New year, new kitchen trends. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were enormous for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different ideas for the core of the home. If you're planning a kitchen reno--or only need to be inspired--you will need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We talked with some of our trusted sources to listen to what they are seeing--and installingthis year.
"I love the swing toward daring colored cabinetry rather than the anticipated white," designer Danielle Rollins informs House Beautiful. "It actually gives a kitchen a character and finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she is using colour on cabinets, walls, and even appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she is now installing for one lucky 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 colour du jour. "Everyone seems to need light green cabinetry," states Jennifer Beek Hunter, demonstrating 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 the abstract canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural rock beyond countertops. Designers are ongoing the rock material to waterfall tall and edges backsplashes." Occasionally they carry the rock all the way to the ceiling, and you can also create drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of pure stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming bolder, some appliances are carrying another sort of dramatic turn. "Matte black fittings and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was a minimal and stark option in white contemporary kitchens is now a fun approach to subtly add comparison to timber cabinets and much more conventional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"technology effortlessly incorporated into appliances," she states. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, so you can search recipes from the refrigerator, see what is inside while you're shopping, and leave reminders and notes to relatives. Does not get much smarter than that.