To keep Imagine Home Staging & Design current, up-to-date, and on trend we visit the Furniture Trade Market in Las Vegas almost every year.
We do this with the goal of adding new pieces to our inventory and keeping a pulse on design trends. The World Market Center is 3 buildings and up to 18 floors filled with furniture, accessories, and art from various vendors. In just 3 days we logged over 65,000 steps!
The show is only open to designers and furniture retailers. This year, 60,000 people attended. We always enjoy getting to peak at the newest styles and design trends in home furnishings.
The market also offers classes for designers, which we happily attended. My favorite class was on 2019 Color Trends for the Home, presented by Tom Mirabile of the Pantone Color Institute. Tom’s class provided a lot of knowledge. In fact, I noticed many of the design trends he spoke of while touring the show.
According to Tom, consumers are looking for sensory experiences that tell a story. The story focus must be on aspiration, wellness, happiness, contentment, serenity, sustainability, and “kindfulness.” He states that consumers are dealing with “Techlash” — an overload of technology. For that reason, consumers are looking for softness, a return to the earth, and purposeful socializing. People want to slow down! With that in mind, the 70’s and 80’s will be reborn with a new twist and we’ll see design be heavily influenced by this bygone era.
Furnishings and Accessories
I noticed a lot of velvet upholstery this year, along with natural linen looks. This was further highlighted when Tom mentioned, “We will start to notice contemporary furnishings with more softness, rounded edges, feminine colors and shapes — a return to a neutral gender feminine side.”
Here we see overstuffed sofas and feminine colors. The black accents and metal tables balance the look and ground the softness.
The show abounded with soft blush-toned shades mixed with velvet and rounded shapes.
Shag rugs and overstuffed furniture will be on design trend in 2019 along with natural textures. The 70’s reborn! Shag rugs, faux fur, a macramé style stool, and over-stuffed furnishings! Notice the burnished metal on the side table? This is another design trend to watch for.
Check out those chandeliers! It’s a flashback to the natural look of the 70’s. We noticed linen slip covered chairs making an appearance again while begin mixed with reclaimed wood and natural textures. A return to nature was very apparent at the show!
The trend will continue with the artisan influence with a blend of all ethnicities.
Global patterns, textures, and artifacts continue to be popular.
Florals will also be on trend but in a larger scale than in the past! Huge florals!
2019 Color Trends
A mix of earth and sky will be on design trend this year. We will notice sky, earth, and sea colors, as well as jewel tones with inky deep blues and emerald greens.
Olive green makes a comeback.
Mineral colors such as living coral, red and petal pinks, and peony make an entrance.
The peony and petal pinks soften this trendy look. And once again we notice curved, soft lines and more velvet in upholstery.
Poppy and coral mixed with black and golds add drama!
Oranges will be strong, with a lean towards pale hues like apricot and rust. These complement skin tones far more than the saturated oranges from the past. And yes, various flesh tones serve an important role in how people feel in a room.
Rust and oranges are back in style and work great with dark browns, greys and turquoise.
Orange adds pop and warmth to a neutral palette and complements the wood finishes in this transitional design.
Camel and rich earthy browns are back! These colors mix well with black accents, beiges, and golds.
In this scene, we see a contemporary mix of rich dark browns, black, and gold. White adds the pop to this mix and keeps it looking bright and fresh. Notice the touch of global accents in the area rug and pillows. The coffee table’s burnished texture is a new design trend for 2019.
Grey is still in, but it will lean more towards black or charcoal. Traditional greys will be warmer with brown undertones.
Here we notice that charcoal is on-point, mixing well with white and metal accents. The warm brown leather chair adds a smooth complement to the rough texture of the sofa. It also adds warmth.
A Summary of 2019 Design Trends
To recap, the forecast on color trends rich browns, rust, corals, sea, sky, and earth colors and a mix of jewel tones followed by the charcoal, grey, and white classics.
Living Coral is Pantone’s color of the year.
Making my way back to my hotel room at the Wynn Encore, I noticed their decor colors were right on trend!
As you start looking around you’ll begin noticing the trend colors popping up in fashion, makeup, and home decor!
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