The kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place where everyone gathers before the start of the day and the place where everyone gathers at the end of their day. Clean and simple styles have become big favorites for homeowners with natural light being an important aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen. Though mid-century modern and farmhouse are still popular styles, homeowners are getting more efficient in their overall designs, aesthetic, and alternative materials for kitchens. Expect to see two-toned kitchens in 2019, bringing personality to the space. You’ll be seeing tons of textural surfaces used for countertops, such as concrete. These surfaces evoke an industrial feel in your kitchen. Organic backsplashes are also making an entrance into kitchens in 2019. Mixed metals such as black, copper, pewter, and brass are all blending for a bold, organic look.