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From appliances to aesthetics, take a look at the best kitchen trends for 2019.
What’s hot in the world of kitchen design? From industrial-inspired concrete surfaces and factory-inspired faucets to the more glamorous brass kitchen handles and brass taps, and from clever kitchen storage , built-in wine rooms and even home bars to modern kitchen islands (and snazzy upholstered breakfast bar stools) to Crittall-style kitchen extensions, 2018 has had no shortage of super cool trends – and they are showing no signs of slowing down for 2019.
With cool new kitchen brands popping up and lots of innovative design ideas on display in kitchen showrooms across the country, there are plenty of on-trend looks and state-of-the-art appliances to pick from.
Smeg has partnered with Dolce & Gabbana to put the focus on range cookers while Bosch’s fridges are coming out in even braver colour choices.
Industrial finishes such as concrete are still drumming up lots of interest at design shows, while it’s clear that brushed brass is year’s stand-out metal, giving a luxurious finish to handles, small appliances and even plug sockets. Oh, and brass taps are absolutely everywhere.
So, whether your current design needs renovating or you simply want to refresh a tired scheme, these are the latest advances in kitchen design you need to see. Take inspiration from these latest kitchen designs for 2019.
1. MOOD SWING
Give us a sleek, Scandi-feel, veneered Nordic Oak breakfast bar and chances are we’ll be kitchen-smitten. Add a fresh update for units in a navy lacquered finish and we’ll fall hook, line and sinker.
Such is the case for Silvano Barsacchi’s Mood kitchen for Scavolini. Dubbed Moon Blue by the Italian firm, the new hue is just the ticket for bringing a dark and mysterious edge to your scheme, all beautifully offset with clean-cut silhouettes and anthracite porcelain worktops.
2. HOT AND COLD
Funky splashbacks are having a moment, yet choosing your tiles can be a tricky decision. Ted Baker’s new collection features three designs, plus the option to go ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ with your palette.
3. MATERIAL MATTERS
Bert & May’s passion for raw materials runs through to its new kitchen designs which reference the past but feel contemporary. We love the reclaimed look of Yard (below), while Library has a grown-up hand-painted finish.
4. STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
Celebrated patternista Neisha Crosland’s collaboration with Harvey Maria continues with Dovetail, her third design for the luxury vinyl flooring brand. Drawing inspiration from traditional tile patterns, Dovetail has a strong geometric repeat pattern and comes in five colourways: Flax, Ink Black, Lavastone, Ochre and Oxford Blue.
5. GO TO TOWN
Five new colours have been added to the Metropolitan collection by Caesarstone. With industrial shades inspired by concrete and burnished metals, highlights include 4046 Excava, with rusty copper tones, and the terrazzo-led 4601 Frozen Terra.
6. COPPER CONTINUES TO REIGN
Forget taps and sinks, now built-in ovens are getting the copper treatment. Following discreet copper trim details from the likes of Smeg and De Dietrich, Italian brand Bertazzoni is taking no prisoners with its new Modern collection, which includes this all-out copper oven, F6011MODVTX.
7. COLOUR CHOICE
Despite the name, Naked Kitchens is all about injecting colour, not going bare. Its Hampton Court kitchen combines Shaker-style drawers and cabinets in dusty pinks and turquoise, offset with dazzling copper hand-aged splashbacks. So that’s something to gaze at while you do the washing-up…
8. FLUTED GLASS
Concealed behind folding fluted-glass doors, the Inside System range by Ernestomeda, has sections for cooking, a larder and wine storage.
9. GLASS CEILING
A bulky extractor fan can ruin the look of a super-sleek, minimalist kitchen. Hurrah then for Falmec’s barely there Alba design. Its glass frame sits almost flush to the ceiling and is LED backlit.
10. TWICE AS NICE
Bring together two veterans of British kitchen design and it’s a cert that you’ll end up with something worth talking about. The brainchild of Charlie Smallbone and deVOL, the Elemental kitchen combines (yep, you guessed it) wood, metal and stone for a contemporary design with wow factor by the kitchen-sink load. Proving deVOL can do glitzy and glam as well as pared-back and traditional, expect standout copper door panels with verdigris patinas paired with black stained ash and aged brass pivot hinges.
11. SINK IN
DeVOL’s Carrara marble butler sinks bring a slice of cool Italia to its English-country aesthetic. Choose the Milano Penthouse or Tuscan Farmhouse design, with each sink cut from a single block of honed, smooth stone, which ages beautifully over time.
