2020 Kitchen Design Trends

by | Dec 11, 2019 | #kitchens

Daniele Brutto, co-founder of Onestà, discusses the kitchen trends that are paving the way for a new decade of interiors. 

Each decade comes with its defining design moment. And with a new one just on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for the kitchen design industry as it anticipates what’s to come for the year ahead and beyond.

Daniele Brutto, co-founder of Italian kitchen specialist Onestà, talks through the emerging trends – from evergreen cabinetry to function-driven kitchens that don’t compromise on style.

The ‘earthy’ worktops trend is taking shape for 2020

Surface Trends

“Having been emerging over the last two years, we expect porcelain worktop surfaces to become the market leader in 2020 due to their ease of use and durability.

“The quality of prints on porcelain materials has expanded greatly this year, with some faux stone effects looking real even to the trained eye. Porcelain surfaces are light weight with various thickness; this means they can be used for wall cladding and decorative surfaces enabling the merging of spaces in homes, a trend that will continue to grow in the coming year.

“Terrazzo worktops also grew in popularity in 2019 and we are seeing these developing into a clear trend for 2020. Tones of brown terrazzo which bring a more luxurious feel to a kitchen have seen a real surge.

Colour Trends

“Green has seen a huge surge in popularity this year and will continue to do so in 2020. Not only have rich forest greens been the go-to classic kitchen shade, but paler greens and earthy mid-greens are popular for a contemporary style, as was highlighted by Dulux’s colour of the year, Tranquil Dawn.

“We have recently begun pairing pale green shades with natural tones far more frequently to give our contemporary schemes more warmth and texture. To enhance this, the ‘earthy worktops’ trend seems to be taking shape for 2020.

“Caesarstone has a huge range of quartz worktops that have a natural, warm feel that is industrial without being harsh or unapproachable.”

Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab glass splashback

Aesthetic vs Function

“The demand for equal measures of both are even higher for the coming year. Functionality is everything to our clients, as the rise of healthy living takes shape in people’s homes and we increasingly eat out less, people want to cook and entertain more and more in their homes.

“Although homeowners want a kitchen that first and foremost works well, they require a space to look beautiful. Gone are the days of having a show kitchen; clients now want that kitchen to be fully functional, durable and easy to maintain and work in, while also being trend led.

“A rise in technology in the kitchen has also titled the shift between function and aesthetic. Home appliances have really developed over the past ten years, with the use of steam ovens, vacuum drawers and fridges that keep food fresh for longer surging in popularity.

“Clients now require these new technologies to be incorporated into the design of their kitchen, while maintaining the desired aesthetic.”

“The quality of prints on porcelain materials has expanded greatly this year, with some faux stone effects looking real even to the trained eye”

Storage Trends

“As homes are becoming increasingly smaller, storage trends for the space-poor will rise in popularity in the new decade.

“Using clever systems like Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab glass splashback which removes items usually placed on the worktop and places them on the splashback with magnetic holders, will become more popular.

“This particular design has kitchen roll holders, tablet holders, and shelving for wine bottles, to ensure all every-day items can be neatly stored away whilst being easily
reachable.”

Onestà / onesta.design

2020 Kitchen Design Trends

by | Dec 11, 2019 | #kitchens

Daniele Brutto, co-founder of Onestà, discusses the kitchen trends that are paving the way for a new decade of interiors. 

Each decade comes with its defining design moment. And with a new one just on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for the kitchen design industry as it anticipates what’s to come for the year ahead and beyond.

Daniele Brutto, co-founder of Italian kitchen specialist Onestà, talks through the emerging trends – from evergreen cabinetry to function-driven kitchens that don’t compromise on style.

The ‘earthy’ worktops trend is taking shape for 2020

Surface Trends

“Having been emerging over the last two years, we expect porcelain worktop surfaces to become the market leader in 2020 due to their ease of use and durability.

“The quality of prints on porcelain materials has expanded greatly this year, with some faux stone effects looking real even to the trained eye. Porcelain surfaces are light weight with various thickness; this means they can be used for wall cladding and decorative surfaces enabling the merging of spaces in homes, a trend that will continue to grow in the coming year.

“Terrazzo worktops also grew in popularity in 2019 and we are seeing these developing into a clear trend for 2020. Tones of brown terrazzo which bring a more luxurious feel to a kitchen have seen a real surge.

Colour Trends

“Green has seen a huge surge in popularity this year and will continue to do so in 2020. Not only have rich forest greens been the go-to classic kitchen shade, but paler greens and earthy mid-greens are popular for a contemporary style, as was highlighted by Dulux’s colour of the year, Tranquil Dawn.

“We have recently begun pairing pale green shades with natural tones far more frequently to give our contemporary schemes more warmth and texture. To enhance this, the ‘earthy worktops’ trend seems to be taking shape for 2020.

“Caesarstone has a huge range of quartz worktops that have a natural, warm feel that is industrial without being harsh or unapproachable.”

Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab glass splashback

Aesthetic vs Function

“The demand for equal measures of both are even higher for the coming year. Functionality is everything to our clients, as the rise of healthy living takes
shape in people’s homes and we increasingly eat out less, people want to cook and entertain more and more in their homes.

“Although homeowners want a kitchen that first and foremost works well, they
require a space to look beautiful. Gone are the days of having a show kitchen; clients now want that kitchen to be fully functional, durable and easy to maintain and work in, while also being trend led.

“A rise in technology in the kitchen has also titled the shift between function and aesthetic. Home appliances have really developed over the past ten years, with the use of steam ovens, vacuum drawers and fridges that keep food fresh for longer surging in popularity.

“Clients now require these new technologies to be incorporated into the design of their kitchen, while maintaining the desired aesthetic.”

“The quality of prints on porcelain materials has expanded greatly this year, with some faux stone effects looking real even to the trained eye”

Storage Trends

“As homes are becoming increasingly smaller, storage trends for the space-poor will rise in popularity in the new decade.

“Using clever systems like Record Cucine’s Magneto Lab glass splashback which removes items usually placed on the worktop and places them on the splashback with magnetic holders, will become more popular.

“This particular design has kitchen roll holders, tablet holders, and shelving for wine bottles, to ensure all every-day items can be neatly stored away whilst being easily
reachable.”

Onestà / onesta.design

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