While 2018 reaches its last legs, 2019 is just around the corner, and there is definitely a shift in popular trends. Old ones are making way for the new ones, designers are coming up with fresh ideas to follow through with the deficiencies in old ones, and homeowners are discovering a whole new plethora of aesthetics – especially in the kitchen design genre. So today, we’ll be looking at the top 5 kitchen design trends for 2019.
1. Newer countertop materials
As any homeowner could testify, countertops pretty much make up the face of a kitchen, so of course it’s the first aesthetic trendsetters in such a space. While the old-school materials like marble and granite seem to lose some of their popularity, there has been a distinct boost in the use of quartz countertops. Their fresher looks and excellent durability seems to have reached the hearts of Singaporeans unanimously.
2. Mainstay whites
If there is one trend that is still going strong in the kitchen interior design genre, it’s the mainstay white colour scheme. The stark, minimal, and highly austere look of white finishes emulates a beautiful modern aesthetic in contemporary kitchens. Plus, it also provides so much more leeway for you to add some high-contrast décor elements to mix it all up.
3. Showcasing appliances
With so many new and innovative kitchen appliances that have been flooding the market, it’s slowly becoming a popular trend to highlight all the appliances in your homes. Whether its custom designing the overhead cabinets to accommodate the hood, showcasing your sleek modern hob, or carving out spaces for your chrome plated fridge, there is a lot of stuff that you can do.
4. Mixing warm and cool accents
Another trend that is slowly taking the kitchen design world by storm is the use of both warm and cool accents at the same time. Previously, it used to be either warm or cold. But now, we can use both colours/textures/materials simultaneously. You can play with this technique a lot by customizing the cabinet and drawer finishes to present the best contrast!
5. Layout choices
Popular trends in kitchen layouts are always changing, but for Singaporeans, who love splurging on space, the open floor kitchen concept is a timeless classic. You can play with this idea by going for kitchen islands, bars, half-walls, and other such design elements.