New era, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and increased gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different suggestions for the core of the household. If you are planning a kitchen reno--or just need to get inspired--you need to know what designers do for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources to listen to what they're seeinginstalling and -- this year.
"I love the swing toward bold colored cabinetry instead of the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins informs House Beautiful. "It actually gives a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she is using color on cabinets, walls, as well as appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she is currently installing for one blessed client). Need a drive? What is this cabinet by Jim Dove for inspiration?
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers say mint green is the color du jour. Everybody seems to need light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, demonstrating this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled 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 abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the stone material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Occasionally they carry the stone all the way into the ceiling, and you can also create drawer fronts and hood vent covers from natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are getting warmer, some appliances are carrying a different type of dramatic turn. "Matte black fittings and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a stark choice in all white modern kitchens is presently an enjoyable way to subtly add contrast to wood cabinets and much more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
1 trend designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which includes a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so it is possible to search recipes in the fridge, see what is inside while you are shopping, and leave reminders and notes to relatives. Doesn't get much smarter than that.