As the New Year approaches everyone is wondering what’s going to be hot in the world of lighting and interior design in 2019. Well, we’ve got great news for you. This past October, we went to High Point Market – the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. This event, which attracts leading interior designers, architects and experts from the home furnishings industry, allowed us to get the inside scoop on the latest colors, materials, styles and more, that you’ll most definitely be swooning over and want to bring into your home. So, let’s not keep you waiting any longer – here we go!
Color and Finishes
You’re going to be pleasantly surprised by two vibrant color and finish trends – bright and deep – that are on the palette for 2019 home trends. Bright colors are going to bring a dazzling and ethereal freshness to your interior space, but they’re also going to be balanced by deeper, more sophisticated tones that bring a more dominant and grounding quality that you’ll appreciate.
Denim Blue: For good reason, blue has been the top color in North America since the 1940s and 50s. The latest iteration of always trending light blue is inspired by the denim industry of America and is dutifully being called “denim blue”. Denim blue is great because it’s cool and casual, it evokes the sea and skies, and it’s a great way to infuse a space with freshness. The Painted No. 2 pendant light (Releasing in 2019) by Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting, available in a Blue Bird finish, is a great way to implement this trend.
Terracotta and Butterscotch: That’s right, the warm side of the color wheel is getting plenty of attention in 2019. The beautifully burnt orange color known as terracotta is making an appearance in the finishes and on lampshade materials of chic lighting fixtures. Rich and earthy butterscotch tones are also something to be on the lookout for, as they’re an easy way to add a grounded, yet unique visual element to your interior space.
Plum and Other Deep Hues: Sometimes, your interior space simply needs a deeper and darker looking element to add that much-needed sense of boldness. In 2019, stylish colors and finishes like plum, forest green, and navy blue are being infused into lighting design. The vintage modern Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting Demi Table Lamp finished in rich and royal Plum, beautifully fits the bill.
When it comes to materials, 2019 lighting trends lean heavily in the way of earthy, textural and easy on the eyes. From retro boho rattan to luxe marble décor, you have a wide range of exciting options from which to choose.
Rattan and Wicker: Laid back, low-maintenance and a simple way to infuse your interior space with that breezy island look, rattan lighting, and wicker lighting are making a decisive comeback in 2019. Particularly with shade materials, lighting designers are refreshing rattan and wicker elements in modern ways. The Carayes Pendant (Releasing in 2019) by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Corbett Lighting combines natural rattan and stainless steel for an effect that is at once in tune with nature and elegant.
Ceramic and Concrete: Nothing says natural, artistic and handcrafted like ceramic lighting. Similarly, but with a more refined appeal, concrete lights bring a smooth, cooling and naturalistic feel to an interior space. Both designer materials work wonderfully in everything from pendants to table lamps. The Troy Lighting Tallulah 8-Light Chandelier, with its inviting industrial sensibility and raw concrete accents, is a wonderful expression of this trend.
Marble and Terrazzo: Marble, the elegant stone that’s been elevating interior spaces for thousands of years, and terrazzo, made from marble chippings set into cement and then polished, are officially at the forefront of chic. Think about using these materials on everything from kitchen counters and farmhouse sinks to bath tiles and coffee tables, like the Varaluz Casa Grid Coffee Table with its striking marble top and caged body. The trends of terrazzo lighting and ceramic table lamps have also picked up some serious momentum.
Styles and Motifs
Okay, so we’ve talked about colors and finishes, and we’ve talked about materials. Now it’s time to talk about that one X-factor element that’s most certain to take your interior design look and feel to the next level: style. Get excited, because the styles and motifs of 2019 are at once eclectic, exotic and awe-inspiring.
Neo-Traditional: 2019 is the kind of year in which lighting designers are making classic design elements more palatable for younger generations. Think modernist counterpoints to traditional elements, such as vibrant or monochromatic colors, natural materials, and clean lines. Exemplifying this trend is Hudson Valley Lighting’s Blixen Wall Sconce, beautifully mixing traditional aged brass with chic decorative crystal bobeches and a modern off-white linen shade.
Asian Inspirations: Stylish, classy, elegant – Asian design elements like silk and paper lampshades, and floral and bird prints, are once again making their mark on the interior design landscape. Look no further than the Justice Design Group Domus Floor Lamp wooden light fixture, featuring a hardwood frame and translucent shade, to bring an Asian-forward look into your home.
Art Deco: Talk about a glamorous new revival for 2019 lighting trends! The early 20th Century modernist style of Art Deco is back in full force, complete with the sleek marble, dazzling geometric shapes and shiny metal inlays that have so wonderfully come to define the style. All of these elements are well represented in what can only be described as a loving celebration of Art Deco: the Mia Table Lamp by Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting.
With 2019 shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year for lighting and interior design, there’s no doubt you’re going to be able to get inspired to go above and beyond creating an outstanding look and feel for your favorite spaces. Let the above 2019 home trends guide you in finding the right lighting fixtures, as well as other interior pieces, to create an environment that is not only timely and trendy, but that will also be design-forward enough to stand the test of time.