Five New Kitchen Trends

 

new kitchen trends more details from our beach house kitchen here

 

What are the new kitchen trends?

 

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. People congregate there for everything from fancy meals, to Tuesday Night Takeout, to a late midnight snack.

Typically, the kitchen is where the action is, and accordingly, kitchen design is a huge industry.

Regardless of the frequency that you actually cook in your kitchen, interior design for this room is a huge part of creating the overall aesthetic of your home. Accordingly, kitchen trends change just as quickly as any other interior design trends.

But, looking at the way kitchen design is moving, these are the trends ready to make a big splash in 2020 and beyond.

Quartz Countertops

Granite and marble countertops have been all the rage for years, but many decry the upkeep that comes with them – (find out about our marble counter tops here).

Given the upkeep and price of marble counter tops, we decided to look into Quartz counters which have the “look” of white marble for our beach house renovation.

Quartz countertops require no sealing and maintain their looks for years. We’re SO happy with this decision (seen above). It’s likely we’ll see more people selecting this option over granite as time goes on.

 

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Sustainable Kitchens

Not necessarily talking about having a compost pile out in the backyard, but a lot of people are moving towards eco-friendly trends and options for their kitchen renovations.

It’s a great trend to see, and it’s likely that as options for sustainable and upcycled materials expand, more people will be incorporating them into their homes.

A few great current options include low emission products, eco friendly kitchen appliances, bamboo and other repurposed materials. Using vintage, antique and inherited pieces in the decor is another great option!

new kitchen trends, sinkthis is our blue butler’s pantry – find the before and afters of this space here!

 

A Pop of Color

Gone are the days when one neutral color was the epitome of chic!

More and more often people are choosing to introduce a pop of color to their kitchen design, either through ​colored appliances​ or by painting their cabinetry a bright statement color.

This is a perfect way to introduce a fun bit of quirkiness into your kitchen without major commitment, especially if you’re only painting the cabinets or walls. And if you’re looking for an even more easily reversible option, ​removable wallpaper​ works too!

new kitchen trends - mixed metalsmixed metals in our kitchen – find details and sources here!

Mixed Metals

Brass might have made a comeback in 2018​, but mixed metals are coming in with a force as we move into 2020.

They offer an organic look that gives more personality than a uniform color selection.

People have been integrating this trend into their design recently, and from the looks of things, it’s on the rise!

mixed metalsthis is my friend Jen’s kitchen! See more of this beautiful space here!

Backsplash Statement Walls

Rather than using a backsplash to protect the wall, people are turning their backsplashes into decor!

Having backsplash tile climb the wall to enhance the design rather than look at it as a necessary precaution has opened the door to a host of new design options. It’s a great way to build a statement wall into your kitchen design rather than break up your wall color with a backsplash.

In conclusion, there’s always SO many different ways to make kitchen updates.

If you’re looking for more traditional kitchen trends which will stand the test of time, be sure to check out this post!

But one common theme for all of these trends is that they encourage out of the box thinking and fun elements.

Go with your gut and lean into whatever trends and classic choices make you the happiest.

 

 

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  1. Abby Fields wrote:

    Love this! I have never heard of quartz, I am so looking into that! We are dreaming of a kitchen re-do and we found this company (N-Hance of Gainesville, if you care), that paints your kitchen cabinets, so perfect for that pop of color! What do you think about blue cabinets with quartz countertops?

    Published on 10.11.19 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Sounds beautiful! Good luck!

      Published on 10.11.19 · Reply