New year, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and increased gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a couple of unique ideas for the core of the home. If you're planning a kitchen reno--or just need to get inspired--you need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted resources to listen to what they are seeing--and installingthis year.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I love the swing toward daring colored cabinetry rather than the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins informs House Beautiful. "It really gives a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using color on walls, cabinets, and even appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she's currently installing for one blessed client). Need a drive? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers state mint green is the color du jour. "Everyone seems to need light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all this color, incorporate natural components. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with all the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural rock beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the rock material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Occasionally they take the rock all the way into the ceiling, and you may even create drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming bolder, some appliances are carrying another sort of remarkable turn. "Matte black fittings and hardware are growing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was once a minimal and stark option in all white contemporary kitchens is presently an enjoyable approach to subtly add comparison to wood cabinets and more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
As our devices get smarter, so, too, do our kitchens. 1 fashion designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"technology seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which includes a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means it is possible to search recipes in the refrigerator, see what's inside while you're shopping, and leave reminders and notes to family members. Doesn't get much smarter than that.