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2018 was an exciting year for kitchen design and we are expecting another great year in 2019. Many of the trends we predicted last year are still strong with the continuing popularity of living kitchens still a major factor.
The rise of open-plan living has led to more hide and seek storage solutions and hidden storage solutions continues to grow. Pocket doors are now available in a wide variety of sizes and finishes. These doors will slide seamlessly out of sight when the kitchen is in use, but cover up its contents when guests arrive, transforming the room from an efficient work space to a clutter-free living environment in moments.
In contrast to the increasing popularity of hidden storage, we are also experiencing more requests for open shelving. Inspired by the kitchens seen on TV, these are usually statement shelves using natural timber or different colours such as on trend black. These can be designed to work in both a modern and traditional home.
Metallic in the kitchen also remains a popular trend with new options such as Burnished Brass joining Copper as a finish that adds a touch of glamour to a kitchen. It is most usually used in moderation, on an island, a splashback or a worktop but we are also seeing a vast array of accessories and taps available in metallic options such as Rose Gold as well as Copper, which can enhance the warmth of a colour scheme. Even sinks are going metallic with Copper sinks also on the rise.
Grey continues to dominate as the main colour for furniture, with darker shades growing in popularity. We are likely to see warm and earthy colour tones next year, following the example of the Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2019, “Spiced Honey”, which is a warm neutral.
2019 will also bring a new wave of innovation in kitchen technology. What was once seen as geeky is now becoming more commonplace. The Siemens Home Connect app, for example, you can now monitor, control and communicate with your Siemens Home Appliances, from anywhere, at any time. Siemens’ iSensoric technology is another example. This technology is made up of innovative sensors and intelligent software that enable your home appliances to do the thinking. From telling your washing machine how much detergent it needs, to regulating the temperature in your fridge. We may not see the American style fridge freezer with a Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen and internal cameras in our kitchens in 2019, but it won’t be long before this technology is adopted , enabling you to manage your groceries, connect with family and entertain like never before.
If you have promised yourself your dream kitchen in 2019 then make an appointment to call in soon – we look forward to seeing you.