20 hottest interior design trends for 2019

2. Matte Black - Dare to go black

In addition to being visually strong, black makes other elements pop. “Painting with matte black doesn’t feel overpowering,” says Jae Joo, founder of Jae Joo Designs in New York City. “The muteness provides a calm vibe to the space. Even choosing something small, like black faucets or cabinet hardware, will give strong modern character to your space,” says Jae Joo. Black has a lot of other advantages. It makes any room feel larger; it is the perfect backdrop for colourful artworks and decorative accessories; it helps create a cohesive look; it can either be subtle or make a statement; and, it will never go out of style. Used on a whole wall, a piece of furniture or a few details, matte black is always a good idea.

(Photo: Left: New York City project, by Jae Joo Designs. (www.jaejoodesigns.com). Right: Studio pendant lamp, by Muuto.)