By: Tamiracle Williams
Design concepts for 2019 focus on material and finish. These trends are a great way to add value to a home in any season.
Expert designers are deeming 2019 the year of the ice cream color scheme with mint greens, blushes and baby blues remerging in home decor. Living Coral is PANTONE Color of the Year. PANTONE describes this as a vibrant and soft coral hue. Upholstery and decorative accessories are where interior decorators anticipate this trend to flourish.
More Americans are becoming aware of climate change and have started making changes to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The shift to energy efficient appliances began in late-2017, but builders are now seeing a high demand for organic and less toxic materials. Opting for the flat finish over high-gloss paint and getting carpet over hardwood are ways to reduce chemicals toxins used in home design.
Recycle those artificial plants and bring the outdoors inside. Low-maintenance houseplants are trending for 2019. They not only add a touch of green to home decor, but they help remove chemical toxins from the air. Plants such as peace lilies, snake plants and rubber figs are a great addition to any home.
New finishes such as glossy black, rose gold and brass finishes will soon be a staple in both bathroom and kitchen design.
From Milan to New York Fashion week, designers have proven that florals are no longer just for spring. Different colors and prints can make floral trendy for any season. Add tiny floral touches with curtains, poufs and throws.
Builders go-to-trend for 2019 is dark finishes with light cabinets. Forecasters are predicting an increase of black in countertops and hardware this year. Soft furnishings are also a great way to utilize this trend.
BOLD BACKSPLASHES AND TEXTURE WALLPAPER
Bold backsplashes and wallpaper will resurface in design. It’s a great way to incorporate other 2019 home trends such as geometrical patterns, floral and pastel color palette. Some designers are even switching out the classic accent wall for an all-around room design.
The once frowned upon fabric is now viewed as a luxurious and chic addition to any interior design. Hesitant about this trend? Try incorporating it as a throw pillow or curtains. Or take a risk and get a velvet sofa or ottoman.