Top U.S. Kitchen Design Trends

Published: August 6, 2020

From cooking to conversations, all the way to homework help and parties, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. Over time, the average American spends an average of 7.7. days in the kitchen each year. With such a long time being spent in the kitchen, it’s no wonder you would want it to look as on trend and “Instagrammable” as possible. With so many colors and features to choose from, it can be hard to know what’s a fad and which kitchen design trends are here to stay. Instagram is a hub of aesthetic kitchen styles, but which are the most popular?

A new report by Wren Kitchens has analyzed more than 500,000 Instagram posts in the U.S. to determine the top Instagrammable kitchen design trends for styles, features and color themes. See the trends that are here to stay below:

Modern and farmhouse styles are deemed the most ‘Instagrammable’

The modern kitchen style – featuring a simple and sleek design – was found to be the most Instagrammable style of 2020, with 44,458 posts. This was followed by the farmhouse style with 20,364 posts, which usually features a more rustic, wooden and retro style.

The top Instagrammable styles can be seen below:

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Style                      No. of posts

Modern                    44,458

Farmhouse              20,364

Country                    16,186

Traditional              10,599

Rustic                       8,119

Cottage                     5,441

Shaker                      4,108

Industrial                3,457

Minimalist              2,171

Transitional           1,883

Granite countertops are the most Instagrammable features for your kitchen

When it comes to kitchen features, the most Instagrammable trend of 2020 is a granite countertop, with 49,619 posts. Taking second place are pantry cabinets, usually a feature in a larger kitchen. The old-school vintage cupboards are not going anywhere, with 29,429 posts.

Feature                           No. of posts

Granite countertops        49,619

Pantry cabinets                 29,429

Quartz countertops          23,652

Kitchen islands                 23,436

Eco-friendly                      5,785

Brass faucets                     4,608

Copper hardware             3,698

Mosaic splashback tile   3,041

Induction cooktop           650

Farmhouse sinks             141

White kitchens are back!

White and black kitchens take the top spots with 48,753 and 27,528 posts respectively, followed by green and blue.

A full list can be seen below:

Color      No. of posts

White        48,753

Black         27,528

Green       23,423

Blue          15,470

Cream      13,106

Pink          5,459

Gray         5,358

Yellow     4,808

Peach      2,459

Floral      2,409

Launched in 2009, Wren Kitchens is a family business, and it manufactures its UK kitchens in its three manufacturing and assembling facilities. It has 92 showrooms in the UK and delivers fully-built cabinets, with doors, drawers and wirework pre-installed and delivered by Wren’s award-winning fleet of trucks.

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