New era, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and increased gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few unique ideas for the heart of the home. If you're arranging a kitchen reno--or only want to be inspired--you will need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with a few of our trusted resources to listen to what they are seeing--and installingthis season.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I really like the swing toward daring colored cabinetry rather than the anticipated white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It really gives a kitchen a personality and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using colour on walls, cabinets, as well as appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she's now installing for one blessed client). Need a drive? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration
2. Minty Fresh
Even more especially, designers say mint green is your colour du jour. "Everyone seems to want light green cabinetry," states Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving 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,"people are falling in love with all the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural rock beyond countertops. Designers are ongoing the rock material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Sometimes they take the rock all the way to the ceiling, and you can also 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 minimal and stark choice in all white contemporary kitchens is now an enjoyable way to subtly add comparison to wood cabinets and more conventional, Shaker-style kitchens."
5. High Tech
As our devices get smarter, so, too, do our kitchens. One fashion designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she states. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which includes a touchscreen display, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means you can search recipes in the fridge, see what is inside while you're searching, and leave notes and reminders to relatives. Doesn't get much brighter than that.