The kitchen is so often considered the heart of the home, and so it is essential to make sure that it looks and feels its best. As with any interior design feature, kitchens have their own unique sets of trends and fashions, and we have the inside scoop on the hottest looks to really help your home stand out from the crowd!

Read on for the top ten kitchen painting trends and make sure your space is bang up to date!

1.  Time to go green

The concept of ‘going green’ is everywhere at the moment, from eliminating single-use plastics, to reusing our shopping bags. You may not have expected, however, that it is also one of the top trends in kitchen painting for 2020! From deep forest tones to glittering emerald accents, this is the perfect chance to add a modern twist to your home, and bring the outdoors in!

Depending on the shade you choose, you can help the green to really pop with a contrasting counter or cupboard color; perhaps a stark, bright white to set off a dark jade tone, or dramatic black as the perfect contrast to a light turquoise shade. This choice can be a chance to have fun and create an eye-catching, unique space!

2.  Embrace your dark side

2020 is also set to embrace the trends for a far darker color palette, eschewing cute pastels for a more sophisticated and shadowy finish. Black, in particular, is proving popular and is a perfect contrast to bright white marble counters, or to highlight specific pops of color.

As part of this, white cabinets seem to have had their day, with many kitchens now displaying dramatic black fronts! Daring to go dark can leave you with a super-modern setting, which helps make a bold visual statement.

3.  Don’t feel blue!

In keeping with the nod to darker tones, navy has also increased in popularity. This is mostly thanks to its versatility and ability to instantly add a touch of class to any home. An easy way to upgrade the status of your kitchen with minimal effort! Green also looks stunning when combined with bright marble or quartz counters and units.

4.  Make friends!

Sometimes it can be a struggle to pick a single tone which you prefer. The color spectrum is vast, and there are plenty of choices – all of which may seem the perfect match! Fortunately, one of the top trends for 2020 sees designers pick two colors from the same hue. As an example, dark and light blue, or magenta and pastel pink, can be played against one another. Both are then used to create a unique, two-toned aesthetic that instantly boosts the visual appeal of any space!

5.  Keep it cool and calm

The Scandi trend is still very much alive, and what better way to transform your kitchen into a haven of calm and Zen than picking a fresh, neutral tone as a backdrop? A barely-there grey or white with a hint of blush is the perfect way to hint at a color, all while maintaining a simple, relaxing environment, in which it is a pleasure to work.

6.  Enjoy minimalist chic

Take the relaxation theme a step further and combine two kitchen trends in one: a minimalist surface, and a blank white canvas. This is an easy way to freshen up space and helps even small kitchens to appear big and airy. White is also a perfect choice if you enjoy updating your accessories and appliances regularly; there is no need to carry out a whole new paint job every time you fancy a change!

7.  Pick a focus

You can also update your kitchen by choosing a single point to concentrate on, and this can have an exciting and dramatic visual impact. Prepare a neutral base with white walls, and add a splash of personality with bright, bold cupboards, an eye-catching island, or a host of exciting artworks. This can be a cheaper way to help transform your kitchen while still ensuring that everything looks fresh and new.

Grey cabinets can also be a perfect companion to strong white walls, and this is a great way to achieve a sophisticated, fresh finish using a fairly neutral palette.

8.  Remember to KISS

If you are at a total loss for inspiration, one of the best things you can do is KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid. Grey is an eternally popular color, and for a good reason, it goes with anything, can add a real elegance to a room, and is the perfect backdrop for a range of colors and accents without the starkness white can sometimes bring.

Just because you pick a grey finish doesn’t mean you need to be boring; from dove grey to slate, silvers to smoky steel, there is a huge variety of tones to choose. You can also employ some of the tips we have discussed, such as using two different shades to create a two-tone effect for maximum impact.

9.  Be bold

There has been a trend in interior design towards harmony, and this has persisted for many years. 2020 however, is the chance to break down boundaries and make a serious statement. Picking bold, deliberately clashing colors allows you to show off your personality and add an individual twist into a classic kitchen.

By making a conscious choice to pick opposing colors, you are seriously putting your stamp on your home. This can also provide a brilliant opportunity to try out the loudest, most garish wallpaper patterns and finishes, which you never thought you’d have a use for! It’s your home; why not make it fun?

10.      Create warmth – even in the depth of winter

We have all fantasized about throwing it all away to run off for a sun-soaked adventure, and now you can recreate the vibe in the comfort of your own home! Use warm oranges and yellows to liven up the space instantly, and add an earthy, Mediterranean vibe to your kitchen. A perfect excuse to drink red wine and feast on olives!