Beat Your Neighbors to the Punch: 2019 Trends to Adopt Early

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In the new year, many homeowners are looking to update their living spaces, often starting with the kitchen or bathroom. Whether you're planning to remodel your whole kitchen or bathroom, or just want some inspiration for a simple renovation or refresh, there’s a whole host of design trends to consider for 2019. Here’s a sampling of some of the hottest new 2019 trends, garnered by Elle Décor from their go-to designers.


pdetphotography-jandjconstruction-michener-stcharles  (10)Pewter and Gunmetal Hardware & Exposed Shower Plumbing

“Pewter and gunmetal hardware are the [kitchen design] trends we are loving. They’re not as harsh as matte black or as specific as brass or gold, but it gives fixtures some texture and depth. [And in bathrooms] we’re incorporating more exposed shower plumbing. The industrial look pairs beautifully with a white, modern marble.” — Highlyann Krasnow


Shire sink and mirrorWhite and Grey Marble

"White and grey marble continue to be strong, popular materials into 2019 for bathrooms and kitchens alike. They are classic and timeless, can go from traditional to modern in terms of aesthetics, and are also great for resale. Man-made materials, such as quartz and porcelain tiles that look like natural stones, are also workhorses from a durability perspective and will continue to be popular in the new year." — Ariel Okin


pdetphotography-jandjconstruction-2203-wicklow-naperville (8)Colored Cabinets & Open Shelving

“Many people are beginning to incorporate colored cabinets in kitchens while moving away from all white cabinetry. Making a statement and creating a mood with cabinetry, like using deep or grey-washed blues and greens is in high demand. These are being beautifully paired with fixtures and hardware in brass and other contrasting metals. [Another] trend I'm seeing is replacing upper kitchen cabinets with metal, wood or glass shelving. Inspired by hotel and retail spaces, this adds to the overall bold statements many want to make in their homes, forgoing the minimalism that was popular in years past.” – Sara Ianniciello


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"Digital technology will continue to drive innovations and new pleasures in the kitchen, giving homeowners ever more specific home appliances targeted to their tastes,” says Carolyn Pressly. “Wifi-enabled espresso makers can prepare your morning cappuccino before you even get out of bed, and wine technology is evolving from big wine fridges to restaurant-quality single pour preservation systems. Why stop at opening one bottle when you can have a private tasting flight of four?" Another exciting trend, she says, is statement walls in powder rooms. "Powder rooms have always been a place to add high drama to a small space, but now oversized floral wall prints, and pattern-on-pattern are feeling very of-the-moment, particularly in bold, bright colors." — Carolyn Pressly


pdetphotography-jandjconstruction-michener-stcharles  (4)Classic Mixed with Modern & Spa-like Designs

"In 2019, kitchens will be a mix of classic and modern. People want modern amenities and integrated looks, but they don’t want their kitchens to look space aged. It’s the heart of the home and they want their kitchens to feel warm, welcoming, and attractive. We’re [also] seeing that people no longer see the bath as a utilitarian space and more as an experiential space. They’re looking for spa-like experiences as well as a kind of theatrical beauty for what used to be a very interior and private space." — Young Huh 


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