10 Key Kitchen Trends For 2019 | Lansdowne Boards

17 May 2019

10 Key Kitchen Trends For 2019

What’s hot in kitchens right now? Whether you’re planning a remodel or just a refresh, there are a host of fabulous ideas out there to inspire you for 2019.

It’s never been easier to get inspired for your next home renovation. Trend information is everywhere: Pinterest, blogs by the dozen and any google search will pop up with a bazillion articles on what’s hot and what’s not, but it can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. Lucky for you we are here to narrow down the search for what’s hot right now in the world of kitchens to help you with your latest remodel.


1. Two Tone Cabinetry


We talked about this at length in out Tuxedo Effect post in February (click here) as this is one of the key kitchen trends for the year. Combining some of the new neutrals like soft grey and cashmere with some punchy blue or green or striking black cabinets with a splash of brass or pewter hardware, this is right on trend for the year ahead. 


Two Tone with Perfect Touch from SkaiTwo Tone with Perfect Touch from Skai

2. Vintage Vibes


While the trend for modern high gloss minimalism is still popular, a more traditional look is trending this year. Think shaker style, fluted glass, honed natural stone worktops, rattan furniture and vintage pendant lighting. People are moving away from space age minimalism and moving towards this soft and inviting look.


Vintage Vibes Courtesy of Architectural DigestVintage Vibes Courtesy of Architectural Digest

3. Go Boldly


While white has always been the safe go to colour for kitchen cabinets, the trend for this year is anything but old trusty white. Go boldly with your kitchen cupboard choices. An easy and trendy way to bring colour into your kitchen is with one of the hottest neutrals for 2019: sage green. This stunning hue is not only on trend but it also feels grounded and earthy, bringing calm to your kitchen.


Going Bold In Sage Green Courtesy of Blake LondonGoing Bold In Sage Green Courtesy of Blake London

4. #interiorinspo: Mother Nature


Tapping into what Mother Nature has to offer is key for 2019 and works really well with all the trends we have already discussed. Think natural stone, solid timber and rattan. These can be used in more than just cabinetry and worktops: think light fittings and seating, backsplashes, ceiling beams, bring the outdoors indoors for this key trend.

Bringing in some Mother Nature (Image via Pinterest)Bringing in some Mother Nature (Image via Pinterest)


5. High Tech Heaven


So while the trend for finishes might be going back to all natural, the trend for our appliances is anything but back to nature! Think Wi-Fi enabled coffee machines and, my personal favourite, single pour preservation systems for wine! (wine fridges are so 2018!)


High Tech/Wine Heaven Courtesy of Elle DecorHigh Tech/Wine Heaven Courtesy of Elle Decor

6. Paint it Black


We focused on this trend at the end of 2018 as one of our key trends for the year ahead and matt black has continued its rise in the interior charts. Dominating in 2019 as one of the key colours for your kitchen. Whether you opt to bring in matt black on appliances, cabinetry or worktops, the choice is yours.


Painting it Black with Farrow & BallPainting it Black with Farrow & Ball

7. Open Shelving


Another step away from all that’s minimal is a move towards open shelving.  There are a few different ways to play this trend: use the shelving to display your beautiful crockery and serveware or go green with an array of plants or herbs or use it to showcase some beautiful art or photographs, interchangeable and easy to keep clean. Any way you work it, open shelving is a key trend and an inexpensive way to update your kitchen and showcase your personal style in the hub of the home.


Open Shelving Art Gallery Courtesy of DeVol KitchensOpen Shelving Art Gallery Courtesy of DeVol Kitchens

8. Island Style


More and more the kitchen is becoming the centre of every home. It’s probably the room that we spend the most of renovating and it also tends to be a plus (or minus) when selling/buying a property as it really is such an important space. So why not make it even more inviting and easy to hang out it by including a beautiful island? It not only gives you a lot more space to work on when cooking it’s also a sociable area to sit around and ensures you’re never alone in the kitchen


Island Style Courtesy of Blake LondonIsland Style Courtesy of Blake London

9. Kitchen/Dining Nooks


An alternative to an island is also a seating area, ideal for breakfast the family, dinner for the little ones, or informal everyday dining. It’s another multifunctional element of modern day living that we are totally embracing.

Whether you make use of an odd nook within your kitchen or incorporate the dining nook into your island, it’s a great way to add another dimension to the centre of the home.   


The Cosy Kitchen/Dining Nook, can we come for dinner? (Image via Pinterest)The Cosy Kitchen/Dining Nook, can we come for dinner? (Image via Pinterest)

10. Going Green


Key to our business, sustainability is something that we feel strongly about and it’s great to see that brands and consumers are becoming more conscious about their products and purchases when it comes to interiors. Key considerations include where the board comes from for the carcasses and doors? And if the flooring (if its wooden) Is it sourced from sustainably managed forests and how much formaldehyde is in the board? Your supplier will be able to supply you with all of this information if asked. The worktops are another big purchase and its worth looking at sustainable options like quartz or solid wood. Appliances are another important purchase and looking for the greener, energy and water saving options are always good.

(Cover Image Courtesy of Blake London)

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