5 Top Emerging Home Trends for 2019

Now that we’re officially well into 2019, it’s time to take a look at the year’s top emerging home trends. These trends are gorgeous, classic and are sure to stick around for years to come. If you’re planning on renovating your exterior, these are the 5 top trends you should look to to upgrade your home.

1. Dark on Dark

While you’ll still see your fair share of homes with dark and light contrasting colours, dark on dark colour palettes are no longer a faux pas. This contemporary look coordinates dark siding and dark trim for an exterior that’s sophisticated and unique. It’s important to pin down the aesthetic you want for your home. If you prefer a more rustic look, you’ll favour more of the natural dark wood tones. However, if you’re going for a more modern aesthetic, experiment with shades of dark grey and black.

2. Floor to Ceiling Glass

Windows can completely transform your home- from both inside and out. Floor to ceiling windows and doors have become increasingly popular, letting as much natural light in the home as possible, and elevating the exterior design. Make sure to check out our window selection at Gentek to find gorgeous floor to ceiling windows that will elevate your home.

3. High Quality Materials

Gone are the days of using lower quality materials to save a buck. High quality materials may cost more, but homeowners are realizing it’s much more important to invest in lasting quality. Incorporating high quality materials into your design (both inside and out) means lower maintenance, higher durability and increased home value. For example, using siding in a material such as fiber cement is one of the best investments you can make. It’s pest and fire resistant, low maintenance and lasts for years without any need for a touch up.

4. Black Accents

It’s official. Dark colours are in, and black is hotter than ever, especially as an exterior accent colour. Add black accents to your shutters, front door, trim, or even large sections of your siding. You could also add a black porch or black accent wall to the interior of your home. The amazing thing about black is that it can work with any style. Whether your home design is modern, moody, classic or farmhouse chic, black will work for you. Plus, it’s a great way to make a bold, eye-catching statement.

5. Blending Indoors and Outdoors

One of the most popular home trends for 2019 is bringing the indoors out. Homeowners love the idea of extending their indoor space, making their yards comfortable extensions of their favourite interior rooms. You’ll now see more outdoor kitchens and bars, cozy gazebos, and fire pits added to the deck to lengthen the time you spend outside.

Ready to make some home upgrades? These 5 trends will have your home looking great in 2019 and beyond!


2019 Interior Design Trends to Try

Wondering what interior trends are here to stay for 2019? One thing to note is trends are sticking around longer than they used to. You don’t have to worry about design features going out of style a year after you buy them, so you can rest assured that any investments you make for your home now will be on trend for years to come. Whether you’re renovating your home for yourself, or are getting ready to put your home on the market, these are the 2019 interior design trends to try!

Coziness Reigns Supreme

You’ve likely heard of the term “hygge”, the Danish word that encompasses a feeling of coziness and wellbeing. It hit the North American design world by storm a few years ago and continues to raise in popularity. Now more than over, homeowners are favouring comfortable furniture, warm colours, lots of throw blankets, rugs, candles and fireplaces. Anything that makes your home feel cozier and conveys a sense of wellbeing is a trend that’s here to stay.

Bold & Eclectic

The bold, eclectic look isn’t for everyone, but if you’re someone who likes to take risks when it comes to design, you’re going to love this trend. Embrace bright accent colours that contrast each other like blues and yellows, paint an eclectic accent wall in deep violet or layer lots of throw blankets and pillows in bright, contrasting shades.

Purposeful Designs

Conscious, purposeful designs are making their case in all spaces, whether you have a tiny apartment or a grand home. A growing number of companies are offering furnishings and features that serve multiple purposes and can be used in more than one room. Think: Wall beds with an integrated writing desk and coffee tables that double as TV trays.

Warm Neutrals

Neutrals are starting to warm up in home interiors. Moving away from stark whites and grays, you’ll now be seeing softer and warmer shades that evoke the feelings of nature and the outdoors. Warm mid grays, feather-like hues and stone shades are subtle and warm, and look beautiful with almost everything. Warm neutral colours are timeless and will work in virtually any room, enhancing other finishes. Pair them with natural elements like refurbished wood, real stones and ceramics.  

Natural Flooring

Dark wood floors were all the rage a few years ago, but we’ve been seeing a decline in this trend and a move toward more natural flooring. Wood floors will continue to stay on the lighter side, with matte finishes making them look even more natural. You’ll also notice the rise of tile and vinyl floors made to look convincingly like real wood.

Mixed Metallics

Mixing metallics such as gold, brass and silver is officially on trend. For one thing, it can be tough to find the perfect metal match for hardware in your kitchen and bathrooms, and for another, mixing metallics can seriously up the glam factor of your space. With the right balance and combination, multiple metallics can create a luxurious look.

Ready to try these 2019 interior design trends? Use this list to implement year’s best trends into your home!

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