Our 5 Favorite Design Trends For 2019!

Beginning a new year always brings renewed excitement for those of us fortunate to work in home retail & remodeling. It’s especially exciting to meet homeowners who will begin planning or preparing to tackle a long-anticipated remodeling project. With an eye on 2019 design trends, we found our Top 5 favorites & hope they are some of your favorites too! Here goes:

1. Darker Kitchen Cabinetry

Top Interior Design Trends for 2019

 Navy Blue or Black Kitchen Cabinets paired with brass hardware & faucet

Searches for black and navy blue kitchens are up 93% in past six months, with matt and powdery finishes. One of the strongest style trends that have come through in modern kitchen design is the color blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces. Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or backsplashes, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend color – and it is particularly navy blue kitchens. Wellborn ColorInspire Cabinet finishes is leading the trend! ColorInspire is a program that will allow a customer the ability to choose from thousands of colors in any of the Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams or Valspar color decks for that just right color.

2. Vintage Style Bathrooms

Tod Trends for 2019: Vintage Style Bathroom

The Vintage Style Bathroom has found its way back home and we couldn’t be happier!

Good design lasts forever and more than seventy years later it returns to rekindle an eternal style.  Soft, classic lines fill the entire ensemble with character in a relaxing and magical place where every detail has a reason to be there. With the ever-changing world around us, we still seek to find a calmness from days gone by but with the versatility of our modern storage needs.

3. Brass Faucets And Hardware

Top Interior Design Trends for 2019: Brass Faucet

Brass Faucets & Hardware can add the finishing touch to a kitchen or bath.

Like a beautiful piece of jewelry, Brass faucets & hardware are making a big return to add the finishing touch to your kitchen or bath. Adding just a bit of shine or extra bunch to marble or concrete bathroom elements. Brass also makes a beautiful statement with this year’s popular darker kitchen cabinets like black or navy blue finishes.

4. Patterned Tile

Top Tile Trends for 2019: Patterned Tile

This year there is a  renewed focus on artisan inspired patterned tile creating a focal wall.

Gone are the days of tile floors mixing into the background of a room. In 2019, we are seeing the reemergence of patterned tile everywhere! Perhaps my favorite trend this year because we are seeing so many new tile colors & shapes! Patterned tile allows you to create a space that shows off a bit of personality. They look especially great when paired with neutrals. Featured here is Havana Jazz by Roca.

5. Green Sustainable Flooring

Cork Flooring Trends 2019

A Move to Green Flooring: Cork, Bamboo, Reclaimed Wood or Engineered Wood.

Natural, recycled and materials obtained from sustainable sources will be big in 2019 and beyond.  Options like cork, bamboo, reclaimed wood, and engineered wood are proving to be very popular choices. Cork, for instance, is non-toxic and is taken from the bark of the cork oak tree. It is non-harmful for the tree and the bark can be re-harvested around every 9 years- up to 15 times in its lifetime! Special care is taken to strip the outer bark without damaging the inner layer. Reclaimed wood or Salvaged wood can provide new life from old buildings. It may take more effort to source but with a quick search, you may be surprised to find several companies specializing in recycled wood products.

Hopefully, my Top 5 Design Trends for 2019 will be favorites of yours too! These are only a few of the MANY awesome trends for the year. Share with us some of your personal favorites!

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Top 10 Interior Design Trends Spotted At KBIS

Week before last, while visiting the Kitchen & Bath International Showcase in Las Vegas, we spotted 10 new interior design trends worth noting. KBIS, along with the National Kitchen and Bath Association is an inspiring showcase that highlights the latest products, trends and technologies in the remodeling industry. KBIS can be a great way to see what is up in coming in the design world, then taking those products to our customers to enjoy! This is an industry only event that we are happy to share with you by highlighting the top 10 trends that we spotted this year.

