that looks acceptable and is nice to baker in. What has afflicted badly – and will abide to do so – is the bulk of technology we now accept at our fingertips,’ says Charlie Smallbone, architect of Ledbury Studio. ‘This not abandoned influences the achievement of abstracts but additionally what we can accomplish with the final design.’
There are, of course, some able key accommodation this year. Accumulator is, and will abide to be, a big allotment of the kitchen space, abnormally for abate kitchens. We’re attractive at agency to burrow storage, maximise amplitude and advance user convenience, and we’ll be utilising bend units added than anytime before.
There’s additionally an added focus on sustainability and the charge for affection appliance that is environmentally friendly, so as consumers we’re acceptable added acquainted about the accessories we buy for our home.
And borer into the abstraction of the ‘anti-kitchen’ (as the experts at Cosentino alleged it in 2019), the kitchen is still a amplitude to adulation and admire but a growing cardinal of homeowners appetite to burrow genitalia of the kitchen, commodity which Scavolini are calling the ‘unobtrusive kitchen’.
Daniele Brutto, co architect of Onestà, explains: ‘Gone are the canicule of accepting a actualization kitchen, audience now appetite that kitchen to be absolutely functional, abiding and accessible to advance and assignment in, while additionally actuality trend-led. A acceleration in technology in the kitchen has additionally blue-blooded the about-face amid action and aesthetic.’
So on that note, we’ve baldheaded the bigger arising kitchen trends for 2020 to accord you all the kitchen afflatus you’ll need. Planning your dream kitchen starts here…
1 Monochromatic and atramentous kitchens
Kitchen ranges in shades of black, white, charcoal and alike midnight are still proving to angle the analysis of time. Monochromatic kitchen colour schemes action a glassy and affected architecture that will accompaniment a avant-garde accommodation or can be congenital into a acceptable kitchen for the absolute ancestors home.
Houzz addendum that atramentous interiors are accepting popularity. Searches for ‘dark’ and ‘black’ interiors arise in its best accepted account for the aboriginal time, while searches for ‘black kitchen’ has added 46% year-on-year.
2 The corrective kitchen
The ‘painted kitchen’ is a applied choice, alms a avant-garde booty on a added acceptable attending and finish. This is abundant for emphasising both appliance and architectural detail, and the ever-versatile blah will abide to be the aloof of the moment, with taupe and ablaze greys through to charcoal and slate grey, proving to be the best accepted in 2020.
‘Offering a new charter of activity to the kitchen cabinet, corrective appliance back commutual with accurate raw abstracts like marble and accurate will actualize a abiding kitchen ambiance that is archetypal in nature, yet abreast in finish,’ explains the aggregation at Brandt Design.
Pictured: Corrective Kitchen Cupboards in Premixed Aubusson Blue And Emperors Silk Chalk Acrylic Bank in 2119314, Annie Sloan
3 ‘Flextension’ and family-first layouts
Multi-generational active has ousted the one-size-fits-all kitchen to acceptable future-proof architecture accouterment to a growing citizenry that is active longer, marrying after and ambitious added in agreement of admired autogenous design.
This year presents a focus on custom-built kitchen appliance that is able to board altered types of user and application. According to Brandt Design, it’s not so abundant about extension, but rather, ‘flextension’.
‘Flextension’ will actualize the ultimate in adjustable active for you and your ancestors from aloof the kitchen alone. There’s a focus actuality on chip basement areas, low-level and abounding acme accumulator solutions, and continued breakfast confined or island units that become an all-embracing workstation, complete with aliment basic areas and amplitude for cooking, dining and home appointment work.
Pictured: Darga Kitchen, Caple
4 Colourful kitchens
There’s a growing absorption in adventurous yet tasteful colours in the kitchen, from active greens to abysmal purples. Architect and managing administrator of LochAnna Kitchens, Paul Jenkinson, says: ‘We adumbrate that the aggregate of active colours with accustomed woodgrains and bean will prove to be a actual accepted best for 2020.’
For Daniele Brutto at Onestà, he sees blooming as a key colour for the kitchen: ‘Not abandoned accept affluent backwoods greens been the go-to archetypal kitchen shade, but paler greens and bawdy mid greens are accepted for a abreast style, as was accent by Dulux’s Colour of the Year, Tranquil Dawn. We accept afresh began bond anemic blooming shades with accustomed tones far added frequently to accord our abreast schemes added amore and texture.’
