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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Attic Remodel: Ideas for an A+ Attic

Nowadays, every room in a house needs to be utilized.  With so many unique storage options, home owners aren’t using their attics for holiday decorations and old clothes anymore.  They are turning the top portions of their homes into top priority renovations.  From retreats to home gyms, an attic can be used for multiple purposes.  Gone are the days of a musty, dusty space without insulation and questionable floorboards.  Now is the time for an attic remodel!  Here are some fresh looks for your otherwise ignored space.

Guest Hideaway

Attic Remodel Bedroom Idea

Give your guests peace and quiet with a room all their own, without being attached to the heart of the house.  Allow the structural beams to remain exposed and add a large chandelier to give that five-star feel.  People will be begging to visit in no time!

Mats and Mantras

Who says that you can’t make it your own space to clear your head?  Clean up the clutter and get to meditating by turning your attic into a personal yoga studio.  This can be achieved in a manner of styles: from exotic to minimalist, you’ll never want to leave this inner-calming room.  This is an ultimate attic remodel.

Book Nook Attic Remodel

Attic Remodel Idea Library

Whether you are an avid reader or you have a collection bursting the seams of your home office, this attic idea can will have every bookworm curled up and ready for a text-based adventure.  Short and stout shelves add more storage, and you could even warm up the space with large area rugs.

Kids Create

Most of the rooms in our homes are dedicated to us, the adults.  Well, why not make a space for the little ones to explore, craft, and enjoy without supervision?  And since some attics don’t have the headspace to house us grown-ups, you could spruce up the room for a youthful hideaway fit for kids of all ages!

Like what you are seeing?  Check out more attic remodeling ideas over on our Pinterest!


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: Katie Hager