7 Home Design Trends You’ll Want to Try in 2019
By Shannon Wells
Forget New Year’s Eve parties or trekking to Times Square for the ball drop. At Emprove, we’re pretty sure there’s no better way to usher in the new year than by examining the upcoming year’s top design trends. While each trend is unique in its own right, an overall theme does emerge—2019 is all about bold and bright elements inspired by nature.
1. Metal Mash-Ups
The mixed metal design trend gained steam through 2018 and shows no signs of stopping. Mixed metals have the unique ability to elevate the style of any room, whether it’s adding some glamour to a tasteful room, or making a boho space just a little funkier. And, if you jumped on the rose gold bandwagon of 2017 and don’t want to give it up just yet, you’re in luck! Adding a yellow gold or stainless steel accent is a great way to breathe new life into your design. If you are ready to ditch your rose gold, we recommend replacing it with 2019’s on trend metal—copper.
2. Stylishly Sustainable
While this trend may not be one you spot the moment you enter a room, sustainability will be more present than ever in 2019. Designers are relying more heavily on reclaimed and reused materials for home furnishings. In baths and kitchens, newer fixtures will lean toward conservation, with water-saving showerheads and efficient faucets more widely available. Even textiles are focusing on eco-friendly design with an emphasis on jute, rattan and other woven materials.
3. Fierce Florals
Early hints that floral patterns would dominate home design in 2019 were first spotted during Fashion Week. From Michael Kors’ pretty painted florals to the bold buds of Balenciaga, bright bouquets and big patterns will be popping up all over. Floral patterns can be applied beautifully in the home by way of wallpaper, textiles, or if you’re commitment-phobic, framed prints. Expect to see bright and bold, rather than small and muted, prints.
4. Chic Ceilings
Things are looking up if you’re longing for the days when accent walls were all the rage. Statement ceilings, which were popular a number of years ago, are making a huge comeback. Whether they’re painted, wallpapered, stenciled or decked out with trim, adding a statement ceiling to your home is a sure-fire way to get onboard with the home design trends of 2019.
5. Bold Backsplashes
Subway tiles have dominated kitchen walls for years, so we’re happy to see a shift to something a little different. Modern punchy patterns and bolder Moroccan tiles have been working their way through kitchens throughout 2018, and we fully anticipate the trend to continue.
6. Fresh Flooring
Bright and airy flooring styles are gaining in popularity, as gray and dark floors are on the way out. Whether it’s birch, white oak, marble or bamboo, light-colored hardwood and tiles will be flooring staples in bathrooms, kitchens and common areas.
7. Colors of the Year
We’d be remiss to discuss 2019’s home trends without bringing up the colors of the year, which can vary quite a bit depending on who you talk to. The folks at PPG have announced Night Watch Green as their color of the year, which is a beautiful deep green with hints of jade. However, the Pantone people have announced that Living Coral, a vibrant and warm coral tone, will be 2019’s color. In both cases, the colors were selected because of their ability to bring the beauty and spirit of nature into the home.
Shannon Wells is a writer specializing in healthy food and home improvement. You can find her on LinkedIn.