Trends in modern kitchen decoration always evolve. Before, this space was only intended for cooking and eating, but nowadays it has become a much more integrated place in daily life. It is not uncommon to find people watching television, using the computer or studying, in addition to the activities for which the kitchens have been designed. For this reason, since the kitchen has become a multifunctional room, decoration is playing an increasingly important role and today at Decora Ideas we will present some of the main trends.
If you are thinking of updating or renovating your kitchen, now is the perfect time to start your research, as each year brings new design and product trends. A successful kitchen design should focus on its functionality, employ good ergonomics, durable finishes, and incorporate good quality products.
Marble and its beautiful veins have their place again, both on the counter and on the walls.
Small, elongated rectangular tiles, “metro” type, are being used more and more.
Square tile, which has been discontinued, is making a comeback in kitchens.
Wood and stone
Marble, quartz and wood combined, have gained ground in recent years, as a covering for both walls, floors and even countertops.
A few years ago, dark wood flooring was heavily used. But with light wood you can hide scratches and indelible stains much more. White oak is the most popular of woods because it is like a light canvas that can have any color.
Concrete floors or countertop
You can also opt for concrete, it gives a very modern and industrial look to the kitchen.
The floor in gray or charcoal colors will remain a trend.
Concrete and wood combined, create very sophisticated and ultra modern spaces.
The new designs use contrasting texture finishes. For example, dark porcelain or slate with wood, or super matte black cabinets combined with warm metallic sinks in bronze. These elegant finishes are balanced with natural organic elements, such as island wood accents or wide plank wood flooring.
The most popular finishes for cabinet handles are matte black, satin nickel, pewter, and antique brass. What is common to all of these finishes is that they are matte, not high gloss finishes and therefore do not show finger marks.
But there are more possibilities. As you can see in the photos that we show you, the materials used are very diverse. And more and more they mix with each other, that is the case of wood, glass, plastic, ceramics, stone and metal, which merge in more original combinations and which can already be seen imposing trends in the kitchens for next year.
Owners are preferring synthetic materials, which are durable and have a good design. Some of the most popular brands for countertops propose many colors and various thickness and shape options.
A trend in the market that is in high demand is granite sinks. Black and white sinks will be the color options for 2020. Another more luxurious option is metal brass or copper sinks.
But of course, stainless steel will not lose its place, as it is durable and inexpensive.
In modern architecture, the kitchen takes on an increasing notoriety every day, due to the fact that it is a functional space, for work, but for many of enjoyment and relaxation. It is used to practice the kitchen hobby, or the cocktail bar, have a chat with friends on the island, or a breakfast in the morning. Given this, a way has been sought to give more vitality to this space, through large windows.
The idea is to place the kitchens adjacent to the garden, so that the window generates the feeling of being in both places at the same time, since, while cooking, you can enjoy the beautiful day outside, without feeling that it is losing.
In the same way, if you make meals with friends, you can open the windows, connecting the kitchen with the patio, without the need for the one who has to cook, to miss half the meeting because they are not in the same space.
You can also build terraces just outside the patio, to have a few drinks and eat pizzas enjoying the view and a larger space.
In addition to all this, letting more natural light pass through generates more luminosity and therefore a better vibe.
Stainless steel remains the material of choice for both large and small appliances.
Refrigerators with French doors are going to be one of the preferred options, along with self-cleaning ovens that come with built-in steam.
Kitchen designs are becoming more minimalist and cleaner. When it comes to small appliances, many people are choosing to integrate these into closets and hide them, however, for those who prefer to leave them in plain sight, they can integrate them with the rest of the furniture.
Modern kitchen furniture
Cabinets built into the wall
As for the furniture that will be carried in the kitchens, the shelves and the storage furniture that are fully integrated into the wall will predominate, appearing to be part of it.
Wall cabinets go up to the ceiling to maximize storage space and minimize dust accumulation.
Closed and upper cabinets are also being pushed aside, giving way to glass doors and open shelves.
Metal, wood and glass are the modern materials that set the trend for kitchen shelves and shelves the most, giving a more spacious and bright appearance to spaces.
