New era, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different suggestions for the heart of the home. If you are planning a kitchen reno--or only want to be inspired--you need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources 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 provides a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she's using color on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (such as a plum-colored LaCanche range she's currently installing for one lucky client). Need a drive? How's this cabinet by Jim Dove for inspiration?
2. Minty Fresh
Even more especially, designers say mint green is the color du jour. "Everyone appears to want light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, demonstrating this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still squarely in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all this color, incorporate natural elements. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with the subjective canvases painted by Mother Nature and using 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 fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming warmer, some appliances are carrying another sort of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a minimal and stark choice in white modern kitchens is presently an enjoyable approach to subtly add comparison to wood cabinets and much more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens."
5. High Tech
1 trend 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, so you can search recipes from the fridge, see what's inside while you are searching, and leave notes and reminders to family members. Doesn't get much brighter than that.