I have been traveling quite a bit the last two years, meeting with home builders, connecting with designers, touring parade homes and absorbing as much as I can to identify trends in new construction, paint colors and design. I love every minute of it and today I wanted to pull together a post sharing 2019 home design trends that I have been seeing to inspire us as we think about our home projects this year.
Whether your looking at building in the future or updating/remodeling your existing home, I wanted to share these trends to show you what we’re seeing and the creative possibilities.
Kitchen Design Trends
One of the biggest kitchen design trends that I have been seeing the last 6-9 months (particularly in new construction) are two-toned natural wood and white mixed cabinetry in kitchens. We will be seeing a lot more of this trend in 2019 for sure because it’s such a beautiful mix and such great solution if you’re torn on having wood or white cabinetry. I think this is such a beautiful compromise!
Natural wood cabinetry in kitchens mixed with white quartz or marble countertops are very popular right now in new home construction.
Natural wood floors, ceiling beams and wood accents in the kitchen add warmth and a move away from the all white kitchens that we have been seeing so much of the last 3-4 years.
Paint Color Trends
Some of you may have seen that a few months ago I recapped the 2019 paint color forecasts here. The color forecasts are trend reports that the paint manufacturer’s share each year that indicate which direction/undertones consumers will be moving toward in the coming year in paint colors.
Paint manufacturers predict colors and undertones will be warming up slightly in 2019, which we expected as we’ve been on a three-year warm up continuation. Dark rich colors are forecasted to be popular colors with consumers as well. This dark moody color trend is something I have really been seeing in the last 6-9 months, especially on single accent walls in all white/light spaces as way to make a beautiful statement/focal wall.
Benjamin Moore Trout Gray
Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Each year, paint manufacturer’s each select their own “Color of the Year” for the coming year. These colors are selected based on where their paint color experts predict consumers are heading in color.
Benjamin Moore’s recently announced 2019 Color of the Year is Metropolitan. A mid-toned warm gray that leans slightly taupe.
Benjamin Moore Metropolitan
BEHR’s 2019 Color of the Year pick is one of those rich dark moody colors that I mentioned. The color is BEHR Blueprint and I just love it!
BEHR Blueprint is such a beautiful and rich blue that is perfect for accent walls, cabinetry and doors.
See more 2019 Colors of the Year here.
Of course, neutral wall colors will continue to be popular with consumers in 2019 because of the versatility and how easy it is to add seasonal pops of bolder colors.
Benjamin Moore Collingwood
Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
Interior Design Trends
This is such an inspiring time in interior design because we’re seeing just about everything when it comes to colors, textures and design. The biggest trend that I have been seeing is a continuation of purposefully layered neutral spaces that have a mix of bold neutral patterns and natural textures. You have probably figured out by now from my observations that natural wood is really coming into to play in a HUGE way in design and all areas of the home (including exteriors as well). I’m seeing a lot of natural wood incorporated in ceiling beams, fireplace mantles, floors, cabinetry and furniture.
White walls will also continue to trend in design this next year and again, neutral and organic accents in wall art, accessories and details are such a great foundation in a space that gives such versatility if you want to add pops of seasonal colors in pillows and accents.
Those dark moody paint colors that I mentioned are really showing up in interior design on cabinetry, art and home accent in a big way. Mixing these dark rich colors with white/light walls are a great way to add a little more depth, drama and contrast to a space. Easy ways to incorporate these dark colors are painted cabinetry, furniture, rugs, etc..
Wallpapers are making a big comeback as well and I’m seeing a lot of spaces with bold patterned papers on one accent wall and small powder rooms. This is such a quick and inexpensive way to update a space and make a statement.
I also wanted to mention that I now rarely see white painted interior doors in new construction. Painting interior doors a neutral mid-toned gray or dark almost black throughout a home is such a beautiful way to make a statement.
Sherwin Williams Dovetail
You can see more interior door colors here.
Home Exterior Trends
I have shared a lot this last year on what I have been seeing when it comes to home exterior trends because there is so much goodness going on right now in new construction.
Modern farmhouse exteriors are still very popular but they are really evolving to the point that I’m not sure we should even be calling it modern farmhouse style anymore. Much of what I have seen in the last few months leans more modern than it is farmhouse.
There is no doubt that the modern farmhouse trend is still really influencing consumers and builders right now but this style is evolving with hints of coastal influence (shake siding) mixed with more modern elements.
One of the biggest home exterior trends that I have really noticed in the last 12-18 months is how builders are really getting creative and making a design statement with garages. I love this trend because often a garage is a focal point of the exterior of a home and in the past, one of the most overlooked elements. What I have been seeing lately in garage door designs has been so inspiring! Here are some of my favorites that I ran across this last year during my travels.
People may be surprised to know that beautiful garage doors are not necessarily expensive. Simons Design Studios in Salt Lake used standard garage doors purchased from Overhead Garage and she simply used a faux wood exterior stain to get this wood look below:
On a side-note, if you want to see more of this amazing Salt Lake home, I shared the home tour here.
You can also see more exterior home trends here.
It’s such an amazing time in home design right now and I have several trips scheduled in the next few months to tour parade homes and meet with more builders and I can’t wait to share more ideas and inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Paula Nicholson says
Really enjoyed reading the trends of 2019! Your photos are beautiful! Problem is, when you see all this, you want to start making major changes in all your rooms 🙂 I guess for creative people design is an on going process that never ends thank goodness!
So love these photos.’
I’m enjoying seeing wood coming back in .
It’s so fun with the whites .
As much as I love a white kitchen .
I was ready to see a change from the all white .
Love the painted interior doors .
One thing I think we r beginning to see is more creativity in design .
Color is definitely all
Over the place …
I keep hearing beige is back .
I’m not certain that people are wanting it back ?
What r your thoughts on that ?
I keep hearing gray is out .
I guess I’m a die hard .
I love how many ways you can use gray …
Do I want everything gray No ..
But I’m still liking…
Thanks for a great inspirational blog ..
Kala Clark says
Hi I’m interested in finding more info on a home that you posted the exterior picture in your blog.
Neeru Vermani says
Very Interesting blog. We are in the middle of remodeling our house and doing a lot of grey (light French grey from Sherwin Williams) white windows. We just bought Jeldwen SL 230 doors and very confused on the color. looking for suggestions. This door has 6 panels , but if I paint them white I cant even see the stripes.
Also, My vote to have a blck front door and my family is very against. Please pour your ideas.
What is the color on the cabinets in I think it’s a laundry room? It’s beautiful!
Really love your blog. Building sizable new house with lots of bathrooms and I am overwhelmed by the paint colors. Had a designer help me pick them, but most of them don’t look good now that I’ve had samples put up on the wall.. Loved some of your choices. Thanks for sharing. It was really helpful.
Angela Conner says
I have been looking all over for the natural wood tone cabinets. Who makes the ones in these pictures? Of course the builders in the area dont have them.
Glenn Kawahata says
Hello cyndy. I’m very much interested in the cabinets (and especially the doors) in the picture that has a short notation above it that says “natural wood cabinetry in cabinets accented with white quartz or …”. Is there a way to get ahold of the manufacturer? Thank you!
I love the cabinets in the picture with the glass vases. Who is the manufacturer?
Hi. There is one specific home – I’m wondering what the color shake shingles were used and if the trims are off white – the home with the stone bottoms and black windows and maybe a light tan shake ? Can you please tell me the colors. And if the roof is brown or black? Thanks