2020 Color Trends

written by jjohns
last updated: February 12, 2020

In the 2020 color trends, there is an opening to a range of other impactful hues, especially for cabinets. Finding the right hue for your cabinets can be a challenging process; everything from the style of your cabinets to the amount of natural light your space receives as key factors to consider when choosing a color.

Please visit The Latest Looks for Cabinets at KBIS 2020 from Houzz to discover the up-and-coming cabinet offerings from brands exhibiting at KBIS 2020.

Mixed Wood Tones

The offering of traditional "wood" looking finishes used in contemporary design is a demand straight from Europe. To answer this need, Wellborn has developed a completely new cabinet line to incorporate this trend into their product line up. Aspire is a full access line of cabinetry that offers a variety of wood-like melamine finishes in addition to matte or glossy acrylics to get that designer look that many savvy consumers are demanding. - Darcie Miller, Interior Designer

While we're still seeing stained and painted woods, we're also seeing it in its natural state. The appeal? Neutral color, dimension, texture, and newfound soft luxury can be layered into any space creating a blended balance. Often creating a connection to the natural element. Wood-grain pairs beautifully with whites, grays, blues, and brass tones — all popular colors in modern-day kitchens and baths.

Black - Most Anticipated Color Trend

Often overlooked as purely an ‘accent’ color, black surfaces are having something of a moment. Black has become livable, luxurious, and inviting; with textured woods adding rustic, homely charm. Edgy but classic, black cabinets pair perfectly with any design element in its natural wooden state. From subtle touches to statement-making details, you’ve got a distinct style that’s all your own, and Wellborn Cabinet’s full access frameless Aspire cabinetry can bring it to life!

Three-tone Kitchen Color Trend

In a three-tone kitchen, one more color, or material, is introduced to create an asymmetry in the palette that helps define zones or functions and keeps the eye moving. There are endless combinations: a neutral hue on the uppers and a contrast color on the bottom – or play with a unique or monochromatic color palette for a bolder look.

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Amelia, Maple and Oak, Caramel Java and Benjamin Moore's Caldwell Green (HC-124)

Blue Color Trends

Navy continues to be popular in the 2020 color trends for all the kitchen cabinets rather than just the base cabinets or island. To balance out these dramatic darks, we’re seeing equal use of neutral to warm whites, such as wool and bone white. These are whites that have just the slightest touch of warmth to them, which keeps them clean and crisp-looking.

Dark blue cabinets can be used as an accent color on an island, or they can be incorporated throughout. Coincidentally, dark blue cabinetry pairs quite nicely with trendy gold hardware giving an upscale and regal look.

Unexpected Pops of Color Trends

In the kitchen, an all-white palette has reigned supreme since, well, forever—and for good reason. They're timeless, classic, clean, and work well with almost any style. Whether you decide to use bright, bold paint on your cabinets, or you opt for retro-inspired appliances that offer a burst of color, straying from neutrals can add an energetic and welcoming feel to nearly any kitchen space. 

Wellborn's ColorInspire program can accommodate any painted finish from ultra-vivid pops of color to a mint master bathroom suite, choosing a color is a personal experience and should be uniquely you.

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Modesto Inset, Sandia, Wellington - Oak and Maple - Saddle, Shale, and Gauntlet Java

An all-white kitchen today can look stale and sterile, and the best way to remedy this is to boldly add a pop of color here and there. It is very refreshing to see the addition of blues, greens, and the occasional reds making their way back into cabinetry looks. - Darcie Miller, Interior Designer

In 2020 color trends, there is no limitation in terms of which color to choose for your kitchen, as long as it is being combined with classic kitchen materials like wood, glass, or metals. Count on Wellborn Cabinet to help.

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