Top 10 Kitchen Trends

Top 10 Kitchen Trends 2019

Picture this.

It’s morning. You walk into your kitchen. It’s a week after your kitchen remodel. You’re in awe at how your kitchen looks.

You’re having company tonight. You’re wondering how they will react on what you have done.

The design follows the kitchen trends 2019 recommendations.

Here’s a summary:

Kitchen style – Contemporary, no visual or physical clutter, simple lines, warm, friendly for you to enjoy

A Contemporary styled kitchen is the trend choice.

The underlying thought is clean and simple. Simple white/gray cabinets. An interesting backsplash. A hardwood floor. No clutter. Everything tucked away. Clean lines.

60-30-10 rule for colors. 60% one dominant color. 30% secondary color. 10% accent color.

What’s emerging as variations to the Contemporary style are the Industrial, Mid Century Modern, Mountain Modern, and Coastal styles.

Color Themes – you’ve fallen in love with your dazzling two color tone kitchen

A two tone gray and white kitchen is a major kitchen trend 2019. Why a trend switch to a two tone color scheme from an all-white? Yes, all-white kitchens are popular. But the perception is that the all-white tone appears to be too clinical.
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A two tone blending of white with an off-white soft hue such as gray gives the kitchen a refreshing look. Not something sterile like an all-white operating room.

One suggested kitchen color theme is white upper cabinets, lower cabinets gray, white countertop,
gray backsplash, white walls, gray floor,gray doors. It’s dazzling.

Countertops – a low maintenance material that does not stain.
Always looking great 

Quartz is the kitchen trend 2019 material for countertops. It is a hard, strong material resistant to scratching. Also, quartz is non-porous. It will not absorb liquids. Absorbed liquids result in staining and offers a place for bacteria to grow. The popular granite countertop material requires a seal coating to keep liquids out. You would apply a new coating at least once a year.

Quartz is easy to maintain and durable. It has a great look.

Another trend is having the quartz countertop integrated with the sink. This eliminates the gap between the countertop and sink. No more gap. No more food or mold build-up.

Cabinets – make your kitchen look clutter free by hiding appliances, cooking gear, and small canisters

Gray wooden cabinets with a simple flat door style are
dominating the 2019 kitchen. Metal cabinets are a small segment that is growing. They are popular with younger male designers.

Most popular features in the cabinet design are pullouts and rollouts with deep (typically 24 inches), divided drawers organized to keep everything in place.

Under cabinet LED lighting is also trending up.

Larger cabinets are trending in use to hide refrigerators.

A popular design variation with cabinets is to have open shelving on the upper half. You have the opportunity show your artsy-craftsy stuff.

Backsplashes – a design to express your personality

Kitchen trends for 2019 highlight the backsplash becoming a visual focal point for the kitchen. They’ve become decorative. Sometimes as a delightful, enchanting expression of the homeowner’s personality.

The trend is to extend the backsplash all the way up the wall. Usually to eliminate the four inch high slab from the countertop.

Appliances – hidden, making you look organized

Hiding appliances is part of the clean line style in kitchen trends.

Refrigerators and freezers are becoming separate appliances. GE has a tall, column refrigerator that you can hide behind one of your gray doors. To save kitchen space, a separate freezer often resides in the pantry. Gone are those out in the open stainless steel monsters.

Induction cooktops and convection ovens are part of the kitchen trend. Some owners prefer steam ovens for preparing moist dishes. Slow cooking / warming drawer combos are also popular.

Seniors are trending towards side door opening ovens.

Microwave drawers, toasters, blenders, and crockpots are to be behind closed doors.

Sinks – simple, no food catching gaps

If the sink is not part of the quartz countertop, installing an undermount sink is the trend. It fits well with solid surface countertops like quartz. Gone will be the sink flange overhanging the countertop.

Enameled cast iron single basin sinks are included in the kitchen trend 2019 category.


Lighting – clever lighting to enhance your kitchen

Kitchen lighting is trending into the remarkable.

Example: a couple of two foot diameter light fixtures with gray shades mounted over the work area. Gives a visitor that wow effect. Practical for you.

LED lighting – the trend has it under cabinets, in drawers, near the base of the floor, behind hidden appliance doors, and even to accentuate your artwork.

Smart kitchen – you’ve stepped into the 21st century

Kitchen trend 2019 shows kitchens creating the use of technology.

Internet connected appliances. Program your cooking appliances to start cooking your meal while you’re on your way home. Appliances send messages back to you.

Kitchens having docking stations to recharge mobile devices. Work stations to access info and control appliances.

Recommend adding kitchen wiring in your remodel for future technology apps.

Floors – hardwood floors are warm and classy

Hardwood flooring is in.

A popular option is parquet flooring constructed out of maple or walnut with a design of chevrons, herringbones, or zigzag. Gray is the color matching the theme of the kitchen.

Suggest to not use a dark color for the flooring. It takes extra work to maintain.

OK, back to my kitchen. Here’s what happened after my guests arrived.

Your guests arrived. They started to chatter right away. How are you? What have you been doing?

While I was hanging up their jackets, I noticed the chattering stopped suddenly. My guests were just standing there looking at my kitchen. Their mouths were open. They were staring. They were stunned.

Well, that was the conversation all evening. All about the kitchen. “You’re brilliant.” “Your kitchen is awesome.” And on and on.

You’ve cut in the top 10 kitchen trends for 2019 into your kitchen. And they love it.

I became very popular. Well respected. The kitchen did that? Oh, my gosh!

Could that happen to you? Find out. Your action – email Kristin at kristin@happykitchen.com and ask what she can do for you.

I know. You’re going to love having people calling you brilliant.