Wondering what’s hot in the world of kitchen design?
Maybe you’re thinking about giving your kitchen a complete refresh, or maybe just tweaking a few things here and there. With so many styles, themes, shapes and materials out there, it can be difficult to choose the right combination to create your perfect kitchen. We’ve put together a list of the top kitchen trends for this year, to help you out with your design decisions.
You only realise the importance of storage when you don’t seem to have any - so it should be your priority to incorporate as much kitchen storage as possible. This year, its all about creating clever storage areas, like pull out island cupboards, corner storage and disguised units. Clutter-free countertops seem to be the new thing!
People are starting to incorporate more colour into their kitchen, and leaning away from the traditional white and grey movement that's been popular in the past few years. Making a statement with a pop of colour, such as in the cabinets, the countertops, tiling, or even just in the appliances, can really bring your kitchen into 2019 and the near future.
It's becoming more common for people to replace some kitchen cabinets with open shelving. This trend, inspired by hotels and retail is a bold statement which can add a new dimension to your kitchen and can be an effective use of metal, wood or glass to complement other features or appliances. Keeping it stylish and uncluttered is a must though.
You might have thought that wooden kitchens were a thing of the past, but it seems to be becoming increasingly popular with people seeking connection to nature. Wood creates a calming and welcoming kitchen environment, and can be used in almost all parts of the kitchen - from the walls, worktops and floors to the cabinet doors and chairs.
Vintage continues to be one of the trending forms in modern design. Although there is no set ‘vintage’ style, it’s all about reflecting a sense of nostalgia by adding quirky, rustic and traditional features. Mastering this art is crucial and can be the difference between a stylish kitchen and an old fashioned mess. The best way to do this is to mix a new kitchen with some old finds - such as rustic furniture or retro appliances.
As our devices become smarter, so do our kitchens. 2019 is the year for ‘seamlessly integrated technology’, with new and innovative kitchen tech ready to help us with our everyday tasks. For example, Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator features a touch screen, interior cameras and even internet access so you can search recipes, leave reminders and create shopping lists. Another cool gadget making its way into homes this year is the June smart oven which allows you to watch your food from your phone as it cooks - and uses cameras to identify what you’ve put in to suggest an optimal cooking time. Clever, eh?
Splashbacks are a good place to add splashes of colour, texture or style into your kitchen. The favoured trend this year includes tall marble, tiled and glass splashbacks with downlighting to create a beautifully modern effect that makes your kitchen look expensive.
Statement pendant lights are the perfect addition to your kitchen design. They’re the ideal way to denote different areas within your open kitchen, and are best positioned above seating areas, breakfast bars, or even your cooking workspace. This type of mid-century Italian influenced lighting is popular in luxury developments and can come in many different styles - anything from rustic to modern metal.
Posted on: 29th August 2019