The new year is fast approaching and the trends of 2018 are already fading, so what will be big in home décor in 2019?

Dark kitchens

Dark isn’t the first theme that comes to mind when designing a kitchen. Stereotypical assumptions are of white and bright kitchens, but Livingetc has reported that searches for black and navy blue kitchens have increased by 93% in the past six months. Not only reserved for cabinets, walls or countertops, dark kitchen appliances can also add a splash of contrast to any kitchen.

Brass taps

Taps constitute an important finishing touch to any bathroom or kitchen. Although once dominated by nickel and chrome, taps are predicted to take a more colourful turn in 2019. Brass taps offer a cool contrast to modern concrete tones, and add a blast of warmth to minimalist kitchens. Click here for a guide on how to get the most out of your brass finishings.

Spiced honey

The Dulux colour of the year has been announced as ‘spiced honey’. Chosen by Dulux colour experts to reflect the “new positive mood of the moment”, ‘spiced honey’ is a warm amber tone. It can be soothing or calming, cosy or vibrant, depending on the palette you pair it with. Read this blog by Dulux to explore the versatility of ‘spiced honey’ and the different ways to use it in your home.

Ocean inspiration

2019 looks like it will be taking inspiration from the ocean, with many predicting a trend of curved, wavy and sea inspired designs. Fish scale tiles have fluid forms with rounded edges and are heavily influenced by Moroccan design and are predicted to feature heavily in bathrooms and kitchens next year. Newly designed furniture is also taking inspiration from the sea, with scalloped designs chairs and beds up for grabs.

Nude tones

For the past few years, grey has dominated the neutral interior game, but warmer, friendlier tones of oatmeal and sand are expected to be more popular in 2019. Pairing nude tones with crisp white tones keeps things fresh.

Velvet

Livingetc has reported that searches for velvet have increased by 400% over the past six months and is the most searched-for fabric. There is no doubt that velvet is a firm favourite with interior designers around the world and can add a touch of elegance while still achieving a modern look. It is important not to overdo it. Velvet works best as an accent point. Perhaps invest in a velvet sofa as a statement piece, or start smaller with a velvet throw or cushions. Other options include a velvet headboard or curtains to add a luxurious look.

If you’re thinking of making some more major changes to your home, be sure to contact a Master Builder. That way, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.