Countertops and backsplashes play a big role in kitchen and bathroom design.
They are prominent elements that stand out, giving them the power to define the style of any given space.
Countertop trends and backsplash trends have evolved over the years, from stainless steel surfaces to wood to marble to subway tiles.
But what does the future have in store?
Read on for the top 10 countertop trends for kitchens and bathrooms in 2019.
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Kitchen & bathroom countertop trends
Dark countertops: Dark countertops make any kitchen or bathroom feel sophisticated, and let’s be honest, downright sexy. Dark countertops pair well with light floors and light cabinets, adding an element of warmth to the space. This trend of dark and warm countertops will be big in 2019.
Mixed materials: Combining many different materials will be huge in 2019 kitchen and bathroom trends. Mixing stone countertops with glass shelving and metal hardware creates a trendy and unique space. Eclectic kitchens are always fun to design, and mixing and matching materials is what it’s all about.
Bold patterns: Boldly patterned backsplashes, especially ones that are full-height and that integrate with countertops, are becoming very trendy. Bold, black countertops and backsplashes are also being used in bathrooms, offering a rich and opulent feel to the space.
Light wood floors: Wood flooring in kitchens has been very popular for the last 20 years. However, past trends have focused on darker flooring, whereas the newer trends are leaning toward light wood floors. They offer a beautiful contrast against darker countertops and cabinetry.
High-contrast surfaces: Choosing a high-contrast surface for countertops will create visual interest in a room. It will liven up the kitchen or bathroom you are designing, and it’s a countertop trend that is becoming more and more popular.
Waterfall kitchen islands: The waterfall kitchen counter will continue to be trendy in the coming year. Having a waterfall island that reaches the floor offers a streamlined kitchen design with clean lines and symmetry.
Veiny countertops: Veiny countertops add character to modern kitchens. Whether in quartz or natural stones such as marble and granite, including veiny-patterned countertops to kitchen designs is a popular trend that is here to stay.
Marble counters: Marble counters have been around for quite some time, and they will remain trendy in 2019. Marble adds a touch of luxury and sleekness to a space, whether in kitchens or bathrooms. It can be used for counters and even for backsplashes.
Dark & moody islands: Very dark and moody islands, whether black or dark brown, offer a beautiful and mysterious feel to modern kitchens. It’s a very popular trend that will continue to be in the spotlight in 2019.
Unique wallpapers: Designers tend to use uniquely patterned wallpapers mainly in bathrooms. They complement certain countertops as they offer a nice contrast, especially against plain white countertops.
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