National Kitchen & Bath Association 2019 Kitchen Design Trends


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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released its
2019 Kitchen Design Trends report. The report coincided with its
annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), celebrating the best
in kitchen and bathroom
design trends
.

The report and the show reveal the most popular styles and
features. They also provide indicators of what’s trending for the
next three years. This includes information gleaned from
professional designers, dealers, specialists, manufacturers,
remodelers, general contractors and architects.

Freshome asked Elle
H-Millard
, Certified Kitchen Designer and Industry Relations
Manager at the NKBA, for photos from the designers, and insights
regarding the key U.S. kitchen design trends.

Kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich; Photography by Angie Agostino

1st place large luxury kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich.
Photography by Angie Agostino. Image courtesy of the NKBA.

The most popular kitchen design styles

“Transitional kitchens have dominated kitchen design and 65%
of respondents said they were the most-often preferred kitchen
style,” says H-Millard. “That makes them more than twice as
popular as traditional, contemporary or farmhouse
kitchen styles
.” She expects transitional kitchens to remain
popular for a while.

Regarding island size, H-Millard says medium- and large-sized
islands were tied for first place. “Small and extra-small islands
are not popular, and not having an island at all doesn’t appear
to be an option, garnering only 2% of the vote.”

Kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich Photography by Angie Agostino

1st place large luxury kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich.
Photography by Angie Agostino. Image courtesy of the NKBA.

Another trend is mixing metals. “Wood and quartz are being
combined to create a seamless look from the kitchen to the island
to the living/family room space,” H-Millard says. “And, in
order to achieve that seamlessness, appliances are hidden, messes
are out of sight and there is a cleanliness/minimalist feel to the
space.”

Kitchen designed by Dvira Ovadia Photography by Valerie Wilcox

1st place large budget-friendly kitchen designed by Dvira
Ovadia. Photography by Valerie Wilcox. Image courtesy of the
NKBA.

Above is an example of hiding major appliances and combining
wood and stone to blend in and create an extension of living
spaces. “This is not your mother’s kitchen,” H-Millard
explains.

Best overall kitchen and 1st place medium kitchen designed by
Sarah Robertson. Photography by Adam Kane Macchia. Image courtesy
of the NKBA.

Cabinets and appliances

White appliances are popular, as well as black stainless and
brightly colored appliances.  Other trends include alternate
sizing/placement (undercabinet/drawer dishwashers and narrow
fridges, for example), refrigerator columns allowing for
flexibility in spreading out cold zones, and microwave drawers.

Kitchen designed by Dvira Ovadia; Photography by Valerie Wilcox

1st place large budget-friendly kitchen kitchen designed by
Dvira Ovadia. Photography by Valerie Wilcox. Image courtesy of the
NKBA.

Designers and homeowners are also mixing cabinet colors and
finishes. “For example, they’re mixing two or three cabinet
colors and/or styles: one for base cabinets, another for the island
and still another for upper cabinets.”

Another trend is creating contrast by mixing dark countertops
with light cabinets and vice versa.

Kitchen designed by Martin de Sousa Photography by Vincent Lions

3rd place small kitchen designed by Martin de Sousa. Photography
by Vincent Lions. Image courtesy of the NKBA.

Countertop and storage space

A kitchen designed by Dvira Ovadia. Photography by Valerie Wilcox.

1st place large budget-friendly kitchen designed by Dvira
Ovadia. Photography by Valerie Wilcox. Image courtesy of the
NKBA.

Whether you think the kitchen work
triangle
is an outdated design rule or not, space and
functionality are always issues that designers have to tackle.
“When you walk into the kitchen with a bag of groceries, you need
somewhere to put them,” H-Millard explains. “These spaces are
designed so you have a place for your groceries when you walk
through the door.”

Kitchen designed by Madeleine Sloback Photography by Amanda Oster

Best overall kitchen and 1st place medium kitchen designed
by Sarah Robertson. Photography by Adam Kane Macchia. Image
courtesy of the NKBA.

Open shelving is used as a way to display both curated
collectibles as well as utilitarian dishes. Shelves may be wood,
metal or glass and tend to be floating.

Kitchen designed by Sarah Robertson; Photographed by Adam Kane Macchia

Best overall kitchen and 1st place medium kitchen designed by
Sarah Robertson. Photography by Adam Kane Macchia. Image courtesy
of the NKBA.

Above are examples of custom storage. “We’re seeing
contemporary European-style cabinets with hidden handles and
LED/interior lighting,” H-Millard says. “In addition, cabinets
include vertical-lift doors in wall cabinets and motorized opening
and closing with the touch of a button or knee activation.”

Backsplashes, countertops and lighting

A kitchen designed by Madeleine Sloback. Photography by Amanda Oster.

Best overall kitchen and 1st place medium kitchen designed by
Sarah Robertson. Photography by Adam Kane Macchia. Image courtesy
of the NKBA.

Backsplashes are getting taller and taking up the entire wall.
Long, narrow rectangular tile, subway tile, and small tile/mosaic
backsplashes provide visual impact. “Also, regarding countertops,
matte finishes and new materials like large-format porcelain slabs
are popular.” H-Millard says there has also been a resurgence of
laminate, soapstone and Corian. “Concrete looks, quartzite, a
high level of texture and exotic granites with a lot of movement
are trending.” And she says there are changes in thickness and
color options.

A kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich. Photography by Angie Agostino. I

1st place large luxury kitchen designed by Philip Nikolich.
Photography by Angie Agostino. Image courtesy of the NKBA.

Kitchen lighting is more modern with more options, too.
“Improvements in LED technology include better color rendering
and the ability to dim,” H-Millard says. Other trends include
integrated LED fixtures and LED strips for all kinds of
applications.

Should
you use hardwood floors in kitchens
? It appears that debate has
been settled. Hardwood or engineered wood plank were popular in
many of the winning kitchen designs. Other popular options include
large-format ceramic, porcelain and stone tile.

Technology

GE CAFE French Door Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Single Brewer/GE CAFE Cooktop with Gourmet Guided Technology

The GE
Café Series French Door Refrigerator
with Keurig K-Cup Single
Brewer and the GE
Café Cooktop
with Gourmet Guided Technology. Image courtesy of
GE.

Innovations continue to make life in the kitchen much easier.
Above, GE’s Café French door refrigerator has a Keurig K-Cup
single cup brewer. With the cooktop shown in the photo on the
right, GE’s Café app allows users to automatically adjust the
pan temperature and monitor cook time as they proceed through each
recipe step. Also, by selecting the Control Mode feature, the
burners are set to the best temperature for whatever is being
cooked.

Broderick Kitchen Faucet Collection by Delta

The Broderick
Kitchen Faucet Collection
by Delta. Image courtesy of Delta.

Some of the
latest faucet trends
include pull-down kitchen and bar prep
faucets and faucets that are touch or motion controlled. Pot
fillers
are also trendy. Delta’s Broderick Kitchen
Collection, for example, features a pull-down bridge faucet. The
ShieldSpray technology uses a concentrated jet within a protective
sphere of water. This powers away stubborn messes but results in
90% less splatter compared to a standard spray.

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