We had the opportunity to speak with our Interior Design Manager, Kimberly Hopf, to get her insight into the top products and trends to keep an eye on for 2019. The classics, think white cabinets and subway tile, don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon; however, there are some new contenders that we are absolutely loving! Let’s see what to expect from this year’s home designs.

Luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring.

2019 is the year for LVT and LVP flooring. It is durable, cost-effective and looks like the real thing. While you can never go wrong with real wood or tile, LVT and LVP flooring is a great choice for those hardworking rooms, like a mudroom for example. Shaw’s “Set In Stone” series in “Glacier” is a team favorite.

Single handled faucets.

While we still love the look of a faucet with separate hot and cold handles, it looks like 2019 will veer toward more minimalist designs, like the single handled faucet. We are loving the look of the Kohler Honesty. It is such a sleek piece that offers clean lines and a modern look.

Geometric backsplashes.

Backsplashes add style and function. Yes, a subway tile is a classic choice, but this year, we’re liking some of the more outside-the-box shapes. A designer favorite is the Trapezoid tile by Midpark Mosaics. The “Cloud” color offers a neutral look that will work with most anyone’s kitchen.

Rectangular bathroom sinks.

It seemed like 2018 was the year of the farmhouse sink, which by the way are definitely still sticking around. But this year, we are seeing the rectangular shape extend into the bathroom as well. We are particularly fond of the Kohler Tresham drop-in sink.

Black everything.

You’re seeing this too, right? Black is most definitely in. On window grilles, doors, hardware, faucets, you name it. If you love the look, but are afraid to really commit to it, we suggest trying it out in small ways, like your interior door handles. Kwikset has a super stylish option, called the Montreal lever. We adore it in Iron Black!

What’s your favorite trend for 2019?  Anything we missed?  Make sure to let us know in the comments below.