The KBIS show in Orlando has officially come to a close but it didn’t leave its attendees disappointed. The great thing about a trade show like KBIS is they bring out their best and their brightest ideas. Some we will see within the coming months and some will be micro trends just peeking out that will take consumers a good year or two to really grab hold of. No matter what, these will be the Hottest new Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2019!
Many of the trends I captured last year are quickly rising to the top and this show solidifies that movement. In addition to seeing things like gold finishes, quartz counters and color cabinetry many new trends that were just scratching the surface last year are now in full swing. Are you ready to embrace some of the hottest trends? Ok maybe you think you’re not a “trend person.” But even if you’re not quite there, you can expect to see these trends rise to the top in 2019 and 2020. So hold onto your Cheerios because some of these trends are so strong that if you miss a step, you’ll instantly date your house by five years maybe ten!
So if you think you’re not a trend person, trust me when I say, if you’re getting ready to build a new home or remodel be sure to check out this post and add these top 9 things to your list! If you’re too lazy to read it all, this kitchen featured in Lonny Magazine pretty much sums up the perfect kitchen for 2019:
1) Only Special Sinks Apply, Especially Shiny Metallics!
Bigger than ever are sinks in bright metallics, hammered finishes, intricate details and gold! Yep. In my world this has been a strong trend for a couple of years but when sink manufacturers like Kohler, Kallista Plumbing and Thompon Traders make options like these, you can see that this trend is full speed ahead:
2) Stainless appliances are out!
Thinking about new appliances in stainless? Well just keep scrolling. Stainless is dead. Sure you’ll still be able to buy it, (and probably at a great price) but you’ll date your house instantly by a decade. Want to be ahead of the curve? Go with one of these kick ass finishes below. Gone are the days of all matching appliances in one boring color. Now it’s all about high style, in rich hues, and everything fancy. These finishes instantly take your kitchen up a notch, kaboom!
3) Fancy, expensive, bright colored stoves!
This has been one of those quiet trends that designers reserved for its high end clients. Because of the high price points, brands like La Cornue (which will set you back $15K -$30K) was a fancy, colorful option that most couldn’t afford. While most of these will still set you back a pretty penny, this is a solid trend that’s not going away. High style cook tops, hoods, stoves and ovens in the brightest of brights are the hottest ticket in town!
4) Less is More. Embrace Hygge And Nix Those Upper Cabinets
A slow quiet trend that’s been quickly gaining speed in the last couple of years is the no upper cabinet trend. (I could feel your butts pucker as I said it.) But as the minimalist movement takes shape, I’m seeing clients wanting their spaces to appear as clean as possible. The best way to achieve an openness is to eliminate those upper cabinets. If you’re building or remodeling this works beautifully by adding a true butlers pantry, or perhaps an antique armoire. But the hottest trends rise to the top at KBIS and guess what’s hot? NO upper cabinets.
5) The White Kitchen is OUT!
Ok that may be extreme. The white kitchen is a classic, but many are getting quite bored of a kitchen devoid of color. It feels lifeless in a space that is considered the heart of the home. Painted cabinets in blue, green, stains in warm chestnut and fruitwood and black are all the rage!
6) Black is the new Grey
Black is replacing grey. Yet another trend that has been climbing its way back from the eighties, black is bringing that sharp contrast to kitchens and baths devoid of color. It also brings an elegance to a space that no other hue can do. Combined with warm chestnut wood and gold finishes, you have an updated twist to an eighties classic.
7) Gold is back and bigger than ever
Ok this is a trend I called last year and the year before that. But I think the twitches returning from the nineties over dose was blurring everyone’s vision on just how good it could be. Sure we have likely all been in a house, or purchased a house that had top to bottom brass everything from the nineties. I get it. But this metallic favorite is fresh and new. Manufacturers are offering up gold patina’s, rose golds, black golds, bright golds and mixing them with high end appliances and raw organics. This finish has never looked so good as a new traditional with a twist.
8) Metal Shelving
While you may not be open to the idea of nixing your upper cabinets, another big trend is metal shelving. For a long time we saw open wood shelves as the gold standard. Wood is being replaced by black metal shelves to give a kitchen attitude, style and flexibility. Plus it’s darn pretty.
