Smart, eclectic, and multifunctional kitchens are permeating residential design this year.
Whether you are designing your clients' kitchens from scratch or updating their outdated features, it's worth knowing that kitchens are increasingly smarter, eclectic, multifunctional, and more importantly, used as a central hub for entertaining for families, gourmands, and avid cooks. As seen on fashion runways and trade show floors, this year's trends are urging bright colors, bold patterns, and warm, familiar looks. Here are six finishes, fixtures, fittings, appliances, and more to consider for your kitchen designs.
Gold and Copper Metallic Accents
"A nod to chevron" is what Belwith-Keeler's trend manager Knikki Grantham says inspired the design behind this asymmetrical cabinet hardware collection. Manufactured from zinc, this modern, minimalist collection is suitable for use in kitchens with a contemporary style. Veer comprises six pull handles, ranging in length from 3" to 8.8"; a 1.37â€ť-diameter knob, a 1.37"-square pull, and a 1"-long pinch knob. Offered in polished nickel, brushed golden brass, black nickel, matte black, and satin nickel finishes. belwith-keeler.com
Marble and Terrazzo Countertops
Handmade in East London by local industrial designer Robin Grasby, this contemporary take on classical terrazzo surfaces can be used in many applications, including countertops, walls, and furniture. Each Altrock slab is made from 87% reclaimed marble flour, chips, and broken slabs and 13% resin, and then finished with wax oil for a matte look. Altrock solid surfaces are waterproof, stain-resistant, and durable, according to the designer. Available in custom colors, shapes, and sizes. altrocksurfaces.com
Rich, Saturated Color
"Bold" and "saturated" are how Benjamin Moore describes this classic green. As part of a palette of 15 harmonious colors that complement Benjamin Moore's 2019 color of the year, Hunter Green 2041-10 can bring warmth and depth to a variety of interior spaces and exterior faĂ§ades, doors, and shutters. In kitchens, this rich shade could be used on cabinetry paired with a light-hued countertop surface, creamy white backsplash tiles, and black, gold, or brass metallic accents. benjaminmoore.com