New era, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different ideas for the heart of the home. If you're planning a kitchen reno--or only need to be inspired--you need to know what designers do for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources to listen to what they are seeinginstalling and -- --this year.
"I really like the swing toward bold colored cabinetry instead of the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It really gives a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using color on cabinets, walls, as well as appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she's now installing for one blessed client). Need a drive? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration?
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is the color du jour. "Everyone appears to need light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still squarely in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all that color, incorporate natural elements. In accordance with Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"individuals are falling in love with all the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural rock beyond countertops. Designers are ongoing the rock material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Occasionally they take the rock all the way into the ceiling, and you can even create drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are getting warmer, some appliances are carrying a different type of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are growing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a stark choice in all white modern kitchens is now an enjoyable approach to subtly add contrast to timber cabinets and much more conventional, Shaker-style kitchens."
5. High Tech
One fashion designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means it is possible to search recipes in the fridge, see what is inside as you're searching, and leave notes and reminders to family members. Doesn't get much brighter than that.