Looking at the title, you may be a little confused.
“But it’s only November,” you cry! “Why should I think about 2019 now?”
Well yes, but just think how far into November we already are, how Christmas is already creeping up fast, how soon those New Year’s fireworks are going to be twinkling in your eyes and 2019 will be upon us. So why not get ahead of the game style-wise?
With technology only getting better and new designs constantly being developed, 2019 looks like it’s going to be a great year for your kitchen.
While it’s a cliché, a new year really can be a new start for many, so why not try out a fresh kitchen design for 2019?
Let’s take a look at all the hottest trends that are right around the corner.
Change up your Cabinet Door Handles
If there’s a part of your kitchen design that you probably haven’t paid too much attention to, it’s your cabinet’s handles. Well that all changes in 2019!
There are a HUGE variety of different handle styles that are available to you, some we guarantee you haven’t even thought about before. The Scandinavians have been at in again with innovative designs, using leather rings or fabric strips for handles rather than your more traditional material choices. Perfect for those of you looking for a more adventurous kitchen design.
If you’re looking for something more classic, don’t worry. There’s still plenty in 2019’s handle styles for you.
The most modern kind of cabinet handle is actually none at all! Leaving an easily grabbable hole is actually one of 2019’s top styles, especially if you’re going for a more minimalist look. There are many different hole shapes to opt for if you choose this style: rectangles, circles or even just long indents that run along the top or bottom of the cabinet door. The indents work especially well as they give an illusion of there being no handle at all!
Creative Kitchen Sinks
Your sink doesn’t just have to be a hole in your side with a plug. 2019 is bringing plenty of innovations to make your sink a highlight in your kitchen.
A sink is something we use daily in our kitchen, so why let it be a boring feature? Many sink trends have come and gone over the decades, from stainless steel, to marble tubs, but next year looks like the year sinks get taken up a notch. From designers creating embossed sinks, to ones with metallic accents, one thing sinks aren’t going to be next year is dull.
Some have even gone all out in making the sink as useful as possible, adding to its functions by installing everything from pot holders to removable cutting boards! Perfect for making the most of a smaller kitchen.
Here’s a trend that we’ve seen before, but looks like it’s going to be quite popular in the coming months: open shelving.
If you’re someone who’s proud of their crockery collection or would just like easier access to your pots and jars, then open storage is the way to go. Open shelving is perfect for putting the plates and bowls you use the most often, plus will free up space in your cupboards and drawers so there won’t be a landslide of pots the next time you go searching for something specific.
This solution can work well for pans and utensils as well. Rather than placing them on the shelves, you can invest in hooks or wall racks to hang them from. Make sure to place specific items where you’ll need the most, i.e frying pans near the stove. This is also a great way to utilise space in a smaller kitchen and means you won’t have to go hunting around for a specific item when you’re in the middle of preparing food!
Metallics are going to be coming back in a big way next year (and they never really went anywhere to begin with!)
If you’re a fan of darker kitchen designs, then you can’t go wrong with metallic accents, especially gold and copper. Most often used for faucets, sinks, handles or accessories, these metal shades can work as a wonderful counterbalance to colours like black, dark grey and navy. These metals can bring a real elegance and shine to your kitchen design and are perfect if you’re looking to capture a more vintage vibe.
Also, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. Gold fixtures may look pricy, but none are solid gold so you won’t have to sell a kidney to capture the style you want!
A Pop of Colour
You’ve probably seen white all over the place in kitchens. From countertops to tiles, to cabinets, white can look great everywhere! (Just be wary if you have children or love to cook as it can stain so very easily). While white is a shade that will probably never go out of style for kitchens, 2019 really looks likes it’s going to be a year filled with colour!
Accent walls and colourful accessories have been increasingly popular in kitchen designs over the past few years and for good reason! It’s a great way to add some character to your space and brighten up a kitchen design in general. Whether you’re a fan of soft blues, deep reds, bright yellows or a mix of colours, there are a number of ways to include bright shades in your designs.
If you aren’t ready to commit to a colourfully, an accent wall is a great way to still add a splash to your design. Perhaps you’re fond of several colours. If so, then you can still infuse your own ideas with some bright of funky-patterned tiles.
If you’re stuck about which colour to use in your kitchen, fret not! We have a handy guide for you to check out HERE.
Ready to get ahead of next year’s kitchen trends? Or just thinking about a redesign in general for the new year? Whatever your kitchen needs are, Roman Kitchens is here to help!
Make sure to check out our kitchen design page if you’re looking for inspiration or, if you have time, come on down to our Essex showroom and we’ll be glad to advise you in person!