Times are a changin’
February 13, 2019

Trends that will rock 2019 and beyond

Looking at the success of Marie Kondo, it is clear that people are seeking simplicity in their homes to balance their busy modern lives. It seems that minimalism is set to reign supreme in 2019 – and this is true for kitchen trends as well. As in years before, the heart of the home will continue being a quiet, neutral space where you can unwind and nourish body and soul. Here is a look at what you can expect in the coming year:

Black, black, black!

We are in love with the move to black kitchens, especially matt black cabinetry. Bold, yet understated, a black kitchen can comfortably sit within virtually any building style and can complement just about any decor choice. Black works best when paired with natural elements to soften the look. This brings us to our next point…

Oak features

Oak is durable and affordable, and it is also beautiful. This kitchen staple has been with us for decades and is now getting a new lease on life through innovative joinery and combining oak with more modern finishes.

Porcelain benchtops

Black porcelain bench top by Dekton.

A trend that has just hit New Zealand shores is porcelain bench tops. This alternative to stone and granite is eco-friendly and offers many benefits including being stain and heat resistant, making them incredibly hardwearing. Porcelain benchtops also allow for a more seamless design – perfect for the minimalist aesthetic.

Navy blue

Sophisticated and timeless, navy blue is once again becoming a favourite in interior design. There are many options to incorporate navy blue into a kitchen. Navy cabinetry works in both traditional and contemporary schemes as it can be paired with nearly any finish, including metallics and natural accents. A navy blue accent wall can also add drama without the long-term commitment.

Hidden storage

Using space optimally will always be a priority in kitchens. Hidden storage makes the most of the space available without compromising on style, and that is where bespoke joinery comes into play. There is no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to kitchens. At B&M Joinery, we pride ourselves in creating cabinetry that works for you. If you are looking at building a kitchen this year, give us a ring! We’ll help you create one you’ll love.