It’s finally December and Christmas is, of course, a big event with many people looking forward to celebrating the festivities in style. And then, when we’ve pulled the last cracker and eaten that final mice pie, there’s the excitement of the new year that lies ahead.
This is the perfect time to look at your home with a fresh pair of eyes and there are lots of new interior design trends in 2019 to look out for – here’s our rundown on the top five style trends.
Trend one: Dark kitchens
The trend for darker kitchen units is really big right now and probably explains why internet searches for navy and black kitchens have risen by more than 90% this year. Move over grey, the most popular colour for kitchens next year will be blue!
Blue suits modern kitchen designs and classic Shaker-style kitchens equally well and can be used to add drama to walls, floors, cabinets and splashbacks - it’s the ultimate on-trend colour that goes with anything.
Dark colours can sap light from rooms if you’re not careful though, so balance them with paler shades and integrate as much glazing as possible to bring natural light in. With their ultra-slim frames, aluminium windows and doors will ensure your room stays light and bright.
Trend two: Brass
Brass is super stylish and the perfect material to add that luxurious finishing touch to your kitchen or bathroom. More subtle and pared-down than polished chrome or copper, brass adds warmth to solid materials like marble, granite and concrete to soften the overall look of a more industrial-themed room.
There are lots of ways to introduce brass into your home – taps, door handles, lighting and accessories all work to create a modern look with a classic twist.
Trend three: Crittall-style
The industrial vibe is set to be around for a little while longer and Crittall-style is making a big impact in urban-inspired schemes. Crittall-style doesn’t need to be restricted to doors and windows though, it can make an incredible design statement as an internal wall or room divider.
The slim frames and generous proportions of Crittall deliver a cool, modern look and allow you to partition rooms without sacrificing on precious space or light. Trust us, this look will be big in 2019!
Crittall-style works really well with aluminium doors and windows, particularly if they are the same colour. Black and anthracite grey are the classic choices if you’re teaming Crittall and aluminium together.
Trend four: Concrete
Once seen as cold and harsh, concrete is now the go-to material for modernist style fans. Highly functional, concrete brings a strong anchored feel to kitchens and even bathrooms and it looks amazing as a feature wall, worktop or floor. Concrete is incredibly versatile too – you can opt for a natural or polished finish and it can be cast to create all manner of unusual shapes for worktops, basins and even staircases.
A tough surface like concrete needs to sit beside equally strong building materials and aluminium windows and doors are the perfect choice to achieve the modernist, utilitarian look that’s so on trend.
Trend five: Art Deco
Art Deco was one of the most influential styles of the 20th Century and you’re sure to see its decadence everywhere in 2019. Capturing all the glamour and elegance of Hollywood in the 1930s, Art Deco interiors are bold and opulent with lots of angular, geometric shapes. To create a contemporary version of Art Deco, look out for luxury detailing on tables, chairs and lighting and accessorise with exotic fabrics and wallcoverings.
Art Deco materials like wood and metal are typically given a luxurious, glossy or reflective finish, so it’s important that the other major elements of your room don’t outshine them. Crisp and understated, aluminium windows and doors will complement the look of Art Deco perfectly.
Look out for these five fab trends in 2019 and don’t forget to take a look at the REAL Aluminium product range to complete the look. Why not get in touch today to find your nearest REAL installer?