With the new year comes new trends for the home. Even if you’re not one to follow trends, there are ideas that bring style and long-lasting appeal to your home for years to come. Here are eight top kitchen trends of 2019 that will inspire you to make a few changes in the new year.
With so many wonderful selections available for any style of kitchen, stone accents are a great choice for making a statement. You can install stone on one wall of the kitchen as a feature. Perhaps you’d like a stone surround for the vent hood and stove. Stone is a great way to bring character and texture to the kitchen.
Bead Board Accents
Bead board on the kitchen island, on a wall or even on cabinets can add a charming appeal to the kitchen. Enhance this classic look by painting it a different color or stain it for a lovely natural look in contrast to painted cabinetry.
Matte black appliances are coming on strong for 2019. Many manufacturers are featuring this option and they look incredible! Switch out your stainless-steel refrigerator for something that speaks of modern elegance. And appliances aren’t the only kitchen item going matte black. Kitchen cabinets take on a whole new look in this classic finish.
Spice up your kitchen with a different color or finish to your cabinets. Paint the bottom cabinets blue and the upper white or gray. If you want to keep it more unified, just paint the kitchen island a different color or stain it a darker color than your cabinets. Experiment with combinations that appeal the most to you. Even a small change can enhance the look of your kitchen.
Tile Feature Wall
Instead of using tile just for the backsplash in the kitchen, consider using it for an accent wall. Make a bold splash with tile that perks up your kitchen and adds plenty of fresh appeal. Design an interesting pattern of subway tile, choose a beautiful embossed tile, a vibrant color or a creative new shape.
Window Walls/Open Kitchens
If you can sacrifice some cabinet space, consider a wall of windows. Wouldn’t it be nice to look out at your backyard while working in the kitchen? Imagine the wonderful natural light that you’ll gain when replacing cabinets and walls with windows. For the best option, especially for those that like to entertain, install doors that lead out to the patio from the kitchen.
White cabinets are clean, fresh and modern in the kitchen. However, cream is becoming a prime choice for cabinets as it adds warmth and timeless appeal. Maybe you don’t want something so stark or want a touch more character. Choosing cream instead of pure white will warm up your kitchen and still give you a fresh, clean and modern look.
Custom Drawer Inserts
One of the issues many people have in the kitchen is finding the right utensil or pot top. Keep these essentials handy and organized with custom drawer inserts. Cabinetmakers can create specialty drawers with dividers and other features that will fit your specific needs. Drawers can be outfitted for just about anything, including spices and specialty cooking utensils.
Whether you want to make big changes to your kitchen or just want a few updates, any of these eight top trends will achieve your goal. Here’s to a fresh, efficient, organized and stylish kitchen for the new year!