As we head towards a new year we look forward to fresh new inspiration and the anticipated kitchen trends for 2019. The look of your kitchen sets the tone for your main living area and often even the rest of your home. The style is expected to last a decade at least. Striking the right balance between timeless design ideas and an on-trend look is what we help our clients achieve.
Our Top 5 picks for Kitchen Trends in 2019:
1. Matte Black
Matte black was the hottest trend we saw take hold in 2018 and we anticipate that it is here to stay and dominate designs in 2019. Black brings elegance to a space that no other hue can do. In 2018 we found clients were a little apprehensive to make the bold choice of going black, but never regretted the decision! Combined with complementary warm wood tones and brushed gold finishes it is a timelessly stylish statement. We predict that matte black will continue to be a predominant finish for kitchen fixtures and hardware accents also.
2. Large Islands
We predict that kitchen islands will remain the focal point for design and layout. The kitchen island is meant to create an impact with design as well as serving multiple uses; especially since we are seeing less wall cabinet space used. Islands now include storage and display shelves and serve as a casual dining and drinking bar. We predict that the notion of the breakfast bar with dining tables built onto islands will continue.
3. Storage Walls in place of Upper Cabinets
This year we have found clients want their spaces to appear as clean as possible. The best way to achieve a clean openness is to reduce or eliminate upper cabinets. We anticipate kitchens in 2019 will feature lower cabinets and countertops, larger islands, and or floor-to-ceiling storage in the rest of the space. Gone are the days of kitchens with wraparound counters and lots of upper cabinets. Storage walls are like the modern equivalent of the classic butler’s pantry—ideal for today’s smaller spaces.
4. Natural and Modern Scandinavian
Although this year we have seen the all-white kitchen take a back seat, clients are still embracing their hygee and applying the less is more rule. Kitchens are being pared down to allow raw materials (and more affordable materials to achieve a natural look) to shine. Adding a few different textures to your kitchen makes a statement with minimum fuss, and offsets an overly clinical feeling induced by the black, white and grey colour base palette. Our design team can help you select accents that perfectly complement your chosen base colour. Bringing the outdoors in is another on-trend design feature. This can be achieved with a planter incorporated into the central island even.
5. Industrial Chic
Glossy and clinical is no longer the look clients are requesting. Urban, industrial and bohemian touches are popular to complement and add interest to the clean and modern base look. Industrial finishes, like concrete (and imitation alternatives) and brushed brass, are increasingly popular. A mix of textures that are both modern and natural help achieve this look along with features such as subway tiles, pendant lighting, exposed shelving and large sinks.
Be sure to book a free consultation in the new year with our design team! We can help you identify more options for achieving your dream kitchen, that is both on-trend and a timeless style that won’t date!
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