Trends in modern kitchen decoration always evolve. Before, this space was only used for cooking and eating, but nowadays it has become a much more integrated place to daily life. It is not uncommon to find people watching television, using the computer or studying, in addition to the activities for which the kitchens have been designed. Therefore, given that the kitchen has become a multifunctional room, the decoration increasingly occupies a more important role and today we will present some of the main trends in kitchens.
If you are thinking about updating or renovating your kitchen now is the perfect time to start your research, since each year brings new design trends and products. A successful design of the kitchen should focus on its functionality, use good ergonomics, durable finishes and incorporate good quality products.
The tile with geometric designs is becoming a trend in kitchens, as well as textured or three-dimensional tiles.
Tiles in both floors and walls can be seen giving life to multiple kitchens, and are also excellent allies for those seeking to give life through the use of patterns and patterns.
Colorful tiles will be very popular this year.
Marble-like veins will still have their place.
Imitation wood tiles are another trend.
The small and elongated tiles, type “meter”, are being used more and more.
Concrete and wood
Concrete and wood have gained ground in recent years, as a coating of both walls, floors and even countertops.
A few years ago, the dark wood floor was used a lot. But now many people are realizing that with a clear wood you can “disguise” scratches and indelible stains. The white oak is the most popular of the woods, because it is like a clear canvas that can have any color.
You can also opt for concrete, it gives a very modern and industrial look to the kitchen.
The soil in gray or coals will remain a trend.
Concrete and wood combined, generate very sophisticated and ultra-modern spaces.
They are also turning the rustic walls, either brick or stone.
The new designs use finishes of contrasting textures. For example, dark porcelain or slate with 3D tiles, or the super-matt black cupboards combined with warm copper-colored metal sinks. These elegant finishes are balanced with natural organic elements, such as wood details for the island or wide plank flooring made of wide wood.
The most popular finishes for cabinet handles are matte black, satin nickel, tin and antique brass. What is common to all these finishes is that they are matt, not high gloss finishes and therefore do not show finger marks.
But there are more possibilities. As you can see in the photos we show you, the materials used are very diverse. And more and more are mixed together, that is the case of wood, glass, plastic, ceramics, stone and metal, which merge into more original combinations and which can already be seen imposing a trend in the kitchens for next year.
If you are one of those who prefer marble for the countertop, we have bad news for you. It is expensive and prone to damage, and lately it has ceased to be popular with interior designers.
The owners are preferring synthetic materials, which are durable and give a good design. Some of the most popular brands for countertops offer many colors and various options of thickness and shapes.
Sinks and faucets
A trend in the market that has high demand are granite sinks. The black and white sinks will be the color options for 2019. Another more luxurious option is brass sinks or copper sinks.
But of course, stainless steel will not lose its place, as it is durable and economical.
In the modern architecture, the kitchen every day takes a growing notoriety, due to the fact that it is a functional space, of work, but for many of enjoyment and relaxation. It serves to practice the hobby of the kitchen, or the cocktail bar, have a chat with friends on the island, or a breakfast in the morning. Before that, we have sought ways to give more vitality to this space, through glass walls.
The idea has been to place the kitchens facing the garden, so that the glass wall that is applied, generates the sensation of being in both places at the same time, since, while cooking, you can enjoy the beautiful day that He does it outside, without feeling that he is missing it.
In the same way, if you make meals with friends, you can open the windows, connecting the kitchen with the patio, without needing that the person who has to cook, miss half of the meeting because they are not in the same space.
Many others, lovers born in the kitchen, have preferred to focus on terraces from the windows of the kitchen, so when they meet with friends, have a few drinks and eat pizzas on the kitchen island, they can enjoy the view, as well as also, to enjoy a wider space.
Out of all these things, there is no more reason to let more natural light pass by, generating more light and therefore a better vibration.
The trend of matte black continues and is now influencing both large and small appliances. We will begin to see an increase in matt black refrigerators, as well as dishwashers and ovens.
Refrigerators with French doors are going to be one of the preferred options, along with self-cleaning ovens that come with built-in steam.
