The Definitive Dozen: 12 Design and Remodeling Trends We’re Forecasting for 2019  

Trends for 2019 suggest two distinct approaches for home design, one centered on the comfort and warmth of simplicity connected to the natural world and one boldly expressing a dramatic and glamorous point of view. Each year, Jackson Design and Remodeling’s highly acclaimed design team, which has been featured in major national print and online publications including The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, HGTV, Architectural Digest, French Style, Cottages & Bungalows, and Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, forecasts the trends they see emerging in design and remodeling for the coming new year. When you’re planning a new home or whole home remodel, one of the most exciting parts of the process is working with a unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals to discover inspiring design ideas. Learn about the latest trends to spark that creativity! Here are our design team’s picks for the top trends this year.

Art Deco is the new Mid-Century Modern
While Mid-Century Modern has been the darling of the design industry for some time now, we’re seeing Art Deco come into the limelight with its signature elegance and glamorous echoes of the Gilded Age. Art Deco’s attitude of unabashed opulence is distinctly “Instagram-worthy” from its bold jewel-toned palette to geometric patterns and mixed metal detailing.

Return of Terrazzo
Versatile terrazzo is in the midst of another resurgence in popularity. Most familiar to us today as an element in the Art Deco floors of historic buildings or in kitchens from the 1970s when terrazzo had one if its many comebacks, this is a uniquely enduring material with origins dating back 8,000 years to the Venetians. Terrazzo is a speckled material, usually made from small pieces of marble, quartz, glass and other materials that are set in concrete or resin and smoothed down flat. Backsplashes, countertops, flooring and more all receive an infusion of character with the inspired use of terrazzo.

Moody Kitchens
Straying from the classic and pure white kitchen, deep navy, green and black cabinetry is setting the mood for darker kitchens in 2019. Those seeking a departure from the ordinary might explore a kitchen with a balance of dark colors and white or dark colors and natural woods.

Bright Kitchen Islands
On the other end of the spectrum, we’re also seeing bright blue and orange kitchen islands making a colorful proclamation. This design idea reimagines ultra simplicity in favor of a clean and simple space featuring the expressiveness of one bright piece with color and pattern.

Dramatic Black in Unexpected Places
Black, especially matte black, is making a fearless artistic statement in kitchens and bedrooms and all throughout the home. Black, like white, never really goes “out of style” but this year we’re predicting more imaginative and daring uses of the color. All black walls anyone?

Nature’s Hues
The alluring pull of escaping a high tech world and connecting to Mother Nature at home is exemplified in some of the colors forecast as this year’s most popular. Greens, particularly sage and forest greens, along with colors evocative of clay and terracotta will be particularly prominent. Blues that echo sky and ocean are also on the 2019 color horizon.

The Comforting Warmth of Danish Hygge
While it is open to several interpretations, at its essence the Danish concept of “hygge” means creating a warm atmosphere at home and being cozy and content, especially when sharing our homes with others. Interior design with hygge as its guide declutters spaces and fills them with simple, high quality, carefully selected cozy elements. A connection to the outdoors is important, as is a space plan that accommodates friendly and comfortable gathering.

Soft, Natural and Eco-Friendly Textures
Comfort as a trend shows up again in the popularity of soft materials and textures including suede, leather, and velvet. Elements handmade from woods, stone, and jute sustain the desire to be connected to the natural world at home.

Artisanal and Organic Design
This “back to basics” approach marries comfort and style with clean neutrals and spaces designed for serenity and human interaction. Balancing simplicity with elegance and highlighting artisanal details with master craftsmanship is key to this design style. Organic natural materials tie it all together.

Marvelous Mixed Metals
The glimmer and shimmer of metallic accents is welcome in every room of the home in 2019 and mixing it up is the most stylish way to glow. Pair chrome and brass or copper with yellow gold for unexpected sophistication.

Statement Ceilings
Whether it’s a pale blue ceiling bringing fresh vitality to a room with all white walls, or bold wood beams bringing architectural definition to a space, ceiling design is challenging its traditional “afterthought” status in exciting ways this year.

Furniture with a Curve
Classic pieces like the sofa are being reimagined with more fluid forms, literally thinking “outside of the box” to create completely new ideas for centerpiece furniture.

And on the other side of trends, here’s a few HGTV says are on the way out: wall decals, “Keep Calm and Carry On” signs, the Chevron pattern, mason jars as a design element, Edison bulbs, Millennial pink (finally!), rose gold, living walls, ombre, and chalkboard paint. Until we meet again!

Follow us on Pinterest to keep an eye on trends all year long. Take a look at our Pinterest board for examples of 2019’s trends. Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals work with you to explore how to integrate 2019 trends in a way that helps you express your individuality in your new home or whole home remodel.