Now that we are more than half way through 2020 (and what a year it’s been), how are those kitchen trend predictions working out? Remember the ones we read about last summer in all the glossy interiors mags? Those were the kitchen trends those of us in the market for a new kitchen should be noting.

Did textured walls become the ‘must have’ kitchen trend for this year, for instance? And did we finally say ‘good bye’ to subway tiles used as backsplashes for good? Well, the team here have had a look at some of those 2020 kitchen trend predictions and whether or not they have been taken up. And you can read about it in this post right here…

Backsplash slabs

Yep, it is time to go back with tile. Tiny mosaics and subway tiles certainly have been replaced by backsplash panels. Large stone panels make more of a statement, are easier to install and cut back on all that grouting. This is one particular kitchen trend that did catch on and which we ourselves love.

Stand-out hoods

In sleek silver and sleek geometric lines, cooker hoods have been having quite a time of it recently. But now they have really come into their own. To the extent they can actually prove to be the focal point in some contemporary kitchens. Yes, they’re that big and so much more impressive than they have ever been. Today you will find kitchen hoods with a very artistic bent and with rose gold, copper and other interesting accent materials added.

Textured walls

We’re talking walls here rather than kitchen backsplashes and tiles as opposed to plastering or textured wallpaper. It sounds bizarre but it’s not. Three-dimensional tiles are becoming ‘a thing’ right enough. Personally, we love them. They can still be wiped clean like any two-dimensional, flat surface tile. But they look so much better. And why shouldn’t our kitchens get the same wall treatment as our sitting rooms and bedrooms? We spend just as much time in them these days, especially those of us who have an open plan kitchen/diner/sitting area.

Coloured ceilings

So, why shouldn’t we be aware of a little bit – or a lot of – colour when we look up in our kitchens? Painted ceilings were a big kitchen trend prediction for this year. And, although we have noted ceilings in pinks, blues and even blacks, we’re not convinced it’s a trend every kitchen owner wants to embrace.

Wood cabinets

The concept of sustainability and a getting back to nature has prompted many home owners to opt for natural wood in their kitchen cupboards. And this has extended to worktops and kitchen islands too. It doesn’t have to be matching woods either; different woods look great in a country or industrial style kitchen, for instance. A main benefit of natural wood is that it provides a feeling of warmth, regardless of where it’s put in the house. And kitchens are all about warmth, cosiness and getting the family together round a meal. A kitchen trend that makes sense!

Killing colour

Blue was always going to be the colour for kitchen cabinets again this year. And yes, that’s a trend that has definitely made its mark in 2020. It’s been popular for a few years now but Pantone making Classic Blue their colour of the year for 2020 made sure this was going to be another winner year for blue. But then, blue kitchen cabinets do look amazing – especially when paired with shiny white appliances. Can’t afford to buy blue cabinets? Then just replace the doors. Here at Kitchen Warehouse we have a range of blue replacement doors, for instance.

Get in touch today!

Looking for some kitchen trends inspiration for your kitchen this year? Well, take a look through some of the amazing kitchen cabinet designs, colours and textures we have to offer here at Kitchen Warehouse.

And, of course, it’s not just entire cabinets you can buy. We also have an extensive collection of replacement cabinet doors, and in every design imaginable. That includes Shaker and contemporary glossy designs, as well as handleless units and doors with matt acrylic finishes.

We’re not done there either. If you’re the type who likes to organise your drawers and in doing so, maximise your storage potential, then take a look at some of our drawer organisers. We are sure you’ll be impressed.

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