If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen in 2019, knowing the upcoming kitchen cabinet trends can help you make those important decisions that will shape your space. Sticking with these kitchen design trends will ensure that you are at the forefront of style. Our trend-spotters have combed the internet, visited tradeshows in Canada and the USA and scanned various print publications to come up with the top 2019 kitchen cabinet trends.
With the desire to get that cottage feel, the use of horizontal shiplap embellishments started to become a kitchen cabinet trend in 2018. For those that are all-in on this look, it can be incorporated by adding tailored shiplap wall applications using paint-grade wood materials. For those looking for a more subtle effect, try adding some shiplap detailing to the back and sides of your kitchen island.
WIRE BRUSHED MDF CABINETS
With our hugely successful launch of our new Fusion Evolution on MDF in November 2018, it is safe to say that painted Wire Brushed MDF cabinets are hot on the cabinetry trends list for 2019. Available in over 30 on-trend painted finishes, this collection is an industry game-changer as wire brushing in cabinetry used to be reserved strictly for Oak or Rift-Cut Oak cabinets. With the success of this launch, you can be sure there are more surprises planned for the Fusion Evolution Collection on MDF.
Whether it be for style or ventilation, it’s clear that the gourmet kitchen of 2019 will most likely have a decorative wood hood or a canopy hood fan appliance, often in stainless steel. The Over the Range Microwave (OTR) dominated this precious focal point for many years and now we are seeing this unsightly appliance as a kitchen cabinet trend to avoid. Canopy hood fans also add for a great user experience, as this allows more clearance above the range, perfect for those at home chefs that love to flip food in a pan.
If you thought black was out, think again. Black accents started to come on the scene in 2015 and 2016, with the trend moving towards the industrial look. The industrial look is often injected with pipe fitting embellishments as shelf brackets and other accessories. Black accents were all the rage in trending kitchens of 2018 and this will most definitely carry forward and grow heading into 2019. We’re seeing this in cabinetry hardware, sinks, contrasting cabinets, island stools, and even canopy hood fans.
Kitchens nowadays are all about geometry, which is often expressed in backsplash wall tile. Octagon and Hexagon tiles have seen a rapid increase in popularity and are hard to avoid. Our trend-spotters have even noticed some trapezoid shaped tiles making an appearance. Many theorize that geometric shapes are pleasing to people because of the Golden Ratio, a common mathematical ratio often found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work. Either way, people like shapes, and shapes can have a huge impact on our behavior.
Love them or hate them, these 2018 kitchen cabinet trends are here to stay. If you are renovating or remodeling your kitchen cabinets, always choose the things that you love and not just what you like. Kitchens aren’t easy to change if you don’t love them, so take your time and always consult with a kitchen design expert to help guide you through the process. If you would like to meet with one of our kitchen designers, feel free to book your free design consultation appointment in one of our showrooms located in Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, and Calgary.