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Top Kitchen Trends of 2020

Sparkling appliances, smooth countertops, clean lines – your kitchen is the centerpiece of your home, and with some thoughtful design and the right touches, it can be the crown jewel. This is where everyone comes together to prepare meals, share conversation and truly enjoy what home is all about. At Landsea Homes, we understand that great kitchen design requires equal parts beauty and functionality, and the details make all the difference. From premium appliances to smart home technology, we prioritize features that allow you to seamlessly live a high performance life in style, comfort and ease. Here are some of our favorite 2020 kitchen design trends to inspire you on your way to a dream kitchen.

Colorful Appliances

As designers and homeowners move away from the all-white kitchen trend, pops of vibrant color are making a comeback. One of the simplest ways to incorporate this new trend is with bright-colored appliances, like this sunny yellow stove at Skylark at Sanctuary Village in Newark, California. This provides the desired uplifting effect of a new kitchen color scheme without overpowering the space. Another perk of a colored stove is that it doesn’t show fingerprints the way stainless steel does. Even if you’re not ready for a red or blue stove, a black stove will also do the trick of hiding pesky fingerprints, so your eye can focus on the beauty of your kitchen and not distracting marks. Test this kitchen trend out in your space with a smaller appliance like a cherry-red coffee maker or an aqua-colored toaster and have fun tying it together with small colorful details like cookware or mugs in your chosen shade.

Colorful Appliances

Wood and Wood-Like Flooring

With the popularity of the open-concept kitchen extending to the dining and great rooms, the kitchen has become an expanded hub of the home. Seamless flooring throughout these spaces is the new normal. Wood and wood-look flooring are high on the list of our favorites, and we love the warmth and comfort this trend brings to the space. Not as cold as tile but with material options that are equally stain resistant and easy to clean, wood-look flooring is available in a variety of tones and textures that can complement any color scheme and add depth to your space. Understated yet confident, flooring like in this Abigail Place home in Danville, California, offers the durability you need with a modern, clean feel that looks like it’s straight out of a design showroom.

Wood Flooring

Unique Materials

The latest kitchen trends are all about going bold with unconventional textures and shine – for design that stands out from the crowd, so don’t be afraid to experiment. Try adding subtle sheen with a metallic-copper backsplash or sparkle with bright brass details on lighting fixtures. Environmentally friendly materials are in style more than ever, so highlight your eco-consciousness with materials like reclaimed wood, rattan or bamboo. The rattan chairs shown in the Abigail Place kitchen above create an elegant but relaxed vibe, perfect for anyone who wants to make sustainable choices without compromising on style.

Going Green or Blue

In addition to going green with sustainable design, going green with your color choices is a kitchen trend that’s gaining popularity. Decorating with nature-inspired hues brings a verdant look and peaceful feel to the kitchen that anyone can appreciate. Choose deep-forest greens, shades of navy or ocean blue, or go bright with aqua and turquoise. Stand out with blue herringbone tiles, like the below at Silveroak at IronRidge. This is a perfect example of how to incorporate these beautiful colors and tones into your space, making a memorable statement without going overboard.

Going Green or Blue

Display Your Art Collection

The kitchen isn’t typically thought of as a place to display pieces from your art collection, but this well-trafficked area of the house is an ideal space to highlight some of your favorite pieces. Dress up a blank wall with abstract artwork, as shown in the Centerra kitchen below. This is a simple way to add a touch of color and visual interest to the space, and unique pieces are great conversation starters when you’re entertaining and hosting guests. Show off your creative taste with art that reflects your style and choose a piece with colors and texture that complement your kitchen design to take full advantage of this fun kitchen trend.

Display Your Art Collection

Bold Backsplashes

The backsplash offers the perfect canvas to add personality, color and style to your kitchen – and the options are limitless. Stand out with geometric patterns, like at Avora Residence 306 or this dreamy kitchen at Highlands at Verrado. Or you can get creative with unconventional materials, vibrant color schemes, graphic patterns or subtle textures in a vibrant hue. The backsplash is where you can really experiment with changing your kitchen’s look. So go big, go bold and have fun!

Bold Backsplashes

Use these kitchen trends to inspire your own interior decorating and create a stunning kitchen that perfectly expresses your style. If you’re looking for a new home with up-to-the-minute designer finishes and features, browse the new homes from Landsea Homes now selling in vibrant communities from coast to coast. And you can expect top-of-the-line appliances, such as the incredible Bertazzoni® ovens, in our luxury home options. Whatever kitchen trends you choose to personalize your home, you can be confident that it will stand the test of time. With quality construction and thoughtfully designed communities, our homes are built for truly living in your element. For all the latest news, updates and style trends from Landsea Homes, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.