New era, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and increased gold appliances were huge for 2018, the new year is bringing in a couple of unique ideas for the heart of the household. If you are arranging a kitchen reno--or just need to get inspired--you will need to know what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with a few of our trusted resources to listen to what they are seeing--and installing--this year.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I really like the swing toward bold colored cabinetry rather than the anticipated white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It actually provides a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she is using colour on walls, cabinets, as well as appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she is currently installing for one lucky client). Need a push? How's this cabinet by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is your colour du jour. Everybody seems to need light green cabinetry," states Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all that colour, incorporate natural elements. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with the subjective canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural rock beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the rock material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Occasionally they carry the rock all the way to the ceiling, and you can even fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers from pure stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming warmer, some appliances are carrying a different type of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was once a stark choice in white modern kitchens is now an enjoyable way to subtly add contrast to timber cabinets and 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 states. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so it is possible to search recipes from the fridge, see what is inside as you are shopping, and leave notes and reminders to relatives. Does not get much smarter than that.