5 Kitchen Trends That You’re About To See Everywhere

If you’re considering redesigning your entire kitchen or simply adding a few new accents to the room in order to create a more modern look, you should be aware of the current trends in home design. Unlike fashion trends, kitchen trends tend to last a while, so you don’t have to worry about your changes becoming obsolete in a few years. If you update your kitchen now, it will still be in style for years to come.

You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to redesign your kitchen. You don’t have to change every little thing about the space, either. You can make small, meaningful changes that will transform the entire room in a matter of days – or maybe even hours.

You can swap out your cabinets. You can hang ceiling light fixtures. You can add backsplash to the walls. You can install wooden flooring. You can introduce accent patterns. You can choose to change one aspect of your kitchen – or you can choose to change them all. Either way, you’re going to end up with a fresh space that looks entirely different than your old space.

If you’re interested in updating your home but aren’t quite sure what you should change, here are some of the best kitchen trends you’ll see in 2020:

Two-Toned Cabinets

If you’re not the biggest fan of your current kitchen color, you can make a few simple changes in order to transform the room. Instead of pulling down all of your décor and repainting every single wall, you can swap out the cabinetry.

As 2019 comes to an end and we approach 2020, one of the biggest interior design trends you’ll see is two-toned cabinetry. The kitchen cabinet design doesn’t have to be one single color that blends in with the rest of the room–mix it up a little!

If you have a white kitchen, consider adding subtle color to the cabinetry. Some kitchen color trends are sage green, cream, and deep-sea blue, so with that in mind, you could paint the walls one of those colors and install white marble countertops with charcoal cabinets or white cabinets with matte black countertops. Or, if you really want to mix up the cabinetry in the kitchen space, you could repaint the upper cabinets to white wood and the bottom wood cabinets a shade of gray–this kitchen design trend would pair well with marble countertops or marble decor too!

No matter what color palette you choose, the contrast will create a stunning visual impact that will fit with both modern and traditional kitchens. The color diversity will also allow you to choose an accent color for your kitchen that you can match up with the rest of your décor. It will give you a chance to add a variety of different knickknacks to the room instead of sticking to buying decorations in the same, single color. This kitchen cabinet trend is something you should, for sure, consider!

No matter what, you can choose any color combination that will lead to the creation of your dream kitchen.

Staple Pendants Hanging Above Kitchen Islands

A new kitchen isn’t complete without the right lighting. If you want to add more light to your kitchen and want to enhance the room’s aesthetics at the same time, then you should consider hanging staple pendants with brass accents above your island. It doesn’t matter what style of kitchen you’re trying to create because there are pendants for each type of home design.

There are pendants with sharp, geometric shapes that will give your home a modern feel. Or, if you’re trying to pull off a more traditional style, there are vintage metal pendants that will give the room a barn-style feel. There are also Edison pendants for industrial style kitchens and crystal pendants for more elegant kitchens. As soon as you decide what kind of aesthetic you are going for, you should be able to find matching staple pendants to bring the look together.

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Of course, if you’re going to install the light fixture yourself, you should keep a few things in mind. The most important thing is to leave enough space between the countertop and the lighting fixture. That means you should measure up from the counter (or up from the floors), not down from the ceiling. Ideally, when you’re hanging a pendant, the bottom rim should hang about thirty inches above the surface of your kitchen island. This should be about 60 to 66 inches above the floor — unless you have taller family members and want to raise the lights a little higher. Either way, you want to make sure your pendant lights are both aesthetically appealing and functional.

Chevron Everywhere

Chevron is a stylish, inverted V-shaped pattern. It’s frequently mistaken for a zigzag, even though it’s actually a variation of the pattern. Chevron dates back to 1800 BC in ancient Greece where it has been found carved into ancient art, such as pieces of pottery and stone carvings. It’s a timeless print that is still around today and can be seen on clothing items, in artwork, and in-home décor.

Backsplashes with a chevron pattern are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens across the country. They’re the perfect way to spice up the walls of your kitchen without changing the color scheme of the entire space. Specifically, backsplash is great for adding under the cabinets or the open shelving, depending on your kitchen design. You can choose between using mosaics on mesh backing or using peel-and-stick tile for easy application you can install on your own, without the help of a professional.

However, if you’re happy with your current backsplash, there are plenty of other ways you can incorporate chevron into your updated kitchen. There are chevron curtains you can hang above your windows, chevron rugs you can spread across your oak flooring, or chevron tile you can have installed throughout the area. You can also fill the room with chevron accessories, such as chevron drying mats or chevron towels. There are dozens of different ways to use the pattern in order to give a fresh look to your kitchen remodel.

More Oak Flooring

Oak wood flooring, a staple from the 1980s, is quickly making a comeback. However, it is returning with an updated hue that has more natural coloring. This brings in an accent element that feels unique and updated while still being oak. This kitchen trend is most popularly found in farmhouse kitchens because it pairs well with a white farmhouse sink and white cabinets. This kitchen floor design also pairs well with stainless steel appliances too!

Oak is the perfect material for your kitchen because it’s one of the strongest domestic woods used in the manufacturing of wooden floors. That means that your flooring will look beautiful, but it will also disguise small dents and scratches that will occur over time from spills, dropped dishes, and foot traffic.

Oak is considered a hardwood, which is a much better option for a kitchen than softwood flooring like pine. Softwood floors are susceptible to humidity fluctuations which can cause cracking. They are also susceptible to water damage. If your kitchen suffers from a broken dishwasher and gets water pooled across the floor, hardwood will hold up better. Unlike other types of wooden flooring, oak is built to last. You won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon.

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Another big benefit of installing oak flooring in your kitchen is that it can tie multiple areas together. If you have the same flooring installed in your hallways and living room, it will look like they blend together with the kitchen. It will create the illusion of more space while giving your home one cohesive look.

However, you should keep in mind that oak is a complex flooring to install because it requires a lot of cuts. If you want your kitchen to look flawless, you should consider hiring a professional instead of attempting the job yourself.

Hard Accent Patterns

Hard accent patterns are making a return. This trend is inspired by the colorful, patterned wallpaper seen in homes throughout the 1970’s. These bold designs commonly included flowers, spheres, spirals, and leaves. They drew attention to the walls because of their psychedelic patterns and acid-edged colors.

However, this time around, accent patterns can come in the form of kitchen backsplashes or the walls themselves. You can choose between adding strong, vivid color to whatever area of your kitchen you choose. This design trend brings forward a mid-century look without feeling cold and uninviting. It can add a pop of color to otherwise bland, monochrome rooms.

Adding accent patterns to your kitchen can take an ordinary room and make it more unique and interesting. It’s the easiest way to transform the entire look of your kitchen design without needing to purchase any new appliances to install. Some ways in which you could incorporate hard accent patterns is by putting wallpaper inside of the kitchen cabinet and having glass doors to see in.

No matter what color you choose to add to your kitchen, your hard accent patterns will create a timeless look. This re-emerging trend looked stylish back in the 70’s, still looks stylish in 2019, and is going to continue to look stylish for years to come.

If you’re interested in updating your home to make it look fresh for the new year, then you should consider incorporating some of these kitchen design trends, like tile, updated flooring, or reclaimed wood cabinetry. You’re going to be seeing much more of them in 2020, so you might as well join in on the trends early.

These small, reasonably easy kitchen style changes are going to make your home feel much more welcoming and much more stylish. They can transform even a small kitchen and make it into a space that looks brand new. After the kitchen renovation, your houseguests won’t even recognize the area! But they’re going to have plenty of compliments about what you’ve done with the place.

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