Kitchen Trends of 2019

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Trends will come and go, but decorating is really about self-expression. If a style speaks to you, you’ll create something you love. After all, some of the classics today were the trends of yesterday. We’ve identified five kitchen elements we love right now that we believe will also stand the test of time. Explore how these kitchen trends of 2019 can help refresh your space.
1. Open Shelving

Open shelving makes this functional necessity an essential part of your design. Decorate them with objects you use every day, or with decorations not normally seen in the kitchen. It’s up to you whether you want a more minimal, coordinated feel or a fuller, mismatched look. A popular way to use floating shelves is to create mini vignettes with kitchen necessities and pretty decor. Vintage picture frames and pottery can tie the kitchen to the rest of the home and bring character to the walls.


2. Modern Subway Tile

Subway tiles are a classic choice, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. A current trend is rethinking how you use subway tiles. Think of different patterns, colors and materials that breathe new life into this timeless tile. Placing white subway tile in a less-expected layout, like a herringbone pattern, is the perfect way to put a personalized spin on your design. Take your subway tile to a new dimension by using 3-D sculptural tiles. For an extra wow factor, mirrored tiles provide sparkle, shine and elegance. There’s a reason modern subway tile is one of the most popular kitchen trends of 2019


3. Entertaining

Kitchens of the past were purely functional places to prepare and store food. Now, if you’ve ever thrown a party, you know that people always seem to gather in the kitchen. Treat your kitchen as the entertaining center of the home that it is. What’s more conducive to a party than a kitchen with not one but two islands to congregate around?


4. Encaustics

Based on traditional, old-world designs, encaustic tiles have been around for years. However, using them in new ways, like counter-to-ceiling accent wall, keeps the style fresh. Afraid of going too bold? Muted hues and a small accent area are a great way to dip your toe into pattern and color.


5. Colorful Cabinets

The popularity of colorful cabinets is likely a reaction to the all-white kitchens that have been ubiquitous in recent years. Instead of acting as an accent, your cabinet color can be repeated and tie a kitchen together.


While trends will always ebb and flow, we say that if you love it, there aren’t any trends to avoid. However, we don’t recommend incorporating too many trendy elements into one space. Combine trendy elements with classics, like white subway tile, to keep the look feeling timeless and current at the same time.

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