Trend Predictions for 2019

With a new year looming it’s a great opportunity to embrace and prepare ourselves for what’s going to be on the horizon interior-wise. So brace yourselves. We are talking dark kitchens, 70’s fringing, maximalism, and nude pink. Yes, we said pink!

Dark Kitchens

 

Reports have shown a 93% increase in online searches for navy and black kitchens in the past 6 months.  The strongest reoccurring trend is the colour blue; trends for navy cabinetry ad kitchen units are becoming more and more popular. Especially in naturally dark room, with little sun light. Why not play on this? And keep things dark and mysterious.  If you are not brave enough to replace your whole kitchen cupboards for a darker shade, fear not! You can use these dark shades on almost anything. It can even be used a splash back, to add a pop of colour. As much as we still love the many, dare we say it, 50 shades of grey, we are hoping to see a lot more navy next year.

 

Fringing

Yes, that’s right- fringing is back with a bang! Forget your Great Aunt’s living room in the 70’s. This retro look has been all over the Autumn/ Winter 18 catwalks. As journalist Kate-Watson Smyth says “What we see on the catwalk will soon be on our cushions” and she couldn’t be more right (as usual!). You will be seeing this embellishment almost everywhere and on almost anything.  We are talking cushions, curtains and lamps swooshing into your lovely homes.  We can’t wait to add a flirty edge to home interiors! This fringe-factor is top of the design agenda for us.

Maximalist:

Over the past few years, minimalist Scandi design has taken over the world of interiors. However, we are sensing a swift change and a return of a more maximalist style. Traditional and classical styles are becoming more and more popular, with a fresh twist. Cole & Son’s Leopard Walk wallpaper is always great for any daring individuals wanting to add a wow factor into their home. It is fair to say this maximalist approach of bold colour and clashing patterns will not be for everyone.  Fortunately, our next design prediction is much different, if this is the case!

 

Pink

Okay, okay, please don’t panic! With the announcement of Dulux’s 2019 Colour of the year as Spiced Honey, warm and earthy neutrals are back. It is impossible not to notice the dominance of grey within interiors; however, a new neutral may be taking over next year.  By pink, we are talking light, sophisticated nude shade. Similar to Zoffany’s Morning mist, or if you’re brave, Farrow & Ball’s Sulking Room pink. We are so excited for these refreshing and friendlier warm shades to be back. Think wool, wood and hemp- all which sound much nicer than beige ! 

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