Design Trends 2019

As Kitchen & Bathroom Designers we often see design trends begin to emerge before they become mainstream and over-used. However, there is a couple of very exciting new looks in design that we feel will not fade as a passing trend but rather gain momentum and become a staple in the next few years. Black accents are so incredibly stunning and of course black never goes out of fashion. The other is the Woodgrain and White combination that marries together the warmth of natural materials with the ever popular white cabinetry.

Black is the new White

Black is back and it’s stunning and versatile. Here are some very practical ways to incorporate black into your home for a contemporary and sleek look that will make your space a talking point for all your guests.

  • Can be used in all design styles from traditional to contemporary
  • Slab doors wrapped in black laminates = contemporary
  • Painted shaker doors = traditional/transitional
  • More is Less: dedicate an entire area to achieve balance and weight in the design. –Timeless

Other Ways to Incorporate Black

  • In Plumbing Fixtures
  • Stone composite sink
  • Faucets; extra bold when paired with a black sink
  • Hardware; cabinetry handles to finish the look
  • Feature walls; for big impact
  • Lighting fixtures –Tiles  

Not brave enough for black? Shades in dark grey can achieve a similar look. We love Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore. 

Bye-Bye Upper Cabinets

But where will my things go? We have solutions to meet every storage need.

Stop reaching for the top shelf

  • Many opting for base and pantry storage in lieu of upper cabinets
  • Incorporate floating shelves
  • emphasis on backsplash and lighting
  • simplistic design

Organization is Key

There are many fantastic storage solutions in cabinetry, some of our favourites include:

Super Susan, Base Pull out for oils and spices, Slide out trays for deep cabinets, Tall Pantry Pull out and peg boards for keeping your drawers organized.

  • Tall deep Cabinets offer more storage than a row of uppers.
  • Go for drawers or slide out trays to easily access the back of cabinets
  • Incorporate organizational hardware in cabinets

View more accessories from our “Arbutus” project in our Gallery

Another Trend that is here to stay is White & Woodgrain

Woodgrain elements will warm up white cabinets, whether glossy or painted. The balance of cool and warm tones with man made and natural materials brings warmth and depth to any kitchen with real woods in Rift Cut Oak or Walnut.

This is a contemporary design aesthetic and brings a timelessness with textured white laminates.

View more White & Woodgrain combinations in our Gallery