The kitchen is one of the most important — and most used — rooms in your home. An inefficient or uninviting kitchen may prevent you from eating healthy or enjoying quality time with friends and family. On the other hand, an inviting kitchen that works for your lifestyle will be an enjoyable place to gather the family, prepare healthy meals, and spend the many hours that are required for that room each week.

Think about incorporating some of these beautiful and efficient 2019 kitchen design trends so you can enjoy your kitchen, and even increase your home’s resale value.

Pops of Color

Photo by Michael Robert Construction 

White kitchens are still popular, creating an open, clean feeling in a kitchen. But 2019 is going to see bits of color popping up in white kitchens. Paint an island or accent wall, or install a colorful backsplash to brighten up the space.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz has been making its way into more and more kitchens, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping — and it’s no surprise why. Quartz is durable, easy to maintain, difficult to damage, beautiful, and less expensive than marble or granite. If you’re planning on updating your countertops this year, quartz is a great option.

Goodbye Kitchen Cabinet Handles

Photo by OUTSIDEINSIDE BUILDING ELEMENTS

2019 will see the departure of kitchen cabinet handles as many people begin to favor more minimalist design. But don’t worry. You can still easily access your cabinets by installing cut-out handles in the cabinets. Or opt for indents along the base of the cabinet door to keep the indents tucked away and out of sight.

Open Shelving

Open shelving has been around for a few years as a way to showcase your attractive dishes, while also keeping them within easy, visible reach. And the open shelving look will continue into 2019, creating an interesting and open look for your kitchen.

Matte Appliances and Cabinets

Photo by Granit Architects

Goodbye gloss and shine. Hello matte. Matte appliances and cabinets blend well with most of the materials in a kitchen. And bonus: they don’t show fingerprints as easily as their glossy counterparts. Double bonus: their appeal is going to stick around for a long time, so they won’t look dated too soon.

Stoves and Hoods — in Color

Bring a new look to your kitchen with a stove and hood in a surprising color — jewel-toned blue, calm pastels, or bright primary colors make an impact.

Gold and Copper

Photo by Palette Pro Painting & Renovation

Gold and copper are making their way into kitchens as stylish accents. These colors work well in most kitchens, whether you have dark or light countertops. Use them in small doses — cabinet pulls or faucets.

Spanish and Moroccan Tiles

Photo by Crossville Studios

Subway tiles have worked in kitchens for a long time. But they’re becoming a bit ordinary. Enter Spanish and Moroccan tiles to take center stage in your backsplash. The color, design, and patterns make a big impact.

Smart Technology

Smart technology makes everything in our lives easier, and you can enjoy plenty of it in the kitchen. Look for smart appliances, remote-control lights, and more to make your time in the kitchen more efficient (and fun!).