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Contemporary Kitchen Trends 2020

Contemporary Kitchen Trends

Lets take a look at the top kitchen trends for 2020, inspiring your renovations and DIY projects!

(Courtesy of Homebuilding Mag)

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Newest Kitchen Trends 2020

Contemporary kitchens have caught up with traditional in the popularity stakes, but just how do you create a sleek, chic room that serves such a practical purpose too?

Kitchen Design Trends 

There are several big trends prevailing in contemporary kitchens, some of them contradicting each other. At one end you have high-gloss units, whilst at the other the more subtle matt-finish units are big news. The same goes for colour. Whilst some showrooms are full of the latest bright shades – with lime green, tangerine orange and rich purples being particular favourites – others are encouraging buyers to keep it neutral with whites, soft beiges and greys.

This all comes down to personal preference, but what all contemporary units do have in common is that they are free of any fuss. This means unit doors should be flush and the opening mechanisms hidden, with doors opening either through a ‘push click’ system or with handles moulded into the doors or concealed. Likewise, combining materials in the kitchen is hot news. Where it was once preferable to have runs of matching units, the current trend is to mix and match natural materials with man-made, we have a wide selection of kitchen cupboard handles to help you create a similar effect.

Contemporary kitchen with Stainless Steel Cupboard Handles

Dramatic and Dark

Dark tones and accessories can transform the dynamics of a kitchen, adding depth and character, especially when combined with lighter spaces using reflective surfaces and well placed lighting.

If your kitchen is on the smaller side, we advise incorporating accessories in dark colours as darker tones can make compact spaces look and feel smaller.


Mix and match metallic accents with the colours on your kitchen furniture. Copper and brass look especially good, contrasting pleasingly with darker tones, as well as monochrome cabinets in white, black and grey shades.

Channel the Farmhouse Vibe

Raw materials are the perfect way to create the industrial, farmhouse vibe. Authentic and hardwearing materials such as wood, stone and brick are the ideal way to create a vintage-inspired interior.

You can create this look in a number of ways. From exposed brick walls to opting for an eclectic mix of metals, raw timber frames and woodwork to incorporating quality British leather. There are many ways to achieve this style that will work for your kitchen needs.

Add Character With Patterns

Add some fun to your kitchen by adding patterns whether that's from a patterned backsplash, embellished ironmongery or funky flooring, patterns are the perfect way to add character.

Patterned and warmer toned metals such as copper and brass are becoming increasingly popular, strikingly different and expressive in shape, surface and material to give your home a personal, individual look.

Kitchens on a Budget

Some of the coolest contemporary homes are kitted out with (shhh, say it quietly) off-the-shelf kitchens. The key when buying a standard kitchen is to customise. Many people have already cottoned onto buying less-expensive unit carcasses and trending them up with stylish doors. However, more people are now buying cost-effective kitchens and putting their own mark on them in other ways, such as having doors spray-painted at a local workshop, removing door handles or knobs and replacing them with something designer like our kitchen door handles, or topping units with the very latest in work surfaces. With a little creativity, an off-the-shelf kitchen can be your little secret.

Contemporary kitchen with modern chrome cupboard handles

One of the new trends that the judges of this year’s The Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards were greeted within several of the houses they viewed is double kitchens — that is to say two kitchens rather than one. This is a trend for the seriously house proud out there who would prefer that the kitchen seen by house guests remains an oasis of calm, with plates of canapés and neat piles of limes the only clutter being organised. The second kitchen is where the work takes place and is home to the usual clutter and chaos. An indulgence perhaps, but one that we might secretly covet.

If looking for more Kitchen and Dining accessories and gifts for your new kitchen, we are constantly updating our designer and luxury ranges of homewares from popular British brands such as Culinary Concepts, Gallery Direct and London Ornaments.