New year, new space? Make sure your next project feels current yet classic. Here are the 2019 interior design trends we predict will offer timeless appeal to last well beyond the new year.
Boldly patterned backsplashes
There’s good news if white subway tile is not your style. Backsplashes will have more of a starring role in kitchens this year, showcasing bold patterns and large-scale movement. A full-height backsplash in natural quartz like Cambria showcases all the intricacies of the stone on a vertical plane.
Choosing a different design from the countertops makes for a sophisticated twist on an accent wall, while using the same design offers a sleek streamlined look. Cambria designs with bold veining add drama at any height, but the product upkeep is drama free. Maintenance-free and durable, a Cambria backsplash means there are no grout lines to clean, which can be cumbersome with tile.
Brittanicca (along with related designs Brittanicca Warm™ and Brittanicca Gold™) is a striking choice for the sophisticated single-stone look. The white quartz backsplash brightens the space while the robust marble veining adds captivating character. An integrated shelf crafted out of the same stone is another option gaining popularity as an alternative to wood open shelving.
Dark bathroom designs
The spa-like bathroom trend inspired many bright and airy “dream bathroom” Pinterest boards, but there’s an exciting counterpart emerging. Dark bathroom designs that play with pattern and rich texture offer a high-end feel for powder rooms and master baths alike. These spaces are a departure from the subdued soft gray or all-white bathroom trend, and we’re excited to see more daring and dark bathroom palettes like these.
A raw-edge Levven™ vanity pairs with matte black accents for an industrial farmhouse look.
Warmer and darker countertops
White marble-look quartz countertops will continue to be a classic choice for kitchens, but darker countertops and warmer-based tones are starting to surpass stark whites and grays.
This countertop trend is not limited to the kitchen. Darker vanity countertops fall right in line with the dark bathroom trend, and warmer bathroom countertops feel fresh in 2019 as well.
A neutral foundation with fine-grain crystals, Baybridge™ pairs with blonde woods for a warm and welcoming bathroom vanity.
High contrast finishes and materials will continue to captivate in the coming design year. Contrast between cabinets and counters, upper and lower cabinets, or island and perimeter countertops have broad appeal in kitchens.
Contrast within individual design elements is becoming more prominent as well in both kitchen and bath, including graphic wallpaper, patterned tile, and natural stone countertops with bold veining and movement that balances dark and light.
See more high-contrast spaces and get tips for incorporating this trend here.
Get ready to round out your style. Curved furnishings from subtle to spherical are taking shape throughout the home, especially in seating. Think midcentury mod dining chairs and sofas to arched armchairs, tufted ottomans, and relaxed, rounded-back stools. Circular tables and curved-front kitchen islands are also being selected for comfort and style. Whether as an accent or statement piece, round furnishings help to balance and soften a structured space.
Curved furnishings are also making waves in commercial design, offering an inviting feel and striking style for hospitality spaces.
This Target Center suite features a sleek, elliptical Brittanicca bar.
Light wood floors
Open and airy Scandinavian-inspired spaces have been on trend for some time. Light wood floors are a signature element of the look, and soft shades of birch and oak will make their mark in kitchens and open-concept living spaces. These light wood flooring hues offer an earthen-luxe vibe and look especially chic when paired with a vintage kilim rug.
These spaces by Jaclyn Peters Design give a nod to the Nordic with light wood floors and also showcase another of our timeless 2019 interior design trends: high contrast. Pristine white Cambria countertops are a natural pairing with light floors to ensure a clean, bright look while dark cabinetry grounds the space.
Mixed metals, including satin brass, matte black, and brushed finishes, have been trending for some time. Now there are more materials in the mix for the kitchen and bath, as designs incorporate natural stone, wood, painted surfaces, glass, and more.
A trio of Cambria designs combines for an innovative kitchen island with integrated Brittanicca Gold sink, accented by a Blackpool Matte perimeter countertop and Fairbourne™ backsplash. Space by: Vasi Ypsilantis, Vyda Fine Interiors for Kips Bay Palm Beach Show House.
Two-toned kitchens are on trend, often with an island as the focal point showcasing a bold waterfall stone, accent color, or natural wood. Cabinetry can also be easily and elegantly mixed with distinct hues between upper and lower cabinets. Two-toned countertops are another popular option, pairing two materials or designs pair for a cohesive aesthetic.
In commercial design, mixed materials showcase craftsmanship in statement furniture pieces such as conference tables and reception desks.
A quartz waterfall edge pairs with gray-tone woods and brass in this chic yoga studio featuring Annicca™.
See more commercial design trends our team spotted that are likely to take stride in 2019.
Furniture-inspired kitchen islands
The kitchen island remains the favorite for open kitchen layouts, creating a design focal point and central hub for kitchen activity. A shift toward furniture-inspired elements reflects their important role in the home, especially as a gathering spot for meals and entertaining. As a growing trend, kitchen islands will incorporate more features typically associated with high-end furniture such as luxury finishes, corbels, and custom hardware.
Open islands or overhangs with table leg details offer a handcrafted, often rustic look.
Dark and moody tones
The trend of darker countertops also comes into play in moody spaces, as deep black, charcoal, and espresso tones add a depth and character that lighter stone and surface options don’t always offer.
With dramatic navy and dense gray hues, Islington™ adds bold texture to this moody bar space.
Captivating, large-scale wallpaper in floral and geometric patterns is making its way into smaller spaces like powder rooms, laundry rooms, and home workspaces. These utility rooms are the perfect place to take risks with pattern and color, but the trend can also be embraced in kitchens and master suites.