Serene colour palettes will be key with adusk pink, bendable blah and academician blooming bringing a auspicious feel.
Research from Houzz reveals searches for ‘green kitchens’ accept added by 50% in 2019 compared to 2018. And one of the newest chase agreement on Houzz is ‘yellow kitchen’, proving that homeowners are able to go adventurous with their colour choices.
Elsewhere, wine-inspired kitchens are a warm, adventurous best for 2020, according to B&Q. Accepted looks accommodate bond charcoal kitchen cabinets with deep, plummy tones or abacus affecting ability by giving your accomplished kitchen a brace with cabernet-inspired chiffonier paint.
Pictured: Ferm Active Plant Box Small, Nest
5 Clever buried accumulator
Interior accumulator solutions are accepting a moment. We accept lots to abundance in the kitchen but we don’t necessarily appetite it to be on show, so it’s no abruptness that alert accumulator solutions, or rather hide-and-seek storage, is a charge in the kitchen – whether it’s simple cabinetry to adumbrate a fridge or dishwasher, or a accumulator architecture that minimises adverse top baby appliances.
This is accomplished through bespoke accumulator elements such as multi-purpose island units with custom seating, congenital appliances, and acknowledging banks of appliance fabricated up of sliding doors, daybed larders, pop-up shelves, chip wine aliment and authoritative drawer solutions.
A hidden station, which keeps the kettle and toaster from abashing the worktop and helps to actualize a committed breadth to sit and adore breakfast will be accepted in 2020,’ says Ben Burbidge of Kitchen Makers.
Pictured: Wren Kitchens
6 Sustainability and eco-friendly kitchens
As we move into 2020, analysis shows that eco-credentials are a growing affair to the avant-garde homeowner, afterward a new alertness surrounding our planet and how we can save energy.
Ethical consumerism is set to abound as we access the bulk of our homes by abbreviation its carbon cast and attack to seek out eco-friendly autogenous solutions to advice to actualize homes of the future.
Making accomplish appear added acceptable active could accommodate abacus committed recycling bins in your cupboard, installing a 3-in-1 hot baptize tap, or allotment consecration hobs to abate the bulk of activity acclimated and wasted.
The focus will additionally be on the eco-credentials of kitchen manufacturers. ‘We are acutely appreciative that Rotpunkt is able to agreement a aught carbon cast in 2020 by accomplishment 100% carbon aloof kitchens from 1st January,’ says Matt Phillips, arch of UK operations at Rotpunkt. ‘Our agreement for acceptable kitchen appliance accomplish in 2020 is aloof one way for you to “feel good” in the home, abate its carbon cast and ensure the UK aerial artery can serve this growing demand.’
7 Built-in accessories
With a nod to accessibility and practicality, searches for ‘built in kitchen appliances’ has apparent a 160% acceleration (Google Trend Abstracts 2018 – 2019), absolute a charge for accessories that fit about our lifestyles, are accessible to advance and requires basal upkeep.
‘People generally accessory congenital accessories with the earlier bearing and accede them old fashioned, however, they are experiencing a reboot. Congenital accessories can prove to be actual avant-garde as they are hidden from actualization and accommodate a different and avant-garde twist, abnormally if they are encased aural a chrome setting,’ says autogenous artist Antonia Gunner at homeware cast Kitchenistic.
Broken-plan active will ‘define the abutting decade’, say the architecture aggregation at British Standard by Plain English. An arising trend in the aftermost few years, the kitchen, active allowance and dining breadth are all amalgamation into one open-plan space. Making the home a affiliated space, zoning is replacing open-plan layouts with the ‘phenomenon’ referred to as broken-plan.
‘Retaining the ample feel of an open-plan design, the trend employs the use of screens, freestanding furniture, cabinetry and abode plants to actualize audible zones and nest-like nooks advised for cooking, adequate and entertaining,’ the aggregation explain.
Sinead Trainor, kitchen class administrator for LochAnna Kitchens, suggests introducing chip basement areas or alike media centres in affiliated spaces: ‘This can accomplish the kitchen assume above and is a abundant way to actualize accord in the all-embracing design.’
Pictured: Highgate Kitchen, Naked Kitchens
9 Two-tone kitchens
Two tone, allegory finishes are acceptable a adorable artful in the kitchen.
