New year, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were huge for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few unique ideas for the core of the home. If you are planning a kitchen reno--or only want to be 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.
"I love the swing toward bold colored cabinetry rather than the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It actually gives a kitchen a personality and complete. "Denise McGaha agrees, stating she's using color on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (such as a plum-colored LaCanche range she's 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 the color du jour. "Everyone appears to want light green cabinetry," says Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still piled in style.
3. Natural Stone
To balance out all that color, incorporate natural elements. In accordance with Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with the subjective canvases painted by Mother Nature and utilizing natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are continuing the stone material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Occasionally they take the stone all the way to the ceiling, and you can also create drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are becoming warmer, some appliances are taking a different type of remarkable turn. "Matte black fittings 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
1 trend designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"technology seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which includes a touchscreen display, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so it is possible to search recipes in the fridge, see what's inside as you are searching, and leave notes and reminders to family members. Does not get much smarter than that.