The kitchen is one of the most important places in the home, so it is vital to achieve a harmonious design, in order to achieve good storage and to allow proper cleaning. But it is not only important to make the kitchen a comfortable and very functional space, but as much as possible, to make it look modern and updated. That’s why we show you some trends in modern kitchens for 2018 and 2019.
Be careful, before beginning with the design and decoration, remember that the first objective of the kitchen is to be functional, practical, that everything is at a reasonable distance, that it can be easily circulated through it, and just From these characteristics, look for it to be modern and contemporary.
Modern kitchen design trends 2018-2019
Often, the kitchen is the heart of the house and they mark its style and atmosphere. Especially in houses of modern design where the kitchen merges with the dining room and living room, the design style of the whole house is influenced by the design of the kitchen. That’s why the colors, shapes, materials and range of functionality set the tone for the rest of the house’s design.
Colors for modern kitchens
Color sets the atmosphere of any home, even the simplest design becomes alive and vibrant when the correct color selection is applied. This is especially true for the kitchen, where usually one spends a lot of time in his life. For this season, the color options range from natural neutrals, oak, green and coal (with black accents) to exotic tones, with the orange palette as the key color, as well as dark blues.
The two-tone kitchens and the warm ones in natural tones, such as clay, copper, gold, henna and ginger, are becoming an option for next season. The influence of nature is expected to be one of the trends, from the terracotta-colored floor to the dry green tones of the desert. There are indications that, for the third year in a row, dark shades will have a significant presence in the modern color palette.
Some award-winning kitchen designs include at least one dark color as a strong accent. What is new is the search for contrast and juxtaposition: dark colors are compensated with lighter colors.
Materials and finishes of the cabinets
There is a visible trend in the materials that make up the cabinets and kitchen appliances. The combination of a sophisticated selection of colors with high quality materials: wood, concrete, corian, glass, ceramic, stone or metal in different shades, become a recipe for a unique and beautiful kitchen design. Varying styles, from classic to modern, from field style to high-tech modernist, designers play with surfaces, matte and glossy, dark and light, with and without handles.
The texture of the black marble is combined with the warm oak surfaces that add a rustic charm to the contemporary composition. The kitchen includes multiple structures that intertwine the glamor of the illuminated glass shelf with the shiny aluminum finishes. The combination of solid dark materials and warm wooden structures (with a vintage touch) is always a successful combination when it comes to modern kitchen designs.
Urban rustic kitchens
They offer a wide variety of combinations of textures and materials and include a dynamic mix of vintage, classic and contemporary design elements. The great variety of artistic combinations offers freedom of expression. You can have a rustic kitchen in a modern city apartment or an urban design with natural and cozy features.
Quartz kitchen countertops
Quartz is a good material for its durability and its color characteristics. Quartz offers an impressive amount of colors in white, black or gray shades and its popularity is increasing.
Granite kitchen countertops
The granite is still at the height of its popularity. It is often cited as the most durable natural material. The hot pots can be placed directly on the countertop, can be cut directly on the surface without damaging it and spills are easily cleaned.
Marble countertops for kitchen
As mentioned above, marble is synonymous with luxury and style, and it becomes a classic choice for any elegant environment. It is a functional and stable material, offers a large number of colors, responds well to temperature and mechanical damage. You just have to be careful with the spots.
Metal is always a modern and fashionable option, mainly for more urban or modern designs, since the brightness of the metal is irresistible. The latest technologies and innovations offer durability and prevent oxidation.
And, of course, for those who prefer a more natural and elegant appearance, wood is always a beautiful and aesthetic option. Lately, the recovered wooden countertop becomes a trend: it is sustainable and friendly to nature, making it a conscious choice. It is well known that the use of wood, unlike natural stones such as marble and granite, is an environmentally more sustainable resource because wood is renewable.
There are two parallel trends in the design of contemporary cuisine for this season and its distinction is based on the selection of materials. The first trend is oriented towards a traditional handmade aspect, a natural atmosphere, simple and clean silhouettes, without too much decoration and ornaments. Wood dominates this type of design.
The other trend this season is to use high-tech innovations in materials and surfaces. Large, massive volumes are created with bright surfaces and simple shapes. Here we can also observe the presence of wooden elements, but in these cases, it is used more as artistic details, not as a selection of predominant material. Dark colors and contrast are also used.
Materials and textures in modern kitchens
If you are thinking about materials and textures of modern kitchens, the possibilities are many. Wood, concrete, stone, bamboo, tiles, bricks, wall papers, decorative vinyls, metals, acrylics, are some of the many options that you can handle.
If you have noticed that the materials you want to mix are not compatible, do not be discouraged; nothing is absolutely incompatible, each element can have its perfect place in a kitchen and at the same time be complemented with another totally different one, being able to live together in the same environment. The mixture of textures enriches, for example, one of the mixtures that is fashionable is that of concrete with wood.
Hot and cold metals
This year, in addition to the classic cold metals in silver colors, such as stainless steel, warmer metallic tones such as brass, copper or bronze are also incorporated.
Brass, iron, bronze, copper and similar tones are returning, giving the kitchens an industrial aspect.
Brick, stone, wood
Tones and natural materials are being used in all interior design spaces, as well as kitchens. The brick coating adds a rustic and natural touch, so it is an element that will be used a lot. We will see the modern kitchens whose walls are broken to expose old natural wood beams, which look fantastic with a wax coating. The new construction will seek to build beams, reeds and grooves in the walls and roof: an additional cost if, but it is worth the finish it gives.
