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As we enter a new decade, time is beginning to set on the open-plan, neutral scheme kitchens we’ve seen over the past ten years. We’re taking a look at the trends carving the way in 2020. With all elements of kitchen design taking a refresh, what will be most desirable decor choices for the coming decade? 


Double islands

The island is the hub of the kitchen, both visually and functionally. 2020 sees this design feature being taken a step further, with the indulgent introduction of a double island. From a practical perspective, it provides you with an additional surface, meaning one can be reserved for food preparation and the second for serving. But more so, it adds enhanced grandeur and new, dynamic lines to the kitchen space – split level designs feel unique and functional, with the potential to mix-and-match surface materials for a whole new aesthetic.  


Gravity-defying islands

Continuing the infatuation with these desirably stylish kitchen centrepieces, another twist for the year is with gravity-defying islands. Ideal in a sleek modern scheme, this eye-catching feature will take your kitchen ahead of the curve.

5131 Calacatta Nuvo

5131 Calacatta Nuvo


Industrial designs

The popular industrial styling remains dominant within interior fashion trends. Focus for the year is on steel elements, especially a statement, oversized cooker hood, as well as rough, aesthetically authentic concrete worktops. 

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Dark countertops

After years of white worktops being the look of the moment, dark worktops have made a resurgence. Decedent schemes are coming to the fore, with sumptuous black marble surfaces the perfect topping to rich jewel-toned and bold black cabinets. Explore different colour schemes and how to perfectly coordinate them with your worktop.

5100 Vanilla Noir

5100 Vanilla Noir


Deeply veined marble

Marble is a longstanding luxurious element of kitchen design, but this is becoming even more of a feature with dramatic veining. Pigment tones and highlights speckled through the opulent surface provide base colour for surrounding elements, such as cabinetry and flooring. 


Slab splashbacks

Embrace the beauty of your worktop by seamlessly merging into the splashback as if one slab. This design tool will help generate a coherent scheme whilst creating a striking impact. Read more about the ways you can create a perfect finish to your design with your worktop


Pops of colour

Neutral schemes are being injected with fun colour highlights, through vibrant appliances and two-toned cabinets (mixing white with pretty pastels or if you’re more daring, pops of bright dazzling colour). For a more low-key look, add colour in by introducing fun pieces of furniture and soft furnishings. Add a bold splash of Pantone's Colour of the Year (Classic Blue 19-4052) or take inspiration from the Farrow and Ball key colours for 2020.

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