Five hot new kitchen trends for 2020 – including the midnight blue kitchen

Posted: 27th Jan 2020



To celebrate the launch of its first new kitchen range in over ten years, B&Q has predicted the top five kitchen trends for 2020. Compiled by B&Q’s experts and reflected in Pinterest insights for searches over the past year, B&Q’s 2020 Kitchen Trends Report’s predictions include the rise of the ‘Midnight Blue’ kitchen, red wine inspired kitchens, dubbed ‘Merlot Magic’, and kitchens featuring natural looking materials, or ‘The Stone Age’ kitchen.

Based on what Pinterest users in the UK searched for over the past year, 2020 will see Brits embrace the dark side, with searches in 2019 for ‘navy’ or ‘midnight blue’ kitchens increasing by 45%, and thanks to B&Q’s new affordable artemisia range, the trend is predicted to continue to increase in popularity.

Interiors fans inspired by this year’s trends will find everything they need to get their kitchen bang on trend with B&Q’s affordable new kitchen range. With customers able to purchase everything they need for their kitchen project at B&Q – from kitchen cabinets and flooring, to lighting and paint – the updated range and offering helps make the process of renovating a kitchen simpler and easier. 

Iain McColgan, Director of Showrooms at B&Q, explains: “This year’s trend report shows just how creative our customers can be when it comes to planning their dream kitchen – but they don’t need to worry about sacrificing substance for style. The new GoodHome Kitchen range, available exclusively at B&Q, has been designed to simplify everyday activities; from food preparation to cooking and cleaning so there’s no need to compromise on design, quality or price.”

Five Kitchens Trends for 2020

1.     MERLOT MAGIC 

According to Pinterest insights, searches for ‘burgundy paint’ have risen by 75% in the last year, with ‘plum paint’ searches up by 35%. Wine-inspired kitchens are a warm, bold choice for 2020, especially for non-wallflowers looking to make a statement. Popular looks include pairing charcoal kitchen cabinets with deep, plummy tones or adding extra dramatic flair by giving your whole kitchen a bold refresh with cabernet-inspired cabinet paint. A deep carbon design, like our pasilla range, packs extra punch when partnered with plum-toned walls. If your kitchen just needs a quick refresh, simply pick a shade of cabernet and paint your existing cabinets.

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2.     THE STONE AGE 

It might be a new decade, but we’re certain that a kitchen inspired by natural materials will never date. Pinterest insights show an increase in searches on the platform such as ‘stone accessories’ (up 40%) and ‘natural kitchens’ (up 35%). Nodding to real stone but with a matt finish, our garcinia range is a versatile choice that won’t look out of place in a traditional or contemporary home.

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●  Garcinia Matt Stone with Integrated Handles Kitchen, from £1,848 for an 8-unit kitchen

3.     MIDNIGHT HUE 

The more sophisticated and dramatic colour choice when it comes to kitchens, midnight blue has been an emerging trend recently, but usually with a hefty price tag to match. However, with the introduction of affordable options, such as B&Q’s new artemisia kitchen, this stylish hue experienced a 45% uplift in Pinterest searches over the past year and we’re expecting its popularity to rise even further. The GoodHome artemisia range comes in a matt finish for a uniformed look. The smart shade stands out even more against light worktops and when paired with silver accents.

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●  Artemisia Matt Midnight Blue Shaker, from £1,298 for an 8-unit kitchen

4.     BOLD AS BRASS 

Dark kitchens and brass accents go hand-in-hand so it’s no surprise that Pinterest has seen an increase in searches for brass accessories such as lighting, taps and handles; searches for ‘brass taps’ have increased by 30% whilst ‘bronze taps’ searches have gone up by 40%.  You can set off set stormy shades with industrial lighting or use taps and handles to give fixtures some depth.

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5.       SHOW OFF SHELVING

If you’ve ever needed convincing to expose what’s in your cabinets, 2020 is the time to bare utensils and crockery alike with Pinterest searches such as ‘statement shelving’ on the increase (up 30%). From open shelving to glazed doors with integrated lighting, experiment with stacking bowls and plates, as well as neat arrangements of ornaments and books for good measure.

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