Walls covered in natural wood or stone, or with brick cladding, natural wood cabinets… Everything that comes from the earth is good (within reason, of course!).
Compact Corner Kitchen Sinks
Small compact corner washbasins are an ideal solution for small kitchens. Most kitchens do not use the corner for anything other than accumulating things, so this idea is making a triumphant entry into kitchen design.
Trend colors in modern kitchens
Colors such as white, black, gray and brown as a base are ideal, since they favor a pure and clean aesthetic. The wide spaces in the kitchen also gain an important popularity, reason why it is looked for at any moment to combine colors and elements of form to create a greater sensation of space.
Blue is one of the colors that is used again in kitchens. Do not feel limited to one type of blue, you can mix them all, the use of soothing blue navy, or sky blue, turquoise electric and energetic, can look great when combined together. Look for blue accessories, cabinets and tiles in these colors.
Look for tiles with interesting patterns, in shades of blue, or splashes of rainbow colors or exotic designs. Keep the rest of the kitchen minimalist.
Like the Scandinavians: simple, classy and elegant. The trend is here for a while to stay in 2018. To avoid a cold and unattractive kitchen, add some accessories of natural wood, solid marble slabs, glass strips or other wall coverings. This will continue to be a winning trend in 2018.
Nowadays the spectrum of colors that we can find in the kitchen is very broad; While you can opt for white and neutral classics, modern kitchens also allow the use of strong colors, as well as metallic, gray and black. To add a more vibrant touch, colors such as yellow, orange, red, green can be ideal.
Once again, we see natural black kitchen countertops in black granite or quartz, matte or glossy finish. It’s not a new trend, but it’s popular and popular, the trend is not going to expire like that anymore. Still in 2018: black countertops (that lean toward a matte finish).
Furniture and appliances for modern kitchens
On the other hand, well-equipped kitchens with high-tech appliances are gaining more and more ground. For that reason also, every time you opt for more storage systems, which is important to be functional and as compact as possible, so as not to take up space.
As for furniture, fashion leaves room for us to choose between a wide variety of proposals of the most varied, but in the seats one of the most popular without a doubt are the stools, since they are stylish and make good use of space.
Kitchen furniture will always be useful in all kitchens, but now we are seeing a trend towards open shelving. Why hide these striking kitchen and crockery accessories with closed doors: these have an interesting design too. Now people are willing to show not only their luxury kitchen, but also everything else (of good quality), which is in the kitchen. This trend is growing rapidly.
Lighting in modern kitchens
Among the elements that can be seen most in all proposals, lighting plays a leading role, either by means of LED lights, energy saving or common lighting fixtures.
Hidden lighting under cupboards has been the predominant trend in kitchens for the past 5 years, however, we are now seeing a return to pendant lamps and lighting fixtures that are masterpieces in themselves. The tendencies are inclined towards rustic or classic metal lamps, of copper and brass. If the kitchen has a monochromatic minimalist Scandinavian design, modern lamps are the best, if you have a traditional kitchen with lots of natural tones, use a more traditional accessory.
Outdoor kitchens, like the one below, are rising within the 2014 trends. Time is a factor that limits to a certain extent, but it will not stop this trend in the harshest climates. In humid, cold and windy environments, a sliding glass door works well to avoid the need for constant cleaning of the weather and at the same time allows versatility in its use, both in magnificent or questionable weather conditions. Impressive and glamorous: a definite jewel for any home that can house an outdoor kitchen.
Taps with architectural lines and sensors, for an automatic on and off, are being used more and more.
Modern small kitchens
In a small kitchen, the goal is to save space. But how to make it practical, pleasant and modern?
1) Create a sense of space. To visually expand a space, nothing better to eliminate all borders. Knocking down a wall to create a kitchen open to the living room makes the set more friendly. Create a bar that can be used for a quick meal.
2) Playing with colors. In a small room, the luminous tones provide maximum clarity and a sense of space. The application of a dark color on the back wall adds depth to the room.
3) Choose the right furniture with intelligent storage solutions. The three areas of activity must be respected: washing, cooking and preparation (the cold zone). A table that unfolds along a wall can be used for breakfast, for example.
4) Make the most of the space. All available space must be maximized. The wall of the countertop can be exploited with shelves and rods with hooks to hang the most used utensils. Shallow wall cabinets can give a sense of space. It is recommended to have at least 70 cm of free space on the countertop for cooking with ease.
5) Choose intelligent storage furniture. Folding tables, containers integrated into the furniture. The sink can disappear under a sliding plate, providing an extra work surface for the preparation of meals, for example. Choose devices with small appliances suitable for small kitchens.
Modern minimalist kitchens
The design of the minimalist kitchen is characterized by lack of luxuries. This does not mean that it is less sophisticated. The design of the minimalist kitchen emphasizes simplicity, but also an elegant simplicity that aims to highlight kitchen furniture, some decorative strengths, colors or materials. Accessories, appliances and kitchen utensils should be hidden behind cupboards and drawers.
On the work surface, only the essentials are left: a food processor, a decorative plate, a small cactus or a succulent. The materials should be highlighted: a concrete floor, a wooden worktop, or whatever material is used.
Neutral and natural colors are preferred, sprinkled with color accents (indigo blue, bright red, matte black, dark gray) to improve the design in a sophisticated way.
The minimalist kitchen is reinforced by the lighting that takes place in two ways: incorporated into the furniture or hanging walls or lamps.