Are you building a home or planning to update your decor this year and you’re curious what the home design trend predictions for 2020 are?!
I know I was curious, so I gathered all the goodies and now I’m sharing with you an overview of all the trending home designs in 2020!
Below are many predicted home design trends for 2020 and, honestly, they all make me really excited!
A couple of the trends might be hard to incorporate into an existing home unless you are ready for a remodel (e.g. dark kitchen cabinets and doors), but most of the trends predicted are things you can easily add with accents in your home (e.g. velvet and wallpaper).
Do keep in mind that trends are just that … TRENDS. If the design isn’t something you would still love if it weren’t a current trend, then stick with the classics (e.g. white kitchen vs. dark painted kitchen cabinets).
If you would love the trend whether it’s popular or not, then go for it!
WHAT ARE THE HOME DESIGN TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2020?
BLACK, BLACK, AND MORE BLACK
Black is predicted to be one of the top design trends in 2020. We’re talking BLACK EVERYTHING … cabinets, sinks, paint, counters, walls, cabinet hardware, door hardware, light fixtures, etc.
I started seeing more black toward the end of 2019 and I wasn’t too sure about it, but now it has really grown on me! Not sure I would be bold enough to paint my house black BUT adding black hardware and fixtures is an easy, low(er)-commitment way to incorporate this trend into your home!
KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS 2020
I still love an all-white kitchen (and it will always remain a timeless classic), but the trend in 2020 points to painted cabinets in various shades of blue, grey and green … as well as darker colors (e.g. charcoal) and wood accents.
If you still prefer a white kitchen (which I think I do), add pops of wood (or color) to your all-white kitchen. Great places to add exposed wood are your kitchen island base, range hood, or open shelving. You can also paint your island to stand out from your white cabinets (like the photo below).
If I were building in 2020 (which I SO wish I was bc I loved designing my custom home), I would incorporate the painted cabinet trend in my laundry room and/or mudroom … just sayin’! Adding trendy design in a smaller room isn’t as scary as your whole kitchen!
DARK PAINTED DOORS
Like the painted kitchen cabinet trend, dark painted doors are predicted to be very popular in 2020. I’ve already started seeing dark interior doors all over Pinterest and I have to be honest … I LOVE this look!
VELVET IS BACK IN A BIG WAY
Velvet may not be the most practical furniture material, but it makes a great statement in accent pieces. Velvet in ALL colors (neutral OR deep rich hues) is trending in 2020.
If you are bold (and I would totally do this if my husband approved), add a rich green (or another color) velvet sofa in your home. If that’s a little too much, velvet throw pillows and velvet accent chairs are a great way to throw some velvet into the mix!
BOLD LAUNDRY ROOMS
Statement-making, bold laundry rooms have already been gaining traction, but this will be an even more popular trend in 2020. Like I mentioned above, this is a great place to add painted cabinets in any color. Also, a fun wallpaper print really spices things up.
BOLD POWDER ROOMS
Just like laundry rooms, powder rooms are another great place to add some fun to your home decor. The trend points to large print wallpaper and grasscloth in the powder room.
This ‘trend’ has been going strong for a while now, but it’s here to stay in 2020. I think your powder room is the best place to start with wallpaper if you’re a newbie. It was the first room in my home that I added wallpaper to … 11 years ago. I’ve been addicted ever since!
GEOMETRIC PATTERNS (IN MODERATION)
I thought geometric patterns were on their way out, but apparently they aren’t! Geometric patterns (in moderation) are easily incorporated into floor tiles, backsplashes, accent pillows, and (my personal fav) wallpaper.
WHAT ARE THE DECORATING COLORS FOR 2020?
We covered this above, but it bears repeating … BLACK will be one of the most popular ‘colors’ in 2020!
For you color-phobes, don’t worry! Neutrals and whites are still a design staple in 2020. However, the trend is pointing toward warmer neutrals (e.g. beige rather than cool greys) and warmer whites (i.e. softer white as opposed to stark white).
Variations of pink (blush, pink, taupe, millennial, and other lighter pink shades) will remain popular in 2020. This excites me because pink is my favorite color!
SPLASHES OF GREEN
Despite warmer colors being in for 2020, splashes of green are one of the 2020 predictions.
Remember how I mentioned that green velvet sofa above … well, you would be doubly on-trend! Other lower-commitment ways to add pops of green are in throw pillows, accent chairs, wallpaper, bedding, and of course PLANTS (real or faux)!
Earth tones are predicted to be popular in 2020. Earth tones include colors and textures that you would find in nature … rich forest greens (that mimic foliage), muted browns (that mimic wood), taupe, and clay.
Moody dull blues are going to be a big hit in 2020. Two top contenders are Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue (HC-156) and Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy (HC-154). These colors would look GREAT on kitchen cabinets or in your laundry room.
MORE DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2020
WALLPAPER IS STILL IN FOR 2020 (YAY!)
Wallpaper is still totally in and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! I’ve had it in my house for over a decade now (that’s hard to believe). It was just growing in popularity when I first installed wallpaper in 2009 and now it’s stronger than ever!
There is wallpaper for everyone … whether you prefer neutral wallpaper, patterned wallpaper, or (a huge trend in 2020) floral wallpaper.
Mixing metals is predicted to be big in 2020. This can be in your cabinet hardware, door hardware, mirrors, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, and home decor accents.
I have to be honest … I have a hard time mixing metals with my fixtures (I like to stick to one metal), but I love mixing it up with my decor accents (e.g. lamps, decorative pieces, etc.). I stick to nickel with my fixtures and add gold all over the place with my accents.
Rattan furniture has been growing in popularity and it’ll still be around in 2020. This natural look compliments just about any design style. It’s best added into your decor via accent pieces (e.g. accent chairs or lighting fixtures).
Now you’re armed with the latest home design trend predictions for 2020. Keep these in mind as you design your custom home or update your current home decor this year.
Also, remember that trends are just that … TRENDS! Only incorporate design trends into your home if it’s a style that you would love whether it was a current fad or not.
So … what 2020 design trends are you most excited about?! I wish I was building this year because I LOVE absolutely everything on this list. This is going to be one heck of a year with GORGEOUS houses all over Instagram and Pinterest! I’ll be sharing many trending designs on my Pinterest feed this year, so follow along!