Buh-bye white kitchens. Farewell, fiddle fig trees. Let’s take a look at what
designers have in store for our homes for 2020.
The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue. This navy shade works anywhere, from dramatic wall paint accented with white trim, to a colorful, yet subtle kitchen island. Navy is versatile and sophisticated, so that you can use it anywhere.
Don’t flinch. Gone are the rigid rows and cookie-cutter patterns. This season’s floral wallpapers feature large scale, bold colors, non-repeating patterns, and even metallic colors. Paper the powder room or foyer for a welcoming pop of pow.
The defining trend of the 2010s, all-white kitchens were bland and boring. There’s a shift to bringing in natural wood in cabinetry, shelving, and islands, which keeps a light and airy vibe without overkill.
Colorful Kitchen Cabinets
A definite 180° from the all-white kitchen, colored cabinets are in. Unconventional colors such as dark red, bright yellow, forest green, or navy blue add an unexpected pop to base cabinets, upper cabinets, or islands.
Release your inner princess! No longer funky and clunky, or frilly and fussy, canopy beds with frames of acrylic or metal, and sleek fabrics are what’s happening in the bedroom.
If 2019 was the year of the dramatic fiddle leaf fig, then 2020 is the year of the much subtler olive tree. Instead of blooming bright green, these trees are a more sophisticated sage.
Vintage is in for 2020, especially in art. Aged frames paired with paintings that tell a story look great anywhere.
No, we didn’t say kitchen kitsch. This year, people are genuinely making the kitchen a room in the house and not just a place to cook. Look for interesting pieces on the wall or personal items displayed on shelves.
Rattan and Wicker
No longer relegated to the front porch, rattan and wicker chairs, tables, and lighting add texture and detail.
There’s nothing like a luxurious soak in the tub. Homeowners remodeling the bathroom are adding or replacing a bathtub as part of the project. Sleek shapes and vintage-looking claw-foot tubs are both popular.
Now kick that outdated fiddle fig to the curb and crack open a can of the paint color of the year. Whether it’s a subtle change or a complete make-over, make sure your home is on-trend for the decade ahead.