Every year we see knew design trends start popping up in homes. Now that we’ve said good-bye to 2018, some home designers have already started making predictions for the new trends we’ll start seeing this year. Recently Houzz released its annual trend forecast which comes from conversations with industry excerpts as well as trends spotted from the millions of monthly subscribers. Although, they put a list of 10 trends with the Washington Post, here are five that in my opinion really popped.
1. Backsplash – In the coming year, design experts are expecting to see more full-height backsplashes. From counter to ceiling, behind shelves and range hoods, this look was designed to give the kitchen a clean and cohesive layout.
2. Dark Colors – Over the past several years, white and bright colors have dominated the design world. This year, we’re starting to see homeowners lean toward darker colors such has forest green and navy. While some may be apprehensive to painting their walls these dark colors, once they see a photo of it, they’ll be running to the nearest home improvement store.
3. Destination Tubs – According to Houzz’s Bathroom Trends Study, 80 percent of remodelers planned to upgrade their bathtub. With more homeowners focusing on a relaxing,
spa-like environment, a soaking tub was the most popular option.
4. Board-and-Batten Accents – Thanks to Chip and Jo, the modern farmhouse style will continue. The white siding offers a homey look and provides texture of a what is usually a flat facade.
5. Wood Vanities – Unpainted wood made a surprise return in 2018 and experts predict is will be amplified in 2019 with a focus on reclaimed and light wood. Pieces with visible grains and knots add texture and interest to bathrooms.