And just like that, it’s a new year! January is by far the most popular time of the year for transformations, as the new start prompts people to makeover their hairstyles, their backyards and their homes. Whether you’re renovating your entire house, or just giving your living room or bedroom a refresh, here are 5 interior design trends to look out for in 2019.
LUSCIOUS LIVING CORAL
Living Coral has officially been announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2019! This fun and bright hue of gorgeous pinkish orange has been described by the Pantone folks as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens.” If you’re nervous about using bright colours, you might be put off by this bold, punchy shade, but you can easily introduce small hints of it into your home through artwork or soft furnishings rather than investing in large statement pieces. With its joyful optimism and warmth, this happy and playful tone will make even devoted monochrome lovers smile.
Matte metallic finishes have been popular for a while, working their way heavily into tapware, handles and lighting in recent years. In 2019 however, gold finishes will be updated and given a sophisticated revamp – think accents in sleek, high-shine golds, black-golds and golds with natural patinas.
Bottle Vase in Gold by Zakkia
Phoenix Round Wall Mirror by Amalfi
ALL THE RIGHT CURVES IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES
Organic shapes and curves will feature heavily, through furniture, homewares and also architecture. Think shapely sofas, irregular vases and rounded edges on walls corners and cabinetry. With softer lines and fewer hard edges, this trend is warm and inviting and oozes with style.
Nupo Curve Large Table Mat in Light Grey by Lind DNA
Ingrid Nesting Tables by The Design Edit
Source: Catherine Heraghty - The Stables
Noguchi Coffee Table Replica in Light Walnut
Source: Buildher Collective
ONCE YOU GO MATTE BLACK, YOU NEVER GO BACK
As someone who has been obsessed with matte black for years, I’m thrilled to see this finish make the 2019 hot list! Nothing beats the sophistication, drama and trendy style of matte black, and you’ll be seeing it pop up everywhere - in exteriors, tapware, flooring, wall tiles, homewares, ceilings, furniture, lighting, appliances, you name it! What’s not to love? It’s versatile, timeless and elegant, and perfectly complements most shades and materials, including all neutrals and metals.
Concrete Dala Horse in Black by Zakkia
Floyd Floor Lamp by Amalfi
Watering Can by Zakkia
ART DECO REVIVAL
While design and technology are constantly moving forward, it is not without inspiration from the past. We are drawn to the beauty of design eras gone by, as seen by the retro influence of Mid-Century Modern in the homes of interiors lovers everywhere. Now Art Deco is making a comeback in 2019, along with the opulence, drama and exuberance that defines it. While traditional Art Deco may seem over-the-top and gaudy to our modern eyes, the new look Art Deco will pop up in more subtle ways, such as through detailing on chairs and tables and through lighting. The contemporary reinvention of Art Deco will see a lot of bold colours and shiny metals, adding a touch of luxury and glam.
Luca Velvet Ottoman by Amalfi
Addison Table Lamp by Emporium
Banner image source: Buildher Collective (Alpha House project)