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Top interior design trends for 2019

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As we head into the final quarter of 2018, we are starting to think about what 2019 has in-store for Interior Design.

We’ve rounded up some great opinions on the internet to give you a top 5 list of what to look out for in 2019:

1.) Dark kitchens

Living Etc magazine said: “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. One of the strongest style trends that has come through in modern kitchen design is the colour blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces. Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or splashbacks, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend colour.” (Living Etc[1])

From what we are seeing, there is a definite move away from grey, not just for kitchens but in general with natural/earthy tones being favoured for walls in various rooms as well.

2.) Terrazzo flooring

Elisabetta Rizzato from Italian Bark said: “The terrazzo trend started last year, to explode this year both in design, graphics and architecture, and probably it’s going to last.[…]…Terrazzo is an Italian word and terrazzo flooring was the typical marble flooring of Venetian houses of the ‘500, a low cost solution which put together scraps of marble and granite in a scattered mosaic look.” (Rizzato, E, Italian Bark[2])

Bringing the Mediterranean into homes gives a holiday feel to British homes while also providing a clean and eye-catching tile for both walls and the floor of bathrooms and kitchens.

3.) Crittall Style

Living Etc magazine said: “There’s no denying that Crittall-style has been staging a comeback – and not just as windows and doors, but as walls, rear extensions, room dividers and even shower screens. Edgy and versatile, the sturdy, slim-profile frames tap into the current trend for all things industrial. It’s no wonder Crittall-style has been dominating our Pinterest feeds. They have the ability to completely transform a space; not just by giving it a cool, modern edge, but also by opening up a space and letting in more light.” (Living Etc[1])

By using these as dividers you not only have a whole new space but the glass allows for undiluted light so no compromise is made on the brightness of the room.

4.) Spiced Honey

Dulux said: “Chosen by Dulux colour experts to reflect the new positive mood of the moment. Spiced Honey is a warm amber tone, inspired by the beauty and versatility of honey itself. Spiced Honey can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with.” (Dulux Colour of the Year 2019[3])

Even the name “Spiced Honey” connotes a kind of sweetness to this trending tone and will give a very homely feel to residentials and even commercial spaces.

5.) 3D Printing

InteriorZine said: “Practical, flexible and easily arranged in the dynamic modern life flow, the contemporary 3D creations also have an added value. Some design studios and artist, which we will present to you further on, use sustainable bio-plastic to create their 3D project; others recycle and reuse the domestic plastic waste, but either way, they come to show that art and contemporary furniture creation can also be respectful towards the planet.” (InteriorZine[4])

Combining technology with interiors is an exciting step forward for interior design. The “room is your oyster” with countless styles and materials that can be used.

A word from our expert…

Former Hunter Dunning Candidate and Milc Senior Interior Designer, Sylwia D Lubian commented: “2019 promises to be another interesting year for Interior Design with a lot of the old styles making a comeback. I can see all the 2019 trends working harmoniously together creating an eclectic and boldly coloured interior.

“I particularly like the terrazzo story and I am super excited about a massive comeback of this material to our life. It comes in an uncounted variety of colours, shapes, and sizes. It creates a beautiful starting point for any interior design concept, allowing to mix and match colours and textures freely, creating interesting, bold and brave interiors. This trend has already been on the market for quite some time, but it keeps providing thrill and excitement! In 2019 terrazzo is going to go bigger and braver as it’s evolving from small-scale marble pieces sunken into a cementitious composite into big chunks of marble pieces proudly bringing this material to the front stage of any interior often becoming a focal point of a space. See some of the inspiration pics for a big scale terrazzo which I picked for one of my projects with install in late 2019, courtesy of Apartment Therapy[5].”

To find out about other Interior Design Trends to look out for, check out https://www.themostchic.com/interior-design-trends

Want to submit your own opinions regarding Interior Design trends? Email marketing@hunterdunning.co.uk.

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1. Living Etc “What’s Hot: All the Interior Design trends for 2019” https://www.livingetc.com/whats-news/the-biggest-18-19-interior-trends-195539 5th September 2018

2. Rizzato, E., Italian Bark “Interior Trends| Terrazzo Comeback” http://www.italianbark.com/interior-trend-terrazzo-comeback/[Accessed] 25th September 2018

3. Dulux “Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 “https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/colour-year-2019-dulux [Accessed] 25th September 2018

4. InteriorZine “Interior Design Trends to Watch for in 2019” https://interiorzine.com/2018/02/06/interior-design-trends-2019/ 6th Febraury 2018

5. Mitchell, N.,Apartment Therapy “Terrazzo: The Forgotten Flooring Material is Back, and Better than Ever” https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/on-trend-terrazzo-is-making-a-major-comeback-241123?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=at&crlt.pid=camp.fAbCfQMJqYkN 23rd June 2017