The hottest interior trends to try in 2019
<h2>According to contemporary design and lifestyle specialist, Philip Fimmano these are the trends we’ll all be experimenting with this year.</h2>
Ahead of his Australian tour for the internationally renowned trend consultancy, Trend Union, leading trend forecaster Philip Fimmano reveals the key directions for homewares and interiors in 2019 when it comes to materials, shapes, colour and texture.
In presentations in <a href=”http://www.edelkoort.us/seminars-new-events/2019/1/15/ss-2020-trends-in-sydney” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Sydney (January 15)</a> and <a href=”http://www.edelkoort.us/seminars-new-events/2019/1/16/ss-2020-trends-in-melbourne” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Melbourne (January 16)</a> with former <em>Vogue Living</em> editor David Clark, Philip will be casting his eye forward to 2020 to showcase fashion, <a href=”https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/interiors/7-interiors-trends-we-predict-everyone-will-be-trying-in-2019/image-gallery/1a000f814ae655adc6d04c7d22234875″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>interiors and lifestyle trends</a> that will eventually filter into every level of our lives, from the way we wear our clothes to the way we style our homes, what plants we choose for the garden to the surfaces of our kitchen benches and even the colour and texture of our mobile phones and in-home technology.
From the rise of <a href=”https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/interiors/14-ways-to-use-pantones-2019-colour-of-the-year-in-your-interiors/image-gallery/adb52c977d7a0e8200afa5bcdeab5f9f” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>terracotta tones</a> to the continued softening of interiors with curvy shapes and organic, rounded edges, here Philip gives us a glimpse into the trends to watch for in 2019.
<blockquote>Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.</blockquote>
– Leonardo da Vinci
<strong>What are some of the <a href=”https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/interiors/these-are-the-colours-well-all-be-decorating-with-next/image-gallery/6fefb81b02162e0ba10972126e1c5e80″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>new colours for interiors</a> and homewares in 2019?
</strong>The focus of Trend Union’s latest trend forecast for interiors is all about the impact of colour on the home. Consumers’ “colourphobia” is gradually making way for the transformation of our spaces. A splash of yellow can wake up a room, a shade of grey can design a space, a touch of pastel can make people smile. Terracotta is the new kid on the block, connecting our indoor spaces with outside.
<strong>What materials do you think will gain popularity in 2019?
</strong>Concrete will transform our kitchens, bathrooms and public spaces. Textiles continue to infiltrate the home, from rugs to curtains, bedding, throws and upholstery – including the hanging of textile art. Bio resins and hybrid materials are also coming into their own, designed in more sophisticated ways so they are no longer just pale imitations of natural elements like wood or stone.
<strong>We’re seeing a lot more curves and softer, more feminine shapes appearing in homewares, furniture and interiors. How do you see this evolving in 2020?
</strong>In chaotic and fearful times, humanity will naturally look for answers and find solace in its own inner circle. This is why one of Trend Union’s recent forecasts predicted the long-term importance of rounded edges and organic shapes. People want to create a home where they can cultivate everything human, as if designing one’s own sanctuary. Creating an atmosphere that is consoling and comforting, the idea of a house that heals; from the search for peace to a need for focus, from the happiness of the kitchen to the ritual pleasures of bathing and wellbeing.
<strong>What about flooring. How do you see terrazzo evolving?
</strong>Terrazzo is enjoying a major revival, not just as a material but also as a motif. The aggregates are either micro and refined or oversized and graphic. Terrazzo will merge with other materials such as concrete or basalt. Caesarstone knows how to do this best and is launching several interesting hybrid terrazzos this year.