Interior Design Trends for 2019

It is officially time to start considering what is in and what is out in the interior design world. There were a ton of styles, colors, and materials we saw coming through in 2018 that we loved. Mid-century modern was everywhere, lavender was a hit, and brass hardware was all the rave. While some of the trends we saw are here to stay for a while, we are seeing some shifts in the design world.

Trend Watch: Matte Black Hardware

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Brass and gold fixtures have been absolutely everywhere lately as one of the hottest trends, and we’re not tired of it yet. While we don’t think brass hardware is necessarily going anywhere, we do think that there will be a rise in flat black finishes. This look is moody and masculine but when contrasted with a lot of white, it looks very light! It can seem like a trend that won’t last forever, but we all know that black & white will always be here to stay.

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1. Bathroom Faucet | 2. Shower Set | 3. Kitchen Faucet | 4. Cabinet Pull | 5. Campaign Pull | 6. Hexagonal Knob

Trend Watch: Light Wood Floors

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Dark hardwood floors have been popular for the last decade, but we are seeing a major shift to light shades. It gives a much more airy Scandinavian feel to it that appeals to the minimal aesthetic, especially when the strips are wide-set. Whether it’s a softwood floor such as pine or ash or a hardwood that has lighter shades such as oak or maple, there are many different options. And though the process is tedious, you can even bleach your floors to create the look on an existing home.

Trend Watch: Hunter Green

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How can you not love this shade? This super deep green has been extremely popular in homes with an edgier look. But we think this is going to hit more in the mainstream design world this year. We even included the exact paint colors of the ones shown in the photos above. A tip for picking a similar color is to search for a paint brand’s “historic” colors in order to find one that you know will last.

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1. Hunter Green | 2. Studio Green | 3. Salamander | 4. Hunt Club

Trend Watch: Book-Matched Stone

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Book-matched stone is a method where instead of the slabs being laid flat and polished, two neighboring slabs are polished on opposite sides to create the symmetrical effect. Book-matched stone is best when used somewhere that it can be highlighted. We installed this recently in a home on a massive fireplace as the focal point (photos will be up soon.) We encourage this to be used as an accent wall, such as behind a bathtub, rather than just using it on a kitchen island, for example.

Trend Watch: Art Deco

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Older styles are always coming back for a retro look. Mid-century modern has been one of the top trends but it’s starting to fizzle out. We’re starting to see a huge rise in Art Deco interior styles along with some 70’s vibes. Curvy, rounder furniture rather than harsh lines. Softer pastels contrasting with deeper jewel tones. Mixing metals, specifically gold. We really love this style. CB2 has a subsection on their website where they titled it, “Euro Chic Street Style.” Their mindset is bringing Parisian and Italian street style to interiors, and this lookbook embodies the switch from mid-century to art deco.

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1. Wallpaper | 2. Mirror | 3. Sconces | 4. Shearling Chair | 5. Gold Champagne Set | 6. Curved Sofa | 7. Crystal Coffee Table | 8. Bronze Side Table | 9. Bench with Bolsters | 10. Tufted Rug

Trend Watch: The Concrete Look

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We’ve been seeing the concrete look more and more lately. This is definitely not for everyone because it can come off very industrial and cold, but this is what makes it work best in a bathroom. When combined with wood or other natural materials, it feels much warmer. Usually when installed, they’re not even using concrete. It’s actually just a plaster in a light gray color to create the appearance of concrete. We think this will be one of the newest trends because over the years, we’re noticing more and more pieces that were once considered utilitarian slowly becoming more residential.

Trend Watch: Taller, Large Patterned Backsplash

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Large scale patterns used as a backsplash have become overwhelmingly popular in the last two years, and we’re expecting to see a continuous increase in this style. Another aspect of it is the concept of taller backsplashes due to a larger space between the top of the counter-top and the bottom of the upper cabinets. This look is exceptionally stunning… leaving the stone of the counters to be more muted and create the focal point of the backsplash.

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1. Echo Tile | 2. Kenzzi Porcelain Tile | 3. Villa Lagoon Tile | 4. Moroccan Mosaic Tile

What do you think are some of the more common trends we’ll see this year? Is there anything that you’re happy to see leaving the design the world? Let us know in the comments below!

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