The Best Kitchen Design Trends For 2019

white kitchen with wooden accents and kitchen island with storage

Thinking about a kitchen remodel? Maybe you’re finally going all out to get the kitchen of your dreams. Or maybe you’d just like to spruce up your kitchen and give your decor a little refresh. We’ve scoured the web for the latest trends in kitchen design to serve you up with some of the best new looks to excite and inspire you.


Superior Storage

white kitchen with wooden accents and kitchen island with storage

Minimalism is having more than just a moment. Clutter is a thing of the past. Keeping the kitchen clean is certainly much easier when there is less clutter to contend with. Which is why concealed storage is set to be a big trend in our kitchen design this year. Clever storage solutions that make our kitchen necessities easily accessible while expertly hidden from view.


The rising popularity of kitchens with built-in hidden appliances is just the start of a trend towards improving the storage capabilities of our kitchens, as well as sleek, clean, mess-free countertops. Island storage, hidden pantries and sliding doors are all set to take centre stage as ways to make it look like our kitchens and, by extension, our selves are more put together than we appear!


Heavy Hardware

sink with industrial style pewter tap

We discussed recently in our bathroom trends for 2019 article the popularity of the industrial chic look in interior design. Rugged looking fixtures and fittings that give an air of the industrial. We work hard in the kitchen so why shouldn’t our decor display a sense of our labours? Stone, pewter and gunmetal have taken the limelight over the once beloved rose gold. Copper and brass are being seen more and more.


Keep your eyes peeled for pewter taps and stone sinks, cement accents and copper handles. The industrial revolution is well and truly underway.


Colourful Creations

colourful kitchen

There was a time that kitchen style was restricted to white. Pure, gleaming white surfaces, cupboards and appliances. White as far as the eye could see. White that showed up every splash and spill, taking hours to keep immaculate.

‘No more’, we said. And the design community listened. Bosch has recently come out with a new range of brightly coloured appliances that will delight fans of the colourful. The preference for all white kitchens is slowly fading away in favour of gorgeous pops of colour that light up a space and infuse it with personality. Whether it’s colourful tile flooring, upholstery or a bright backsplash, get creative with your favourite hues.


Natural Necessities

leather drawer pull handle

In addition to industrial materials, raw materials such as wood, leather and granite are making a comeback. People are yearning to get closer to nature and so designers are finding clever ways to incorporate natural materials into kitchen styling. Wood countertops are becoming increasingly popular, adding new levels of warmth and comfort to the kitchen. And we’ve seen several stunning stone basin sinks, using natural materials that will age beautifully over time.


This trend isn’t simply limited to the bigger aspects of the kitchen. Don’t overlook the smaller elements such as door handles and drawer pulls. Materials such as leather add fantastic rustic touches to a more modern kitchen environment.


Deep & Dark

modern black kitchen

While the beautifully bright ‘Living Coral’ might be Pantone’s colour of the year, this year in kitchen design, we’re going a lot darker and more debonair in our colour choices.


Greens and blacks (no, sadly not the chocolate) are showing up more and more in design showrooms and magazines. While black might not seem like a wise choice for interiors, in the kitchen it really works well. Combined with some stainless steel or black appliances and black can really set the stage in a sleek, stylish kitchen. Plus, you don’t have to worry about a few stains, unlike with white! For a darker, more Scandi or Nordic vibe, navy is also a great go-to colour choice and extremely versatile.


Classically Contemporary

large open plan kitchen with storage island

Modern design has a lot to learn from styles of decades past. These days, interior trends are combining modern decor with a classic touch to provide an effortless, timeless finish. Unless you want a kitchen that looks like it could be found aboard the Starship Enterprise, infusing modern design with classical elements, be that a patterned tile or a fixture that hearkens back to the good old days, is a surefire way to bring together a unique style that will last for years to come.


Bold Backsplash

modern kitchen with tall backsplash

Splashbacks are a great way to customise your kitchen, with a wide range of colour and customisation options available. We’re currently seeing splashbacks that go from counter to ceiling, giving a sense of more height and space in the kitchen. Instead of tiled splashbacks, which can take forever to clean, designers are also recognising the beauty and practicality of single slab splashbacks. As House Beautiful puts it:


“Elegant and simple, a single slab is not only stunning but ‘offers practical cleaning benefits as grouting between tiles can be difficult to keep clean’.”


With Dunstable Glass, you can get a custom kitchen splashback, available fully measured and fitted, in a range of styles and colour choices to complement your kitchen style. Contact us to find out more.

If you’re looking for design inspiration, but you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. Visit our blog for more design advice and tips. Or, come and see our showroom and speak to one of our friendly team members, who can help advise you. For more information, call us on 01582 807 976.


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