What’s New For 2019 in Tile and Kitchen Countertops

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Countertop and tile trends in 2019 build on a broad spectrum of classics, updated by new finishes and rich, moody colors that add coziness. “In 2019, kitchens will be a mix of classic and modern. …It’s the heart of the home and they want their kitchens to feel warm, welcoming, and attractive.” Young Huh


After many years of glossy, glam-packed kitchens, homeowners are drawn to the warmth and easy maintenance of matte finishes. Popular countertop materials such as marble and quartz are available in more matte finishes than ever and Marble Systems has definitely embraced the trend. Our slab section on the website and showrooms with slab yards got you covered!

Ever-popular concrete blends beautifully with both metal and stone elements. In 2019, look for concrete countertops or concrete like tile covering walls and floors combined with warm woods. See our Ecocem Porcelain Collection.

Ecocem Porcelain Tile / Marble Systems

Modern, unadorned cabinetry juxtaposed with rustic, handmade tile enhances the appreciation of both materials. Tiled walls and tall back splashes are a continuing trend. The natural color variations and hand-shaped edges of artisan tiles add rich dimension to the walls.

Lower cabinets make a design statement painted in 2019’s popular kitchen colors – blue-black, deep green, charcoal, and navy. Classic gray and white kitchens are timeless and still popular but contrast is IN. Explore our Bella Muro Ceramic Tile Collection or Cottage Stone Collection to get the look!

Left: Bella Muro Ceramic Tile
Right: Cottage Stone Collection


As demand continues for kitchens without upper cabinets, statement walls are still trendy in this year’s kitchens. Tall stone backsplashes with narrow ledges provide display space and storage for a few daily basics. Reminiscent of a practical French-bistro, the look is updated with dramatic stone countertops that continue up the wall. The trend, started by French interior designer Joseph Dirand’s kitchen, has finally crossed the Atlantic.


For statement walls and tiled backsplashes, 2019 takes the patterned tile trend up a notch. While Moroccan and Spanish-inspired designs are going strong, monochromatic patterns add geometry and dimension to a space. We’ll be seeing colorful, mid-century-inspired geometric designs applied in creative ways just like our NEW Verde Capri Collection seen below.

New: Verde Capri Collection
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