What a year it’s been for house-hold fashion and jaw-dropping interiors! If you missed out, where were you? 2018 has had some phenomenal trends to be proud of.

As we look ahead to 2019 there are some key trends you should now be taking note of. Here are Saxe Coburg’s insights to the colours, textures, materials and fabrics that you should be catching your attention as we move into 2019.

Colours

Dulux has revealed its colour of the year for 2019. It’s warm, inviting and soft like cashmere. Name ‘spiced honey’ it has a caramel, woody hue to it, so we’re re-named it salted caramel. Yum! It would appear we’re now moving away from cooler tones, opting for a warmer mood in the home. As much as we’ve loved the 50 shades of grey vibe of the last few years we think it’s about time sandy, amber tones came through for a style upgrade.

The annual trend forecast is decided by an expert panel of colour designers, design specialists, trend forecasters, architects and editors from around the world who join together to discuss what we increasingly need from the spaces around us. Capturing a universal theme, they finally suggest a colour that suitably embodies the mood of the moment for the year ahead. Time to start colour shopping!

Brass, copper and heavy metals

No, we’re not talking music, we’re talking contrast metals and interesting materials through the home. From brass, copper and rose gold, this is the best way to accentuate your rooms. There’s a new trend for next year which is to contrast dark, industrial style materials with elements of metal. We’ve seen kitchen units which are dark grey juxtaposed with copper trims, handles and accessories.  You can add more layers by purchasing similar kitchen accessories and always invest in a great lighting scheme to showcase the metal accents in the very best way.

Navy blue kitchens

The trends for darker kitchen cabinetry and Scandi noir help to explain the fact that searches for black and navy blue kitchens are up 93% in past six months, with matt and powdery finishes. From classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces, we see this trend continuing well into 2019.

 

Velvet still reigns 

According to Living Etc, searches for velvet have increased by 400% in the past six months, and it is, not surprisingly, the most searched fabric. This doesn’t guarantee velvet will be the fabric for 2019, however we don’t see it going anywhere fast. It will come down to cut and colour in 2019! Sumptuously seductive beds and velvet sofas are two of the most covetable ways to bring the look home.

Oh so natural

Many of the design Gods are routing for barley there, eco, earthy neutrals. A less is more vibe. Oatmeals and sandy shades are the new grey and they are proving far from boring. If you wish to follow this scheme invest in stonewashed linen, canvas, wood and hemp as materials and layer them up. Add flashes of neon as a contrast through decorative cushions and throws (only) Think earthy and there’s no denying this all sounds way nicer than beige, let’s not deny!

Take this design one step further with folksy prints, pom pom trims and a feature wicker chair to bring your White Isle vibe in too.

Critall Style

These frame-like panels have been threatening a comeback towards the end of 2018, so we anticipate a major resurgence in 2019. Not just as windows and doors but walls and rear extensions too. They offer something of interest (compared to the normal way of thinking) Edgy and versatile they very much suit the nod to the industrial.

Aside from the way they look, Crittall style doors help you to cleverly partition open areas. We salute metal framing!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our preview to 2019 design trends. There’s no denying, part of buying a house is making a home, so don’t hold back, you no know how to get ahead in 2019.

If you’re working on some home improvements and would like an up-to-date valuation of your home afterwards, please book in your complimentary market appraisal with Saxe Coburg on 01202 303066.

 

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