New Year, New Kitchen

January 7, 2019
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As the new year begins, why not consider a home refresh with a new kitchen? After all, this is the perfect time as we reveal the latest kitchen trendsfor 2019. Whether you prefer sleek, modern kitchens or a design with classic appeal, this year there is something for everyone.

These trends can help you make a more informed decision when choosing your kitchen with longevity in mind. So follow our expert advice on what’s hot for kitchens. This way, you can create a striking design for your hub of the home, which will last for years to come.


Classic-style kitchens will stand the test of time and our new Finton kitchen is no exception. With a gorgeous matt painted finish, this style comes in ten colours.

It’s official – kitchen trends for 2019 predict that matt is back. This finish is ideal if you’re looking for a kitchen which will not show imperfections. So the good news is that fingerprints won’t be visible as matt tends to absorb the light. In addition, if you find cleaning a bore, you’ll find you won’t need to clean this surface as much as high gloss. In fact, this finish can be used in contemporary and classic designs, making this a versatile finish in the kitchen.

If you’re looking for an ultra modern finish in your kitchen, our new Arezzo should be top of your buying agenda.

However, gloss will also be high on the kitchen wish-list. It’s because this is the best way in which to achieve an ultra modern finish. Gloss is highly reflective too, making this the perfect choice for a dark room.

You will find high-gloss units will literally bounce light around the room. This is ideal if you are looking for a minimalist finish and you can even complete the look with a handleless design.

The colour grey

Gentle tones of grey are adding character to kitchens this year. In addition, a pale colour way can create the perfect partner for darker shades if you’re looking for a two-tone finish in your hub of the home. The grey colourpalette suits both modern and traditional designs, and can transform a kitchen into a more tranquil, relaxing space.


Our Harptree kitchen demonstrates why navy is proving such a popular colour in the home.

Navy and emerald kitchens


Rich colours, such as navy, are making headway in the kitchen, too. Whether you team them with a lighter shade or choose to feature them alone in all their glory, strong colours are leading the way in kitchen trends for 2019. Navy or emerald green shades pair well with other colours and will provide a smart finish to any kitchen.

If you’re looking for flush-fitted doors, our new Ulta kitchen could be ideal. With various finishes available, you can put your personal stamp on your design

Flush fitted doors can pack a punch in modern kitchen design. Kitchen trends for 2019 dictate that integrated and slimline wide handle options will both be just as popular to complete the look. Think modern warehouse and loft living style, and you’ll find a kitchen design to suit you. This look is super chic

and makes the perfect choice for contemporary open-plan living. Why not team this look with a smart, box-style sofa in your living area and a wide-screen TV? Classic kitchens will always have a place in the home, especially for those who have longevity in mind, and our Winford bone and slate kitchen looks stunning.


If you like the idea of a classic kitchen, fear not as Shaker-style doors should be top of your wish-list. Think country-chic with a contemporary twist as handle options vary from pewter knobs to polished nickel bow handles.

Add real wood furniture with dovetail joints & butt hinges for a more up-to-date look in line with bespoke kitchen design ideals. The Shaker style will continue to be a popular choice for those who are looking for a kitchen which will stand the test of time.

Copper Sink with Matching Single Control Tap & Fold Mat

Our Mode045 sink and Karns tap in copper or gunmetal will enable you to make a feature of your wet zone.

Gunmetal Sink with Matching Single Control Tap & Fold Mat

Modern metallics in the kitchen

Sinks and taps are no longer an after-thought as they become a more considered part of the overall kitchen design process. Kitchen trends for 2019 predict that sinks and taps with metallic finishes will increase in demand. After all, it seems homeowners now require so much more from their wet zone. Gunmetal will be high on the wish-list for a statement sink and tap this year as copper continues to be popular. Metallics are not just confined to the wet zone as these finishes have now moved onto appliances, such as ovens, microwaves, fridge-freezersand wine cabinets. So, there really is something to suit every need.

Your kitchen worktop will certainly impact on whichever kitchen style you choose. This year, natural materials will be key from marble and granite to quartz and timber. However, solid surface finishes will be in high demand as they tend to feature in modern kitchen designs. After all, the latter features endless shaping possibilities and you’ll benefit from no joints for a seamless finish.

However, for those working with a tight budget, there are less expensive worktops available. Choose from laminate and solid laminate, and you can have a ‘stone-effect’ finish from stunning marble to concrete.

Want to know which colour trends to look for in appliances, sinks and taps?