Style Watch: Top 3 trends & styles to think about in 2019

As we approach the end of 2018 we are already looking into the trends and styles forecast to be hot in 2019. Some styles have been already on our radar and we have seen hints throughout the year, so you may already be ahead of the game! Trends tend to merge from one season to the next meaning they trickle in rather than hitting you hard in the face. Luckily this also means that your ‘on trend’ 2018 home isn’t instantly out of date once the new year draws in. Even if you don’t follow the fashion, you can’t help but be influenced by the latest looks, and we discuss some of our favourites below.

  • We predicted this would be a huge trend in our April blog post and we were not wrong. With the centenary approaching the Art Deco style is really making it’s way to the forefront of design for the new year. The 1920s look is inspiring the latest wall covering and fabric designs and the famous geometric, stylised patterns are really back in vogue. The 2019 colour palettes and furniture profiles will also be influenced by the era.  Blush pinks, emerald green and rich oxblood tones are reminiscent of the glamorous decade whilst elegant metal and marble furniture pieces create a luxe look suitable for the modern home. Check out some of our top items below (contact us if you would like more information on any of the products detailed).
  • The Dulux colour of the year has been announced, ‘Spiced Honey’ and we are certainly not surprised. We have already started to see rich caramel and chocolate brown tones making their way into the latest collections. Dulux describe the paint colour as having, ‘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.’ Although not totally convinced it’s going to be a favourite paint choice of ours, it does make a nice base colour to build up an interesting palette from. We particularly like it paired with the tan, black and cool pink tones as seen in the headline and below images, courtesy of Dulux. We look forward to seeing how this indulgent colour can work in our 2019 projects.

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  • Grey has been a huge trend over the last few years and although it’s not going anywhere we have to admit we are excited to learn that a new neutral is finding it’s way on to the interior scene. When we say ‘beige’ you might recall in horror and have flash backs of Magnolia walls and creamy leather sofas, but we are talking 2019 beige or ‘Greige’ as it is being dubbed; an updated and sophisticated hue. Without the yellow tone we saw in the early 2000s, the new beige is a muted and softer shade with a cool grey undertone. The warmer tone works nicely with grey which means you can introduce it in to your home without having to replace all your pieces. The trick is to purposefully and continuously layer the colour, in artwork, cushions and furniture pieces as this will add the depth that you will need to stop it looking flat. The image below, courtesy of Pinterest is a great example of this layering technique.

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Fancy freshening up your home in the new year and want to give our trend predictions a go, then please do share your photos and email us at hello@thedesignhousemanchester.co.uk . Our favourite photo will be announced on the blog over the next month.