Design Trends for 2019-2020
The major design shows are now over and the blogs and analysis have begun, so I will give my take on interior design trends for 2019-2020.
Keep in mind, I am not an interior designer, but I follow trends closely and have been part of the construction and hardware industries for the past 30 years.
Luxury is the key to this year’s designs. From furniture to furnishing and accents, the trend is reminiscent of 1930’s Art Deco with a few modern twists.
Paint colors feature warm, bold colors including sienna, bronze, blue green, and terracotta. Several designers and PPG Paints have named Night Watch Green as the color of the year. The green is a deep, jade-like color that is an alternative to forest green.
BEHR has named Blueprint Blue as their Color of the Year. Pantone’s Color of the Year is Living Coral. Sherwin-Williams choice is called Cavern Clay, a terracotta like shade. Benjamin Moore Paints choice is a soft gray called Metropolitan.
In the kitchen, the trend that was made popular by designers like Joanna Gaines that foregoes upper cabinets in favor of floating shelves is again popular. The material of choice for the open shelves is glass or metal with metal giving a more industrial look.
Stainless steel appliances are considered dated with black appliances the preferred color. Also featured in many trendy homes are high end appliances in bold colors including red, yellow and blue. Marble is still the material of choice for counter tops with back splashes that feature small subway tiles or tiles in geometric patterns.
Large kitchen islands with ornate wood columns and corbels are again a must have in the modern kitchen. The kitchen island has become the hub of the house and place for the family to gather for meals, conversation, games, homework, and more.
Popular in the 1970’s, Terrazzo tiles are once again in vogue as a floor or backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom.
As for faucets finishes, several designers are recommending gold fixtures for a luxurious look. Satin nickel is also a good choice.
The most popular bathroom color palettes are plum, gray, blue and green.
Large furniture with rounded corners and fabric upholstery is featured in the living room. Red, yellow and blue are some of the more popular color choices.
And yes, velvet once considered tacky is now labeled luxurious. Designers are also choosing to paint the ceiling for an added pop of color. Bright brass, gold, polished nickel and silver are the preferred accents. Many designers are designating copper as the “in” accent for 2019.
Van Dyke’s Restorers has a nice selection of copper sinks for kitchen, bathroom and bar. Copper sinks are made of recycled copper and have anti-microbial properties.
Dark woods give a rich accent in any room with bold, geometric patterns, and hand glazed ceramic pieces. Complete the room with a large ottoman and side tables.
Upholstered headboards in a neutral tone are a focal point in the bedroom. Again, velvet is a popular choice. Bold colors continue in the bedroom including, beige, brown, blue, gray and green.
Floral or geometric pattern wall papers are also good options. Reading nooks add a great get away for one corner of the bedroom preferably near a large window. A window seat with large pillows is always a great look.
I have never been one that follows the crowd. Choose a style that suits your personal taste. My 1960 split-level house is a combination of Country Chic, Mid-Century Modern, Victorian, and Arts and Crafts with a sprinkling of my grandmother’s antiques. So, you could say my style is eclectic. As long as it feels like home is my motto.
No matter your style, Van Dyke’s Restorers has hardware, wood, and accessories to suit any taste. Check us out @ vandykes.com. Happy decorating!