Simply put, humans crave human interaction, and this will be a driving factor in outdoor furniture trends for 2019. People want a comfortable spot to connect with family and friends that replicates, and in many cases, exceeds the comfort of their indoor gathering spots. With that in mind, we present to you some of the most influential trends that are expected to continue gaining popularity in the coming year.
Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral. A vibrant hue found in the natural world that also displays a spirited presence in the digital space. They describe it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
In contrast to last year’s Ultra Violet, 2019 is trending toward warmer, happier tones. Earthy tones, reminiscent of the 1970’s color palettes, are coming back in vogue. We’re going to see a lot more of these warm pastel colors both inside and out.
The perfectly imperfect is making a comeback, and nothing showcases this better than over-scaled and asymmetrical geometric shapes and patterns. They are expected to have a big presence this year. Colors will be bolder and patterns oversized. This is a trend that will help make a statement in any room. A chic and easy way to incorporate this pattern into your home decor is adding geometric throws.
Edward Wilson introduced and popularized the Biophilia Hypothesis. He proposed the possibility that the deep affiliations humans have with other life forms and nature, as a whole, are rooted in our biology.
Biophilia design emphasizes the relationship between humankind and nature. Natural, organic materials–such as wood, stone, and daylight and plant life–remind us of the exterior and brings the outside and nature, in. As a machine-and-technology-driven society, reminders of past processes, handiwork, Millwork and crafted materials are important elements. A space with a good visual connection with nature feels whole. It grabs one’s attention and can be stimulating or calming. It can convey a sense of time, weather and other living things.
According to Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design, “The boho vibe is back but with a vintage modern twist and curved lines. Layering and patterned fabrics is something you will see again, but this time around, they will be a bit cleaner and brighter. Curved furnishings and softer lines and mixing of modern and vintage is what we expect for 2019.”