Trends in kitchen design come and go with regularity. One of those trends has steadfastly remained for quite some time now. Homeowners love the idea of a white kitchen. And why not? It offers a clean and crisp look that appeals to wide range of tastes.
That said, even the strength of that trend has started to fade a bit as people turn more and more to splashes of color. Here is a bit more on that and several more trends in kitchen design for the coming year.
While color is definitely making a comeback in kitchens, it is still often used as a complement instead of the main choice. Bolder designers may go with a dark color on cabinets with a white countertops. This two-toned look may well become more popular headed into 2020.
Many are taking a less drastic take with color. Adding color to appliances or islands is one way to add quite a bit of color without dominating the entire room. Another fine choice is to add subtle colors, such as black or grey, to a mostly white room. This can break up an all-white room while retaining the clean look white affords.
Color is making a bold bid in another innovation in recent kitchen design.
Backsplashes are becoming larger and more innovative in design. Expect that trend to accelerate in 2020. The virtually endless choices in tiles gives the homeowner a chance to provide some whimsical accents to an otherwise staid look.
Bold colors are making a move here, along with a wide array of patterns. Quartz has become a popular choice in recent years.
Wood is Back
Another way to add warmth and break up the all-white look is by adding wood. Barstools, cutting boards, and even countertops are good candidates for incorporating wood into the kitchen. But nowhere is it more common that with flooring.
Patterns in your flooring can make something straightforward seem a bit more exciting. One simple way is to lay the floor down diagonally from the walls. Parquet floors offer a checkerboard pattern that remains a classic. More and more people are choosing to go with a herringbone pattern. That one has narrow strips laid out in an alternating directions. It’s a fun and playful way to get an interesting look.
While many will stick with tile floors, expect wood to become more popular.
Custom Cabinets of Las Vegas, Inc. recommends removing upper cabinets is a great way to add the illusion of more space to your kitchen. Of course, that is not an option for many kitchens. Storage space is just too valuable. A growing trend is to split the difference by replacing the upper cabinetry with shelves. Shelves may not provide quite as much room but they do offer the advantage of being able to clearly see all your items. Shelves also allow for displaying antiques and mementos.
You can also add some novel storage ideas like rollout cabinets. They provide an easier way to reach the back of a cabinet while taking up a small space.
Smart appliances have become de rigueur in modern kitchens. That will likely escalate in 2020, as more and more technology comes to market. Here are some gadgets that will increasingly find their way into kitchens in the coming year.
• Crock pots that are connected to your phone so you can operate them from anywhere. Check and adjust the temperature, or turn them on and off from wherever you happen to be.
• Smart appliances like a refrigerator that has a built-in tablet, allowing you to keep track of your grocery inventory, access recipes online, or even take a phone call.
• Digital measuring cups, making that task much more precise.
• Appliances that wok with digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa.
• Ovens that are connected to your smart phone. These ovens can turn the heat off when a meal is done and alert you to that fact.
For 2020, expect a return to some old favorites while adding some new technologies to make kitchens both aesthetically pleasing and easier to use.