4 Kitchen Trends to Embrace in 2019 (and 2 you should skip!)

New Year, new kitchen? If a kitchen renovation is on your list of 2019 goals, there is a lot to consider before you get started. While the endless possibilities can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. How can you give your kitchen a fresh look in a way that won’t look outdated in a few years?

While we don’t claim to be able to see into the future, some trends are safer bets than others when it comes to kitchen design. We’ve rounded up a few styles that we think will be last beyond 2019, as well as a couple that are probably best left on your Pinterest board.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz has become increasingly popular in recent years and with good reason. This man-made stone material is durable, easy to clean, and pairs well with both light and dark cabinets. It is less porous than granite, which means it is easier to keep bacteria out, and you don’t have to worry about having it resealed.

Subtle fixtures and appliances

Sometimes less is more. People are moving away from large farmhouse-style sinks and industrial-looking hood ranges and opting for a more understated aesthetic with fixtures and appliances that almost blend in.

Deep Drawers

Functionality will never go out of style! Deep kitchen drawers that can hold mixing bowls and small appliances can free up additional counter space for a less cluttered look.

Pendant Lighting

Pendant lighting is one of the best ways to add personality to your kitchen and truly make it your own. There are almost endless styles to choose from, and it’s a great way to add additional light to large, open spaces.

Skip it:

Open Shelving

Do you love frequently dusting and cleaning kitchen grime off your dishes? We didn’t think so. Open shelving might look cute but in reality it is a hassle. Aside from adding to your chore list, open shelves also require your dishes to be meticulously organized and on display at all times.

Fashionable Finishes

First it was rose gold, then it was brass. The problem with using trendy metals for hardware is that the trends tend to come and go and it can quickly date your space. If you love rose gold opt for less expensive accent pieces that can be swapped out later, and stick with more timeless finishes for thing like sink faucets.

Looking for more kitchen inspiration? Check out our photo gallery.

Alexandra Kulas