The kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s where we listen to the radio and eat our breakfast, where we entertain friends and where we can sit and relax with a glass of wine on a Sunday night. The modern kitchen is versatile, family-friendly, practical and this year’s upcoming trends are embracing this versatility and allowing us to inject personality into our kitchen. Below we explore 2019’s upcoming kitchen design trends to give you ideas and inspiration.
Kitchen splashbacks have always played a vital role in kitchen design, but the trend for this year is to make them pop out and make a huge statement with bold and colourful tiles. Create your own unique pattern, mix and match styles and make your splashback a focal point.
Reclaimed wood, hand painted kitchen cupboards and traditional wooden doors are set to be huge trends this year. Traditional wood gives the kitchen a homely feel, while the painted elements inject colour and a highly contemporary finish. Opt for reclaimed wood countertops, wooden accessories and bleached wooden flooring.
If you don’t want wooden flooring or a concrete floor, then the great news is that vinyl flooring is back, and it’s bolder and tougher than ever before. Vinyl tiles allow you to create your own pattern choice and colours. Opt for a traditional herringbone pattern in white and black, or add splashes of colour. Shades of grey, green and blue are hot colours this year.
2019 will see the injection of colour in the kitchen that will be used constantly within the space. Pastel shades of blues, pinks and greens will be seen adorning cupboard doors, splashbacks and accessories. Colour will play a vital role in helping to personalise a space and will be combined with white worktops and copper accessories to help bring uniformity to the kitchen.
The Scandinavian kitchen has never really gone away and it’s still a huge trend for this coming year. It’s still sleek, modern and when Nordic oak is incorporated, you get a truly fresh looking kitchen with added warmth. Opt for cabinets with a sleek lacquered finish, pale blue walls and pale grey porcelain worktops.
A huge upcoming trend for 2019 is that of strategic lighting and creating airy and open kitchens. This is achieved with the clever use of glass and ceramic cabinet doors that allow you to proudly display your kitchen items. Combine these doors with open shelving made from coloured glass and add spotlights.
If you have your heart set on a homely and warm family kitchen, then the big trend of the country kitchen with a contemporary twist is just for you. Shaker style cupboards are painted in sleek. bright colours and teamed with flat open cooker tables, integrated seating and appliances. The look is sleek and polished, but the wooden features add warmth and character to make any kitchen the ideal space to be.