HGTV Says These Home Design and Renovation Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2020

The 1950s were all about pink bathrooms, while homeowners in the 1970s favored avocado and harvest gold appliances in their kitchens. In the 1990s, brass fixtures were everywhere. Every decade has its tell-tale look and the 2020s will be no exception.  

Only time will tell which home design trend will be the coming decade’s granite countertops or barn doors. But the folks at HGTV have some ideas about which styles will be big in the next year. 

Homeowners will go neutral and natural in the kitchen in 2020, HGTV predicts 

HGTV surveyed 2,000 people to get an idea of what our homes might look like in 2020. The network found that 38% were planning to do some kind of home update next year, with more than half focusing on the kitchen.

If you’re looking to update that room, HGTV’s experts have some advice: focus on incorporating neutral hues — think whites, light grays, and blues — that will pair well with natural elements like marble, brick, stone, and wood. 

Right now, the all-white kitchen is a hot trend, but don’t expect it to be king forever, says HGTV. Tans and beiges will likely make a return later in the decade. And if you have dated oak or walnut cabinets that you’ve been considering updating, you might want to reconsider that plan. Natural wood cabinets will also be back in style. 

Look for more colorful mid-century modern designs 

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A home decorated in a mid-century modern style | Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Midcentury modern-inspired designs have been all the rage for years. Don’t expect that to change in 2020. Designers will still favor the style’s clean lines, geometric and organic shapes, and elements like woven rugs and wood paneling. But look for a more colorful take on the classic look. Green, gold, and orange will make a comeback, says HGTV. So will turquoise and pink (so if you’ve inherited a vintage MCM bathroom, maybe don’t rip it out just yet.) 

HGTV’s New Year’s Day lineup 

David Bromstad
David Bromstad of My Lottery Dream Home | HGTV

If you’re thinking about home updates for 2020 but aren’t sure where to star, HGTV’s New Year’s Day lineup is sure to provide some inspiration. In addition to marathons of My Lottery Dream Home and A Very Brady Renovation, the network will air debut new shows and episodes. 

In the new series Self-Made Mansions, Clinton Kelly will help those who’ve achieved success through their own hard work find their dream home. The first episode features the Speciale family, known for appearing on Shark Tank to pitch their sweatshirt/blanket “The Comfy.” It airs at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. 

The HGTV Dream Home Special 2020 will give viewers a glimpse at this year’s waterfront dream home in Hilton Head, South Carolina. (Airing at 8 p.m. ET/PT.) The HGTV House Party special will air at 11 p.m. ET/PT and include a sneak peek at the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition reboot and other 2020 series including Christina on the Coast, Home Town, and Flipping 101 w/Tarek El Moussa

The network will also air new episodes of 100 Day Dream Home, Property Brothers: Forever Home, and My Lottery Dream Home on January 1.