• Jacqui Mitchell

Kitchen trends for 2019

CLEVER, CONCEALED STORAGE

Our clients continue to gravitate towards concealed and clean integration in their kitchen designs, with maximised and clever storage solutions. You can never have enough storage!




PEWTER AND GUNMETAL HARDWARE

Pewter and gunmetal are the trends we are loving. They're not as harsh as matte black or as specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth. A look that will last the distance.




OPEN SHELVING

A trend we are seeing is replacing kitchen upper cabinets with metal, wood or glass shelving. Inspired by hotel and retail spaces, this adds to the overall bold statements many want to make in their homes, forgoing the minimalism that was popular in the past.




VINTAGE VIBE

We’ll continue to see traditional elements and forms in harmony with modern design in 2019. Think natural stone, organic basalt tiles, hand wrapped rattan furniture and vintage-inspired fixtures and lighting.






USE OF WOOD

People are increasingly seeking connections from nature. It creates a welcoming and calming environment, and is a timeless, versatile material to use. We see a growing desire for lighter, airier spaces, and wood is a wonderful material to incorporate to achieve this.




RAW MATERIALS

In 2019, modern kitchen design will be about going to back to basics. Kitchens are being pared down to allow raw materials to shine on their own. Think wood, stone, shiplap, and jute.



INTEGRATED APPLIANCES

We will continue to see integrated appliances. We have hoods that are slim and turn on automatically that are stronger than some of the industrial ones. Induction cooktops continue to be increasingly popular because of their seamless look. You no longer need to see appliances sticking out everywhere anymore and that’s the new face of luxury.




PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES

Statement hanging pendants will be important for different areas within an open-plan space. Anchoring the dining area will be particularly important. Pendants in hard finishes with a mid-century Italian influence, will be seen more often.




HUNTER GREEN

A hunter green kitchen garners a myriad of adjectives from classic, welcoming, warm, cozy, luxe, best friend, especially when we introduce the use of walnut woods and leather door pulls to give a little pop. It really doesn't get much better than this colour and I'm definitely feeling that it's going to be huge in 2019. I see so much hunter green and olive green in the market, that it's destined to happen.



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