9) Shower enclosures with attitude
Shower doors and enclosures are starting to become a statement piece in the bathroom and there is no better way to do that than to make them noticeable. Bold designs, window panes and color grids were afoot at this years KBIS show.
I think it’s safe to say that the number one trend right now is color. And it’s right in line with everything that is going on in Interior Design. Organics like raw woods, black and white, color and gold were huge at last years Highpoint Market. You can catch those articles, here and here. Plus I made a video about my journey to Highpoint sharing what it is, what it’s like to attend and the top interior design trends for 2018. You can catch that here. I also share great holistic tips to keep your energy up!
It’s no surprise that one of the hottest trends in home decor is the bar cart. You’ll see me talk about that in the Highpoint video above. KBIS had tons of beautiful options for beverage refrigerators and wine storage perfect for the beverage connoisseur. All in all it was a great show and if the trends intimidate you or you aren’t sure how to navigate them, make sure to consult with a professional in your area. The last thing you want to do is drop $20K on granite counters and stainless appliances only to discover you dated your house a decade!
Sources: Kohler | Smeg Appliances | La Cornue | Electrolux | Thompson Traders | Bertazzoni Italia | Hestan Home | Lieber | True | Coastal Shower doors | Kallista Plumbing | Plain English Design | Smart Furniture | Kate Marker Interiors | AGA Cookers |
Help! We are about to build our home. Our windows and French doirs doors are white. Please tell me what hardware color to choose and that will remain fresh and timeless?
Hard to say because there are so many variables that go into design. Paint colors, style of architecture, layout, location of home.
If you are unsure I would consult with a designer in your area to make sure you get your investment right.
Hi, we are building a home; white with black windows. Windows are black on the inside with white trim. As far as kitchen cabinets would you go with a black clean cut or distressed, or dark wood? Our floors are natural hickory.
It all depends on your area. You have to take in consideration topography. So for example what I would do in Arizona, or Colorado
would not be what I would do in Nashville or Florida. If you are uncertain, hire a consultant in your area to ensure a solid investment
where do concrete countertops fall? I’d love a bold hue on my bottom cabs and a pale gray concrete on top (Insert hear eyes )
I am not a fan of concrete personally, but it also depends on your area. An urban area can absolutely handle concrete, the suburbs
not so much.
im in neither areas:) we’re out in the country:)
You probably have some great design advice!
Hi – are trying to do a kitchen make over (on a budget) and we don’t have much time.
We bought all new appliances (Black Stainkess). We want to stain or paint our kitchen cabinets but not sure what color. Our cabinets are currently light oak and we have dark green granite.
Can you please help with a color. We have painted the walls a light gray with a dark gray accent wall.
My husband wants cherry cabinets and I was leaning toward white. The tear us half over and not sure wants in fur next year 2919.
Amanda pleasure meeting you, I’m Sherry Mounce. Thank you for your great energy, talent, and experience is all done with a smile.
I designed in the 80s in Palm Springs. After watching your video I realized I lost my special touch and feel confused about design. Things I knew subconsciously I don’t remember. I feel smothered and stuck. Hope I’m not oversharing, have a tendency to do that? Would love to know more about mixing your talents.
Thanks for the great note.Deborah in the office has reached out to you, if you need more help be sure to get a floor plan reading.
It’s the fastest way to get unstuck!
I’m searching for something like the golden refrigator you’ve publiced in this blog. The second and fifth image of 2) STAINLESS APPLIANCES ARE OUT!
Could you please tell me who are the manufacturers? Thanks a lot!
I apologize this was a trends post not a manufacturers highlight post so I did not write any of the manufacturers down. But look online for the #KBIS hashtag. Its the largest trade show and will likely show this piece.
Enjoyed your post ..
But consumers will most likely not be going out buying those appliances ..
Consumers are smart shoppers .
They r now dictating what will r won’t be in .
They are learning to design their homes for what they love ..
Realizing no one can keep up as fast as the market want to change .
