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Home design trends for 2019

We’ve looked at global expert predictions for 2019 and come up with a handy Trends summary to review before you get stuck in to your decision making. Take a look through the colours and styles that are hot for 2019, this will also give you an indication of what to expect in stores, living rooms and Instagram feeds this year.


  1. Floor to ceiling back splashes in your kitchen – tiles seamlessly stretching from bench tops to ceilings with floating shelves, giving you a feeling of greater space and a more clean and luxurious look.
  2. Bold and uplifting colours –from brighter colours to more earthy tones ….Pantone’s colour for 2019 is living coral , a vibrant and spirited peachy orange with a mellowed aspect great for giving modern homes an identity. Burnt yellow will also feature strongly in statement ways. A great way to apply these brighter colours is 90% white 10% colour injection or layers of the same family of colour along with tonnes of texture! Check our Dulux Cobbler, Riverton and Manaia  – our top picks.
  3. Rich, moody jewel tones – We’re also seeing a more moody colour palate too. Well known editor Mitchell Parker suggests visual social networks like Houzz are helping people to become more comfortable with experimenting with dark and moody colours such as navy and dark botanical greens. Design your homes’ colour pick – Resene Indian ink and Dulux Otatara.
  4. Tuxedo kitchens –white kitchens have been on trend for some time now, we’re seeing a shift for 2019 back to bold black cabinetry and relevant fittings contrasted with white stone tops.
  5. Spa inspired bathrooms –spa like bold, dark and indulgent bathrooms are all in for 2019 along with fixtures such as freestanding baths and wooden cabinetry to add luxury.
  6. Patterned and shaped tiles – Gone are the days of tile floors mixing into the background of a room. In 2019, you’ll see the re-emergence of patterned tiles, perhaps reflective of this year’s renewed focus on artisanship and craftsmanship. Designers are getting geometric with their tiles, with honeycomb (aka hexagon) shapes appearing in tiled flooring and walls.
  7. Four wall colour – instead of feature walls we’re seeing more confidence in home design taking richer and darker tones and applying these in a bigger way across all four walls. Typically rooms like bedrooms, studies and media rooms are good spaces for this.
  8. Sustainability – special eclectic handmade pieces that evoke emotion from well thought out sources and suppliers that stand by something. Jute, rice paper, clay, wood, sculptures, art, lighting and statement furniture pieces.
  9. Connecting with nature – through natural light, stone, wood and plant life. Translating this is a broad brief anything from skylights and well positioned windows, materials such as wooden vanities and floors, bathtubs with a bush view, walkways that connect with the outside world, large bi-folds flowing from kitchen to garden… it’s all about keeping biophilic design in mind.
  10. Maximalism – this is all about creating impact within the home and forgetting about constraints of design. No more layers of dull tones, scandi minimalist… 2019 is all about overlaying colour, texture, patterns, elements of vintage , mid- century and modern all rolled into one!

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