4 Great Kitchen Trends for 2020
If you are planning to redo your kitchen, you might like to consider these kitchen trends to add to your design plan.
Kitchen trends may come and go but there are always a few trends that make more sense than others and will stick around for a long time. We look at 4 great kitchen trends for 2020 that won't be going away in the near future.
1. Incorporate green design
Green design takes into consideration sustainable materials, energy-efficient appliances, ergonomic design and the latest in time-saving kitchen technology. Every kitchen design should consider these elements if you want a kitchen that ticks all the boxes. Not only is energy-efficiency more than a trend, but it should also be the first priority when kitting out a kitchen with appliances and gadgets that incorporate the latest technology.
No matter the colour of your kitchen - It's always cool to be green!
Being energy-efficient in the kitchen is a big way to reduce your carbon footprint. Energy-efficient appliances are not only good for the environment - they're good for your wallet as well. Replacing old appliances with energy efficient models will reduce your monthly electricity costs and also the time you spend in the kitchen. Why shouldn't you make life easier when going green!
Bamboo kitchens continue to gain popularity as this sustainable material becomes more affordable.
2. Sustainable design options
We often hear people talk about sustainable design for a home but what does this mean in the kitchen? One way to be more sustainable in the kitchen is to be mindful of the materials used in the design - are these eco-friendly? - are they manufactured using sustainable materials? - can they be recycled?
A good example of incorporating sustainable design into a kitchen renovation is to look at materials used for manufacturing, say, for example, your kitchen countertops. Wood and bamboo are most definitely considered stainable materials if harvested according to guidelines for this practice. To put it simply, sustainable design is using materials that can easily be replaced or that can be recycled when their lifespan is over.
Veneered plywood in kitchens is a sustainable and more affordable option than expensive hardwoods.
3. Decorate with warm or cool paint colours
Up until recently, homeowners have been opting for cool tones in the kitchen, colours such as blues and greys but this appears to be waning as people realise the benefit of painting a kitchen to brighten or lighten up the space, use warm colours in a cold kitchen or cool colours in a hot kitchen. Decorating a kitchen shouldn't be defined by trends but rather with a more practical approach that is specific to a particular situation.
In light of this, kitchens can be in hues of blue or cool grey, or it can be decorated in warmer tones of warm grey, beige or taupe. Whatever colour choice you choose from your kitchen, ensure that it complements the design, style and setting.
4. Hide those fingerprints!
There was a time when glossy white or silver appliances were considered a must-have for any kitchen, but these days more people are opting for less gloss and more a flat matte look for large appliances. Why spend a fortune on kitchen cabinetry, natural stone tiles and countertops to create a designer kitchen and then have it fall flat with appliances that don't stand out.
We are seeing a lot of matte black and brushed metal finishes in taps and light fittings, as well as appliances and using matte black or brushed steel, complements a wide range of kitchen style. Plus, you don't have to worry about constantly wiping off fingerprints on matte finishes.