As we step into the new year, we’re beginning to see the new trends for our homes emerging; so what will 2019 have in store for us? Let’s start with the Pantone Colour of the Year which is Living Coral, described as “buoyant, vibrant & effervescent”, this marine tone is predicted to dominate the design industry over the next 12 months.
If you’re not too keen on the big bold shades, this is an easy one to tone down to shades of peach or even beige. Beige tones take us straight back to the 70s when brown, beige, orange & rust colours were all the rage (if you were a Brownie in the 80s you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!). These colours are all making a big come back, & before you grimace, from what I’ve seen it’s working pretty well!
We all know and love the Scandi style – it’s been around for a good few years now, but the addition of the Scandi Noir trend which embraces a moodier palette with darker colours is proving popular with kitchen cabinetry. We’re seeing a rise in dark navy or black with a matt or powder finish, looks great against a bright white painted wall. Watch this space!
We’ve seen an emphasis on shapes this year, and all things curved, wavy & ocean inspired are coming our way. Sofas are becoming rounded & curved in their design, round dining & coffee tables soften the straight lines of a living room, and look out for scallop designs, enveloping tub chairs & curvaceous sofas – such a pretty, soft & feminine vibe.
Fringing & tassels are everywhere! Designers are bringing in this flirty edge to our accessories, from cushions to lampshades to mirrors to curtains. Many are looking sky-ward for inspiration & the results are out of this world! Galaxy murals, cosmic tiles, zodiac plates – you’ll be seeing it everywhere.