17th December 2018

Jen Bishop’s Interior Trend Predictions for 2019

As one of Australia’ leading online design publications, the latest trends, products and innovations flood our inboxes on a daily basis! This is always a great time of year to collate what we expect to see as the major interiors trends for the next 12 months in this country.

When it comes to colour, our friends at Haymes Paint recently released their latest forecast and looked at much more than just aesthetics when deciding on what’s going to be big in 2019.

One trend sees a fresh, uplifting, sorbet-hued palette. These hues are all about creating spaces that nurture, foster togetherness, recharge and reinvigorate their inhabitants. The recently announced Pantone Colour of the Year, Living Coral, is a great example.

Credit: Haymes Paint. Photographer: Martina Gemmola and Stylist: Ruth Welsby.

At the more neutral end (there will always be some new neutrals!), things are moodier. Dark greys, deep browns (yes, browns!) and mid-tone neutrals can be layered up with mixed materials for a strong, textural feel. Style this monochromatic palette back with natural materials such as marble, stone, travertine and wood alongside stainless steel, greenery and ceramic items for a moody, luxe vibe.

Credit: Haymes Paint. Photographer: Martina Gemmola and Stylist: Ruth Welsby.

The last colour trend is about rich, sumptuous colours like berry red and dark teal green, designed to cocoon. They look great paired with tactile materials like velvet and rattan.

VJ feature walls and Hamptons-style wainscoting continue to be seen in the renovations we feature on our site, both adding character to new builds, in heritage makeovers, and very often for bedroom and living room TV wall feature walls, painted with on-trend colours.

Credit: Intrim Group. Builder: Saunders Building. Photography: Caco Photography

Materials which have been strong in 2018 and we don’t expect to disappear in 2019, are terrazzo, marble and engineered marble-look stone, rattan and brass.

Speaking of brass, gold tapware has proven to be more than a trend and, alongside matte black, will still be a popular choice for hardware.

When it comes to bathrooms, trends we expect to see more of include bold coloured vanities (think navy and emerald green), LED backlit mirrors (particularly round and rectangles with rounded corners), concrete and concrete-look materials.

Credit: Highgrove Bathrooms

In kitchens, the butler’s pantry has become the norm these days and we’re pretty sure The Block has a lot to do with that! And when it comes to benchtops, we’re seeing an emergence of darker, moodier, more industrial colours and finished from brands like Caesarstone and Silestone.

Credit: Caesarstone

Credit: The Designory featuring Caesarstone Rugged Concrete, Photography by @jessie_and_jones