Now that autumn is here and the end of the year approaches, we turn our thoughts to what colour trends we can expect in the kitchen in 2020.

There are some trends from this year that we believe will continue and some that have started to emerge that will grow next year.

Blue and Green

Blue and green have been popular colours this year and we expect this to continue into 2020. Blue can take on many forms from dark and moody to soft and relaxing.  Seaside blues can create the feel of a coastal kitchen, whilst pale blues can reflect more of a scandi vibe.

Green can be a calming colour choice and ideal for the kitchen as we often associate it with nature and freshness.  From bold and bright lime greens to more subtle sage greens, there is plenty of scope to be creative.  Dark emerald green can work well with a painted shaker style, where as a jade green can be more modern with a flat door, especially when teamed with some trendy silver mosaic tiles.

Darker shades such as navy blue and graphite can create a striking look for a kitchen.  Clever lighting and the introduction of contrasting white or metallic accessories can avoid a dark design feeling claustrophobic. Combining two shades, a lighter and a darker hue can also work well, especially with so many gorgeous shades of blue available.


Metallics have been popular in the kitchen for some time now.  They can be warm and striking at the same time, offering a touch of drama and luxury to the room.

For some, adding a few touches of metallic is as bold as they wish to go, but for others there are opportunities to team bold metallic doors with shades of grey or black to create a sophisticated kitchen with a luxury feel.

Using a contrasting metallic trim can be used to great effect and then highlighted with the use of accessories, such as light shades, taps and worktop appliances.

Bold Black

There is a growing trend for using darker colours in the home, with black and graphite proving popular in the kitchen.

Black can work really well when it is contrasted by rich coffee browns, shades of grey, taupe or shades of beige.

Black absorbs rather than reflects light, so it is best to balance a black design with plenty of light.  If there are limitations on natural light then light walls, glass splashbacks, mirrored doors and skylights can all help bring in extra light.

Black brings a lot of drama to a kitchen and can take bold accent colours.  Adding brightly coloured stools for example or a feature wall works really well.