Out with the old and in with the new, we are reviewing our favourite design trends for 2019.
This year we are seeing lots diversity in way of cabinet colours. Moody hues such as matte black, navy and forest green are becoming increasingly popular creating a more dramatic look, as well as lighter shades such as dusty pink, sage green and light blue. If the thought of going to the dark side scares you, try incorporating a medium toned grey or even light oak cabinetry into your design. You might be surprised, coloured cabinetry is far more neutral than you would expect.
Pictured Above: Royale Blanc, HGTV “Save My Reno”
MATTE BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK:
We love matte black for a number of reasons- one being that it doesn’t show fingerprints. More importantly, however, is the fact that every space needs a touch of black to create a sense of balance. It’s no wonder why matte black is turning up in all aspects of design from cabinet doors, floor tiles, plumbing fixtures, sinks and even appliances. By replacing traditional chrome hardware with matte black fixtures, it will instantly create an elevated look. While you may feel that matte black airs more on the modern side, it can be easily used in transitional design as well.
Pictured Above: Yorkville, HGTV “Save My Reno”
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE:
Sometimes it is hard to commit to just one colour and that is fully alright. This year we expect to see an abundance of two-tone kitchens to offset the all-white trend. This involves playing with different colour combinations to create visual interest. One of our favourite colour combinations is combining light wood cabinetry with white. This is a great way to create dimension and texture without having to go too bold with a colour or pattern. For those who are scared to depart from the all-white kitchen, this might be a great place to start.
Pictured Above: Chantilly, Smith Erickson Design (Photography – Michelle Johnson)
Concealed hood fans can do wonders for your kitchen design and in our opinion, are far more visually appealing than the industrial look of stainless steel. So whether you want to create a seamless look, or something more dramatic, try cladding your hood fan with HanStone Quartz. By selecting a colour such as Strato, the subtle golden veining will create a lovely focal point in your kitchen.
Pictured Above: Strato, HGTV “Save My Reno”
Open shelving is a great way to break up a wall of cabinetry and undoubtedly creates a light and airy feel. You can create the perfect vignette by showing off some of your vintage treasures or stylish dishware that would otherwise be hidden in a cupboard. The best part, you can change them up seasonally to offer a fresh new look. Utilizing open shelving is also a great way to fill any awkward corners where traditional cabinetry might not work. Open shelving can also be integrated into a kitchen island for a more unique look.
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