Kitchen designs are becoming more minimalist and cleaner. When it comes to small appliances many people are choosing to integrate these in the cabinets and hide them, however, for those who prefer to leave them in sight, they can integrate them with the rest of the furniture.
Furniture of modern kitchens
As for the furniture that will be carried in the kitchens, shelves and storage furniture will predominate that are fully integrated into the wall, seeming to be part of it.
Metal, wood and glass are the most modern materials that impose a tendency for shelves and kitchen shelves, which gives a wider and more luminous aspect to spaces.
The closed and upper cabinets are also being shelved, giving way to glass cabinets with open shelves.
Also highlight the open spaces and well organized, free of obstacles and well ventilated.
The incorporation of intelligent storage solutions and the use of every inch of space efficiently are fundamental points. The cabinets bring deep drawers that allow items to be more easily accessible, and come with automatic closed mechanisms.
Wall cabinets reach the ceiling to maximize storage space and minimize dust accumulation.
Not all things in decoration follow a rule, and shelves are no exception, since not necessarily to be good and consistent with space, they must be closed. The format of open shelves, is increasingly used and gives the impression that they were floating, thus inserting a new model of storage in the house, modern and that can be a plus for both decoration, as to generate a sense of space.
Floating shelves also have their place. The open shelves offer a place to show the elements that reflect the personality and create interest. They work best in a contrasting finish with the cabinets, as this helps to break up the space and create a good mix of finishes.
When you do not want to paint the entire wall, you can paint a few shelves of some color that contrast and combine with the cabinets under the countertop.
In case of leaning on transparent shelves, such as glass, you can opt for lighting to highlight what is on the shelves.
Those that incorporate sliding doors are an interesting possibility. These can serve to cover specific areas of the shelf, but at the same time they can be run, as well as serve as protection for when one is working on the countertop.
Lighting in modern kitchens
Another key to modern decoration is the implementation of decorative techniques that increase the sense of space, such as good lighting and poor furniture incorporation.
The lights can be hidden inside the furniture or ceiling.
But you can also use decorative and elegant hanging lamps.
If you plan to reform, keep in mind that the windows in the kitchen are also an important point, not only for lighting, but also for more effective ventilation and to give a sense of spaciousness.
Colors in modern kitchens
Black and dark gray
Many interior designers have been specifying darker color palettes for the kitchen, experimenting with dark gray and black. It will also be used a lot in black and white. The overall appearance is of elegance and refinement, however, it has an air of natural simplicity and earthly exuberance.
Dark gray and black combine with woods and metals, creating a highly contemporary and luxurious look.
The wall cabinets in a color that contrasts with the lower cabinets are a winning combo that we will continue to see throughout the year. For example, the combination of navy blue muted with gray, white or black. Another popular combination is blue and wood.
The navy blue will be one of the most used colors in the kitchen. Works well with brass accessories.
This is another of the colors that is gaining ground in the kitchens. The most commonly used shades are forest green, teal green or celery green.
Another color that is increasingly seen in kitchens: the old rose.
White modern kitchens
One of the classic colors for kitchens is white. This color brings a lot of light and also gives an appearance of impeccable hygiene. The white color can be combined with woods of natural color, granite or concrete.
With small touches of black, you can also see the white kitchens fabulous.
Gray and beige
Neutral colors also gain ground, more and more kitchens are seen in colors such as white, gray and beige.
Touches of intense color
As you can see, through the photos presented, we can also choose between multiple decoration styles, many of which emphasize the incorporation of strong colors by means of tiles, furniture or different decorative accessories.
The strong and vibrant colors impose style also in the kitchens of modern style, being the green and orange some of the most used tones, which are even more favored when combined with good lighting.
More color ideas here: Colors for the kitchen: Ideas and Photos
Designs of modern kitchens
Today’s kitchens are becoming shared family spaces that also allow eating, working or resting within the same area. Kitchens are being designed to allow spaces to be shared and offer more versatility and design flexibility.
