The kitchen has come a long way over the past century. Once hidden and set towards the back of the house, today’s kitchens are gleaming gems, sitting front and centre in the home.

It should come as no surprise to property owners that the majority of kitchen trends this year have everything to do with looks while still taking functionality into account. Let’s start with the first leading trend on our list:


Kitchen colour: bright and white


The sense of freshness and cleanliness white brings to a kitchen is the leading reason why white kitchens will continue to dominate kitchen colour schemes.

Don’t like the idea of an all-white kitchen? Another top trend in kitchen colours is incorporating pops of colour throughout the space (like on splashback motifs, accessories, and accent walls). Expect to see lots of rich, creamy colours, dark blues, and green tones like olive this year.

There will also be an interesting blending of textures in new and remodelled Australian kitchens this year. One example is creating contrasts using timber and stone to define both entertaining and eating spaces throughout the room.


Kitchen splashbacks: bold and brave tiling


Step aside tinted mirror splashbacks! 2019 is going to be the year when subway and hexagon tiling with tinted grout will take centre stage.


Kitchen taps and accessories: the two front runners


Forget the polished chrome that has been the default for taps and accessories in Australian kitchens for the past several years. This year expect to see a lot more warmth, like gold and rose gold tapware.

Another surprising trend that started to take root last year is black taps. These can work exceptionally well in modern kitchen spaces.


Kitchen benchtops: stone that looks like marble still a top runner


It should come as no surprise that marble lookalike stone benchtops are once again going to take the top spot in the benchtop material category. Engaging and durable than marble, it’s a solid choice for any Australian kitchen.

We also expect to see a lot more concrete benchtop surfaces this year.  The concrete look can easily be achieved with stone with Caesarstone launching several different stone colour variations.

Regardless of your benchtop type, waterfall ends (the piece of stone running vertically from the top of the benchtop to the floor) are going to continue to be a leading trend.


Kitchen cabinets: dark and matte


Continuing the trend from 2018, don’t be surprised if matte doors continue to be more popular than their glossy counterparts this year.

As for cabinet styles, we expect to see an increase in demand for Hampton style doors as well as slick handleless cabinetry. The majority of those being installed are likely going to be in shades of grey and other darker colours to create contrast with white walls.

Did you know that Zesta Kitchens has both on-trend Hampton and Handleless-style cabinetry? Our kitchen styles, of top quality and largely inspired by European design, draw from both contemporary and classic designs and are built using only the best materials for our clients.

We invite you to explore our extensive range of kitchens online or give us a call to learn more at 1300 190 395.