The all-white kitchen has dominated Pinterest boards. Layers of classic white as well as gorgeous grays and creamy neutrals, are always going to make for an elegant, timeless kitchen. But for those of you who are in the mood for a heaping helping of bold color in the kitchen, 2019 is the year for fresh kitchen trends. Greens, blues, pinks, and yellows are popping up everywhere from kitchen cabinets and freestanding islands to appliances and pantries. Mixing materials and finishes is strongly encouraged. Experiment with different counter top finishes like black marble, soapstone, and concrete. Basically, 2019 kitchen trends are about taking risks, trying new things, and creating a kitchen space that reflects your personality. Whether you're all about farmhouse style, industrial, or French country, some of the very best kitchen trends of the year are sure to work for your space.
You don't have to go nuts to achieve an on-trend kitchen. While an apron-front sink in a farmhouse kitchen isn't exactly unexpected, a farmhouse sink in soapstone with brass hardware is a showstopper—especially when it's set against white walls, wood cabinets, and stainless steel counter tops.
Hints of Color
You don't have to scrap an all-white kitchen to stay on trend. Dip your toe in the color pool instead, whether you store colorful pottery in glass-front cabinets, bring in colorful furniture, or paint a large piece like this kitchen island in Tropical Moss by Dunn-Edwards Paints.
Feel free to mix it up: Unified cabinetry is a thing of the past. Here, Diane Keaton features contrasting white and gray storage in her beautifully rustic kitchen.
If you choose a light paint for walls or cabinetry, select a dark floor stain to up the cozy factor of the room. Mix one-half Ebony and one-half Jacobean.
Bonus idea: The addition of furniture-like "feet" gives cabinetry a softer, more custom feel.
Think Beyond "Greige"
Gray undertones lend a timeless, totally livable vibe to most paint colors—not just beige—whether it's a sophisticated blue-gray seen in this photo (Oyster Bay by Sherwin-Williams), a purple-gray (like Grayish by Sherwin-Williams), or green-gray (like Dry Sage by Benjamin Moore).
Design From the Ground Up
Rugs, however durable, aren't practical for a heavy-use kitchen. Enter statement floor tile. It's a more subtle way to add impact than, say, a bold eye-level back splash.
Bonus idea: Tired of the same old subway tile? This on-trend square shape has a charming shingle-like effect.
Pecky Cypress Finishes
If you can't get enough of the reclaimed-wood look, here are two words you'll be hearing a lot: Pecky cypress. Seen here on the hood and island, it's a type of wood that has a grainy texture thanks to long, narrow burrows or cavities.
Bonus idea: From boxy appliances and islands to linear shelves, kitchens tend to have a lot of straight lines. Soften the room with orb lights.
Open shelves allow you to showcase your beautiful kitchenware's among other heirlooms and antiques, as well as statement wallpaper like in this kitchen design. The ability to see through your storage also means everything is easy to find.
Embrace Black Appliances
Plain old stainless steel has its merits, but in a small kitchen, a giant swath of silvery metal can quickly dominate the room. Appliance manufacturers such as GE, Samsung, and Whirlpool have wised up to this dilemma, introducing refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves in sophisticated shades of black and slate. We're particularly fond of the new LG "Black Stainless Steel" series.
Now, Get Decorating!
The kitchen is the most utilitarian room in the house, which is why you obsess over the appliances, the back splash, the sink...But it's also the heart of the home. Subtle touches such as slipcovers, decorative hardware, and prized collections serve up a little softness.
Bonus idea: Save the top shelf for precious collectibles, and leave the lower ones to everyday items.