‘Whether opting for allegory bank and attic army cabinetry or allotment an island in an bright hue, bond colours and finishes is the absolute way to accomplish a kitchen architecture angle out from the crowd,’ says Ben Burbidge of Kitchen Makers. ‘This architecture affection is additionally actuality utilised in the genitalia of the kitchen that aren’t as visible, such as drawer and buffet interiors which now appeal the aforementioned application as the exoteric finishes.’
Andy Briggs, citizen autogenous artist at Optiplan, adds: ‘The trend for accumulation two colours throughout kitchen cabinetry is set to arise in 2020. It’s a abundant access to abacus an absorbing aberration to your artful and it can change the accomplished feel of the room. Opt for deep, aphotic units and adverse with brighter shades abroad in adjustment to add abyss and actualization to the space.’
But remember, this can go above aloof paint. ‘You can additionally comedy about with affluent textures such as copse grains, matt finishes or glassy laminate,’ says Andy.
Pictured: Cult Furniture
10 The buried kitchen
‘The humble kitchen is accession trend acquisition drive in 2020. Largely afflicted by open-plan living, the admiration to burrow the alive elements of the kitchen from the active and dining areas is active this trend,’ says Fabiana Scavolini, CEO of Scavolini. ‘Like shrinking active space, the humble kitchen isn’t new. However, it is evolving and this requires adapted solutions.
‘What started out with acceptable banks of accumulator hidden abaft alpine doors has back confused on to accommodate all elements of the kitchen.’
Pictured: Blakes London
11 Ladders accomplish a acknowledgment
Ladders are accepting a resurgence, abacus a arresting and applied accession to acceptable actualization kitchens.
Jamie Blake, architect of Blakes London, explains: ‘Ladders are acceptable accepted in backdrop breadth apartment that wouldn’t frequently been acclimated as a kitchen are re-purposed, and they acquiesce alpine accumulator to be acclimated to accomplish use of the amplitude offered by aerial ceilings.’
Pictured: Blakes London
12 Smart tech
Technology will be key for kitchen designs to accompany with the change of avant-garde lifestyles, all whilst advancement a aerial end, glassy aesthetic.
Technology in the kitchen has developed over the accomplished 10 years, with the use of beef ovens, exhaustion drawers and fridges that accumulate aliment beginning for best surging in popularity. It’s acceptable alike added of an capital for new technologies such as wi-fi enabled accessories that are calmly controlled from the phone, and USB credibility and sockets in draws.
A abundant archetype of multi-experience kitchen spaces can be apparent in Rotpunkt’s automatic lighting solutions. Built-in, they can be controlled through basic agenda administration like Alexa or Siri so you can accomplish your kitchen lighting by articulation or alien control.
13 Hot baptize curtains
A hot baptize tap provides an activity able and safe band-aid to accessing burning baking water, after the charge to about-face on the kettle or abscess a pan. Typically, kettles are chock-full so you’ll be baking added baptize than you need, but with an burning tap, you’ll abandoned use the adapted amount, acceptation no activity or baptize is wasted.
Hot baptize curtains are now acceptable a kitchen staple, and abstracts from Trend-Monitor’s Kitchen Purchasing Trends Consumer Insight address highlights that installations are up 50% year-on-year.
GROHE predicts that added and added homes will be switching their kettles for this automated alternative, transforming the way we anticipate and backpack out accustomed tasks such as aliment preparation, affable and hosting guests.
Pictured: GROHE Red hot baptize tap
14 The kitchen island banquet table
There’s annihilation new about the kitchen island, but Wren Kitchens exhibit and architecture director, Darren Watts, says an adaption that appears to be ‘making new after-effects in the industry is the kitchen island banquet table’.
The aggregation at Magnet blow on this trend too. They explain that dining islands, an addendum to the acceptable island, separates out an abandoned amplitude aloof for socialising, dining and working.
Dining islands ensure that your ancestors can cook, banquet and absorb time calm in one room. It’s a acceptable advantage if you frequently use your kitchen for absorbing too.
Pictured: Barn about-face in Nuffield, Surrey
15 Natural finishes
2020 will see a improvement of accustomed finishes, breadth copse apparatus are larboard exposed; abacus detail, analogue and actualization to a space.
‘Natural oak drawer boxes, granite worktops and abatement neutrals will be favoured options,’ says Ben Burbidge of Kitchen Makers.
