New year, new kitchen tendencies. 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 household. If you are arranging a kitchen reno--or just need to be inspired--you need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with some of our trusted sources to hear 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, saying she is using colour on walls, cabinets, and even appliances (like a plum-colored LaCanche range she is currently installing for one lucky client). Need a push? How's this pantry by Jim Dove for inspiration?
2. Minty Fresh
Even more specifically, designers state mint green is your colour du jour. "Everyone seems to need light green cabinetry," states Jennifer Beek Hunter, proving this kitchen by Young Huh from 2012 is still squarely 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 continuing the rock material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Sometimes they carry the rock all the way into the ceiling, and you can also fabricate drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cupboards are becoming bolder, some appliances are carrying a different type of dramatic turn. "Matte black fixtures and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was once a minimal and stark choice in white modern kitchens is now a fun approach to subtly add comparison to wood cabinets and much more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens."
5. High Tech
As our devices get smarter, so, too, do our kitchens. One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"tech seamlessly integrated into appliances," she states. The perfect example? Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator, which features a touch screen, interior cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means you can search recipes from the refrigerator, see what's inside as you are searching, and leave reminders and notes to family members. Does not get much smarter than that.