A closer look at kitchen design trends for 2020

By Kathy Orton and Deborah K. Dietsch
Here’s what several top designers in the D.C. region and two national experts had to say about the latest kitchen design trends.


BlueStar kitchen featured in The Washington Post

“Appliances are tough because they take up so much of the visual space,” Parker said. “You’ve got to fight them or celebrate them or cover them up.”

Even though listings for houses on the market continue to tout stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, their popularity waned once homeowners realized the metal is a fingerprint magnet. Black stainless steel is an option, but so is color. Blue, red, orange and yellow are popular.

“Colorful appliances are a great way to add personality without dominating the kitchen and can be changed out easily should you grow tired of the color,” said Alexandria Hubbard of Case/Remodeling.

Manufacturer Dacor offers a color-match system, allowing you to customize the color of your appliances to complement other kitchen finishes.

“We are seeing manufacturers offer these very personalized customizable options for products and appliances,” Parker said.