What's Hot in 2020

We have done our homework, and the industry experts and savvy consumers have spoken. The trends for 2020 are here. Every year there is the new "it" color, flooring and countertop material or tile shape trend, and this year is no different.

Lesley Hodges, design manager Saddleback Design, has some insight of her own for 2020 trends.

Countertops: In 2020, buyers will continue to choose man-made quartz because of color consistency and simplified style. Those who select natural stone will prefer quartzite over granite for consistency with lighter colors and more subtle veining or pattern.

Flooring: With the continued popularity of open floor plans in 2020, kitchens are an extension of other living spaces. Wood will continue to be the dominate material whether it's site finished, engineered or a luxury vinyl look alike.

Cabinet and countertop colors: Color or mixed materials are hot in 2020. It is popular to have different colored uppers and lower cabinets, or different island and countertop colors and/or materials.

Tile: Bold and patterned statement tile will be hot in 2020 in both small (just a backsplash) and big (floor-to-ceiling) ways.

Colors: We're going to see less grays and whites in 2020, and more of a focus on playful decorating when it comes to both colors and textures.

From Pantone: Color of the Year 2020, Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue.

After much

thoughtful consideration and trend analysis, the Pantone Color Institute names Classic Blue the Pantone color of 2020. Elegant in its simplicity and reminiscent of the sky at dusk, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace, tranquility and connection that people may be searching for in uncertain times. Click HERE for Classic Blue palette ideas.

From House Beautiful: Grandmillennial

Move over perfection. Mixing and matching old and new styles is hot in 2020.

Grandmillennial style (yes you read that right) is millennial meets granny chic (the above example to the left is extreme). Think wicker, scalloped edges, fab floral and brown furniture sharing space with existing mid-century modern/Scandinavian/farmhouse decor. Is it for everyone? Likely no. Take the quiz HERE to see if you fit the bill.

Photo courtesy of SCW Interiors.

From Good Housekeeping: Color-pop cabinets and countertops The all-white kitchen defined the 2010s, but in 2020, design trends go "beyond white" including neutral colors like

mushroom, natural wood cabinets, islands, and shelves and the bold move of colored cabinets.

Photo courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

From Flooring Inc: Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring as a whole is trending right now. It has evolved more than any other type of flooring in the last decade. Technology allows fabricators to create

shockingly realistic tiles and planks mimicking natural looks, such as wood and stone. With the visual beauty of a hardwood or tile floor with unparalleled durability (look for WVP - yep, water proof), luxury vinyl flooring options stand up to household traffic both two- and four-legged. Photo courtesy of Flooring Inc.

What trends do you see happening in 2020?

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