We’re halfway through 2019, and the top trends for a beautiful kitchen have officially been compiled. Open shelving, colored cabinetry, raw materials and pendant light fixtures are all adding to the laid-back, modern style that kitchens around the country are mirroring themselves after. Wood themes and colored upholstery are also making a comeback, inviting homeowners everywhere to draw up new design plans for a kitchen remodel. Find out what the other top trends of 2019 are for a stylish kitchen with this guide!


Top Trends

2019 has been a busy year for homeowners, especially as the focus for refreshing the kitchen has become one of the most popular areas of interest in the home. Whether you’re looking to spice up the look of your kitchen or want a complete kitchen makeover, there are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your kitchen stands out above the rest. For starters, concealed storage has become a popular trend for those wanting to simplify the look of their kitchens and maximize storage area. Storage can be hidden behind cleverly-designed drawers and doors, along with added space integrated above the fridge, oven and microwave. Personalized fixtures in colors like pewter and gunmetal are also making their way into kitchens across the U.S., creating depth and adding a unique look to solid cabinetry. Don’t be surprised if you see vintage vibes combined with modern elements this year, either-this look is popping up everywhere as natural stone countertops, vintage-inspired lighting and basalt tiles for backsplash. Colored upholstery is also “in” right now, with blue counter stools and colorful island pendant lighting taking the stage and upending boring white kitchens from the past. Additionally, as the smart home movement continues to gain popularity, so will the need for tech-savvy appliances, like smart fridges, that have touchscreens, interior cameras and WiFi to keep you connected at all times. In this day and age, modern kitchens will need modern appliances to keep up with all of the many changes going on during 2019.


The top trend for 2019, however, is updating your kitchen cabinets. Long gone are the days of bland, colorless cabinets; instead, bold, colorful cabinets are becoming the rage, with many homeowners opting for colors like red, plum and mint green to give their kitchens some personality. No matter what color or finish you choose, it is sure to make your kitchen standout.


It’s All About The CabinetsSketch of a kitchen being remodeled with yellow cabinets and brown flooring

To ensure that your kitchen makes a statement, focus on your cabinets. Your kitchen cabinets are some of the first parts of your kitchen that others see, plus they hold nearly every item that you use to cook and eat with. Before painting or adding personalized handles or light fixtures, you’ll need to decide how you want your cabinets to look. Depending on the age and structural integrity of your cabinets, you could choose to replace, reface or refinish them. Replacing is the most expensive option for cabinets since old cabinetry must be torn out, but it does allow you to start over in your kitchen and create a masterpiece that will last for years. Refacing is a simpler process that keeps the original framework for your cabinets but replaces the doors and drawers for new ones. These areas are typically the most beat up anyways, so it’s an easy way to update your kitchen without having to sacrifice your budget. Lastly, refinishing is the cheapest option that you can choose from as it basically adds a finishing coat onto your old cabinets to create a new and refreshing look to otherwise worn out cabinets. For those on a budget or not wanting/needing to replace their old cabinets, refinishing is a viable option to keep costs down and give you a beautiful look at the same time.


Perks of Refinishing

To personalize your kitchen to the max, refinishing your cabinets is the way to go. There are many perks to refinishing cabinets, such as a shorter treatment and installment process. Refinishing isn’t just painting over your old cabinets; it involves sanding, priming, caulking and spraying three coats of commercial-grade acrylic coating onto your cabinets to create a durable finish that looks flawless. Not only that, but you get to choose which type of finish to apply to your cabinets. The most common finishes that clients ask for are solid, glazing, pinstriping and rustic. A solid finish is a one color, simple finish, which looks great with a complex countertop or backsplash. Glazing is a popular finish that adds a multi-dimensional effect to the finish and highlights the grain of the wood. You can choose from light, medium or heavy glazing in mocha, dark brown, black, gray and taupe. Pinstriping is unique in its own way, as it adds an accent line to the edges of solid-colored doors to detail the shape and edges of your cabinets. Lastly, rustic finishes focus on creating an antiquated look that resembles a Tuscan village or quaint cottage. Knowing what design themes you want for the rest of your home is an important factor when choosing a rustic finish because its look is so unique that it can be hard to match with other designs. However, any of these finishes will create stylish and long-lasting cabinets that you’ll be proud to have for years to come.


Get A Stylish Kitchen With Our Help!

At Summit Cabinet Coatings, we offer a variety of finishes for your cabinets to produce a personalized look that’s unique to you. Whether you need kitchen designs tips or a kitchen makeover, our team is skilled with helping clients create their dream kitchen. Call our office today at (970) 282-9856 for a FREE estimate on your next cabinet project!