Our favorite Interior Design Trends For 2016

1. Arabesque  Patterns

Arabesque tile is one of my absolute favorites. It has such a unique shape that can look modern, french country, vintage, eclectic, or traditional depending on the material, color and finish. This is a real eye catcher in an kitchen or bathroom and will make your space stand out from the rest. We will be expanding our selection of arabesque backsplash tile options shortly, so don’t forget to check back to see the new sections!

Click here to view our favorite arabesque tile!

2. Colorful and Unique Appliances

Colorful Appliances - Interior Design Trends

Colorful appliances were everywhere at KBIS! The Suzanne Kasler stove to the upper left is a true show piece. This would be the highlight of your kitchen without a doubt. The colors available are bottom left of this paragraph. The retro aqua appliances are amazing and you can really freshen up a drab space quickly with these pieces!

3. Hexagon Patterns

Hexagon is definitely rising to the top in terms of favorites, as the selection available has expanded greatly in the last year. No matter what your color scheme or style, you can most likely find a hexagon to match. The geometric feel usually works best in a contemporary space, in my opinion, but don’t let that stop you – the sky is the limit!

interior design trends of colorful appliances

Click here to view our favorite hexagon backsplash!

4. Reclaimed Wood

This is my favorite trend, hands down. I absolutely adore the rustic, farmhouse feel, where you mix new pieces with old to give it a nostalgic feel without being outdated. You can use reclaimed wood in a variety of spaces: Light fixtures, open shelves, on your walls, and on a vanity front! the image to the bottom right is an amazing new piece called Stik Wood! It is thinly sliced completely real reclaimed wood, with a sticky back attached to it. It is designed to easily be applied to walls, ceilings, kitchen islands & more! We can’t wait to start carrying Stik Wood Designs in store!


5. Taking On Technology

Technology has grown immensely in the kitchen & bathroom space. The video below shows an island that can raise and lower at the push of a button. The image below it are cabinets that drop down from the bottom, allowing for easy wheelchair accessibility. There are so many cool options that serve a purpose and will impress your friends all at the same time!


6. Playful Patterns

I love this trend, as life is too short to take it too seriously! These playful, fun patterns just bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. Adding something colorful or unique to an otherwise calm space is a great way to add character and charm without going overboard!


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7. Natural Stone

Natural stone is on the rise and the reason is simple – it looks great, it’s durable, and you can use it in virtually any space, with any style. There is a color or shape for modern looks, rustic looks, or traditional looks. Use the pebble style stone on your shower floor, the ledge stone on your home’s exterior, the larger stone on your fireplace and you’ve built a cozy home with natural style!

Natural-Stone-Tile Interior Design Trends

Click to view our large selection of ledge stone!

8. Colorful Cabinets

As a lover of color, this is another one of my favorites. The kelley green cabinets to the left are part of Wellborn Cabinets’ Color Inspire collection. This allows you to take any color from Sherwin Williams, and have them transform your cabinets with it! This is a very unique option that allows you to have a truly one of a kind kitchen or bathroom.

Colorful Cabinets

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9. Cabinet Illumination

Under-cabinet illumination is that little something extra that makes a big difference. Not only for looks, this trend is also for function. It really makes your kitchen look like something you would see in a magazine, with little expense, depending on the style of lighting that you choose. It is easy to have this installed with virtually any cabinet line.

Under Cabinet-Lighting Interior Design Trends

10. Large Format Tile

Large format tile is one of the biggest trends in tile today. Large format tile is considered anything that is 15″ longer on any side, however, some consider 12″ or more to begin to get into the large format category. Below are two really fun options, but large format tile is becoming available in anything you can image, from polished marble, travertine, and wood look tile, to some of the more “out there options” similar to what is shown below. Make sure to have a professional install your large format tile, as it is much different, and much more difficult, than traditional tile.

Large Format Tile

Click here to see our selection of IN STOCK large format tile

There you have it! Our top 10 interior design trends from KBIS 2016! We hope you learned a lot and got some great new ideas for the future!

Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!

Written By: Allie Bloyd