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2019 Home Trend to Watch: Warmer, Darker Countertops and Boldly Patterned Backsplashes

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This is Post #3 in the 2019 Home Trends to Watch Series. See Post #2 here.

For some time now, all-white kitchens have been the major trend in homes. In response to that, ELLE Décor has predicted kitchen finishes will naturally gravitate toward bold patterned backsplashes and warmer, darker countertops in 2019. Now, that doesn’t mean the two trends will be exclusive to each other. We will potentially see white cabinets with bolder tile and gray cabinets with darker countertops, and vice versa. Whichever direction is taken, the goal is to add more pop and pizzazz to one of the most popular rooms in the home.

Here are some ways you can incorporate these two trends into your home…

Warmer, Darker Kitchen Countertops

Granite usually provides the most options for darker, warmer colors for countertops. This countertop from Amanzi Granite is one example of what we could be seeing more of in 2019.

Amanzi Granite - Dark Granite Kitchen Countertop

Amanzi Granite – Dark Granite Kitchen Countertop

Many homes have white cabinets and we’ll continue to see white cabinets installed in new homes, but the countertop trend could spread to more warmer colors, like this granite countertop from McGranite Countertops.

McGranite Countertops - Warmer Kitchen Granite Countertop and Patterned Backsplash

McGranite Countertops – Warmer Kitchen Granite Countertop and Patterned Backsplash

The Kitchen Man has two great examples of darker kitchen countertops. The first is this large kitchen island. The cabinets are white and the other countertops are light, but that sets up a nice contrast in the whole design.

Kitchen Man - Dark Granite Island

Kitchen Man – Dark Granite Island

The second is this distressed center island with a textured countertop. This island is also different than the rest of the countertops and cabinets, but the color of the stone compliments the warm tones of the other materials.

Kitchen Man - Dark Textured Kitchen Countertop

Kitchen Man – Dark Textured Kitchen Countertop

Boldly Patterned Backsplashes

While countertops in kitchens trend away from light colors, backsplashes are expected to transition to bold patterns that will make a strong impact on the room’s style. This creates a great opportunity for Moroccan style tile to come to the forefront in popularity. Buckminster Green’s Northern Liberties Rowhouse has the perfect example of such tile.

Buckminster Green - Bold Moroccan Tile Backsplash

Buckminster Green – Bold Moroccan Tile Backsplash

While bright colors will always make your kitchen style pop, bold patterns can also mean neutral colors in creative shapes, like this gorgeous Pacific Terrazzo backsplash from Cement Tile Shop.

Cement Tile Shop - Boldly Patterned Backsplash

Cement Tile Shop – Boldly Patterned Backsplash

As mentioned above, the darker kitchen countertops and patterned backsplashes don’t necessarily have to go together. However, McGranite Countertops managed to pull it off with this kitchen. Also note the two-tone cabinets that have become very popular…

McGranite Countertops - Dark Kitchen Granite Countertop and Patterned Backsplash

McGranite Countertops – Dark Kitchen Granite Countertop and Patterned Backsplash

There are so many patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find something that fits your personality. Alecia Stevens helped design the interior of a traditional style home with classic details and included this pinwheel tile backsplash.

Alecia Stevens Interiors - Bold Pinwheel Tile Backsplash

Alecia Stevens Interiors – Bold Pinwheel Tile Backsplash

We are ready to pass the all-white kitchen trend. How about you? Have an example of either one of these home trends? Leave it in the comments!

This is Post #3 in the 2019 Home Trends to Watch Series. See Post #4 – Four-Poster Beds.

2019 Home Trends to Watch - Warmer, Darker Countertops and Boldly Patterned Backsplashes

2019 Home Trends to Watch – Warmer, Darker Countertops and Boldly Patterned Backsplashes

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Meghan is the Client Care Coordinator for The Cameron Team and a published author of two young adult books.