2019 Home Decor Trend Alert: Blooms + Floral

Hey, hey, hey, everybody! Today's post is the last of this month's theme of 2019 home decor trends. I am talking about blooms + floral and an accompanying color palette I created using Benjamin Moore paint colors.

 Featured in ELLE Decor | Design work by the one and only Celerie Kemble

Featured in ELLE Decor | Design work by the one and only Celerie Kemble

As with any trend, ask yourself if you really like the trend before you incorporate it. If you want to incorporate it, then the next matter to consider is how MUCH of the trend you want in your home. Lastly, consider how small or large scale you want that trend or print to appear in your home.

 Floral bedding as featured on www.anthropologie.com

Floral bedding as featured on www.anthropologie.com

A very logical and practical way to incorporate florals is by way of bedding. Do I have to really write that? It seems obvious to me. Whether florals are 'in trend' or not, they still lend a classic feel to any room. 

2019 Floral Trend 1 of 5 Etsy.jpg

I found this wallpaper on www.etsy.com and fell in love with it. You know, everyone complains about how awful wallpaper is to apply and especially to remove, but there are some very easy-to-remove options available nowadays. Here's an idea: Why don't you buy the wallpaper, cut it into several pieces, then frame them as a collage on the wall? To me, that would work in a children's nursery, powder room, foyer or even home office. Do I love it for a men's study? N to the O. 

Side note: I am noticing large scale florals offered on wallpaper, and to me that translates as more modern than the smaller florals I see on bedding and throw pillows. 

 Floral bench via Ballard Designs www.ballarddesigns.com

Floral bench via Ballard Designs www.ballarddesigns.com

Now HERE's how I would personally work in the floral trend for my home. I envision a small piece of furniture combined with plants and artwork here and there. As a matter of fact, I would bring in stripes, too. I am NOT AN INTERIOR DESIGNER. Again, I am not an interior designer, but these two trends go hand in hand in my humble opinion. As a color specialist, I do ask that you make sure the stripes and florals share similar color schemes.

 The good folks at Blue Pacific Fabrics created this floral print!

The good folks at Blue Pacific Fabrics created this floral print!

So, if you want everyone to know you are fully embracing florals next season, then this is the way to go. This is a bolder color palette and will definitely be noticed, even if you do incorporate it sparingly. To me, this falls under the "Go big or go home" design category. :) 

I imagine the floral enthusiasts taking this fabric and slip covering a couch, or perhaps doing curtains. Either way, this print is fun, lively and very much on trend for 2019.

 

I selected Benjamin Moore colors based on the florals I am seeing for 2019. Left to right:       

   Mascarpone AF-20 | Phoenix Sand 017 | Moroccan Spice AF-285 | Juniper Green 601

You will note that the green I chose in paint is not the same green as what you see in the last floral image. That is intentional. I based this color selection on a multitude of images and my observations.

Until next week, friends and fellow color lovers,

Lauren