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Kitchen trends conflicted for 2019

January 11, 2019

Take your pick of the conflicting kitchen design trends for 2019: sleek and modern lines with hidden appliances; wood-themed with a vintage, authentic feel; all white or dramatically coloured.
Based on Home BUILDER research, even Canada’s top designers can’t agree on a central theme for Canada’s modern kitchen.
Some home builders and renovators may draw inspiration from the interior design event season which kicks off January 24 with the week-long Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, but most will have to go with their own concepts of what constitutes a contemporary kitchen.
Here, however, are some of the trends that appear to be catching the most attention this year—with Home BUILDER’s caveats.
Cover it up: Make storage and appliances invisible behind sleek kitchen walls. The result is a monochromic room, however, that may have guest wondering where the fridge went and homeowners wasting time trying to put things away.
Paint it up: White is out and bright colours are in, including bold shades for kitchen cabinets. Judging from what is selling in new homes, however, Home BUILDER believes white will remain the dominant kitchen colour in 2019—livened with splashes of colour in furniture, such as stools.
Wire it up: Smart kitchens, with voice-activated appliances and lighting, all connected via Wi-Fi and the Internet of Things. Home BUILDER advises caution because nothing ages faster than electronics.
Best advice for renovators: Gift your clients tickets to a local interior design show and let them decide what their kitchen should look like.



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