2019 Design Trends

2019 Design Trends

New year, new design trends. In 2019 we’ll see old styles return with a fresh twist of vibrant colours and more pattern in both commercial and residential interiors. The grey and white colour palettes of last year will be warmed, more expressive and show individuality.

Dark is the new light

Darker finishes and patterns are creating a dramatic impression in all interiors. Graphic decorative pillows, gunmetal and pewter finishes, shou sugi ban wood and oxidized oak furniture will install a necessary high contrast to minimal residential and commercial interiors.

Photos: CB2, Pinterest

All of the plants

With the current state of our environment, no wonder humankind is inclined to continually bring the outdoors in. Hanging pots, a variety of wall applications or custom planters as dividers are just a few ideas how to incorporate greenery into your design. Plants are an easy way to add colour, pattern and fresh CO2! For the non-green thumbs, preserved plants are the real deal without the maintenance.

Photos: Pinterest

Memphis Style

As mid-century slips away, Memphis style rolls in. This aesthetic was inspired by radical geometric shapes of Art Deco, bold pop art colours and 1950s kitsch. You’ll see this mostly in commercial spaces through wallcoverings, seating, tables, lighting and decor items. If you’re a little scared to go all the way with this trend, start with a ratio of 10% colour and 90% white.

Photos: Pinterest

Terrazzo

This durable composite material is formed by mixing cement or epoxy binder with either glass chips, granite, marble or quartz. It can be used in a magnitude of applications but mostly for cladding and flooring. This year you’ll see it used more artistically in small decor elements, printed pieces and lighting which evokes a raw playfulness to any interior space. Be careful with this trend, it may not stick around for long.

Photos: Mitzi Lighting, Interiorzine, Pinterest

Florals

We’ll see all types of patterns from traditional to chintz to abstract. Fabric, wallpaper or murals can be integrated into any style and any residential or commercial space.

Photos: CB2, unpreogetto

Seamless and Integration

Seamless finishes throughout a space incorporates the growing trend of integration. Customized kitchens with paneled appliances and pantries and hidden ventilation allow for a continual look that is elegant, clean and modern. In order to accommodate all hidden storage, built-in cabinetry with custom accessories is crucial to the layout. 

Photos: Kitchen Connection, Caesarstone