38 Station Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 7AB

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 ...

  • Thank you so much Joanne for designing and installing our dream kitchen. It's fab!! The service we have received has been professional, reactive, attentive and on time. I couldn't recommend you highly enough.

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  • I waited a year before adding a review as I wanted to give it some time before leaving my thoughts. The experience with Joanne was fantastic from start to finish. She listened to our design ideas, offered advice, and delivered a design which was exactly what we were looking for. Joanne made several site visits to ensure everything was measured correctly so there would be no later surprises, and this really paid off as we were able to maximise the space that was available to us. Her installers were first rate - I wish I had them doing the rest of the carpentry on the build. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a quality finish. Joanne sourced the appliances for us at the best rates available and provided us with the contact details of an excellent glass splash-back manufacturer. I highly recommend Appleton Kitchens.

    Nick Avatar Nick
  • Our new kitchen is fantastic, we are really pleased with the quality and design. Jo was great right from our first meeting. We worked through designs and she was really open to making changes and trying ideas. There was no sales pitch or pressure to sign up. The implementation was also impressive, she gave a detailed plan and stuck to it, dealing with issues quickly. We would recommend Appleton kitchens to anyone seeking a high quality kitchen and a no hassle implementation.

    Christine Edge Avatar Christine Edge
  • Excellent responsive service. Not at all pushy and very happy to re-design until customer is happy. Pride and integrity in their work - regular site visits when installation was taking place to ensure the kitchen was meeting requirements and frequent contact / reassurance over any queries. Would definitely recommend.

    Alison Hamer Avatar Alison Hamer
  • Appleton Designer Kitchens were absolutely fantastic during our new kitchen design and installation. The attention to detail and communication with our builder was second to none. They were really flexible and were more than understanding when dates were changed and ceiling heights were altered which required cupboard changes. Joanne project managed expertly. I am extremely happy with the service, the high quality of the kitchen and all appliances. I will recommend her and the team without hesitation.

    andy mort Avatar andy mort
  • Joanne created an amazing bespoke kitchen design that perfectly answered the design brief. Her attention to detail and commitment to delivering the final fitted kitchen was outstanding. When a small part of the design did not "work" quite as expected she found the perfect solution. I have no hesitation in recommending Appleton kitchens.

    Rachel Cuthbert Avatar Rachel Cuthbert

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