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We’ve entered the time of year when trend forecasters start to reveal their top trends for the twelve months ahead.

Pantone revealed its colour of the year, Living Coral, (I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it, to be honest), and we’ve also seen the unveiling of the Pinterest100 list, highlighting the trends growing in popularity on the search platform (expect to see lots more yellow, vertical gardens, and the rise in wallpaper over paint).

Today I wanted to talk about trends within interior design – kitchen trends in 2019 to be exact. If you’re looking to update your cooking space next year, and you’re looking for guidance about what might be en vogue, make sure you bookmark this post for later. Even better, Pin these images to your Kitchen Pinterest board.

Mix & Match Kitchens

A far cry from the coordinating cabinetry and worktops of only five years ago, mix and match kitchens will be one of the biggest trends of 2019. Breaking the rules with an eclectic approach to kitchen design, we can expect to see dark bottom cabinets teamed with lighter glass top shelves, while marble worktops with welcome wood inserts for preparing food on.

Kitchen islands, meanwhile, will receive a much-needed boost of colour, contrasting completely to the rest of the space in statement shades. This makeover from Three Birds Renovations is a great example of injecting colour into your kitchen island.

Concrete Worktops

Concrete will be seen more and more within interiors over the next year, and not just within industrial-inspired homes. A great choice for contemporary kitchens, this robust surface is durable and versatile.

For a more cost-effective option, however, consider solid laminate worktops which feature a realistic concrete look. Worktop Express, for example, offers a slim 12mm profile, which is heat resistant up to180°C for up to 10 minutes and has a smooth finish which not only makes them simple to clean but also hygienic and easy to prepare food on.

Building a Pantry

As we continue to see a shift in favouring staying in and saving as opposed to going out and splashing the cash, we’ll start to see a returned appreciation for home cooking again – according to the Pinterest 100, searches for baking bread online have risen over 400%. And with that comes the want fora fully-stocked butler’s pantry, regardless of space. From an in-built pantry to one dedicated cupboard, kitchen organisation comes into its own for 2019, with ingredients decantated into glass jars, baking ingredients bought, and spices made easily accessible.

Modern Cabinets

As an alternative to the traditional Shaker style kitchen –which will still be a popular choice over the next twelve months – you can expect to see unique and interesting cabinetry design.

From white gloss3-dimensional designs seen here at Ikea, to shiplap door models, there are so many ways to add a dollop of your personality to your kitchen by simply switching doors and retaining the internal kitchen design.

Styling the Space

How many of you actually style your kitchen? I know I don’t. But in 2019 we’ll see a movement towards a more curated space, from open-shelving to aesthetically pleasing cookbooks out on show.

There will be fresh flowers, bowls, and plates on display and considered appliances out on worktops.Glass fronted cabinets, meanwhile, provide the perfect platform to showcase these accessories, whilst keeping dusting to a minimum.

Although decorating in line with interior stories is often a no-no in spaces such as your kitchen and bathroom – read, large investments – many of these kitchen trends are timeless enough to implement now and still love five years down the line.

Which is your favourite kitchen trend of 2019?

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