2019 Kitchen Design Forecast

Renovating your kitchen is one of the biggest investments that you will make.  It’s also an area that involves many design decisions affecting both how your kitchen will look but also how you will use the space.

While trends come and go, it’s important that you select finishes and design styles that will stand the test of time.  Our design team has reviewed the hottest kitchen design predictions for 2019 and selected the best trends that will add value to your new kitchen.

Seamless Spaces

Farewell clutter and over-styled kitchen spaces.  We predict clean lines, seamless cabinetry, integrated and hidden appliances, minimalist styling and balanced colour palettes will prove big in 2019.

Matt is back

Okay Matt was never away, but we expect Matt surfaces to continue to grow in popularity in 2019 as renovators look to more textural elements in their homes. Think matt cabinetry, textured stone surfaces and tactile timber grains.

Pictured: timber island bench with solid surface rear benchtops in Raincloud

Intelligent design

Intelligent kitchen design will see the integration of smart appliances and clever storage innovations to make cooking, entertaining and cleaning even easier.

From induction technology to smart fridges and storage solutions designed to squeeze every bit of space from your kitchen, form and function will meld perfectly in kitchen design to create true hubs for the modern home.

Double The Trouble

Kitchens have evolved to become more than just the food preparation space.  Now days we cook, socialise and gather in our kitchens which is why more people are turning to design styles that facilitate socialisation.  We predict larger island benches with more space for gathering, serving and working will be popular.

Industrial Accents

Less complex colour palettes are the perfect base for industrial style accents and we predict this will be a big trend across the year ahead.  From black and concrete looks to brushed brass elements, industrial accents will add both interest and texture.

We love the soft concrete look and texture of Caesarstone’s Cloudburst Concrete and their terrazzo inspired design, Frozen Terra.


From hidden prep areas to covered sinks, butlers pantries and concealed dishwashing areas not only hide the sins of unwashed plates, they are also extremely practical too.

We love the Oliveri range of sink accessories that will help hide your clutter and enhance your kitchen design.

Pictured below the Oliveri Spectra range comes with a chopping board, drainer tray and bowl protectors, hiding washing up sins and providing extra food preparation space.  Clever!

Two Tone Cabinetry

Two tone cabinetry adds visual interest to your kitchen design – the trick is to ensure your colour palette works well together.

Use one cabinet colour as your base and the second as an accent time. Ensure you select colours that will create balance in your design and if in doubt, seek the advice of a professional kitchen designer.

If different coloured cabinetry is too confronting for you, opt for a contrasting material instead so for instance warm woodgrain cabinetry set against a white base.

Ready to take the plunge and start designing your new kitchen?  Click here to book your FREE kitchen design appointment with our team.

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