We asked our kitchen and bath designers what trends they are seeing in the industry, and six common themes were found among their responses. From warm wood tones to mixed metals, we are excited for what 2020 will bring in kitchen design!
While white painted cabinetry continues to be timeless and classic, 2020 will usher in more of the warmer, richer hues such as softer whites, taupe, and cashmere, as well as more stained wood cabinetry.
As well as more stained wood, if there’s one wood species that might outshine them all in 2020, it’s walnut. Walnut is such a naturally rich, warm, elegant and inviting wood, which makes it perfect for today’s kitchens. We show this in our recent project Wonderfully Walnut below, which combines pairs walnut with white to add both color and warmth to the predominately white kitchen.
Natural wood tones are also popular for 2020. White oak is trending for its natural look, distinctive grain and soft finish. We feature white oak in one of our new showroom displays below.
No longer must the metal finishes of faucets, hardware, and lighting “match.” Our designers have seen that clients are often choosing to incorporate multiple metal finishes into their home. Mixing metal finishes gives your space interest as well as flexibility in design style.
Both beautiful and functional, full wall backsplashes not only provide a dramatic accent wall in the kitchen, they also are easier to clean and more durable than painted walls. We are seeing backsplashes made of both tile and solid slabs and often extending from countertop to ceiling.
An exciting new trend we are seeing is countertops fabricated from quartzite. Quartzite is natural stone and displays infinite variation, meaning no two slabs will ever look the same. It’s also super heat-resistant and more scratch-resistant than engineered quartz. We are excited about the Onyx Quartzite from TMSupply featured on the island in our new showroom kitchen display.
Whether it’s a colorful range or a range with European influence, the range game is being changed. As seen in our showroom display below, La Cornue ranges are definitely going to be a trend for 2020 as homeowners are looking for more specialty cooking capabilities. The La Cornue Cornufé 90 Albertine range features a large convection oven with seven unique cook modes and five gas burners. It comes in 12 colors and 3 trim options.
Another example of a La Cornue range in a different finish:
Today’s open floor plans are changing the way kitchens are being designed. Kitchen islands have become an integral element, and if space permits, we are seeing designers more frequently incorporate two islands into their designs.
One of our designers has a double island kitchen in the works (see 3D rendering below) where one island is for cooking, baking and prep, while the other is designed for entertaining and everyday informal family meals.