If 2018 was all about inky blue cabinetry with copper and brass accents, what does 2019 have in store?
Here’s a look from leading retailers on the biggest kitchen trends for 2019.
1. Green is the new blue
Last year was all about navy, but expect to see more green in kitchens going forward. It could be in the form of accents, like this wallpaper – palm fronds and botanicals are to 2019 what florals were to the mid-Noughties.
However, it’s increasingly likely to take the form of tiles and cabinetry, in tones of emerald and forest green.
The trend for bold dark hues was prominent throughout 2018, and as we move in to 2019, green kitchen cabinetry is set to be a new, key style. Deep forest greens can be balanced out with latte shades, smoky glass and soft metallics to bring opulence to the kitchen. The addition of white marble and brass through design aspects like lighting and worktops, or even accessories, help to bounce the light around the space and offset the heavier hues.
2. Dining islands
We all know that islands and breakfast bars can provide a spot for casual dining, as well as workspace and storage.
3. 1970s revival
This is a look you’ll see in tiles as much as anything, and reflects a wider return to 70s trends within the home. Color wise we will see a strong focus on rich, earthy tones like Mustard yellow, ochre, olive green, chocolate and camels.
If this floats your retro boat, a mix of The Winchester Tile Company’s Olive Green, Honey and Amber field tiles could work for you. Pair with retro-patterned wallpaper and fabrics with bold motifs for a real throwback!
4. Hide-and-seek storage
For smaller spaces and a real European look hidden storage is a real trend for the open-living plans. Pocket doors that slide seamlessly out of sight when the kitchen is in use, but cover up its contents when guests come calling. The kitchen can be transformed from an efficient work space to a clutter-free living environment in moments.
5. Broken-plan kitchens
Open-plan kitchens have revolutionized the way we cook and entertain, but where do you hide all the dirty pots and pans from dinner guests? So if you’re after a little more privacy, broken plan might be for you. The concept is simple – take an open-plan design but add in a freestanding shelf unit or raised breakfast bar to create separation without the need for a full-on wall.
6. Taking the rough with the smooth
The raw beauty of flawed finishes and natural materials was one of THE interiors themes of 2018. But for 2019 it’s being smartened up with luxe additions for a more grown-up look. Nail the trend by pairing immaculate matt units with chunky wooden worktops, or by introducing shabby chic accent furniture to a glossy kitchen. If you don’t want to go for a full-on makeover, even artisan pottery or fabrics influenced by nature will do the trick.