The top 7 kitchen makeover trends in 2019
July 23, 2019
Long gone are the days where kitchens were hidden away in the most secluded part of the house; we’ve come a long way since kitchens with linoleum floors and formica cupboards that overlooked inner courtyards were the standard. Modern lifestyles, more durable and attractive materials and the popularity of culinary television shows such as MasterChef mean kitchens have become the focal point of our homes.
Kitchens are responsible for a large part of the budget for home refurbishments. It is also the room that provides the greatest number of customization options in new-build projects. We have reviewed the interior design trends for kitchens in 2019:
1. Open space kitchens that open onto the living room
Dekton by Cosentino Natura countertop
Modern kitchens are taking over the living room to become the heart and soul of the home. From kitchens that are completely integrated into the living area to other semi-open designs with industrial-style sliding doors, the aim is to achieve open sight-lines and a feeling of space. It’s a space for living in, for sharing a glass of wine while cooking or organizing show-cooking with friends. This trend calls for a better-maintained and tidier space since it is in everyone’s open view. It also entails decoration that is in harmony with the rest of the home.
2. Continuity in materials
Dekton by Cosentino Lunar countertop
Open-plan kitchens also call for continuity in materials. We often see how hardwood floors in the living room flow seamlessly into the kitchen area. The same effect can be achieved by panelling the appliances and by paint, wallpaper or exposed brickwork that unify the walls. The Dekton Lunar kitchen provides the continuity we are referring to.
Among the flooring materials perfectly at home in the dining room, micro-cement and hydraulic mosaic tiles remain in fashion. In the latter case, the mosaic may serve to provide continuity or to define a space (for example, the dining area).
3. Natural or raw finishes: wood makes a comeback
After several years of very minimal designs with an overkill of white and steel kitchens, natural finishes are currently in vogue. We want lived-in, welcoming kitchens. Cozy kitchens in natural materials like wood; and if it has grains and flaws, even better.
Silestone by Cosentino Statuario countertop
Dark shades of stained wood are also increasingly popular. Finally, wood lacquered in graphite grey or black are the ideal complement to the industrial look.
4. White marble counter tops
Dekton by Cosentino Aura 15 countertop and front
Just as in fashion it’s not unusual to combine a Zara suit with a good Gucci handbag, kitchen decoration follows this same trend. With a prudent quote, you can have an economical kitchen that looks good and then pull out all the stops with the counter top. The counter top must be of a high quality to withstand daily use and also because it brings a little cachet to your kitchen. White marble counter tops are in fashion as they add that touch of luxury.
Other luxurious-looking options are black countertops to contrast with natural, untreated wood and our Dekton material, a wonderful way of bringing a splash of sophistication to your kitchen. Colours such as Taga or Laos from the Stonika and Industrial collections are “in” right now.
5. Luxury details in black and gold
Sensa by Cosentino Taj Mahal countertop and front
The kitchens of today exude elegance and luxury. Black and gold are the perfect pairing for this blend of industrial and mid-century look achieved by combining cupboards in black lacquer with a few hints of gold, often seen in the taps (copper has gone out of fashion) and also in the decorative lamps typically found in the dining room. We love the Sensa Taj Mahal natural stone combining black, white and gold.
6. Accessories hidden away out of sight
As part of the search for harmony and continuity, everything that sticks out and looks unsightly is hidden away. Handles have given way to handle-less. There are none to be seen in the kitchen of 2019 – unless you want to have that vintage feel. Cosentino has developed the Dekton Slim collection for covering furniture with a minimalist concept that is the perfect reflection of this trend. Extractor hoods are also hidden away so that the kitchen doesn’t look like one. More powerful appliances boasting state-of-the-art technology have made possible the miracle of a fume-free kitchen. New systems absorb fumes and smells without the need for an extractor hood over the cooking area.
Cladding with Dekton Slim 4mm
7. Industrial style as never before
The latest trend that will remain popular in the kitchen of 2019 is industrial style. While it’s not so prevalent in the rest of the home, the industrial look acquires its splendour in the kitchen. These are its identifying traits: exposed brick walls, large glass doors with steel panels and factory-style ceiling lamps that bring to mind the film Modern Times.
Dekton by Cosentino Bromo countertop
Kitchen appliances inspired by big chefs’ kitchens bring back the functional aspect of days gone by – such as large gas hobs and XL ovens – and are in perfect keeping with this industrial style.
Dekton by Cosentino Sogne countertop and front
We hope you have taken note of our trends and that we have inspired you to tackle, once and for all, your kitchen makeover project! If you are unsure which countertop could provide that touch of luxury to your kitchen project, don’t hesitate to pay a visit to a showroom near you. You’ll find an endless number of samples of Silestone and Dekton in different sizes that you can touch and combine.