Most consumers went from brown to gray and I don’t think a lot of them r ready to just redo …
Just my thoughts
I do agree with that sentiment. Thanks to sites like Pinterest things are moving at a rapid pace. One of my friends is a product designer and she talks about how things like shower curtain designs and fabric designs in the 80’s could get a shelf life of over 8 years because they weren’t seen all over the place. Now one design can barely make it 6 months before getting discontinued. It’s about finding what you love and doing that, because thats what will really stand the test!
Thank you for the article. Would you agree or disagree the new “Sunset Bronze” refrigerator option would be more on trend rather than the “stainless steel” option? I’m about to do a mini refresh and starting with all new appliances. Thank you for any advice you have time to give.
All the best,
Stainless is really out. But its going to take time for builders and such to catch up. To be more on point I’d look to other options.
Great article!! We are currently renovating and are deciding on cabinetry colours. I’m not afraid of colour… and under the white kitchen is out section, there is a beautiful green grey colour… what is it? I love it!!
So sorry this was a trend post from KBIS so I’m not sure!
Help! Now I’m in love with the brassy kitchen sink (third sink down in your phots, with the integrated backsplash and towel bar). Where can I find it or something similar?
I’m so sorry this was a trends post so when I went to KBIS I did not write down all the info. I focused on what I saw.
I would take the photo to your local plumbing source – I’m sure they’ll know exactly what and where it is!
Hi, we are building a new modern home. I’m debating between Miele’s all black appliances and it’s black with stainless handles and trims. The kitchen appliance quote I received is over 50,000. so I want to make sure the appliance will still be in style for a few years. Your suggestion is appreciated. By the way, the cabinets are going to be dark gray. Not sure about the faucet color.
I think it depends entirely on your geographic area and what the market can bear. My instinct is the black. But you may want to work with a professional in your area to get a solid professional opinion to ensure your investment.
Definitely kitchen designs for 2019 can only get better. I have enjoyed exploring those bright ideas from modern color kitchen schemes to cabinet doors handles if you want.
I am especially fascinated by the Smeg’s collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana that gave birth to their third innovation – La Dolce Vita for Kitchen!
Hi, i already have a pre-installed CabiTV in my kitchen and im planning to renovate my whole kitchen soon. What color palette do you think will go well with my existing stainless steel appliances? Im thinking industrial look? How does that sound?
I am thrilled that color is back! Personally, I feel adding color or even a splash of color makes the area that much better!
Agreed, color changes the energy of a space!
Does anyone know where we can buy the metal shelf under #8? It’s the 3rd picture under metal shelving. Thank you
What do you think of the White Ice Appliances collection? Do you think white appliances are making a come back?
Yes! The stainless trend is done!
Great article, After reading this article I got many suggestions. This is very useful for me. Thanks for sharing.
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Remember all that color and pizazz in the 80s? …70s? …60s?
The more pizazz and color means the quicker it will go out of date.
The other thing…huge ranges means you have to purchase a make up air system and have it installed – for thousands of dollars. Unless you have a commercial kitchen, one doesn’t need such a huge range.
Stainless steel can’t go out of style – it’s a neutral. You can also say that stainless will date your kitchen 10 years back…but it will also date your kitchen 10 years ahead from now….
Stainless is out according to WHO? Trends are set by consumers, not by sellers. Stop pushing this copper / bronze products. No one wants it except designers and manufacturers who want to get paid for complete remodels.
I love how fired up you are! Just because something is a trend doesn’t mean you have to adhere to it.There are still plenty of homes with pink tiled bathrooms and avocado green refrigerators. I got into the design industry in 2001. Granite and stainless were all the rage. When something cycles for over a decade consumers hit fatigue and burnout and they start looking for something different. For the past four years the supply and demand for appliances other than stainless has been strong in the trade industry, which means consumers slow to catch on will start embracing it within the next two years. Just hop on Pinterest or Instagram and you’ll see the shift. The train has already left the depot.
Metallic Sinks gives me a medieval feel to me. Is it a really old trend coming back or is it something contemporary?
They’ve been on trend since I’ve been an interior designer. I think they are popular because they fit just about any design aesthetic.
Thankful for sharing this useful post!
2019 is a wild year and all the introduced kitchen installments are impressive. It is foreseen that black would be the color for 2020 but colorful palette is still making a statement.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful designs. Looking foe more.