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Kitchen trends for 2020
Posted by Hayley Gilbert Wednesday, 20th November 2019
This month we’re taking a sneaky peak at the top trends in kitchens for the coming year. We asked kitchen expert Adrian Stoneham, managing director at Stoneham Kitchens, for his thoughts on what’s going to be big in 2020…
In 2017 Pantone announced its Colour of the Year as Greenery, a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade, and since then green has gradually gained momentum in kitchen design. A dark forest green has become a new firm favourite, which shows no signs of slowing down as we head towards 2020. As an earthy hue, this tone creates a natural warmth that works well both contrasted with another colour or used throughout. Like other dark shades such as black, a deep, rich green provides a luxurious feel to the room and works particularly well with Shaker-style cabinets.
A small but significant finish to any kitchen is the handles. These small, functional items can add a touch of style to the room so it is important to choose the right material and shape to suit your overall kitchen theme. While copper has been rising in popularity over the past couple of years, another material that is increasing in demand is brass. Whether polished brass or satin brass, we predict this must-have metal will be the preferred choice for 2020, as it completements both traditional and modern kitchens, as well as adding a touch of luxe.
Take a seat
Islands have moved on in their designs, from integrating the latest tech to taking on a number of shapes and sizes. The next big thing is the booth. Integrated at the end or corner of an island, booths provide a stylish and cosy addition to the kitchen. Less formal than your dining area, a booth makes a great option for relaxing and socialising with the ability to add new textures into the mix.
Store and order
Not everyone has space for a walk-in larder or even requires that much room for their edibles. The preference? The pantry. These large units are getting taller with plenty of space to incorporate clever and practical storage options for a variety of products. A popular choice is a wooden oak pantry with open shelving, dovetailed drawers and spice racks fitted to the upper doors. For those who enjoy entertaining, pantry bars are on the rise – think floating glass shelves for displaying wine glasses and decanters and a bar shelf for all important drink preparation. Drawers crafted to lay bottles can also be added to store fizz for those special occasions.
Another pantry option that is being incorporated in kitchen design is the Dynamic Space Tower. Maximising internal space in the kitchen, this impressive tower is available in the broadest selection of tall unit heights, widths and depths with the option of glass-sided drawers for excellent visibility of stored goods. Functional, practical and a feature in its own right, the pantry is increasingly becoming a must-have in modern homes.
Handleless kitchens might not be new, but demand is high as the preference is increasingly for a minimal, seamless aesthetic. Handleless cabinets achieve this. Technology has come a long way, from concealed hinges to finger-pulls that are notched out of the door edges or the latest ‘push to open’ systems on doors and drawers. There’s an array of different options on the market to achieve the look without compromising access to cabinet interiors. However, a recessed handle provides the understated style and finesse of a handleless kitchen without any loss of practicality. Space boosting and easy to clean with a sleek, chic finish, the handleless kitchen is free from constraints – which is why it will be big in 2020.
You can find out more about Stoneham Kitchens at www.stoneham-kitchens.co.uk