What’s Trending in 2020

New colours, surface finishes, textures, and the latest design trends have always played a fundamental part of the KBB industry and it`s vitally important that any product offer is kept fresh and on-market.

Our very own Product Manager, Graham Carse, shares his thoughts on the emerging trends coming in 2020.

Jayline Supergloss Dust Grey & Supermatt Cashmere

Jayline Supergloss Dust Grey & Supermatt Cashmere

Door Styles

When it comes to door styles J-Pull style doors continue to be the No.1 bestseller in the market place with lacquered versions starting to decline in sales, in favour of wrapped style J-Pulls.  True Handleless kitchens have seen massive growth over the last couple of years, and are now firmly established as part of the mass-market. Shaker style doors are starting to grow in popularity as a handleless option, giving a classical slant on what was initially a very clean, contemporary look.

Thornbury Graphite & Earl Grey

Thornbury Graphite & Earl Grey

Colour

Matt Black has been a huge trend in accessories recently, everything from handles to taps to shelving systems and for 2020 this will come through in full kitchen doors, as seen in the German market recently.  New iterations of Black Ash are also coming through strongly as a design statement, with high definition surface textures and deep embossed woodgrain effects creating a fresh update on an 80`s staple.

Grey is still massively popular, and becoming darker, from Dust Greys through to Graphite tones. Now, this trend is spawning a whole palette of grey-toned colours that mix superbly, with some as strong trend colours in their own right; deep shades of PlumDark Green, and Navy Blue all blend harmoniously onto a grey backdrop. Dark grey is also becoming dominant in fittings & components.  Drawer systems, hinges, pull out systems, bins and corner storage have now established themselves as the internal finish of choice, with grey cabinets also becoming popular.

Taupe is also coming through as a colour of note, in particular, the darker finishes, mixed with greys & charcoals.

Bella Matt Indigo Blue & Matt Dust Grey, Style Elland

Bella Matt Indigo Blue & Matt Dust Grey, Style Elland

Materials

  • Matt and Supermatt continue to grow in popularity as finishes, we`re seeing a huge swing towards added value surface finishes in Matt with anti-fingerprint & scratch-resistant properties offering technical benefits, as well as adding to the tactile feel of the product.
  • Metals continue to develop as design trends, with brushed finishes, hammered, and molten-effect prints adding to the overall feel.  Handleless kitchens echo this with choices of rail finishes, from standard brushed silver to matt black, brushed coppers, rose gold and brushed bronze finishes giving great design opportunities to combine with door finishes.

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Written by: Aaron O'Neill