The idea of getting a brand-new kitchen is exciting to anyone, especially if it is something that you have been working to save towards. If you plan on renovating your kitchen soon, it would be best to know all about the most recent trends so you can figure out what is best for your space and the needs of your family.
The possibilities are endless! Our team, with the help of experts in the field, put together these 10 kitchen trends you’re likely to see in 2020 and going into 2021.
Whether you’re looking for a change because of the new features in appliances, or are obsessed with new lighting or countertop trends, want a more bohemian looking kitchen or a more modern one, there’s a lot that can be done in a kitchen to match your needs! This room typically reflects who you are, so make the most of your renovation by giving it your special touch!
1. Buying local!
As we are half way through 2020, it has become a trend to support local businesses. How can you do that for a kitchen, you ask? Well consider purchasing small decorative accessories, and it is also possible to support local cabinetmakers or local tile and stone companies. For instance, our cabinets are manufactured right here in TORONTO! Buying local is great for our economy and the product quality is typically much better and almost at par with the pre-fabricated items from those large box stores.
2. Storage Walls for an Organized Kitchen
Instead of putting up many cabinets, why not get a full wall of storage cabinets that go from the floor to the ceiling? This is a great solution for those who don’t have enough space to put in a big pantry.
If it is within your budget put in pull-out shelving or drawers to ease your day-to-day, let’s face it, we all tend to forget about those items that are in the far back part of our shelves. Plan on even adding electrical outlets inside the cabinets so you can plug in small appliances which helps with keeping a clean and clear counter top.
3. Warmer Tones are IN
Browns, greys and beiges are on their way back in be on trend! Without being entirely monochrome, kitchens with neutral colours help materials and texture to become the focus.
If you are looking for a change and would like to add a pop of colour to your space, dark blue, prune, and forest green are the most used colours. You can do so by applying it to only a one or a few elements in your kitchen, like the kitchen island, backsplash or even as an accent wall colour.
Remember, the goal is to always create a warm and inviting ambiance by combining various materials and soothing tones.
4. Unique Cabinet Handles
Have you ever heard of the saying; luxury is in the detail? Opting for unique-looking kitchen cabinet handles or knobs can make all the difference in your space’s look. Get a unique shape, or even slits directly in the cabinets; there are really no limits in what can be done when it comes to kitchen cabinet handles!
Often forgotten or an after thought, cabinet handles can be the thing that makes that ultra luxurious element into your kitchen without breaking the bank! Here at Brento Tile, there are some local hardware suppliers that we work exclusively with, where we can help you find something luxurious and affordable.
5. Classic Kitchens are Back
In the last few years, modern, all-white kitchens were thing, but let’s all face it, we can all agree that classic kitchens give off more of an inviting feel. Given that the kitchen tends to be the heart of the home for most, it should be functional but also warm and inviting. With classic-style kitchens, it is all about details: Fluted glass, handmade handles, glass-pane cabinets, exposed dishes, etc
Opting for shaker style cabinets is a great starting point with brass handles or knobs for the cabinets. With classic kitchens, we typically see darker blue or green hues. Otherwise, cream, white or grey cabinets are the way to go. There is just something about a classical kitchen that just brings the family together for that large dinner party.
6. Natural Materials Are Shining Bright
The entire kitchen has adopted a more minimalist look to allow natural noble materials to steal the show. Going for wood, marble, quartz, or any other material that reminds us of nature is the way to go! In terms of tiling, matte finishing is also suggested. This time around, motifs are rather discrete. However, some tiling can have a high shine finish and be of out-of-the-ordinary shapes.
Make sure that most of your finishing is rather matte. Also, allow any slab of marble to have prominent veins or your terrazzo to have large chunks – as long as they’re all in warm, neutral tones. Check out an article about kitchen cabinets to see which material works best for you.
7. Fluted Glass is Back
Remember that textured glass your grandma’s kitchen had? Well, it has made its way back into our modern-day kitchens! Although today’s kitchen is rather minimalist, it is quite trendy to have some shelving with a glass façade. This allows us to showcase our prized possessions. Fluted glass is perfect for this look because the objects remain abstract and now showing those shameful, unorganized cabinets of ours.
If you plan on integrating this trend in your new kitchen, make sure to store items that won’t be used day in and day out behind the glass. This way, the look will remain clean and intact for quite some time. These glass-doored cabinets look great, but please don’t get too many! Plan to have only one or two sections with glass panels.
8. Oversized Pantries are Ideal
Is there a lot of space in your kitchen? If so, this trend is for you! It’s time to make your pantry bigger and organize it so that every item is easily accessible. You won’t need to bend over to try and find a bag of flour at the back of a dark cabinet! Consider adding a coffee and/or toast station or hide all smaller appliances in the pantry so that your kitchen always looks clean.
Consult with your contractor before designing your dream kitchen. A pantry like this one takes up quite a lot of space. Goodbye small appliances taking up counter space! Plan on getting electrical outlets inside your pantry so you can use your toaster or Vitamix without adding items to the kitchen counter. Of course, don’t forget about lighting for that new space for those small appliances!
9. Range Hoods are Now Hidden
Let’s face it, range hoods are not all that aesthetically pleasing, designers have decided it’s time to hide them in 2020! They are integrated into the cabinets or at the very least the air duct seems to be part of the wall. Some have opted to continue the wall’s tiling all the way to the ceiling – also covering the wall hiding the range hood. Others have also covered it with natural stone like marble.
There is so much that should be consulted , speak to a contractor to see which is the best way to hide your range hood, make sure that your ducts are in order so there is minimal duct rerouting that will have to be done.
10. Unique New Faucets
White faucets and fittings are making their way into our kitchens! After the long-lasting trend of matte black fittings, it’s time for matte white to have the spotlight. All white faucets are great when you want them to blend into the kitchen.
White faucets work best in architecturally designed, contemporary kitchens.
To sum up, 2020 kitchen trends are all about natural stones and noble woods in a minimalist setting. Looking through trends and making the right choices can be quite the challenge. Our experts have, however, put together a list of trends that should be avoided nowadays.
1. Lacquered cabinets
High-shine cabinets used to be trendy a while back, but it’s now time to avoid getting them for your kitchen.
2. Colourful kitchens
Very colourful kitchens or those with pops of flashy colours are no longer on trend. It’s better to now opt for a variety of neutral tones that work well together for a harmonized finish.
3. Exaggerated modernism
Ultramodern decors that have a lot of chrome and white are to be avoided.
4. A backsplash with too many motifs
Stay away from tiling with a lot of detailing or highly contrasting colours. Glass paste mosaic is also to be avoided. Tiles with subtle motifs – usually tone on tone – are the way to go.
5. Large cabinet handles
Ornate or imposing cabinet handles should not be used in today’s kitchen. We are looking for subtlety now.
6. Too many open concept shelves
Open shelving is definitely not practical. Dust accumulates rather easily and no guest of yours wants to be eating off a dusty plate. Closed cabinets with glass or opaque doors are a safer bet.
Don’t give your cabinets or kitchen islands odd angles. Opt for straight lines throughout the kitchen.