New era, new kitchen trends. 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 home. If you're arranging a kitchen reno--or just need to be inspired--you need to understand what designers do for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources to listen to what they are seeinginstalling and -- --this season.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I really like the swing toward bold colored cabinetry rather than the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It actually provides a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she is using color on walls, cabinets, and even appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she is now installing for one lucky client). Need a push? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is the color du jour. Everybody appears to need light green cabinetry," states 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. In accordance with Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"individuals 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." Occasionally they carry the stone all the way into the ceiling, and you may also fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are getting warmer, some appliances are taking a different type 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 an enjoyable approach to subtly add contrast to wood cabinets and much more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
As our devices get smarter, so, too, do our kitchens. One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"technology 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 shopping, and leave reminders and notes to relatives. Doesn't get much smarter than that.