New year, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a couple of different ideas for the heart of the home. If you're arranging 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're seeing--and installingthis season.
"I love the swing toward daring colored cabinetry instead of the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It actually gives a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she's using colour on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (such as a plum-colored LaCanche range she's currently installing for one lucky client). Need a push? What is this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration?
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is the colour du jour. Everybody appears to need light green cabinetry," states Jennifer Beek Hunter, demonstrating this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all this colour, incorporate natural elements. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"individuals are falling in love with the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing 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 may even fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers from pure stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are getting bolder, some appliances are taking another sort of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a minimal and stark option in all white contemporary kitchens is now a fun 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 trend designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"technology seamlessly integrated into appliances," she states. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so you can search recipes in the fridge, see what's inside while you're shopping, and leave reminders and notes to family members. Doesn't get much smarter than that.