At Surrey Marble and Granite, kitchen worktops are one of our specialist areas. Our team work with kitchen designers and home owners across the south of England, so we’ve seen a lot of amazing kitchens this year. Below you’ll find a few of our thoughts about hot trends for kitchens in 2019. Apart from predicting that any kitchen can be enhanced by a stone worktop (not that we’re biased), we’re predicting that colour will be big. Here’s a few likely hits.
It’s Panetone’s Colour of the Year, which means it’s likely to be everywhere. Luckily, this is a lovely warm shade that will brighten up any kitchen. Last year’s ultra violet wasn’t really at home in the kitchen, but coral works well with the trends for bronze and copper that are already underway. Both natural and engineered stones are available in with coral accents. For a timeless look that draws on this trend, consider a flecked granite with coral touches, such as our Pink Porrino.
A much warmer neutral than black or grey, navy is finally coming back into the spotlight. It’s the perfect foil for bright, warm colours (like coral) and has the timeless elegance of a perfectly tailored suit. Pick up this trend with a lighter stone flecked with navy or go all in with a deep, saturated colour such as Blu Stelline by Arena Stone.
You might think of it as sky blue (but more Margate than Maldives), a darker duck egg blue or perhaps a greyish cornflower… whatever you call it, it’s on trend and likely to continue to be hot in 2019. A very forgiving colour, this shade of blue does some of the work of a neutral so makes a great backdrop for changing statement pieces. Our natural granite in Vizag Blue is a great foil for this colour trend.
Natural materials are in, and while we’re always thrilled to see stone making its mark in the top designers’ dream kitchens, we wish they’d mention how many colours nature has created. While all on trend shades of black, dark grey, beige, greige and white are natural stone shades, so are pink, yellow, green, red and blue. After all, while diamonds are forever, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and topaz are all natural too, and the processes that create those beautiful gem hues leave their mark on rocks such as marble, limestone and granite.
Your own favourite colour
Our job is to create kitchen worktops – and other items – exactly to our customers’ specifications. Every year, we have clients who come in wanting something unusual, something they can’t find in the off-the-shelf sections of the regular kitchen stores. We’ve seen these wild ideas turn into some of the most beautiful and most loved kitchens around so we really hope that this year, the biggest colour trend we see is choice.