From rough luxe to 70s revival, 2019 is set to be a year full of colour and textures. Award-winning interior blogger, Stacey Sheppard, author of The Design Sheppard, shares the top interior trends for 2019.
Industrial décor continues to be popular amongst interior enthusiasts, but it can be difficult to integrate this style into domestic settings. Through the incorporation of luxurious finishes and accessories, warmth and elegance can be brought into an industrial-inspired space. Rough luxe is where refined luxury meets rough industrial finishes. Expect to see warm metallics like copper, brass and gold, paired with exposed brick, concrete and rough timber finishes.
The use of bold colours in kitchen settings is set to soar in 2019. With kitchens in deep navy blues accompanied by statement metallic splash backs in hand-aged copper or gold leaf adding drama to kitchens settings, we are done playing it safe in the kitchen and we are seeing some really bold statement colours coming through. Punch up your cabinets with bright blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing grey or green. If blue and white seems too coastal for you, go for navy. The richer tone is grounding in a kitchen, and it looks amazing with brass hardware.
With the arrival of fringing on home accessories, bold colours and patterns, it’s time to welcome the return of the experimental glamour of the 1970s! Colour wise, we will see a strong focus on rich, earthy tones like mustard yellow, ochre, olive green, chocolate, caramel, cream and camel such as Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2019 – Spiced Honey. Pair with retro-patterned wallpaper and fabrics with big bold motifs for a real throwback!
The New Neutrals
When it comes to neutral colours in interior settings, a variety of palettes have come and gone over the years, from the very dated magnolia to the more recently beloved grey. However, it’s now the turn of the new neutrals. Think tea rose, lavender, mint, lilac and pale peach shades. Pastel colours in a more muted shade are ‘in’ in a big way and are perfect for those who are looking to create bright, open spaces. This ice-cream colour palette is given a more sophisticated feel thanks to the grey undertones that permeate these colours.
5. Natural Selection
Materials such as wood, rattan, seagrass, wicker, cork, bamboo and terracotta naturally provide warmth and texture to spaces. When paired with a palm print tile, expect to be immersed in a tropical paradise.The colours that feature in this trend are also very natural so lots of muted earthy tones and especially lots of dark green. This trend also features lots of plants and foliage, as well as botanical prints on wallpaper, tiles and fabrics. Focus on imperfect finishes along with artisan and tactile accessories that perfectly encapsulate nature at its best.