Love them or hate them, everyone’s got opinions on the latest trends for 2019. Here’s ours.
NW3 have a unique style, we love to use bold (but muted!) colours, a variety of textures and we have our ‘go-to’ brands. That means we’re quite fussy with what we like, what we supply and who we supply from.
This year, the majority of interior trend predictions for 2019 we are impressed with. Here are some interior trends that have caught our eye and we say ‘Hi’ (and then a few where we say ‘bye’!):
Dark kitchens are going to be big in 2019 and we can see why. They ooze elegance and can create a beautiful contrast with lighter fixtures, fittings, skirting and ceilings. Opting for dark blues (as grey next year is set to be out) the colours work harmoniously with rich coppers, warm golds and brushed chromes. Creating cool and ambient spaces. We love this look and it would look spectacular complemented with marble herringbone tiles.
Pulling away from the usual chrome choice we love to see brass being used all over the home. Not just for bathrooms, you can be confident and place brass taps in the kitchen also! Brass fittings work as a great companion for the rich blues and nude tones we’re seeing forecast for 2019 to add warmth and elegance to any space.
Crittall Style Doors
Crittall style doors have been slowly evolving with the industrial chic trend movement from the beginning of 2018. We’re glad to see it making a solid appearance in 2019 as we love the framing effects and the Japanese-esq style. Use to frame windows, doorways, any outdoor space or use as a partition wall to segregate areas. You can add curtains on one side to allow for added privacy. This is great for small spaces or 1 floor apartments/studios. We recently used it in our West Hampstead project in the clients kitchen, take a look at the project.
Spiced Honey – Dulux
Now this is a colour we can get behind! Dulux say Spiced Honey, Living Etc say Salted Caramel, either way it’s all delicious. A rich, thick colour, it’s warmed than beige and lends its hand to honey woods, such as a beautiful oak. This colour was mostly seen in midcentury furniture, which subsequently is also on the return for 2019.
Mermaid tiles is a new trend we’ve seen popping up. We’ve seen how to do mermaid tiles and how NOT to… It’s a tricky trend to master because if you get it wrong it can look seriously outdated. We saw this example from Topps Tiles on how to work your mermaid tiles. Add them into a design as a feature wall rather than overwhelming a space. Opt for a strong colour and pair with other neutrals. Make it pop by using the on-trend brass fixtures to make an uber cool space. We suggest using them in bathrooms and kitchens!
Well, we could act surprised, but we aren’t! It’s our favourite style period set to make it’s full comeback in 2019. A lot of incredible design came from architects and designers in the mid 1900’s. Timeless iconic pieces from famous brands such as Knoll and Vitra have withstood the test of time and it’s astonishing and admirable to see they still have a profound relevance within design today.
And on the counterpart, there are the predicted trends we are not so keen to see in the New Year… good riddance to:
The Pantone Colour of the Year
Pantone colour of the year is a day every designer looks forward to (of fears depending how you see it). It’s a colour to set the tone, excuse the pun, for the year ahead and what to expect from designers. So this year it is with great sadness that we say a big fat no to the colour of the year. This colour couldn’t be any more not us. It’s a garish bright colour that only belongs to holiday nails. Yuk. Oh well… better luck next year!
YIKES. We like midcentury but isn’t this a step too far? Fringed lamps, fringed cushions… the question will be not where did you buy that but where did you find that, on the assumption you’ve been stealing from your grandparents. Sadly fringing doesn’t seem to be able to add the kind of je ne sais quoi we’re looking for!
This is a big no from us. As a company we like to advocate longevity and quality… one may assume wrong but we can’t begin to imagine painted floors don’t start to look very tatty or rub off very quickly! Save yourself the time and energy and just buy the tiles!
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