Kitchen & bathroom trends 2020

By Kerry Lockwood

Trends don’t have to be something that are short lived, I look at interior trends as up and coming inspiration which can also be adapted and tweaked in different ways to make them work in your home. Here are some trends, which I think will be popular in the kitchen and bathroom for 2020.


Natural materials

I’m delighted to see marble making a big return, with a focus on strongly veined surfaces. No two pieces are the same which I think adds to the attraction. I feel that this would be a great way to instantly update a space, so for example, give your kitchen a refresh by changing your worktop to marble rather than replacing the whole kitchen.

Concrete will continue to be popular in the coming year, from dramatic, statement walls to more subtle concrete counter tops. This urban, industrial look is one of my favourites, I’ve just had a bathroom refit and used micro cement on the walls, it’s totally changed the feel of the bathroom and I feel it’s both a practical and stylish option for bathrooms and kitchens.  To soften the look I’ve used reclaimed wood, greenery and a warm metal like Kohler’s Purist range in vibrant modern brushed gold.


Dare to go dark

Deep navy was a huge kitchen trend for 2018 & 2019, but 2020 will see even darker, moodier palettes working their way into the bathroom and kitchen for a luxe look. Black is becoming the new neutral in a big way, I have to admit, I’ve always been a fan of the dark side! If I was to choose a new kitchen right now then I would go for dark cabinets, painting them is also a great option and would have a huge impact. Black also works great as a base colour on walls and floor tiles. If you’re not feeling so brave then deep greys and nature inspired greens and blues are a popular alternative. Classic blue is this years Pantone colour of the year.


Minimalist designs

Kitchens and bathrooms don’t have to be full of clutter. A pared back, minimalist aesthetic is becoming much more popular. Think clean lines, freestanding baths and glass-walled, open showers, which is exactly what I went for in my new bathroom. I had a recess built into the shower to house a select few toiletries and the rest are all stored away in a cupboard. Simple fittings in gold, brass or black work really well with this look. We’ll also see more sleek, simple and open plan style kitchens with a slab style worktops and minimal hardware.

Guest Blogger: Kerry Lockwood

Kerry Lockwood is an interior and lifestyle blogger and influencer at Kerry Lockwood in Detail. Kerry started her blog in 2016 to share her passion for all things interior and lifestyle. Her strong focus is on making a rented house feel like home and helping her 126k followers achieve their dream interior whether they rent or own.  

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