The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we conjure up fantastic meals to enjoy with family and friends, so we want this space to be as functional as possible, and yet at the same time attractive and pleasing to the eye. With this in mind, let’s have a look at some of the UK fitted kitchen trends for 2020.

Quartz Countertops

An increasing number of people upgraded from laminate to quartz during 2016, a trend that looks set to continue in 2017. Quartz was previously considered a luxury surface and too expensive for the average home owner considering a new fitted kitchen, but with the development of composite surfaces, the option of natural stone has become more affordable for more and more people. Upgrading to natural stone can increase the elegance and value of most kitchen designs.

Handleless German Kitchens

2020 will see a continuance in the popular German Kitchens linear look, with fitted kitchens having plain, handleless units, mainly in gloss finishes of greys and neutral, earthy colours. The timber effects and grained timber of traditional kitchens will increase in popularity too, which is thanks mainly to the wide variety of colour paint options available for painted kitchens today.

Clutter-free Work Surfaces

Fitted kitchens in 2020, will be designed in a way that allows for completely clutter-free worktops, allowing the home cook to prepare meals in an enjoyable, clear working environment. Apart from kitchen cabinetry clever kitchen designs create space for absolutely everything, from tea bags to paper towels, their clear surfaces also make smaller kitchens seem larger than they actually are!

Monochrome Tones | Kitchen Design Ideas

Black and white have always been popular for kitchen finishes but in 2016 the demand for grey products and surfaces of all shades increased significantly. As far as UK fitted kitchen trends for 2017 go, white, grey, and black tones are expected to be in big demand, not only for kitchen surfaces, but for entire cabinets and appliances, as well as kitchen accessories.


Technology is one of the top UK fitted kitchen trends in 2017. Kitchen designs are not only becoming more stylish and practical, but with the modern technology available these days, homeowners can now have pop-up sockets, lights which change colour, and so forth. You can now even get a coffee machine which switches on and brews you a pot before you even get out of bed in the mornings!