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Front Page - Friday, October 11, 2019

Kitchen design trends in 2019

The kitchen is the heart of most homes. From cooking to catching up with family and friends, this room is usually the center of attention and activity.

If you’re interested in adding some pizazz to your current cooking space, here are a few top trends in kitchen design this year.

Colors and finishes

Design features with bold colors are the most desired in kitchens this year. Designers are mixing and matching different colors throughout the kitchen.

This vibrant style is not limited to wall paint. From cabinet to island colors, a unique and distinctive look is what you’ll find in modern kitchens throughout 2019.

When it comes to kitchen finishes, metallics continue to rise in popularity. Applied to everything from lighting to hardware, metallics invite a fresh look.

Homeowners are no longer limited to the standard metallic hues. Kitchen manufacturers have added a variety of new tones, including black gold and polished rose bronze.

Cabinets and sinks

Minimalism is key when it comes to storage space in your kitchen this year. Fewer cabinets are trending overall as are cooking spaces designed without upper cabinets. Adding to a modern design aesthetic, decreasing the number of cabinets can also make the room feel clear of clutter.

Not all trend-setting kitchens this year have sacrificed storage space, though. Floating shelves are another eye-catching alternative.

When it comes to details, designers are transforming everything, including the kitchen sink. Designers are taking this functional element to a higher level, with one color topping the list for sinks this year: black. Utility is key for any kitchen sink, but adding a bold dark finish elevates any basin.


Preparing a meal or sharing a laugh can start at the kitchen island, so homeowners have moved kitchen islands from their “nice-to-have” to their “must-have” home features list. When it comes to designs, oversized islands with bold colors that contrast the rest of the kitchen dominate this year’s requests.


A bright, well-lit kitchen is always in style. Trendsetters are using single pendant lights grouped in dramatic or unexpected ways this year. The nontraditional arrangement of pendant lights can make a statement in any kitchen. Size doesn’t matter: Try grouping mini-pendants together at different heights for a bold statement.

To find a kitchen design expert in the tri-state area, visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga at www.HBAGC.net.