14 Jun 2019

Mark Zawaideh


Now that the New Year is rolling in, homeowners wonder what new design trends are hot for 2019. We checked in with some of the experts to find out what home designs will put your house in the top spot for the year. Here are trends that are sure to prompt remodeling dreams.

What’s Cooking in the Kitchen?

The kitchen is often the focal point of many homes. It’s the place where loved ones gather to enjoy home cooked meals and talk about their day. Homeowners want this room to be functional as well as attractive, and that is reflected in the 2019 kitchen trends:

  • A full-length backsplash takes center stage in the kitchen creating a wide-open, clean feel. You’ll see some of these in bold patterns adding interest.
  • Look for darker and warmer tones for the countertops, but marble will continue to be a favorite.
  • An all black and white kitchen theme is in this coming year. Its crisp, classic look is timeless.
  • Be on the lookout for more pizzazz in 2019 with decorative tiles or bolder looks.
  • Another trend that will save homeowners money is the padded dining benches. These budget-friendly seats are alternatives to the custom built-in benches that people love. They are also easy to put where you want in dining rooms, kitchens, or nooks.

Bathroom Beauty

According to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, a notable percentage of homeowners make significant changes to their master bathroom when they renovate. Almost half of those surveyed change the layout of the bathroom altogether, while 83 % to 92 % change the main features of the room.

One trend that is gaining popularity for 2019 is the spa-like bathroom. This should be a welcome trend for the busy, modern family. Large free-standing tubs allow homeowners the chance to unwind at the end of a busy day.

Light colored wood that reveals the grain and knots is also a popular choice for bathroom cabinets. On the other end of the spectrum is an entirely black bathroom. This look evokes elegance and luxury for those who want to take their bathroom to the next level.


New Color Themes & Prints

If you’re tired of seeing gray color tones throughout your house, then you’ll welcome the color changes for 2019. Actually, Pantone’s 2019 color of the year is Living Coral. The vibrancy of coral brings a sense of life and zest to space. That doesn’t mean that the color trend is only toward all vibrant colors or no neutral colors though. Neutral tones will move from the cool grays to the warmer neutrals such as taupe or sand. You’ll also see a lot more dark, vibrant colors such as navy and forest green gracing the walls of homes.

Geometric wallpaper is out, and 2019 brings in the floral designs. The one-wall accent will be replaced by the “accent room.” Homeowners highlight one entire room in a stunning, dramatic color such as deep green. Trim and molding are painted in a light color such as bright white for contrast. The overall effect is bold and inviting.

Layers & Spaces

Layering is a theme you’ll see in 2019. Whether it’s the layering of different materials, textures, or patterns, mixing it up is key to keeping the room interesting. Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design says, “Mixing of styles is what’s coming in now, so not having everything be one note of mid-century modern with all the same wood color and style is key."

People still enjoy the wide open floor plan. Yet, they may want to separate off a section of their home. This is possible with the new glass-and-steel room divider trend. These dividers are see-through so people will still have the openness they want in their room, but the vertical lines of steel mark where the separated area is. 

Open spaces also bring new meaning to the kitchen as people make use of collapsible doors and window walls that reveal a connected patio or deck. 


Textures & Accents

Textures occur in both the inside and outside of the home in 2019. Outside the home, board-and-batten accents are in. These exteriors help create a textural look as well as create a modern farmhouse look.

Inside the home, textures and accents come in the form of metal ensembles. Using two or three different metals throughout the room adds interest and is popular this coming year.

Also, if you thought you had to stick with the minimalist look in your house, don’t fret. This year brings in fringes, tassels, passementeries, and tiebacks. The mixture of metals, fabrics, and tassels will create a textural experience.

If you’ve been thinking about making some changes to your home, this may be the year to do it. The 2019 home design trends are sure to motivate you for a whole new look.

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Topics: Home Improvement Tips