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Top Interior Design Trends of 2020

With ever-increasing focus on interior design thanks to the likes of HGTV and Pinterest, recent years have seen plenty of exciting design trends. As expected, experts have shared that 2020 will be no different. In fact, many trends are already proving to be a big deal for the coming year. Here’s a list of the biggest design trends of 2020 to keep in mind.

Colored Cabinetry and Open Shelving

blue kitchen cabinets with herringbone backsplash

The all-white-everything kitchen, while still very much beautiful, is starting to make its way out. Colored cabinetry are increasing in popularity as people look to bring contrast and interest back into their home’s cooking and serving spaces. Pair colored cabinets–especially espresso or classic blue cabinetry–with bright metals such as brass. 

large modern kitchen with peninsula

Or, here’s a contrasting trend for you: ditch the cabinets all together for open shelving, which is also taking off!

Metal Kitchen Fixtures

Modern kitchen with large island

While you’re busy painting cabinets, try matching your cabinet hardware to your kitchen’s other fixtures. For instance, pewter and gunmetal sink faucets and other details are making their way into more homes, bringing a sense of cohesiveness to any updated space. If you’re feeling particularly extravagant, you can always opt in to get a matching chandelier as well.

Bold Backsplash Materials

terrazzo backsplash accent wall

Terrazzo has recently grown popular in many kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects as it is cost effective and colorful. It’s a composite made using chips of quartz, granite, glass, and/or marble, bound in a cement-like material. It’s durable and affordable, and it’s going to make its way into more and more kitchens as the year goes by. 

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Subway tile remains a staple as well, but large format porcelain tiles are beginning to encroach on kitchen and bathroom designs everywhere. They’re covering entire walls and encasing entire shower stalls in understated, modern flare.

Natural Colors and Textures

wood accent wall

The color trends of 2020 are set to center around classic blue (Pantone’s color of 2020). Although, beiges and creams accented with soft eucalyptus greens are also going to be trending this year as well. As far as textures and materials go, corrugated metal is one material everyone is already seeing a bit more of. Accent walls will be dressed up with lots of different materials though. For instance, wood remains timeless and we should be expecting to use a lot more bamboo and other sustainable species for design projects.

Throughout homes, many other natural materials also continue to make their way into updated spaces, especially stone. And, if you thought marble was out, think again. While the white marble from this past summer may have definitely been an overused pattern, natural stones are still all the rage and they are finding their way into more parts of the home than ever, climbing outside of the kitchen and bathroom into the main living space.

Closet Conversions and Other Space Maximizers

coat closet

With more and more people downsizing, both for financial and environmental reasons, every inch counts. This is a mindset that will really take off throughout the year as more designers look to turn old, traditional-style storages spaces that just don’t work into unique, functional places to hang out.

So, ditch the awkward coat closet and place a custom-built bench inside the opening instead. Carve out the doorway (don’t forget the arches) to create an open, completely usable space with shelving to either side for shoe storage. These are the types of concepts designers are looking to explore in 2020 and beyond.

The New Design Buzzword: Biophilia

live wall panels with grass/shrubs

Biophilic design is a new term everyone should expect to be hearing a lot more of as 2020 kicks into full-swing. Basically, it’s the focus on bridging interior spaces with nature to promote sustainability and relaxation. Think literally bringing the outdoors in with plant life, natural light, and open concepts. 

Water features may be seeing an introduction to the indoors, too. Plus, technology will play a role in this trend with the use of more smart gadgets–like lamps that automatically adjust their brightness to match your circadian rhythm as the sun rises and sets. 

Spontaneous Trends

The trends we have listed above are the trends that we’re seeing kick off the new year, but as the year goes on, we’ll make sure to update this list with the trendiest and most current interior design trends. 

Top Interior Design Trends of 2020

With ever-increasing focus on interior design thanks to the likes of HGTV and Pinterest, recent years have seen plenty of exciting design trends. As expected, experts have shared that 2020 will be no different. In fact, many trends are already proving to be a big deal for the coming year. Here’s a list of the biggest design trends of 2020 to keep in mind.

Colored Cabinetry and Open Shelving

blue kitchen cabinets with herringbone backsplash

The all-white-everything kitchen, while still very much beautiful, is starting to make its way out. Colored cabinetry are increasing in popularity as people look to bring contrast and interest back into their home’s cooking and serving spaces. Pair colored cabinets–especially espresso or classic blue cabinetry–with bright metals such as brass. 

large modern kitchen with peninsula

Or, here’s a contrasting trend for you: ditch the cabinets all together for open shelving, which is also taking off!

Metal Kitchen Fixtures

Modern kitchen with large island

While you’re busy painting cabinets, try matching your cabinet hardware to your kitchen’s other fixtures. For instance, pewter and gunmetal sink faucets and other details are making their way into more homes, bringing a sense of cohesiveness to any updated space. If you’re feeling particularly extravagant, you can always opt in to get a matching chandelier as well.

Bold Backsplash Materials

terrazzo backsplash accent wall

Terrazzo has recently grown popular in many kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects as it is cost effective and colorful. It’s a composite made using chips of quartz, granite, glass, and/or marble, bound in a cement-like material. It’s durable and affordable, and it’s going to make its way into more and more kitchens as the year goes by. 

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

Subway tile remains a staple as well, but large format porcelain tiles are beginning to encroach on kitchen and bathroom designs everywhere. They’re covering entire walls and encasing entire shower stalls in understated, modern flare.

Natural Colors and Textures

wood accent wall

The color trends of 2020 are set to center around classic blue (Pantone’s color of 2020). Although, beiges and creams accented with soft eucalyptus greens are also going to be trending this year as well. As far as textures and materials go, corrugated metal is one material everyone is already seeing a bit more of. Accent walls will be dressed up with lots of different materials though. For instance, wood remains timeless and we should be expecting to use a lot more bamboo and other sustainable species for design projects.

Closet Conversions and Other Space Maximizers

coat closet

With more and more people downsizing, both for financial and environmental reasons, every inch counts. This is a mindset that will really take off throughout the year as more designers look to turn old, traditional-style storages spaces that just don’t work into unique, functional places to hang out.

So, ditch the awkward coat closet and place a custom-built bench inside the opening instead. Carve out the doorway (don’t forget the arches) to create an open, completely usable space with shelving to either side for shoe storage. These are the types of concepts designers are looking to explore in 2020 and beyond.

The New Design Buzzword: Biophilia

live wall panels with grass/shrubs

Biophilic design is a new term everyone should expect to be hearing a lot more of as 2020 kicks into full-swing. Basically, it’s the focus on bridging interior spaces with nature to promote sustainability and relaxation. Think literally bringing the outdoors in with plant life, natural light, and open concepts. 

Water features may be seeing an introduction to the indoors, too. Plus, technology will play a role in this trend with the use of more smart gadgets–like lamps that automatically adjust their brightness to match your circadian rhythm as the sun rises and sets. 

Spontaneous Trends

The trends we have listed above are the trends that we’re seeing kick off the new year, but as the year goes on, we’ll make sure to update this list with the trendiest and most current interior design trends.