An image of a modern day kitchen.

No matter if it’s the new year or not, it’s fun to note new ways that homeowners can refresh their spaces, especially the kitchen. The kitchen is one of those places that you spend a ton of time in, whether you realize it or not. Think about it, aside from all the time that you’re cooking and eating in it, you probably spend time working, helping your kids with their homework, or setting up for a dinner party. You spend a good amount of time here, so you should enjoy it! You probably loved designing your kitchen in the beginning, but after time it can start to get dull. Since you spend so much time here, you may want to redesign or remodel your kitchen. In this blog post, we will be going over some of the top kitchen designs for 2019 that are worth keeping your eye out for. 

 

Concealed Storage 

This has a lot to do with a minimalistic home aesthetic that has been exceedingly popular during this year, but concealed storage or hidden storage has become very popular. This gives your kitchen a very sleek and clean look that can be maximized with all the ways that you can incorporate storage.  

 

Pewter and Gunmetal Hardware

Pewter and gunmetal hardware have become very popular due to their ability to match any aesthetic and color scheme in the kitchen. They also are a bit more muted and less harsh than traditional types of metals that are used. They also can give a more lived-in look, which can help when it comes to maintaining them in the long run. 

 

Open Shelves 

Open shelves or floating shelves like metal, wood, or glass shelving are replacing upper kitchen cabinets with metal, wood, or glass shelving. This was inspired by hotels and retail stores, and it can add to any bold statement that the individual may want to make in their home. You can add decorative pieces or use it to hold plates, glasses, and other things you may need in the kitchen. This is a contrast to the usual minimalism pattern that has been trending. It’s also a great way to keep yourself organized since you can’t just close the door on everything inside. 

 

Colored Upholstery 

Kitchens tend to either be a neutral color or they tend to be only one color, like light yellow. In 2019, we’ve been seeing a large trend when it comes to color blocking or picking one statement color to design the space around. With that, a large trend that has been surfacing is colored upholstery. This can be used in chairs, barstools, island colors, or anything else, the possibilities are truly endless. Adding a pop of color can be a great way to spice up your space without having to over commit to one color. It can also be easily taken away or added if you hate it or love it! 

 

Wood 

Adding wood as accents or even as the main material in your home can add a certain aspect of warmth to your home. Instead of using cold-feeling marble and granite, wood adds a welcoming and calm environment. It also gives the illusion of an airy and lighter space. It can also be a great way to become eco-friendly by using recycled wood. There are so many beautiful patterns and designs that you can choose from. 

Raw Materials

Just like wood, adding raw materials like stone and brick can add a whole new element into your home. If your kitchen also opens into your living room, it can be a great way to feel as if both rooms are cohesive with each other.  

 

Hidden Appliances 

Hidden or integrated appliances are now becoming slimmer and sleeker, which can add a lovely modern twist onto your kitchen. Many of these appliances tend to blend into the entire space, giving your kitchen a larger and less cluttered look, which is what we’re all going for right? Instead of having your kitchen appliances sticking out everywhere, they’re designed to fold back into the space or are just greatly camouflaged. 

Statement Lighting 

Statement lighting can be considered to be a multitude of things. Whether it be large statement pieces hanging from the ceiling or large patterned light fixtures on the ceiling, the choice is truly up to you. Statement pieces can add a new dimension to the space and can be easily adjusted, taken away, or added. If you’re looking for a simple way to create a new vibe to your space, adding a new light fixture might just be what you need. 

 

Graphic Tiles 

We’ve commonly started seeing graphic and bold patterns of tile becoming a large trend. Adding a new tile to your kitchen can be a great way to add to your space and can be relatively affordable. From the bold black and white patterns or calming blue and white patterns inspired by the Mediterranean, the choices are endless. Even adding a simple backsplash to your current kitchen can add a new pop of color that can really take your space to the next level. 

 

That’s where we come in! If you’re looking to add new tile to your kitchen space, whether it be backsplash or flooring, Transworld Tile is here for all your tile needs. With one of the largest showrooms in the Northridge area, we have all the colors, styles, materials, and patterns that you could want. Come visit our showroom today and contact us with any questions. We can’t wait to help you redesign your space!