Many new kitchens incorporate a dining table that in turn is used as a work table. This helps foster interaction within the home and create a social environment.
It also incorporates cooking islands, which usually have several purposes, such as preparing food while interacting with other people around it. They may contain a small sink.
Kitchens open to the living room or dining room
Maybe your kitchen feels disconnected from the rest of the home. If you want it to look more modern, consider the possibility of throwing down any wall, to integrate it with the dining room or the living room. Modern kitchens converge with the main living space of the house. Little by little, they are becoming a space where daily life develops.
This inclusion can be done in a very harmonious way using cooking islands, for example. In these photos, we see that the kitchen is integrated into the dining room or the living room, making these spaces a great environment, comfortable and functional.
Modern kitchens with island
The kitchen islands serve several purposes. In addition to being a focal point in space, it also helps to increase the functionality and efficiency of the room.
According to some surveys, more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of these, 50% consider it essential. Since it is evident that the addition of an island is a good investment, you should take into account this possibility if you plan a reform in your home.
Think about what type of design (whether customized or prefabricated) will give you the most useful. If the kitchen has few closets, you’ll want storage. If you do not have a space for the dining room, additional seats could be a priority.
You must also take into account the available space you have. A good rule is to place it in the center of the room. In that way it is equally accessible from all sides and will not be an obstacle. However, a perimeter island, for example, could work better in a large open space. The size and shape are also determined by the design of the room.
Modular modern kitchens
The modular kitchen system is a modern trend that looks a lot like a prefabricated house. They are designed to be sold in modules, and in this way they are fully customizable. The advantage of choosing this kitchen system is that, depending on the space available, the most convenient modules can be used, at cheaper prices.
Another advantage is that there is a huge variety of styles, materials and colors available in the market. These modular kitchens that we see here, are from Ikea.
Modern kitchens with curved designs
This is another of the trends we have seen growing in recent years and will surely continue to grow in 2019: kitchens with organic forms and curves.
Small modern kitchens
For most people, cooking is the axis of family life. It is the place where everyone meets in the morning when they are starting their day and the place where they meet at night while dinner is being cooked. However, not all families have a large kitchen to enjoy.
Just because you do not have much space to work does not mean you can not have a lovely kitchen. With the right tips and tricks of design, you can turn a small kitchen into a cheerful and functional space. From the creative uses of space to the bright colors that give the illusion of a larger area, there are plenty of smart ways to give a small kitchen a lot of comfort and character.
When you need shelves, but you do not have space, you can resort to putting it over the sink, so that you can store the necessary, and at the same time, drain glasses and dishes.
You can see more in: Modern Small Kitchens
Italian modern kitchens
Modern Italian kitchens are synonymous with elegance and efficiency, regardless of their design. It is common to associate everything Italian with luxury and the desire to enjoy “La Dolce Vita”. These photos show all the good things about the design of Italian kitchens.
A predilection for clean forms is shared in each of these designs. Soft, clear surfaces, shapes and colors combine to create a magnificent work and entertainment environment in this home space. Italians love to cook, eat and entertain. This is reflected in these distinctive and sumptuous environments, which illustrate how Italy has evolved to become an important global pioneer in the design of kitchens.
Delicate organic forms can be introduced into furniture, lighting and clean geometry. The textures are used in a decorative way to add tactile and visual emotion to the composition. Naturally carved materials, wood and stone are used in an innovative way to contrast with polished steel.
The monochromatic color schemes are sophisticated and tasteful, sometimes raised by isolated touches of saturated colors. These are kitchens that reflect refinement and good taste.
Minimalist modern kitchens
As you will see more and more these spaces benefit from the aesthetics and neatness that the minimalist style offers. It is committed to furniture and minimal decorative elements, by neutral colors or cheerful but added discreetly. Also it is bet by the substitution of tables by bars or countertops, which can be of diverse materials, although clearly it dominates the granite, steel or concrete in the same ones.
On the other hand modern appliances in silver, black, white or metallic copper, come to give spaces a very elegant style.