Top 20 Kitchen Design Trends in 2019

January 10, 2019

We scoured the internet and asked some of our best designers what the top kitchen design trends would be in 2019.  Below is the list of all lists. Are you ready to start designing your dream kitchen?

  • Stay Classic

Honestly, staying classic with your kitchen design is always the safest bet. In 2018, we saw a lot of trends like Terrazzo tile, but in 2019, timeless looks will reign supreme from pendant lighting to subway tile.  Some design trends that will never go out of style.


A classic kitchen never goes out of style

  • Earth Tone Colors

Thinking beyond Griege, earthy tones are going to be huge in 2019.   Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay is their top color for 2019.   2020 Design says that organic/natural colors, muddy blue, burnt orange, dark brown, dark grey, and black will be the colors used more frequently this year.

Check out the Sherwin Williams 2019 color forecast for a full list of all color trends. Sherwin Williams colors are also available for use in 2020 Design. 

  • Have no Fear; Gray is Still Here

Even though earthy tones are in, no need to stress over your gray walls. Gray is still a mainstay. Benjamin Moore announced that Metropolitan is their color of the year. It is a very soft blue-gray color that gives a room a soothing vibe.

  • Quartz Countertops are king

Quartz countertops continue to rise in popularity. Marble countertops will always be around because they are a timeless look, but with quartz, you can get the marble countertop look with less maintenance.  Below are some marble look alike quartz countertops to consider:


  • Large and in Charge Kitchen Sinks

Sinks that offer lots of space and utility are the way to go.  There is nothing better than being able to place a large pot or pan in your sink when it comes to cleaning or food prep.


  • Matte Finishes

No more high gloss. Matte finishes are where it is at from cabinetry to trim. Even matte countertops are desirable by many of our clients. Premier Surfaces Vivid Midnight Jewel Leathered is one of our most popular granite countertops.

  • Gold Still Reigns

Yes, gold fixtures are still popular.  With black being a top choice for cabinets and appliances, gold fixtures stand out. Also, pewter is making a comeback.

  • Vintage Vibe

Think 1940s glamour with mixing old and new looks and adding pops of color to your kitchen design.

  • Two-tone Cabinets

White cabinetry will never go out of style no matter what anyone says. It is a classic look that has been around forever. If you are tired of the uniformed look of white cabinets, consider two-tone cabinetry.

  • Wood is Back

Reclaimed wood and butcher block are making their way back to the kitchen.  It is a great way to break up the monotony of a white kitchen and add interest and warmth to your space.

  • Undercounter Appliances

Concealing appliances and saving countertop space is still very much a popular trend.  Microwaves can be standard or even built like a drawer underneath your counter.

  • Concealed Range Hoods

Camouflaging appliances including range hoods is a new design trend.

Concealed Range Hood in Kitchen Design


  • deVol Kitchen Cabinetry

A renowned led furniture manufacturer that has been around for over 25 years in the UK, deVol has taken the design world by storm with their innovative and unique cabinet designs.  From the real shaker kitchen to the classic English kitchen, you can take a look at some of their cabinetry here.  Many US cabinetmakers and remodelers are following in their footsteps when it comes to design.

  • Updated Beadboard

Updating your kitchen island with beadboard can make a difference. It is also an inexpensive way to add so much to your kitchen. 

  • Backsplash Shelves

How cool is this? Consider backsplash shelving for additional storage. Plus, it looks incredible!

  • Subway Tile is Here to Stay

No matter what anybody tells you, subway tile isn’t going away anytime soon.  Sure, it is in almost every traditional and transitional kitchen you see, but it got its start in 1904 and will always be considered a classic.

  • Patterned Tiles

Patterned tiles have been rising in popularity since 2017.   If you want to add interest and drama to your overall look, consider adding a beautiful geometric tile backsplash to your design.

  • Statement Stools

An inexpensive way to add more character to your kitchen design is to get creative and have some fun with your countertop stools. Remember that everything does not have to match perfectly in your kitchen and mixing other elements makes for a unique space.

  • Open Shelving

Open shelving is most definitely still around.  And, designers are getting even creative with them with glass and forged black iron.

  • Everything Smart

Alexa, Cortana, and Google’s Assistant. Which one do you prefer? Anything high-tech in your kitchen is a plus.