With this post, I am not trying to pretend like I am a design expert, but being a REALTOR® and someone who is interested in “all things home”, I do read a lot of home articles, posts, and blogs. Lately, I feel like one after another is about the hottest trends to expect for 2019 – from paint colors to interior design, furniture design, and overall home. If you have plans for redecorating or want to refresh some of your spaces, it can’t hurt to know what experts believe will be resonating in 2019. I have gathered together some of the more valuable articles I have read and pulled out a few consistent points I am seeing across sources.
Predictions for what will be hot in 2019:
- More bold, vivid, high-contrast patterns and more vibrant accent colors
- Pantone declares Living Coral is the color of the year. What it conveys: Life-affirming, optimism, joy.
- Earth tones: all versions of sand and earthy colors like ochre, burnt gold, and terracotta like Sherwin-Williams’ 2019 color Cavern Clay
- Art Deco influence to become more prominent in the coming year
- Ornate & textured walls and wallpaper
- Antiques and handmade, custom pieces – return to handcrafted authenticity
- Live Greenery and biophilia (the innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and lifelike process)
- Innovative uses and mixing of metals
- Matte Black
If you have some time to read more for yourself, here are a few of the best articles I have read for 2019 predictions:
- Via Forbes: Interior Design Trends Going Away And Here To Stay In 2019
- Via HGTV: Trend Forecast: 2019 Colors of the Year
- Via Interiors Online: 10 INSPIRING INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2019 THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR HOME
- Via ElleDecor: 2019’s Top Furniture Trends
- Via ElleDecor: The Hottest Home Trends of 2019, According to Jonathan Adler
- Via House Beautiful: These Trends Are Officially So 2018. Here’s What’s Replacing Them
All in all, I believe what is most important is that you make design decisions that resonate well with you & your family. If you aren’t a fan of a certain style, don’t try to force it because some people say it is “in style.” And lastly, I still stand by the importance of timeless design decisions for major renovations if you want to maximize the resale value of your home which I touch upon in my last blog post: Home Renovation Projects that Boost Resale Value of Your Home.
Happy planning and decorating!
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