12. FRESH AIR
The much admired Air kitchen by deVol has had a timely design update. Inspired by the timber work of old gentlemen’s haberdasheries, it now features dark interior cupboards, aged copper end panels and natural stained oak finishes.
13. LA DOLCE VITA
The third instalment of Smeg’s collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana is every bit as fabulous as the first two. Titled Sicily is My Love, it’s a kitchen appliance-shaped love letter to Southern Italy and includes this pretty Majolica print.
14. LEADING LIGHT
Pininfarina Design’s Vision kitchen for Snaidero is enhanced by integrated silicone LED strips – exactly what you might expect from a design house that also collaborates with Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.
Take the classic butcher’s block, add an aluminium frame and sliding racks made from solid oak and you get the b Solitaire from Bulthaup. Its modular design means you can add a glass top and pull-out trays to transform it into a chic curiosity cabinet of sorts.
16. SILENT TREATMENT
If you long for a bit of peace and quiet while rustling up dinner, a Navy cooker hood could well be your new best friend. The 7840 Vision model has the sleek, good looks the design conscious love, but still boasts a noise-reduction system to keep that whirring noise at bay.
17. IN THE FRAME
Molteni & C has launched Ratio, a modular kitchen created by Vincent Van Duysen for its Dada brand. Set on a metal grid system, the components include fine woods and natural stone.
18. WHAT’S COOKIN’?
For the team at Harvey Jones, executing the perfect recipe starts long before setting foot in the kitchen. Taking the clean lines and classic proportions of its Shaker kitchen and adding the detailed finish of its Original line, the designers have created Arbor – a kitchen that does country-chic with a contemporary twist. Think hand-painted, streamlined cabinetry complete with shadowed lines around the edges
19. IN THE HOOD
Just when you thought home tech couldn’t go any further, Miele launches a cooker hood that can communicate with the hob below, automatically adjusting its suction strength according to what’s sizzling beneath it. They call it Con@ctivity 2.0 technology and it means less time fiddling around with switches and more time admiring the hood’s sleek, waterfall-like canopies made from curved glass. Smart
20. COLOUR WHEEL
Get creative with Bosch’s Vario Style fridge freezer featuring swappable coloured doors. Available in a choice of shades – including Cherry Red, left, Aqua and Sunflower – you’ll be able to scratch that redecorating itch whenever it strikes.
21. CONCRETE PLANS
Love the look of concrete, but loathe its cost and coarseness? 4033 Rugged Concrete is one of four new shades in Caesarstone’s Supernatural Designs range – it’s a softer, more tactile take made from hard-wearing and scratch-resistant quartz, emulating the textured tones of the real thing.
22. KEEP COOL
Dinner party like a pro with Miele’s sleek wine conditioning unit. Not only does it hold up to 83 bottles – which should be more than enough for a riotous evening – but it features a Sommelier set, complete with a glass holder and decanting racks. Independent temperature zones mean you can store reds, whites and champagnes all at their optimum condition inside the same unit.
23. LIGHT WORK
Concrete-effect worktops don’t have to be dark and grey. Part of Caesarstone’s new Metropolitan collection of quartz surfaces, 4011 Cloudburst Concrete reflects the authentic texture of raw material while bringing a softer, more tonal touch with its cloud-like patina. Pair with dark timbers for a Scandinavian loft apartment feel.
24. POSH PORCELAIN
We’re all for colourful, mosaic-style ceramics, yet the Cube collection of floor and wall tiles from Iris Ceramica is something altogether more effortlessly chic. Spanning a palette of cool neutrals, each porcelain tile interprets a stone finish with faithfully reproduced details like veins. Fast-track to a classic-meets-cool kitchen with a square design, or introduce a hexagon or lozenge shape for a quirky twist.
25. CREUSET CONTROL
Love Le Creuset’s casserole dish colours? Go one step further and deck out your appliances in one of its shades. A collab with Italian manufacturer Steel means cooker hoods, cookers and fridges from its Ascot, Genesi and Oxford ranges are now available in this pretty purple hue.
26. FEELING FLUSH
Forgo ugly lumps and bumps with Caple’s latest hob – with a frameless design, it can be fitted flush to the worktop for a seamless effect. But what about the cooking? Four induction hobs – operated by touch control with automatic pan detection – and a single gas wok burner should take care of all your culinary needs.