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Wow. For more than just a second there, 2020 had us all at a halt.

We stopped in our tracks, wondering what our next step would be.

But the good news is, for Appleton Designer Kitchens, it was just a brief pause button. We’re very busy getting clients back on track with their plans to achieve dream kitchens, so we’re in our happy place!

As we enter the latter part of the year – kitchen trends are showing that lockdown has got us all with our foot on the gas; ready to evolve our kitchens into a multifunctional haven in which we can cook, work, eat, and more importantly, socialise!

In fact, recent studies show that despite the Government encouraging us to ‘get back out there’, the nation has fallen back in love with staying in.

Last year saw many taking more risks in their living spaces. So, if 2019 was the year of going bold, what does 2020 look like?

Even bolder!

Image of a modern and streamlined kitchen design featuring bold and contrasting colours and materials

Yep, we’re going darker. Blues, greens, greys, and even blacks.

A popular favourite with boutique restaurants and fancy cocktail bars, we’re now itching for warm light and moody tones, teamed with brass finishes, for a classy kitchen that feels luxurious and looks expensive.

Add in a breakfast bar with leather or suede chairs and a wine fridge, so that staying in really can be the new going out.

One of our clients recently chose dark wood furniture and a kitchen door that matched. It instantly set the kitchen apart from the house and gave it a real wow-factor.


Whether you’re going bold, want neutral shades, or are venturing into the world of pastels, two-tone kitchens are a simple way to inject personality into any design.

So before you complete your chosen design, have some fun. Try swapping your kitchen island to a different colour – you might just love it!

This trend is versatile; it can be applied to any kitchen style and instantly changes the feel and dynamic.

And two-tone doesn’t just apply to colour, you can play around with materials too. Adding wood elements as your second tone is a great way to make larger spaces feel warmer.


Image of a striking modern two-tone kitchen design

A word that was in favour a few years ago, and may have gone a little quiet, but this trend manifests itself in different ways.

Think open-plan (less walls to put furniture against). Handleless cupboard doors (sleek, clean designs).

You get the idea – the point is less clutter equals fresher, up to date designs that in turn mean beautiful, minimalist kitchen designs.

No matter what the size or shape of your kitchen, if you’re reading this and wondering how you can incorporate these trends into your design, we can bring help them to life. So get in touch!

Contact Appleton Designer Kitchens for Modern Kitchen Design

Appleton Designer Kitchens has over 25 years’ experience in designing high-quality and bespoke German kitchens. We pride ourselves on our professional one-to-one service that we provide throughout your kitchen project. For a world-class designer kitchen that is tailored to your every need, please contact us today to arrange a kitchen design consultation.

Call us on 0161 485 5060 or you can book your design consultation here.

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What our customers say ...

  • 5 star review  Joanne from Appleton Kitchens completes our kitchen on budget. How ever that want the end of it. She came and checked on said kitchen many times checking the drawers closed properly, the door swans closed properly and all of the units were spotless. I would recommend Joanne and Appleton to anyone. Her attention to detail is unbelievable. 5 stars.

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  • 5 star review  We had a kitchen designed and fitted by Appleton Kitchens Ltd just before Christmas. Joanne was ace, providing different designs, suggesting colour schemes, working with the other trades that we had on site and being there almost every day to check that the installation and any snagging was completed to a high standard. Happy to recommend

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  • 5 star review  IPS-Pronorm Kitchen's are a quality product!! not only do they work to your budget, the level of service you receive from Joanne and her team is without a doubt the best in the business!!! we have used Jo on a numerous kitchens and each one has been installed like its the first.

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  • 5 star review  The service and product from Joanne and the team at Appleton Kitchens is simply fantastic. From the initial consultation through to installation the whole process was easy, professional and enjoyable. If there was an issue this was addressed quickly and without fuss. Joanne's attention to detail is phenomenal, measurements were taken and checked at several stages of our build so that by the time the kitchen was installed everything slotted in perfectly. The installation itself was done over a couple of days by professional, thorough trades. The kitchen looks and feels wonderful and we are delighted with it.

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  • 5 star review  We are absolutely thrilled with our new kitchen. Joanne has fantastic design skills, she is a great project manager and works with fitters who pay a lot of attention to the detail. The quality of our new kitchen is outstanding and surpasses anything we had seen by other German suppliers when we started out. If you are looking for a new kitchen then I wouldn't go past Appleton Designer Kitchens. Great value for money!

    thumb Patricia Smith
  • 5 star review  This is a great company to work with on projects who produce stunning kitchens. We have dealt with them for a number of years now and we can't recommend them highly enough. Joanne's attention to detail and designs make a huge difference to the whole process and finished product.

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Our consultations allow us to get to know one another so we can create a sleek and stylish kitchen that will complete your home. So, if you are based in or around Cheadle, and in search of a German Pro-norm Kitchen that is bespoke to your lifestyle, get in touch.

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