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Top 5 Kitchen Trends that are Here to Stay

Oct 2020

Can you believe we are officially over halfway through 2020? We certainly can’t. This year has been filled with uncertainty. But one thing’s for certain: these five kitchen design trends are sticking around.

Kitchen with copper sink and marble countertops

Marble, but Make it Stronger

            We’ve been obsessing over marble since it first came out in trend reports. What started as a smooth, barely-there veining has now progressed Into a strongly veined marble obsession in kitchens of every size. But, that’s just the look we’re talking about. While we couldn’t love the appearance of marble more, we are so happy that we’ve made a pivot toward sturdier materials. Who wants to stress over a spill? Where there’s one, there’s sure to be hundreds in a busy kitchen. No one has time to worry about spills soaking into porous marble, even during stay-at-home orders. Look for high-performance alternatives like nano glass and engineered stone that will give you the marbled look you love without the neediness.

kitchen with open shelving

See it all with Open Shelving

            As the minimalist and eclectic styles continue to reign supreme, open shelving is sure to stay on our kitchen walls. We love the airiness it brings to an otherwise busy space, transitioning the vibe from “working kitchen” to “family room” with ease. Need a little extra storage? Install a larder cupboard, also known as a pantry cupboard, another major trend that’s taking over kitchen storage solutions.

Single-Slab Backsplash

            We’ve shared our obsession with these trend in past posts, and boy are we glad this isn’t a trend of the past! Since this design style first came to be, we’ve seen so many creative pairings. On the one hand, there’s something so beautiful about a seamless look of a backsplash flowing into the countertop. It helps to highlight other things in your kitchen like your floating shelves and new matte appliances with a consistent – and gorgeous – backdrop. We hope to see this beautiful look in kitchens for years to come.

Consistent Contrast

            What’s so great about 2020 kitchen trends is that they aren’t one-size-fits-all. There really is something for everyone. We just shared our love of a seamless, cohesive look that only a single-slab backsplash and coordinating countertop can bring. But, there’s something so mysteriously beautiful about colored countertops set against sleek white cabinets. Whether dark and moody matte black, a vibrant pop of orange, or a comforting cool blue, don’t stand for ordinary in your kitchen. Stand out.

Handleless Haven

Speaking of sleek cabinetry, totally handleless is the look of the moment. The clean lines will create an uncluttered vibe – even if your kitchen sink tells you otherwise with a pile full of dirty dishes. Not only can your cabinets hide their handles for a smooth surface appearance, your appliances can, too. High-tech, no-touch solutions simplify meal prep with everything from microwaves to dishwashers. And, they looks fabulous, too.

Which 2020 kitchen trends do you hope stick around for the entire decade? Share your favorite on Instagram @Sinkology with #2020KitchenTrends to join the conversation!


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