We've seen all-white kitchens reign supreme for quite some time now, but 2019 seems to be the year we've ended a fear of bringing color back into the heart of the home. The palette of choice for today's homeowners seems to be tinkering on the edge of moody and bold — and decidedly favoring blues, greens, and neutrals that pack just a bit more punch than the iconic white kitchen. Ahead, we've rounded up six of the most eye-catching kitchen trends that have been making a splash in 2019.
1. Moody Blue-Green
This blue-green shade used in an Ojai, California, kitchen designed by Amber Lewis is at once moody and bright, thanks to white walls that contrast well with painted cabinets. Recreate this look by mixing brass and matte black hardware for an eclectic vibe.
2. Bright Blue
This culinary space makes quite the statement thanks to a large, vibrant blue island giving the otherwise all-white kitchen — designed by Shea from Studio McGee — a dose of color and easy-going personality. Use this trending shade in your own home by incorporating it as an accent, paired with a glossy white subway tile backsplash to keep the look classic and traditional.
3. Bold Navy
On the opposite end of the spectrum, this bold 2019 kitchen trend infuses energy and personality into the heart of the home. Recreate this look from Stephanie Gamble Interiors by pairing white cabinets with navy blue cabinets, brass hardware, and wood accents to add warmth to an otherwise modern design.
4. Soft Greige
When you want just a hint of contrast, you can't go wrong with one of the most accessible kitchen color trends of the year: Greige. Shown here, a two-tone kitchen with white upper cabinets and greige lower cabinets feels relaxed but elegant. Designer Orlando Soria warmed things up with wood countertops and completed the look with white appliances and a hint of greenery to add a dose of personality.
5. Midnight Black
This expansive kitchen from Chris Loves Julia feels sleek and traditional all at once, thanks to midnight black cabinets paired with brass hardware and classic white subway tile. To recreate this 2019 kitchen trend, use black paint with a hint of gloss in a space filled with natural light, ensuring that the design remains bright and fresh despite the moody cabinet color.
6. Forest Green
The forest green hue employed by Shea from Studio McGee in this space works so seamlessly you almost forget that it's not a neutral. Bring the same kitchen trend into your own home by opting for traditional cabinetry, and pair with white countertops and light wood furniture to brighten things up and keep your kitchen feeling light and airy.
Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.