4 Big Interior Trends For 2019.
With 2019 well and truly here, it’s inevitable that predicted trends in every area of design and fashion will start showing up.
WHILE I’M NOT ONE TO MOVE ONLY WITH TRENDS, I THINK IT’S FUN TO LOOK AT WHAT WILL BE POPULAR AND TO SEE HOW TO MAKE IT WORK WITH YOUR UNIQUE STYLE.
1. Colour Palletes
You’ll see why when I delve into style trends below, but be prepared for two completely different looks next year!
You’ll be seeing experimental and bold colours in some styling, while others will be softer, discreet and calming.
- Rich Jewel tones with edge (creating drama against white architectural spaces). Bold primary colours such as bright yellows, burgundy reds and violet blues.
- Stark white and warmer neutrals
- Sun-bleached gentle pastels
Nourishing, self-assured neutrals, like warm cotton and pale gold. Think of fleshy nudes and pale apricot-tinted tan. Rose is the development of “millennial pink”, showing up in both mellow and dusky shades.
For blues, the natural hemp and pale bronze will move into soft misty grey, desert sage and stonewashed blue. Deep colours such as black, teal and navy blue and green will still be used, greens will move into soften tones, such as sage, celery and avocado.
There is so much chat about sustainable living and food sources at the moment, it was really only a matter of time before this began to be seen in interiors! We are moving back to appreciating renewable resources (fibres, textures, materials), and appreciating the sanctuary of the home within our busy 2019 lifestyles!
Expect to see kitchens that reflect this vibe, and look at working with relaxed light and airy moods.
- Recycled and sustainable materials.
- Layouts that support family dynamics and foster relationship as part of functionality
- Living produce that is actually grown in kitchens
- Warmer, mid-tone woods for visual warmth.
- Soothing pastels and neutrals
- Visual softness with chalky, smooth, matte finishes
- Sustainable, handmade pieces
“Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in, in 2019. We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors
3. Peace & Tranquility
With our busy 2019 lifestyles, the essence of peace and relaxation will begin to show in interior design even further. Rooms like the bathroom will focus on recharging our personal well-being; a place to escape stress and catch a quiet moment by ourselves.
Design will reflect this by taking cues from privacy, time and peace. A place to feel relaxed and comfortable, rather than purely functional.
We’ll be seeing soft lighting with dimmer controls, upholstered seating, and softer accessories; all elements that previously would have seemed a little indulgent in the bathroom (sounds perfect to me!).
4. Breaking the rules
There’s no doubt that in many societies and countries at the moment there’s a strong sense of political unrest. Many designers feel there will be trends around the expression of freedom, and a refusal to be controlled. I’m sure the same will be seen within interiors.
This is where the bolder colours and dramatic textures are coming from. I think we’ll be seeing an experimental year that embraces change and the unexpected (and we’ll have fun doing it!).
Spaces will be pushed to their limits and taken to new heights with multi-uses – we will be breaking from normal habits and using rooms with freedom. The rules no longer apply.
Colours will be bright and bold, materials will be innovative, repurposed and recycled, products adaptable, and patterns dynamic.
It’s going to be a gorgeous year for interiors, with fabrics, textures and beautiful colours abound. I can’t wait to get started.
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