New year, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and increased gold appliances were huge for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different suggestions for the heart of the household. If you are planning a kitchen reno--or just want to get inspired--you need to know what designers do for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources to hear what they're seeing--and installingthis season.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I love the swing toward daring colored cabinetry instead of the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It really provides a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using colour on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she's now installing for one blessed client). Need a push? How's this cabinet by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more especially, designers say mint green is the colour du jour. "Everyone seems 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 colour, incorporate natural elements. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with all the subjective canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the stone material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Occasionally they take the stone all the way into the ceiling, and you may even create drawer fronts and hood vent covers from pure stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are getting bolder, 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 option in all white contemporary kitchens is presently a fun approach to subtly add contrast to wood cabinets and more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
One fashion designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which includes a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so it is possible to search recipes in the refrigerator, see what is inside as you are shopping, and leave reminders and notes to relatives. Does not get much brighter than that.