New year, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a couple of different ideas for the core of the home. If you're planning a kitchen reno--or just need to be inspired--you need to know what designers do for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted resources to listen to what they're seeinginstalling and -- this year.
"I really like the swing toward daring colored cabinetry rather than the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins informs House Beautiful. "It really provides a kitchen a personality and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using color on walls, cabinets, as well as appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she's currently installing for one lucky client). Need a push? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is the color du jour. Everybody appears to need light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, demonstrating this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all this color, incorporate natural elements. In accordance with Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with all the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the stone material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Sometimes they carry the stone all the way to the ceiling, and you may even create drawer fronts and hood vent covers from pure stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are becoming bolder, some appliances are taking a different type of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a stark choice in all white modern kitchens is presently an enjoyable way to subtly add contrast to timber cabinets and more conventional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which features a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means it is possible to search recipes from the refrigerator, see what is inside while you're searching, and leave notes and reminders to relatives. Doesn't get much brighter than that.