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09 May 2020

What’s Hot: 12 Key Kitchen Trends for 2020

With the launch of our online Kitchen Planner, the first of its kind in SA, we thought we would get your creative juices flowing with some #kitcheninspo

We’re taking a look at the latest kitchen trends for 2020 to help inspire you to start designing your dream kitchen!

1. 50 Shades of Grey

If you want to keep your kitchen neutral opt for the “new neutral” with shades of grey. Skip white or beige, if you want a kitchen that will be timeless and liveable go for grey. With so many appealing shades of grey available from warm to cool tones it’s all about greige!

#greyspiration via Diane Keaton's The House That Pinterest Built#greyspiration via Diane Keaton's The House That Pinterest Built

2. Two Tone Cabinetry

A big trend last year and continuing its bid for kitchen domination, the two tone cabinetry trend is big for 2020. Matchy matchy is so two years ago! It’s a great way to combine dark and light cabinets or inject some colour into your space. But it doesn’t only extend to paint colours, contrast wood grains with solid finishes too. It’s all in the contrast.

Gorgeous Graphite & Natural Oak in Chapmans Bay Estate. Designed by Interior Fusion Kitchens. Manufactured by Lansdowne Boards.Gorgeous Graphite & Natural Oak in Chapmans Bay Estate. Designed by Interior Fusion Kitchens. Manufactured by Lansdowne Boards.

3. Smart Storage

We are big fans of clever storage in the kitchen. We even discuss smart storage in our Kitchen Design eBook as a key consideration when planning your kitchen. This trend could be because our kitchens are becoming such multifunction spaces and smart storage solutions help to achieve calm in all of the chaos. Think pantry units, clever corners and spice rack organisers.

Smart Storage Solutions. Designer by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design. Manufactured by Lansdowne BoardsSmart Storage Solutions. Designer by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design. Manufactured by Lansdowne Boards

4. Going Green

Last year we dabbled in sage (see our trend report 2019) this year we’re going a little bolder with darker hues of green bring it in in cabinet colours or tiled splashbacks or lush velvet bar stools if you have an island.

Gorgeous Green. Designer by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design. Manufactured by Lansdowne BoardsGorgeous Green. Designer by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design. Manufactured by Lansdowne Boards

5. All Hale Hardware

Hardware has started to take centre stage in many kitchens in recent years. What started with brass hardware evolved into bronzy tones then into mixing it up and now it’s all up to you. But don’t forget to make sure your hardware pops in your kitchen with handles, knobs and taps.

It's All In The Details. Hardware via Buster + PunchIt's All In The Details. Hardware via Buster + Punch

6. Clever Kitchen Zones

Creating kitchen zones is becoming a really popular trend for kitchens. With kitchens becoming such multifunctional areas, “zoning” is key. Create coffee/breakfast stations with pocket doors or drinks stations with folding doors. Hide it away when not in use or create a feature of it when you’re entertaining.

Kitchen Zoning Coffee Station designed by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design, manufactured by Lansdowne BoardsKitchen Zoning Coffee Station designed by Robyn Kronlund Interior Design, manufactured by Lansdowne Boards

7. Modern Traditional

Shaker kitchens are nothing new, in fact the trend dates back to 18th century USA, and today it’s still one of the most popular choices in the kitchen. But it doesn’t need to be traditional, opt for more modern colour combinations like graphite grey, forest green or nautical navy.

A Modern Traditional take on Shaker Style via Devol KitchensA Modern Traditional take on Shaker Style via Devol Kitchens

8. Island Dining

We’re not talking beach sand and salt water but using your kitchen as a more multifunctional space and for that the island takes centre stage. We have discussed in our eBook and above that the kitchen is the centre of the home and open plan multifunctional living is how we live today. So why not incorporate your island into your dinner time routines by creating a space that’s great to eat around with the family or friends. With comfy seating and adjustable mood lighting it goes from being a workstation to a great dining area.

Island Style via Amber InteriorsIsland Style via Amber Interiors

9. Modern Stone Age

Strongly veined marble is on trend for interiors for 2020. With a life of their own they add an element of luxury and style and all have an individual story to tell with varying colours and veins. It’s like having a piece of art in your kitchen! And while it's often said that marble is not great for kitchens due to the fact that it’s easy to scratch and stain we think it just adds to the character and story of the worktop, showing its life as part of the family.

Gorgeous Golden Marble via Blakes LondonGorgeous Golden Marble via Blakes London

10. Back to Black

We talked about black way back in 2018 when the trend started to hit and in 2020 black cabinets are still big in the kitchen. While our tips on how to achieve this look may have been written in 2018 they still ring true so why not check out our post for inspiration on how to “paint it black”.

Bold black cabinetry via PinterestBold black cabinetry via Pinterest

11. Shelf Life

The curated kitchen is a trend that has really cemented itself as a key feature in the modern kitchen. Brought to us by the style Scandi’s, this trend looks set to stay for 2020 and beyond. With so many iterations of the shelf trend out there you can really go to town with how you create the open shelving look. The key to the #shelfie is in how you style it. It offers a space to show your personal style and what you love, add some greenery, decorative ceramics, cookery books, family heirlooms, artwork, photographs, anything that speaks to you and about you and create your own curate shelf.

#shelf life via Blakes London & Devol Kitchens#shelf life via Blakes London & Devol Kitchens

12. Feature Tiling

Whether you chose to add feature tiling as a splashback or as a dramatic flooring option, the trend for stand out tiling is on the rise for 2020. It brings texture, interest and some personal style to the space. Whether you opt for a 70’s feel, handmade vibes or geometric style, anything goes as long as you love it!

Creating a feature with handmade tiles from Ravello Italy, designed by Interior Fusion Kitchens, cabinets manufactured by Lansdowne Boards.Creating a feature with handmade tiles from Ravello Italy, designed by Interior Fusion Kitchens, cabinets manufactured by Lansdowne Boards.

So why wait? Get designing! If you need some guidance why not check out our 6 Step Kitchen Design eBook or if you’re ready to go head on over to our website to check out our FREE Kitchen Planner.

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