Kitchen Design Trends 2019

By Reagan Miller
Photo courtesy Plain English

Shaker-Inspired Kitchen by Plain English

House Method talked to six design experts about what we can expect to see in kitchens in 2019. Let’s hit the highlights.

  • All white is out. We’ll see stark-white designs replaced with colorful designs and loud patterns.
  • Though all-white kitchens are out, we’ll still see demand for high-quality materials like Carrara marble.
  • Kitchens will become spaces to make a statement, whether that’s with eye-catching backsplashes, living room–style furnishings, period-inspired appliances, or bold patterns.
Photo courtesy Tracy Lynn Designs

Backsplashes will expand into bold statements

The backsplash is no longer a compliment to the kitchen, it’s the main event. We love having fun with different textures and styles to make the kitchen unique to the family. Our favorite backsplash feature wall is from our Santaluz project where the main kitchen features a continuous Carrara marble wall that starts in the kitchen area and continues into the dining space. The marble is used again on the counters and fireplace. You will also see the bright double range as well, which was the anchor for the space. The bar in this home also featured a full black tile wall. Continue to the casita out back where the chevron mosaic tile steals the show.

Tracy Lynn, interior designer

Color will make a comeback

Color, color, color!  You’re going to see color coming into cabinetry, details, and definitely into backsplashes. People are tired of only white and grey! The emergence of color is impossible to miss—Europe is embracing it, and it’s landed in the US as well.

—Nancy Epstein, founder & CEO at Artistic Tile

Photo courtesy Morgante-Wilson Architects

Kitchens will begin to feel more like living spaces

In newly constructed and renovated homes, the emphasis for kitchen design in 2019 will be as much on creating an inviting living space as on cooking itself.

We’re also seeing the resurgence of “unfitted” kitchens where pieces are more furniture-like, materials are more complex and open shelving replaces expanses of cabinetry.

—Elissa Morgante, co-principal at Morgante-Wilson Architects

Photo courtesy Anderson Kenny Architects

Quality stone materials are here to stay

I think that white marble slabs such as Dolomiti or Danby for counters and backsplashes will stay. It’s a crisp, clean look that never goes out of style in any kitchen, modern or traditional. Clients ask me about stains from coffee or wine. I tell them that those things can add character from use like patina. Kitchens should be clean not pristine.

—Anderson Kenny, Anderson Kenny Architecture

Photo courtesy Plain English

Nineteenth-century influence will bleed into the kitchen

With the rise of nineteenth-century and Victorian influence throughout the home, we’ll see that bleed into the kitchen as well. Georgian and shaker-inspired bespoke cabinetry will replace modern minimalism as the sought-after style. With standards of quality ever increasing, custom makers like Plain English will be in high demand.

—Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, brand editor at House Method

Photo courtesy The Design Bar

All white is out

All-white everything—people are becoming more confident in color thanks to inspiration from real homes. While white elements will continue to be included within most kitchen designs (subway tile or countertops, etc.), the white, on white, on white look has seen its day.

The farmhouse look is also out

Farmhouse anything—the modern meets rustic farmhouse look is being replaced by a bolder, more elegant vibe. For those who do still want to incorporate some aspects of the “farmhouse” aesthetic, we will be seeing it done in ways that are more refined and transitional.  

—Leslie Bowman, founder and design director at The Design Bar

Photo courtesy Tracy Lynn Designs

Period details will show up in appliances as well

Ranges and hoods are the perfect way to add a pop of color to your kitchen (and our favorite splurge item). It’s a great way to begin the design of the kitchen and go from there. Our favorite this year was from our 26th Street project where the La Cornue stove in the kitchen really informed the design of the rest of the space. Everything in the kitchen and great room was built upon that foundational element.

Tracy Lynn, interior designer

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