Portland staggered stairs Modern Landscape with Custom concrete sitting area/patio and custom wood fencing

Sparkling staggered stairs Modern Landscape in Portland with custom wood fencing and Turf lawn for dog run

New era, 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 core of the household. If you're planning a kitchen reno--or just want to get inspired--you need to know what designers are doing for 2019. We talked with a few of our trusted sources to hear what they're seeing--and installingthis season.

1. White Cabinets Are Over
"I really like the swing toward daring colored cabinetry rather than the expected white," designer Danielle Rollins tells House Beautiful. "It really gives a kitchen a personality 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 drive? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration

2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers state mint green is the color du jour. Everybody appears to want 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 components. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"people are falling in love with all the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are ongoing the stone material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Sometimes they carry the stone all the way into the ceiling, and you may even fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of pure stone.

4. Matte Black Everything

Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming warmer, some appliances are taking a different type of remarkable turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are growing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was once a stark option in all white contemporary kitchens is now a fun 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 fashion designer Niki Papadopoulos does not see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she says. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means it is possible to search recipes in the fridge, see what is inside while you're searching, and leave reminders and notes to family members. Does not get much brighter than that.

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