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The Top Kitchen Trends of 2019
March 8, 2019

As the year progresses into spring, MR Direct is excited to see the trends in kitchen design evolving forward. With an emphasis on growing technology and sustainability and a knack for experimentation with new materials, this year is a fun time to design a kitchen. From colors to countertops, here are the top kitchen design trends of 2019:

Colors

The two-tone matte finish kitchen look will continue to heat up in 2019. Whether it’s with the ultra-modern black and white scheme, a more subtle white and soft grey contrast, or bold white and navy blue, it’s all about those crisp clean lines in the kitchen.

To play up this contrasted look, designers have been painting lower cabinets and the kitchen island in a dark shade, and the upper cabinets in a lighter shade. This draws the eye up and extends the height of the room.

To play up this contrasted look, designers have been painting lower cabinets and the kitchen island in a dark shade, and the upper cabinets in a lighter shade. This draws the eye up and extends the height of the room.

Cabinetry and Open Shelving

Cabinetry Design

Many upper cabinets will be disappearing this year in favor of open shelving. Open shelves give the opportunity to really flaunt your style, whether it’s with industrial steel piping, rustic raw edges, country blue or white shelves, or sleek black modern shelves. Lower cabinets are becoming more efficient with added specialty storage for baking trays, pans, and plastic containers. Wide drawers are the new way to store heavy dishes without having to lift them high above your head. This is great for kids, the elderly, and people with disabilities, as well as anyone else who struggles with back, shoulder, or wrist pain.

Materials

We will definitely be seeing a lot of natural wood in the kitchens of 2019. Think eco-friendly bamboo flooring and butcher block countertops. Though many will be sticking with granite countertops, a more modern approach is easy-to-maintain quartz or industrial-looking concrete. For backsplashes, we are seeing tiles of all shapes, sizes, and colors. The current hot tile trend is handcrafted Moroccan influenced patterns, which add style and character, and even pops of color. Another trend is to match the backsplash to the countertop, using the same material or slab to create a continuation up the wall.

Mixed Metals

We are also seeing more of an emphasis on the mixture of metals in the kitchen. Iron, pewter, brass, and especially copper are all the rage in 2019. Copper sinks are a recyclable and durable alternative to other sink materials. They have a naturally evolving patina finish that gives warmth and character to a kitchen. A hammered copper sink is even more durable, and the added texture look adds a layer of dimension that compliments many different styles of kitchen, from modern to country.

Mixed Metals

We are also seeing more of an emphasis on the mixture of metals in the kitchen. Iron, pewter, brass, and especially copper are all the rage in 2019. Copper sinks are a recyclable and durable alternative to other sink materials. They have a naturally evolving patina finish that gives warmth and character to a kitchen. A hammered copper sink is even more durable, and the added texture look adds a layer of dimension that compliments many different styles of kitchen, from modern to country.

Appliances

For appliances, stainless steel is still king. The most popular finish for stainless steel will continue to be brushed satin, but the next new thing is black stainless steel. This dark matte finish disguises fingerprints and is easier to keep looking clean without polishing. This updated approach to stainless steel adds warmth and a touch of modern chic style to a kitchen.