When you think of the world of fashion, you think about how what’s in vogue and out of vogue changes by the season… In much the same way, what’s popular and not popular in kitchen design changes quite frequently, though not as frequently as haute couture…
Every year, though, it’s worth taking a look at what kitchen design trends are coming into vogue. That’s why we’ve put together this list. On it, you’ll learn about the 15 biggest kitchen design trends for 2019.
If you’re thinking about giving your home’s kitchen a facelift, or if you’re building a new kitchen from scratch, you’ll definitely want to check this out. By following some (or maybe even all) of these trends, you’ll be assured of having a kitchen that looks very much “of the moment”.
1. Making Shadows
Lighting is important for any kitchen, and interior designers are increasingly using under-cabinet lighting to create dramatic shadows that accentuate design features.
2. Commercial Appliances
Everyone thinks that they’re the next Master Chef these days, and so commercial appliances are finding their way into more and more kitchens.
3. Stainless Style
As commercial appliances become more prevalent, so too does the stainless steel look. In fact, some homeowners are using stainless steel for their countertops!
4. Cooking With Gas
While things like induction cooktops were popular in years past, more people are getting back to their roots. That means cooking with gas is decidedly very much back in.
5. Grey is Here to Stay
The white kitchen has been big business for years now, but increasingly homeowners and interior designers are moving towards grey.
6. Black and White
Still, if you’re no convinced the grey is the way, then the black and white kitchen is also a hot trend, particularly with black countertops and white cabinets.
7. Not All Granite
Yeah, granite countertops are the ‘ideal’, but there are now a number of different materials that look the part but are much less expensive to purchase and install.
8. Hardware-less Cabinets
New technology has made it so you can open and close cabinets by simply pushing them. This is leading to sleeker looking, more contemporary kitchens.
9. Mixing Materials
More often now, you’re seeing interior designers using multiple materials to create the countertops in their kitchen designs.
10. Multi-Tiered Drawers
Storage is always at a premium in any kitchen design. One way that designers are getting more is by using multi-tiered drawers, particularly below appliances.
11. Sinks with Bright Colors
Interior designers have been discovering that they can add a lot of visual spark to kitchen designs by including sinks that aren’t your standard chrome or porcelain white.
12. The Farmhouse Sink
It’s been catching on more and more over the past several years, and now 2019 is decidedly the year of the farmhouse sink. Get on it!
13. Quartz Countertops
If you are going to spend money on your countertops, don’t automatically default to granite. Quartz is increasingly overtaking granite as the preferred countertop material for most homeowners.
14. Open-Concept Integration
With more homes being designed in an open-concept manner, it’s now more important than ever to tie your kitchens design to the overall design of your home.
15. The Smart Kitchen
Technology is changing everything, including kitchens. In 2019 it’s finally time for the average homeowner to look into a variety of different kitchen automation systems.