The open and well-organized spaces, free of obstacles and well ventilated, also stand out.
Incorporating smart storage solutions and using every inch of space efficiently are key points.
The cabinets come with deep drawers that make items more easily accessible, and come with automatic closing mechanisms.
Not all things in decoration follow a rule, and the shelves are not the exception, since not necessarily to be good and consistent with the space, they must be closed. The open shelving format is increasingly used and gives the impression that they are floating, thus inserting a new model of storage in the house, modern and that can be a plus both for decoration and to generate a sense of space…
Open shelving provides a place to display items that reflect personality and create interest. They work best in a contrasting finish with cabinets, as this helps break up the space and create a nice mix of finishes.
When you don’t want to paint the entire wall, you can paint a few shelves in some contrasting color to match the cabinets under the counter.
If you lean towards transparent shelves, such as glass, you can opt for lighting to highlight what is on the shelves.
Those with sliding doors are an interesting possibility. These can serve to cover specific areas of the shelf, but at the same time they can be run, as well as serving as protection for when one is working on the counter.
Lighting in modern kitchens
Another key to modern decoration is the implementation of decorative techniques that increase the feeling of space, such as good lighting and little incorporation of furniture.
The lights can be hidden inside the furniture or ceiling.
But you can also use elegant and decorative pendant lamps.
If you plan to reform, keep in mind that the windows in the kitchen are also an important point, not only for lighting, but also for more effective ventilation and to give a feeling of spaciousness.
Colors in modern kitchens
Black and dark gray
Many interior designers have been using darker color palettes for the kitchen, experimenting with dark gray and black. Black and white will also be used a lot. The overall look is one of elegance and refinement, yet it has an air of natural simplicity and earthy exuberance.
Dark gray and black combine with woods and metals, creating a highly contemporary and luxurious look.
The wall cabinets in a color that contrasts with the lower cabinets are a winning combo that we will continue to see throughout the year. For example, the combination of muted navy blue with gray, white or black. Another popular combination is blue and wood.
This is another of the colors that is gaining more ground in kitchens. The most used shades are forest green, teal or celery green.
Another color that is increasingly seen in kitchens: old pink.
Modern white kitchens
One of the classic kitchen colors is white. This color brings a lot of light and also gives an impeccable hygiene appearance.
Gray and beige
Neutral colors also gain ground, more and more kitchens are seen in colors such as white, gray and beige.
Splashes of intense color
As you will see, through the presented photos, we will also be able to choose between multiple decoration styles, many of which emphasize the incorporation of strong colors through tiles, furniture or different decorative accessories.
Modern kitchen designs
Today’s kitchens are becoming shared family spaces that also allow you to eat, work, or rest within the same area. The kitchens are being designed to allow spaces to be shared and offer more design versatility and flexibility.
Kitchens open to the living room or dining room
Maybe your kitchen feels disconnected from the rest of the home. If you want it to look more modern, consider pulling down a wall to integrate it with the dining room or living room.
Modern island kitchens
Kitchen islands serve several purposes. In addition to being a focal point in space, they also help increase the functionality and efficiency of the room.
Modular modern kitchens
The modular kitchen system is a modern trend that closely resembles a prefab home. They are designed to be sold in modules, and thus are fully customizable. The advantage of choosing this kitchen system is that, depending on the space available, the most convenient modules can be used, at cheaper prices.
Small modern kitchens
For most people, the kitchen is the axis of family life. It is the place where everyone gathers in the morning when they are starting their day and the place where they gather in the evening while dinner is cooking. However, not all families have a great kitchen to enjoy.
Modern Italian kitchens
Modern Italian kitchens are synonymous with elegance and efficiency, regardless of design. It is common to associate everything Italian with luxury and the desire to enjoy “La Dolce Vita”. These photos demonstrate all the good things about the design of Italian kitchens.
Modern minimalist kitchens
As you will see more and more these spaces benefit from the aesthetics and neatness provided by the minimalist style. It is committed to minimal furniture and decorative elements, neutral or cheerful colors but added discreetly.