2019 Design Trends: Color, Surfaces, Texture — The Hardware Hut
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2019 Design Trends: Color, Surfaces, Technology, Lighting, and Texture

Learning About Design Trends in 2019


We are finally seeing the “Greying Trend” take a back seat. Color is now in vogue and the use of colorful cabinets not just as an accent, but as the whole kitchen. Colorful appliances are no longer only available to the elite. Colorful tile again, not just the accent, but the entire wall. The colors we’re trending are opulent & luxurious; Emerald Green, Purple, and Navy.

Mixed Metals:

Mixed metals have been a reoccurring trend over the last several years. Now, even more, metals are being brought to the table. Copper is making quite a splash as an accent metal, either in accessories or as an accent on the appliance. Gold/Brushed Bronze and the warmer tone metals are very popular, as is Matte Black.

Hard Surfaces:  

Thinner, Larger. No longer are we having to deal with the never-ending, always dirty grout lines in a shower full of 4” x 4” tile. Now available in Ultracompact surface, laminated tempered glass & waterproof laminate countertop and wall cladding are available as large as 60” x 120” slabs! Bye-Bye grout lines!


Integrated technology is no longer a sci-fi myth. Alexa, Google, Jeffrey…and a litany of other virtual assistants is available to assist with every day tasks of turning on the lights, playing music, pre-heating the oven, making your favorite cup of coffee, turning your shower on to your pre-set temperature, and more! The possibilities are endless.


LED lighting is everywhere, which is allowing for some out of the box thinking and applications. Perimeter-lit panels allow for easy back-lighting without seeing individual diodes. Edison style bulbs are now available in many different shapes & sizes. LED lighting incorporated into cabinetry that comes on automatically, like when a drawer or door is opened. LED tape light is an easy & inexpensive way to add custom details. For example, the picture to the right shows a regular cut mirror mounted on a standoff with LED tape around the perimeter.

3D & Texture:

Geometry is at the forefront of the tile trends. 3D and textured tile are readily and making a big statement. Large tiles 18” x 36” are perfect for a standard backsplash & require no cutting and minimal grout joints, allowing for the pattern & texture to be the focal point.

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About the author
Melissa Helvey
Melissa Helvey, AKBD has been in the Residential Remodeling Industry for over ten years. Her in depth knowledge and experience in Design, Material Selections & Installation, Construction and Technical Drafting make her an expert in her Craft. Contact Melissa at Crafted Kitchen Design at (509) 714-8889.