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Hot Kitchen Trends for 2020 to Set Your Sights on

Last Updated on August 23, 2021

Kitchen trends for 2020 are all about a new vision and setting your sights on a realm of beauty and convenience. And you can’t enter a new decade without some hi-tech surprises to keep today’s technology gurus on the edge of their seats. This year’s trends are sure to have them doing a double take.

Granite and TREND Transformations prides itself on keeping its finger on the pulse of the latest trends in kitchen and bath designs. This month, we are highlighting some of the hottest kitchen trends for 2020. (And we threw in one cool bathroom trend, too.)

Cool Cabinets

GT Kitchen with White Waterfall Island and Light Wood Contemporary Cabinets

Cabinets take up a good part of your kitchen real estate and can make or break the look and dynamic of this room. This year, cabinets are front and center with the following kitchen cabinet trends that are fun and functional.

  • Colored cabinets—White kitchens are timeless and are here to stay but this year’s trend is all about breaking this look up with pops of color. Colored cabinets are on the rise. Yes, homeowners are facing color head on by adding colored cabinets to the mix in their kitchens.
  • Glass-front cabinets—What’s old is new again, as glass-front cabinets are making a comeback in a big way. This year’s trend is toward simplicity and organization. Glass-front cabinets have homeowners rethinking their collectibles as they scale down their essentials by keeping it simple while showcasing their favorite collections.
  • No-handles—It used to be all about the hardware, but this year’s trend is to lose the handles and opt for a no-handle look. Or, better yet, cut-out handles in favor of touch release options. (If you’re someone who does need a handle, brass is the way to go this year.)

Marble Countertops

GT Contemporary Kitchen with Waterfall Island

Marble is timeless, so it’s no surprise it made the cut as one of the top countertop trends for 2020. The look may be in demand, but the maintenance isn’t, which makes engineered marble a top trending material for 2020. With today’s consumer obsessed with convenience, the beautiful etheriumTM by E-Stone surfaces offered by Granite and TREND Transformations are a stellar choice for homeowners who are looking to add marble countertops in their home, without all the worry and upkeep of traditional marble.

 Embracing Your Kitchen Ceiling

Let’s call it the “fifth dimension in your kitchen.” Your ceiling can be considered the fifth wall. But how many of us really pay any attention to it? This year, it’s all about embracing your ceiling with color, texture―or a little of both. The latest trend in kitchen design in 2020 is to create a look that can be as subtle or dramatic as you like. Whether you choose to paint, wallpaper or install wood paneling, the look is all your own.

Kitchen Wallpaper

If you’re going to ask: “Are you serious?” Our answer is: “Yes!” If you’re someone who remembers wallpaper adorning the inside of your home, then it’s likely you remember the hassle of hanging it and worse yet, removing it. The days of these disasters have gone by the wayside, as today’s wallpaper is easier to install and remove. It’s true. The best part is wallpaper is now available in designs that are fun, interesting and elegant. Remember the wallpaper with little pink flowers? Designs have come a long way since then. Worried that wallpaper is too permanent? Put your mind at ease. Kitchen wallpaper is easier to install and less permanent than ever before. Looking for a new look for your kitchen? Consider wallpaper. This year’s trend is graphic designs or ones that resemble the look of tile. Go for it!

Hints of Color

GT Contemporary Kitchen with Red Bar Stool Chairs

Not everyone is a fan of color, but we all have a favorite one. What’s yours? One of 2020’s kitchen trends is about putting it out there. Designers and homeowners alike are embracing color in kitchens in their own unique ways. Whether you add just a splash of color by reupholstering your kitchen chairs or choose to take it up a notch by buying a bold-colored appliance, pretty colored furniture or even painting the base of your kitchen island―keep in mind how color brings life and a sense of well-being to any room.

Hi-Tech Kitchen Trends

Dishwashing Sink

Yes, you read that correctly. Let me repeat―or rather, rinse and repeat: a sink that washes the dishes for you! Before you get too excited, this revolutionary idea works best for smaller households of one or two people. Fotile has designed a tiny sink dishwasher that uses minimal water and can wash about 10 items at once. And all it takes is a few small drops of dishwashing liquid. And speaking of sinks, cleaning your fruits and veggies just got easier with a hi-tech sink that uses gentle vibrations to remove dirt and pesticides―all brought to you by Fotile.

Wireless Kitchen Appliances

GT Red Appliance Toaster on Kitchen Counter

Most of us can relate to not having enough electrical outlets in our kitchens. Imagine never having to plug in your small appliances. Thanks to the latest innovation of hundreds of familiar brands which include Haier, Philips, Samsung and Apple―all forming the Wireless Power Consortium―specially made cordless induction-based appliances are becoming a reality. The wireless appliances operate via an inductive transmitter placed under the counter.

Luxury Bathroom Features

Making a bathroom run in the dark while we’re half asleep? We’ve all done it. We know that flipping a light switch is not a big deal, but today’s innovators are thinking otherwise. Kohler’s Veil products are taking bathroom luxury features to the next level with new fixtures that can detect motion and turn on soft lighting in the bathroom. How cool is that? And U by Moen is on board with voice control in the bathroom to allow you to use Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to turn your shower on and off, and even adjust the temperature! It all comes with a hefty price tag, but it’s cool technology, nonetheless.

What’s the vision for your kitchen in 2020? Let Granite and TREND Transformations be your partner in watching the latest trends in kitchen designs and helping you create the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today for your free in-home design consultation.


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