New year, new kitchen trends. 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're arranging a kitchen reno--or only want to be inspired--you need to understand what designers do for 2019. We talked with some of our trusted resources to listen to what they're seeing--and installing--this year.
"I really like 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, stating she is using color on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (such as a plum-colored LaCanche range she is currently installing for one blessed client). Need a push? How's this cabinet by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers state mint green is your color du jour. Everybody seems to want 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 that color, 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 using natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the stone material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Occasionally they carry the stone all the way to the ceiling, and you can also fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of 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 stark option in white contemporary kitchens is presently a fun approach to subtly add contrast to timber cabinets and more conventional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"tech effortlessly incorporated into appliances," she states. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which includes a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means you can search recipes from the fridge, see what's inside while you're searching, and leave notes and reminders to relatives. Doesn't get much brighter than that.