It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into 2019! Even in the first few months, we’re already starting to see some amazing kitchen trends that will mark the most popular designs of 2019! But, even as we look forward to what’s yet to come for kitchen design, it’s important to take a look back. In fact, 2017 proved to be an incredible year in this sector, with many beautiful kitchens surfacing on the Internet.
One popular website that catalogs kitchen design trends is Zillow Digs, which shows off the home improvement projects of people all over the world. For fun, we decided we’d take a look at what the most popular kitchen photos were for 2017. In doing so, we learned that tastes are as diverse as we’ve always suspected them to be! But, one thing is true no matter what kitchen on this list you’re looking at; they’re all beautiful! Let’s take a look.
1. Clean and Contemporary
It’s true that this is very much a no-frills design. However, the no-frill design leads to an ample amount of space, and the contemporary cabinetry choices work wonderfully against the distressed wood floors.
2. Black and White
The black-and-white kitchen is definitely going to be a trend in 2019! This popular kitchen was definitely ahead of the curve on that one!
3. Floating Island
It’s easy to understand why this kitchen design stood out. That floating island is beautiful, and the exposed shelving is a smart and contemporary choice.
4. Lush Wood
A kitchen featuring lush wood cabinets like this could easily appear quite boring. However, the smart use of lighting here really makes this design stand out.
5. Subway Tile
One reason that this modest kitchen design rose to the top of the charts has to do with people’s growing interest in using white subway tile for kitchen backsplashes.
6. Brick and Steel
Now, here’s one with a completely unique look! We love the way that the stainless steel appliances play off of the exposed brick walls, yielding an almost industrial feel.
7. Luxurious Elegance
This is one heck of a luxurious kitchen, with is ornate cabinetry and marble countertops. But, what really makes this space work is the beautiful hanging lights above the center island.
If you’re looking forward to the design trends of 2019, then remember that quartz is rapidly supplanting granite as the preferred countertop material for homeowners.
9. Under-Cabinet Lighting
When you really want to add a sense of drama to a kitchen design, under-cabinet lighting, particularly with an interesting backsplash, can be a very shrewd design move!
10. Open Concept Cohesion
The open-concept home isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This kitchen shows why it’s so important to tie every design element of an open-concept home together. This is just beautiful.
11. Beautiful Soapstone
One thing that really attracted browsers to this kitchen was the soapstone countertop of the center island, which adds a lovely bit of contrast to the design of the kitchen overall.
12. Commercial Appliances
We definitely saw more and more kitchens using commercial appliances in 2017, a trend that should definitely be continuing and accelerating this year.
13. Just Wow…
Sure, this kitchen is definitely a beauty… But, we’ve got to believe it’s the stunning view through that giant picture window that drew people’s interest.
14. Brown and Contemporary
Not everyone loves contemporary style kitchens, but those who do will definitely find a lot to love in this example.
15. Sweeping Beams
There’s so much to love about this one, from the sweeping black wooden beams overhead to the enormous blue center island. But what we really love is the tapered hood over the range.