Kitchen design trends for 2019
If you’re considering a kitchen project, you may want to think about what’s on the design radar for 2019 and beyond, so you can incorporate some style savvy into your new kitchen.
At Alder + Stone we try to create kitchens that are timeless and not too driven by fashion fads, but we also want to offer cutting edge designs and contemporary finishes. We keep ahead of the game, so you can too.
Here’s our take on the hottest kitchen design trends in 2019 (use the links below to jump to each section).
With an increasing trend for natural accents and interiors that reflect the landscape around us, we are predicting the next big colour to be green – think rich, deep tones like Hunter Green and Night Watch. This year we’ve seen a lot of navy and grey in kitchens, and this shows no sign of waning. But by introducing some green into your kitchen colour scheme you can be one step ahead, whilst also keeping things subtle and stylish.
Green is warm and cosy but also has a vintage feel, making it perfect for a contemporary kitchen that also nods to classic design. Whether painted cabinets, walls, tiles or flooring, 2019 will be the year we all go green.
Image: Rich luxurious greens are coupled with natural marble and copper in this striking bohemian shaker kitchen.
Who doesn’t love an island? They provide a visual anchor to any kitchen design, as well as increasing the efficiency and functionality of the space. Kitchen designers are forecasting that islands formally incorporating a dining space will be a trend to look out for this year like this stunning built-in curved bench seating area by Humphrey Munson.
Increasingly, our clients are looking for a change from the whites and pale greys that have dominated interior design for the last few years. Keeping the sense of light and airiness a neutral palette offers, designers are adding pops of bold colour or being more playful with different hues. From pink fridges like this Bosch Variostyle (with interchangeable doors in case you want to switch up the look) to colourful range cookers, you can bring some personality and life to any kitchen backdrop.
Single slab splashbacks
Difficult to say quickly but the single slab splashback looks to be a key trend in kitchen design in 2019. Whether this is a continuation of a work top or a different material providing a contrasting colour or texture, the splashback once relegated to the wall behind the hob now takes centre stage.⠀
Clever kitchen gadgets
Like all tech, there’s a bewildering array of kitchen gadgetry available. Whilst there’s not space here to list all the latest kitchen wizardry, we can highlight some of the most useful and valuable trends. Hot water taps are increasingly replacing kettles as a much more chic and simple option, while wine fridges will store different wines at optimal temperatures to make sure you’re ready for any dinner party or gathering. Induction countertops are far sleeker than traditional kitchen hobs and we think these will be huge over the coming years. You can even install a wifi-enabled espresso machine which will serve you the perfect shot of coffee in the morning, for the ultimate in kitchen luxury.
Organic, natural materials
On a related note, the trend for organic, natural materials in kitchen design has been gathering force for a while and is set to continue to grow next year. From leather cabinet pulls to stone sinks, the latest kitchen designs are going back to nature. Expect to see a lot of jute, wood and plywood in kitchen fittings and fixtures. Leather handles like these from Furnipart provide an interesting visual and tactile experience.
Get the look
At Alder + Stone, our ability to create bespoke kitchens, as well as our broad range of ready-made products means we’re able to cater for almost any look you want to create. We work with a wide and growing range of appliance and accessories suppliers too.
To talk through your ideas and inspiration for your new kitchen, get in touch and see how we can help incorporate the trends you like into a kitchen you’ll love.