The Design Trends That Will Be In and Out in 2019

Here's what trends will be big on the home front next year—and which ones have overstayed their welcome.

2019 Design Trends
Michael J Lee

Oh, the joys of the new year. Even though it's still a few months away, January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot. Arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it's an opportunity to leave behind what's bad and embrace what's new and good. When you're deciding what to overhaul, don't forget about the home front. For decor lovers looking for a head start on 2019 decorating, we talked to some of our favorite designers about the home trends they predict will be IN and OUT.

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Michael J Lee
IN: Floral fabrics and wallpapers

"The traditional beauty of floral patterns, either abstracted or straight up chintz, will be the pattern to use." — Erin Gates of

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OUT: Ikat and trellis patterns

"The reproduced to death geometric trellis patterns and ikats will make your room look dated." — Erin Gates of

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Grey Crawford
IN: Rich jewel tones with an edge

"Right now, I am loving deep, rich jewel tones with an edge. Bold indigo, hunter and emerald green, and dark teal all feel ready to have a moment outside of the kitchen. We’re layering living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms with paints, fabrics, accessories, and rugs in these colors to create drama against a backdrop of white architectural elements." — Jeff Andrews of

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OUT: Cool Grays

"I’m moving away from the cooler, gray tone neutrals right now in favor of stark white and warmer neutrals." — Jeff Andrews of

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Laura Hull
IN: boldly patterned backsplashes

"Simple, monochromatic kitchens have had a good long run, so we will be gravitating toward making a little more impact in their kitchens, whether that's with bolder color choices or graphic tiles. Either way, I predict we will be seeing more pop and punch in kitchens!" — Amy Sklar of

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OUT: Terrazzo Tile

"I would tread lightly with the terrazzo trend. It is a lot of look, and if you tire of it, it's not an easy fix (especially floors!)." — Amy Sklar of

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Luis Pena
IN: Sustainable, Handmade Pieces

"Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in, in 2019. We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots." — Kristen Peña of

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OUT: Shibori, Mud cloth, and Indigo

"In 2019, people will use less of handmade materials like shibori, mud cloth and indigo because of their louder appearance. We feel people are looking for more calm in their current environments." — Kristen Peña of

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Laure Joliet
IN: Four-Poster Beds

"In uncertain times, people tend to want spaces that bring a sense of comfort and safety. A four-poster bed provides that type of feeling. It's the closest thing you can get to a hug from a piece of furniture." — Amy Sklar of

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OUT: Fiber Art

"One trend I think may need to take a rest in 2019 is fiber art everywhere, but especially in the bedroom. I love a good weave as much as the next person, but as we have hit a saturation point, we are veering dangerously close to macramé owl overload of the 1970's." — Amy Sklar of

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Brittany Ambridge
IN: Boho Vibe With a Twist

"The boho vibe is back but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines. Layering and patterned fabrics is something you will see again, but this time around, they will be a bit cleaner and brighter. Curved furnishings and softer lines and mi of modern and vintage is what we expect for 2019." — Dolores Suarez of

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OUT: Rooms without color or texture

"Something that will be out are rooms that feel overly designed with only one look. Mi of styles is what’s coming in now, so not having everything be one note of mid-century modern with all the same wood color and style is key." — Dolores Suarez of

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Luis Pena
IN: Acrylic Furniture

"Acrylic can give a room the architectural structure it needs without taking up visual real estate. We see acrylic as a fantastic foundational piece in a small space, like an entry, to provide a surface that can be layered with more organic items and not feel busy." — Kristen Peña of

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OUT: Copper Furniture

"While copper was flashy and fun in the age of millennial pink, we see it on its way out, making room for more natural-looking metals." — Kristen Peña of

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Keita Turner Design
IN: Mixed Metal Accents

"An ensemble of metal accents (no more than a mix of two to three different metal accents) used throughout a room is in, and will always be a timeless and tasteful way to create balance and definition in an environment. For example, brass, gold or nickel accents mix well with either oil-rubbed bronze or aged iron accents. Metals like silver and pewter can mix well with bronze and black brown metals. It’s all about moderation and context." — Keita Turner of

