New era, new kitchen tendencies. While minimalism and rose gold appliances were huge for 2018, the new year is bringing in a few different ideas for the core of the household. If you are planning a kitchen reno--or just want to get inspired--you will need to understand what designers are doing for 2019. We spoke with a few of our trusted resources to hear what they are seeinginstalling and -- this season.
1. White Cabinets Are Over
"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 finish. "Denise McGaha agrees, saying she's using color on cabinets, walls, as well as appliances (like 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 say mint green is the color du jour. Everybody 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 this color, incorporate natural elements. According to Los Angeles-based Natalie Meyers,"individuals are falling in love with all the subjective canvases painted by Mother Nature and using natural stone beyond countertops. Designers are ongoing the stone material to waterfall edges and tall backsplashes." Sometimes they carry the stone all the way to the ceiling, and you may also create drawer fronts and hood vent covers out of natural stone.
4. Matte Black Everything
Meanwhile, as cabinets are becoming bolder, some appliances are taking a different type of remarkable turn. "Matte black fittings and hardware are increasing in popularity," Meyers says. "What was once a minimal and stark option in all white modern kitchens is now a fun approach to subtly add contrast to timber cabinets and more traditional, Shaker-style kitchens"
5. High Tech
One trend designer Niki Papadopoulos doesn't see going anywhere is"tech effortlessly incorporated into appliances," she says. The ideal example? Samsung's Family Hub fridge, which features a touch screen, inside cameras, and WiFi connectivity, which means it is possible to search recipes in the fridge, see what is inside while you are searching, and leave notes and reminders to family members. Doesn't get much smarter than that.