Kitchen design trends can change quickly which means keeping your kitchen up to date, stylish and functional can prove to be a challenge!
While neutral surfaces and subway tiles dominated kitchen design trends in 2018, so far in 2019 there has been a shifts toward darker moodier tones, textured surfaces and new storage solutions.
Whether you’re planning a complete kitchen renovation or looking to freshen up existing finishes or cabinets, here are five kitchen trends set to revive your existing design.
Hamptons-style kitchens are set to re-gain serious popularity in 2019 and beyond. The design trend is renowned for its sophisticated yet laid-back approach, natural textured floors, clean white walls and wicker style furniture which can prove to be the perfect style for open-plan, entertaining family kitchens.
Much like doors and drawers, splashbacks heavily contribute to the overall look and feel of a kitchen. Whilst last year’s splashback trend saw an emphasis on the use of high end or luxe materials like marble, 2019 kitchen splashbacks will make a bigger and bolder statement — think pops of bright colours, geometric patterns and more textured materials.
Moody and dark hues are making a comeback to the kitchen in 2019, with matte black fortifying itself as the colour of choice. The bold trend is dominating every element of kitchen design, from cabinetry to splashbacks and hardware, and is perfect way to add a sense of drama, particularly in an entertainer’s kitchen.
Matte black tapware and accents are a great way to subtly incorporate the trend into your kitchen, adding contrast and interest to more traditional Shaker-style kitchens with wooden flooring and white cabinets. If you’re ready to take on the colour trend head first, try swapping out old doors and drawers for cabinetry with a matte black finish.
As the desire for modern, open-plan kitchens and spaces grows the emphasis on both functionality and aesthetics is growing. The integrated appliances trend will well and truly continue through 2019 and beyond. The beauty of incorporating the trend into your kitchen is the design freedom that integrated appliances bring, for example, placing a fridge in a space where a cupboard would normally reside, offering Integrated appliances might be the perfect solution for you, particularly if you have a smaller kitchen space.
The kitchen has become the most used room of the house, meaning the storage needs for that area are growing. Smart storage solutions like pull-out pantries and compartmentalised drawers have grown in popularity, but it is the butler’s pantry that is a trend that doesn’t look like it’s going away any time soon, especially in the homes of those that love to entertain. A butler’s pantry can be a place to hide the mess, store away appliances and equipment, food, and all that excess kitchen stuff that we all seem to collect.