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OUT: Overdone Brass

"I love brass metal details, but it’s overkill when a room is furnished with brass-accented case goods and upholstery pieces. For example, if the chairs have a brass frame, the sofa has a brass base, the dining table has brass pedestals, and the credenza has brass sabots and pulls, well then, that’s just too much." — Keita Turner of

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Julia Robbs
IN: Bold Black Bathrooms

"The spa-inspired bathroom trend has officially returned–back to the spa, that is. These days it's all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience." — Kesha Franklin of

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OUT: Accent Walls

"Dramatic-colored or wallpapered accent walls are no longer the focal point of interiors. Single-colored walls are making a much bigger impact by creating a balanced backdrop for furnishings and decor." — Kesha Franklin of

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IN: Light Wood Floors

"Light-colored floors are making a comeback, thanks to the homeowner's growing desire for a more airy and open look and feel. In shades of birch, beachy white and light oak, these floors reflect more light, and can transition from casual to luxurious, without sacrificing comfort."— Kesha Franklin of

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OUT: Cherry Cabinets

"Warmth in the kitchen is no longer achieved with this traditional go-to finish. Painted cabinets in deep blues, grays and black are dominating both modern and traditional kitchen designs." — Kesha Franklin of

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James Merrell
IN: Not Skimping on Comfort

"From soft carpets underfoot to a sofa so comfortable you want to lounge for hours. Spending the money to get these basic things right are very important and are incredibly gratifying. I always look my clients in the eye and tell them, 'Buy once, cry once'." — Randy Powers of

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OUT: Lacquered Furniture

"Shiny doesn’t always equate to pretty. A little sparkle in a room is always visually pleasing, but an overly polished piece can become trite very quickly." — Randy Powers of

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IN: Passamenterie

"Passamenterie will begin making a big return to the market
place in 2019. The "less is more" trend has been enjoyed for a long time, but now, modern interpretations of trims, bullion fringe and tie-backs will be in. Vibrant color combinations and unusual shapes will make passamenterie 'hip' again." — Corey Damen Jenkins of

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OUT: Rose Gold

"Rose gold has overstayed its welcome and I think it'll be
all but gone by 2019. It's such a specific look and doesn't integrate as seamlessly as polished nickel or antique brass." — Corey Damen Jenkins of

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Lesley Unruh
IN: Warmer & Darker Countertops

"Warmer and/or darker countertops in kitchens. Marble will still be a classic choice, but we'll see more darker tones and warmer-based stones instead of stark whites and greys." — Erin Gates of

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OUT: Quartz Countertops

"Solid white quartz counters. This look is too stark and commercial, especially with white cabinetry." — Erin Gates of

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IN: Bold Walls

"At Clare, our customers are getting a lot more adventurous when it comes to color. Current Mood, which is a dramatic, moody deep green is one of our top five bestsellers and I love seeing people incorporating bolder color choices in their home." — Nicole Gibbons of

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OUT: Mid-Century Everything

"I love the look of mid-century furniture, but when I see a space outfitted entirely in this one look, it can sometimes feel like it’s in a time capsule. I’m a passionate advocate of mi up your decor styles. It makes a space look so much more interesting and layered." — Nicole Gibbons of

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Sean Litchfield
IN: 90% White, 10% Color

"There was a moment while I was watching the Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton show by Virgil Abloh that I though...'THIS is it!' I was inspired by how the collection was built on a foundation of white, but gently unfolded to embrace confident hues with bracing edge. The look was fresh, bold, and youthful. For recent project, I created a bedroom for a young lady that incorporated this trend. Tempered by neutral layers and tons of texture, it's a design that reflects this "of the moment" color recipe while staying true to the personality of the client." - Jon Call of

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OUT: Succulents

Succulent plants were a HUGE trend in 2018. The look of plants in a home can be elevated and earthy, but there are so many other beautiful and timeless options to choose from. "They were charming. Now they are not." - Jon Call of

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