The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether in a traditional Victorian home or a modern city penthouse, the kitchen is a place to entertain guests, feed the family, and make memories. As such, deciding on a new kitchen design can be a daunting task. What appliances fit your needs? What materials provide longevity? What colour scheme brings out your furniture? These questions are just a sample of the ones that await the excited homeowner. Luckily, we’re here to help out a bit with some incredible trends for 2020 kitchen design.

Natural Materials

Natural materials are going through a renaissance. Wood and stone are naturally hardy and bring warmth to any kitchen. While sleek appliances are all the rage, natural counters, islands and cupboards marry the old with the new.


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Paler wood tones like ash have become all the rage. They complement stone and marble perfectly, brightening up heavy structures. Treated wood is watertight, heat resistant and hardy. Perfect for all the bangs, scrapes and spills a kitchen deals with.


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Marble and stone ooze luxury. Stone comes in a variety of shades and can be matched to your large appliances or furniture. Make your stunning new cooker stand out with a bright pop of white marble or create a sense of majesty with a dark kitchen marble flowing into black appliances.


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Inspired by modern colour trends (more on that later) smoky glass has become very popular. Smoky glass brings a refreshing forest green feeling to a dark kitchen. If a lighter glass is more your taste then use it to create an airier room. Visually lightening cabinets with glass doors and panels break up island blocks and allow you to show off your prized crockery.

Raw Metal

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Metal insertions and handles create incredible highlights. The rich glow of copper and bronze add a timeless quality to any cabinet while brushed chrome brings a minimalist flair to whatever design you have in mind. Metal, much like wood and stone, is hard-wearing and easy to maintain. This gives you the time to enjoy your home without worrying about spending the whole day scrubbing down the kitchen.

Handless Design

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Kitchen design in 2020 is obsessed with geometric shapes and monochrome design. Hidden handles are a great way to accentuate shapes without losing smooth lines to ungainly handles. Fewer handles also save on space and allow you to pack in as many cupboards and drawers as you like. This is especially useful in homes with limited space.

Kitchen Colours

Materials are only a part of good kitchen design with 2020 showing a bold new colour movement. From dark to light, kitchens have become the space to express your personality. Below we take a look at some of the most popular colour trends to come.

Dark and Debonaire

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Dark kitchens have come a long way since the early 2000s. Where once shiny black surfaces were paired with stark white crockery, 2020’s dark kitchens look more modern with muted and matte finishes. Coupled with some of the materials above, a dark kitchen can debonaire without being oppressing. Dark stone and veined granite give matched with smoky glass and dark, matte paint create incredible depth and layering.

The oven as a centrepiece is another unique 2020 trend and dark paint is the way to do it right. A light room with dark cabinets and a black cooker draw the eye and create an impressive feature that does more than just bake a Sunday roast.

Bright and Breezy

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A feature wall is a great place to add a pop of colour. Whether it’s an energetic red, a verdant green or pastel pink, a feature wall can draw the eye and playoff any designer hoods or appliances you may have. However, one thing to keep in mind is painting a wall takes time as well as money. Make sure you use a paint that is easy to maintain and matches your design. Chances are you’ll have it in your kitchen for years to come.

Whatever your home, aesthetic or budget Kitchen People are committed to creating unique kitchens that work for you. From sourcing top-rated appliances from the likes AEG and Rangemaster to deciding on the small details, our team of designers and fitters can help you every step of the way. Contact us today for a consultation or visit our showroom for inspiration. Let us help you design your dream kitchen.