Trends! I like to think I’m not heavily influenced by them but I think it’s hard not to be. When the high street is full of on-trend products you would struggle to find anything truly unique. Unless you buy vintage of course.
Having said that, vintage, era dependent is always on trend.
Let’s start by looking at what interior trends we can expect to see in 2019 and who is way ahead of the game already.
Dark kitchens are set to be a huge trend for 2019. I always think Kitchen and bathroom trends are a risky one to commit to for obvious reasons, so my advice would be, just go with something timeless. Having said that, black or dark navy kitchens aren’t likely to date any time soon and not to mention the bonus points they win for practicality.
My lovely friend and Instagram sensation Lucinda of @nest_twenty_eight painted her kitchen dark a while ago. I remember the pain she endured trying to do it, but I think we can all agree her hard work has more than paid off.
Two huge and very different bathroom trends set to influence our choices next year are scallop shaped tiles (think fish scales) and concrete.
I personally love the scalloped mermaid-esq tiles and think the variety of tiles we have available to us these days has transformed our homes and allowed us to create truly unique spaces.
The Young Home is way ahead of the game by installing gorgeous teal (another bathroom trend for 2019) scalloped tiles in her bathroom. Contrasted against her pink roll top bath and monochrome flooring tiles has created a seriously show stopping bathroom.
Concrete bathrooms have already made an appearance this year but are set to be a big thing for 2019 and I must admit, I am totally on board with this after seeing some serious bathroom envy over on @allandnxthing. Concrete paired with brass taps and plenty of house plants is the ultimate recipe for a swoon worthy bathroom.
Velvet has been around for while now, and you’ll be pleased to know it’s not going anywhere! Thank goodness for that I hear everyone that has invested in a velvet sofa say!
Like the scalloped tiles mentioned above, our furniture is taking on smoother edges too. Curved sofas are named to be a big thing in the new year, and although aesthetically they look appealing, I’m not sure how practical they are for a family home. What do you think?
Nude… this is a much more interesting and stylish way to say beige!
Our neutrals are moving over to the warmer side and I have to say, I kinda like it!
Grey has been huge for a few years now, dare I say a little over done, so I’m welcoming this ‘nude’ trend with open arms. It includes anything from warm white, to pale pinks and browns. Time to experiment for sure!
Peach is a colour that I personally love and I was happy to see that the Pantone colour of the year for 2019 was named ‘Living Coral’. I actually did a poll on Instagram once it was released to find out what people thought of it, and it was a 50/50 split.
I think peach/coral is one of those colours that makes people think of the 80s, but done well it can look incredible.
Obviously I’m going to do a little shameless plug here as I’ve just painted my dining room in Valspar ‘Terracotta blush’ which is a very peachy/coral colour.
Emily at @pinkhouseliving has combined peachy pink walls, with teal, gold and wallpaper in her kitchen, which works so well. I also love the abundance of house plants.
Kitchen goals right there!!
Talking of colour of the year, you have probably already seen that Dulux has announced theirs as ‘Spiced Honey’.
It’s fair to say it’s created a bit of a marmite effect on the public and I can totally understand why, however paired with the right complementary tones, I think it works really well.
I don’t think I could commit to painting a whole room or even an entire wall in spiced honey personally, but used in small doses, I’m definitely starting to warm to it. In fact, the more I see it, the more I like it.
@Irenevdlaan has used ‘Spiced Honey’ impeccably within her home, it definitely makes me want to pop open a tin of it and experiment.
We all know house plants have seen their biggest comeback since the 70’s but 2019 is taking things up a notch by introducing living walls within our home. I know you’re probably thinking, jeez, I can’t even keep them alive in pots on a table let alone attached to a bloody wall! Yep, I’m thinking the same!
Luke Arthur Wells has created a living wall in his living room and I am in complete awe. Being a houseplant lover myself, I could totally get on board with this trend, I just need to find the right space for it. Luke has used the alcove space next to his fire place to showcase his and I think you’ll agree it looks sophisticated, modern and above all, interesting.
There are many more trends predicted to enter our homes in 2019 including, fringing, stars and line drawing artwork. I’d love to know your thoughts on the above, what you love and what you are not too sure about. Also any trends that haven’t been mentioned that you foresee being a big thing in the new year, please feel free to share.
Until next time,