Pictured: Haddon in Thyme and Burnished Bronze, Kitchen Makers
16 Statement curtains
A account tap is one cinch way of bringing wow agency to your kitchen. ‘The acceptance of affection curtains continues to grow,’ says Darren Watts from Wren Kitchens. ‘Brass, industrial-looking curtains with abnormal handles and absorbing actualization are a abundant way to draw the eye and accompaniment the space, commutual with agnate finishes for buffet and draw grips to accumulate a constant style.’
Pictured: Wren Kitchens
17 The aliment on affectation
A adapted kitchen feature, the avant-garde kitchen aliment is acceptable added bespoke for 2020.
Ben Burbidge of Kitchen Makers explains: ‘A bequest to times back algidity was not frequently available, in contempo years they accept been re-purposed to abundance broiled goods. Indeed it is generally a added acceptable abode than a fridge to abundance eggs, assertive vegetables and of advance herbs and spices which are bigger stored in aphotic places.’
Modern kitchens can accommodate sections with accessible accumulator so admired adorning pieces can be beautifully displayed or those capital items acclimated best frequently can be accessed effortlessly.
Mixing a abounding acme aliment unit, which boasts ample accumulator capacity, with affection shelving and accessible units, will advice to actualize a antithesis amid a applied and adorning finish.
Pictured: Kingswood Kitchen, Brayer Architecture
18 Decorative worktops
Due to affluence and durability, ceramics worktop surfaces are set to become the bazaar baton in 2020. ‘Porcelain surfaces are failing with assorted thickness, this agency they can be acclimated for bank cladding and adorning surfaces enabling the amalgamation of spaces in homes, a trend that will abide to abound in the advancing year,’ explains Daniele Brutto at Onestà.
‘Terrazzo worktops additionally grew in acceptance in 2019 and we are seeing these developing into a bright trend in 2020. Tones of amber terrazzo which accompany a added comfortable feel to a kitchen accept apparent a absolute surge.’
LochAnna Kitchens predicts that ablaze bean and marble aftereffect worktops will be a accepted choice. ‘Acrylic and solid apparent worktops are starting to challenge added and added the attending of accurate bean and accustomed surfaces,’ says Sinead Trainor. ‘We adumbrate that this trend will abide to grow, abnormally with the addition of surfaces assuming adventurous marble attitude patterns, allowance to actualize a cost-effective yet comfortable actualization in the kitchen.’
Pictured: Herringbone Kitchens
19 Open accumulator for baby spaces
While buried accumulator will be big, there is still use for accessible shelves, as it adds absorption to the kitchen and helps to accessible up a space, decidedly if you accept a baby kitchen.
‘As homes are acceptable added smaller, accumulator trends for the amplitude poor will acceleration in acceptance in the new decade,’ says Daniele Brutto at Onestà. ‘Using able systems like Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab bottle splashback which removes items usually placed on the worktop and places them on the splashback with alluring holders, will become added popular.
‘This accurate architecture has kitchen cycle holders, book holders, and shelving for wine bottles to ensure all every day items can be neatly stored abroad whilst actuality calmly reachable.’
Pinterest searches for ‘statement shelving’ is additionally on the up ( 30%). From accessible shelving to anesthetized doors with chip lighting, agreement with stacking bowls and plates, as able-bodied as accurate arrange of ornaments and books for acceptable measure, suggests B&Q.
In a minimalist kitchen, you can use accessible shelves to actualization off your best buys after creating any ataxia and it can be busy with annihilation from plants to crockery.
Pictured: Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab bottle splashback, Onestà
20 Concrete still reigns
‘Concrete is set to be the kitchen accomplishment of best in 2020 and this automated actual comes with a host of architecture benefits. Accessible as a solid, adamantine cutting actual for worktops, but additionally as a coat which additionally comes in analogous aperture finishes. Both add ball to a already arid kitchen,’ explains Andy Briggs at Optiplan Kitchens.
‘Bring a faculty of ball to the amplitude and absorb a avalanche kitchen island with a accurate worktop bottomward bottomward the ancillary for a arresting effect.’
Concrete ties in able-bodied with the trend for automated administration in the kitchen, which has abandoned developed in acceptance and will affection heavily in homes this year, with a focus on raw abstracts which are affluent in tones and texture.
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