If your kitchen hasn’t been updated in decades, there’s no time like the present to bring it into 2020. The start of a new year brings with it the opportunity for change and a fresh start. A new year also brings new trends to spark your creativity. If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen this year, consider incorporating these 5 trends into your redesign.
1. Going Green
Green is queen in home decor this year and we’re seeing it spread into the kitchen. Inspired by the natural beauty of the forest, the more shades of green you can incorporate the better. Looking for simple ways to add green to your kitchen? Consider repainting your cabinets or updating your backsplash. Green is a surprisingly versatile colour and can be used as a neutral or as a bold pop. The choice is yours, but if you want your home to be on-trend in 2020, going green is a must.
2. Bold Backsplashes
For years backsplashes have been a design afterthought as classic white subway tile is often the go-to option. In 2020 it’s time to be bold and take a risk with your backsplash. Kitchen designers are using unique and interesting materials to create more visual interest in this often-overlooked space. Think of it as an opportunity to create a work of art in your backsplash. By using eye-catching tiles, you can have a pro create a design that is truly unique to your home.
3. Dark Countertops
In stark contrast to the pristine white countertops seen throughout the past decade, in 2020 dark and natural materials will come to the forefront. Natural materials and earth tones will be seen throughout the home in 2020 and our kitchens are no different. Natural woods like walnut help warm up the space and give it an element of sophistication. Try pairing your dark countertops with lighter cabinets and flooring. This will help balance the dark wood and keep your kitchen on-trend. If dark countertops aren’t for you, check out the other countertop trends we’re seeing this year.
4. New Take on Traditional
There’s something about mixing eras that creates a truly unique look. This year we’re going to see a good mix of classic elements combined with modern updates. Think about mixing traditional styles of cabinetry and vintage lighting with clean lines and a modern backsplash. Doing this not only creates a look all your own, but it’s also a great way to save on renovation costs. Instead of replacing your traditional cabinets, consider refacing them in a modern colour like green or dark blue. By updating smaller elements with modern finishes you can easily achieve a neo-traditional look.
5. Return of the Standalone Kitchen
Throughout the past decade, open-concept kitchens and living rooms were at the top of many homeowners’ wishlists. Why have two separate rooms when you can have one big one was the thought. Now in 2020, we’re actually seeing designers move away from open-concept and return to traditional standalone kitchens. The thought behind this is that not everyone wants their kitchen messes on display and for those who don’t spend all that much time in the kitchen, there’s no need to give precious square footage to it. Open concept isn’t for everyone, so before you knock down that wall, consider if your money could be better spent on updating your (now trendy) standalone kitchen.
Whether you’re ready to renovate right now or are still thinking about your dream kitchen, it’s always a good idea to see what’s trending. Never feel like you have to go with what’s popular as trends are there to help us expand our creativity and think about how we can incorporate them into our own style. When you’re ready to make some changes to your kitchen, simply click on the banner below to get started. You’ll be enjoying your new trendy kitchen in no time.