From gold splashbacks to vinyl tiles, we reveal the hottest kitchen design trends for 2019.

daval langham slate in a grey and black kitchen with wood parquet floor and wood worktop addition

Image: Langham

We round up the biggest trends for the busiest room in your home from top kitchen retailers . 

Storm Blue-hued kitchens 

Storm blue kitchen from the Remo range at SN Collection

Image: SN Collection

A neutral that works in a complete kitchen, but bold enough to make a statement, Storm Blue is the latest shade to join Second Nature’s Remo range. ‘After identifying a gap in the market for a kitchen in a muted, relaxed, yet vibrant shade of blue, this new addition was created to satisfy that niche, and to use as an accent hue,’ says Graeme Smith, head of design. Remo kitchen, from £10,000.

Vinyl tiles

Grey geometric kitchen floor tiles by Harvey Maria from the Organics range

Image: Harvey Maria

Harvey Maria's new Organics range of luxury vinyl tiles was inspired by nature and the minimalism of postmodern architecture. The Design range, seen here, costs £44.80 per sqm, and features a bold, geometric print. The Stone collection, £36 per sqm, was created to replicate the look of a flagstone floor with a clever feature strip that can be laid around the rectangular tiles to create the impression of a grout line. Both are available in four neutral colours.

Decorative and glossy splashback wall tiles

Gold panel kitchen tiles splashback

Image: Saloni

A splashback or recess is the ideal place to introduce a decorative panel of tiles in a kitchen scheme. These glossy Modulo Shine Oro mosaics, £62 per sqm from Spanish brand Saloni, have an aged finish. Suitable for walls, the 30x30cm sheets have rectified edges for narrow grout lines, and are also available in Plato, a silver colourway.

Co-ordinating wine cabinet and kitchen cabinetry

black Caple wine rack cabinet

Image: Caple

Caple has designed the first wine cabinet in the UK that can incorporate a frame to match kitchen cabinetry. Its design enables kitchen designers to make a surround that simply slots into place as well as adding the same door furniture for a cohesive look. The Wi 6160 model costs £1,254 and has dual zones, touch controls, LED display and black wire and beech-fronted telescopic shelves. 

The 'living kitchen' effect

Bushbaord Urban Concrete kitchen work top

Image: Bushboard

If you have or you're considering an open-plan or broken-plan layout, your kitchen work surface is an integral part of your scheme. Many of the most popular designs coming through for 2019 are inspired by furniture creating a relaxed look and feel.

Bushboard's new Evolve collection includes the Urban Concrete kitchen work surface, which is the the perfect choice for incorporating the 'living-kitchen' trend into your scheme. Another way to achieve this is to make hardworking aspects of the room as understated as possible, so that they blend seamlessly with the interior design.  


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