In this year, many homemakers will look to refresh their favourite spaces, often starting in the kitchen. We will see everything from banquette-style seating to two-toned kitchen cabinetry and innovative new designs prevailing in the year 2019.
We bring you some of the top kitchen trends to expect this year, with stunning inspiration for all.
COLORED UPHOLSTERY AND CABINETS
Even if it’s just one element of accent colour — blue counter stools, a patterned roman shade or powdered coated island pendants–pops of colour will be sneaking into the pure white blank slate of kitchens past. Whether you store colourful pottery in glass-front cabinets, bring in colourful furniture, or paint a large piece of the kitchen island all are in trend this year.
USE OF WOOD
People are increasingly seeking connections from nature. It creates a welcoming and calming environment, and is a timeless, versatile material we love. We see a growing desire for lighter, airier spaces, and wood is a wonderful material to incorporate to achieve this.
COLORED CABINETRY AND TWO TONED CABINETS
Many people are beginning to incorporate coloured cabinets in kitchens while moving away from all white cabinetry. Making a statement and creating a mood with cabinetry, like using deep or grey-washed blues and greens is in high demand. These are being beautifully paired with fixtures and hardware in brass and other contrasting metals. Again with the purposely mismatched kitchen decor trend, consider using two complementary tones for walls and cabinets to surprise the eye with an instantly cool look.
This year will be of combining contrasting textures and sleek finishes. Think mirrored back-splashes with highly-polished, chunky marble work tops, or cupboards with textured bronze inlays and matte cupboard fronts with sandblasted timber for a layered urban glamour.
RAW MATERIALS LIKE LEATHER AND WOOD DRAWER PULLS
This year modern kitchen design will be about going to back to basics. Think wood, stone, ship lap and jute. We’re seeing a huge movement away from the traditional polished chrome and nickel knob and pull, to hardware that has a little more warmth and depth to it. Used in moderation, on an island or a hutch, this is something that will be definitely seen thriving in 2019. Metal are the trends we love. It gives fixtures some texture and depth. We’ll continue to see traditional elements and forms in harmony with modern design in 2019 like natural stone, organic basalt tiles, hand wrapped rattan furniture and vintage-inspired fixtures and lighting.
PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES
Hanging pendants lights will be important in denoting different areas. Anchoring the dining area will be particularly highlighted and sculptural jewelry, like pendants in hard finishes with a mid-century Italian influence.
Those days of having a dark little pantry to house dry goods hidden away from prying eyes are long gone. Today’s kitchens boast roomy pantries with shelving aplenty for your cereals and collectibles. Are you proud of your organizational skills and want to show off? The pantry space with a screened porch door painted in an eye-catching colour.
COVERED KITCHEN SINKS
Great for cleverly adding more prep and counter space instantly, sliding covered sinks also boast the double-duty benefit of concealing a sink full of dishes waiting to be cleaned.
Increasingly popular, customized banquette seating is a great way to bring family and friends together in this most commonly used room while giving your kitchen furniture a unique feature that could also increase the value of your home.
We hope these ideas will definitely make your kitchen look like a dream.