2019 Interior Trends

5 interior trends you need to know about for 2019

With the New Year just around the corner, many of us are beginning to think about what to do with
our interiors for 2019. When the Christmas decorations come down, our homes can look a little bare
— so if you’re considering a revamp, January is the perfect time to incorporate some of the latest
styles. From metallic details and geometric patterns, to natural stone finishes and this year’s must-
have colour, we’ve got all the details on the looks that are set to be big in 2019.

Story Telling 
People are increasingly wanting to know the story behind their furniture, as well as the materials
and craftsmanship that go into each piece. Whether it’s an authentic Carrara marble worktop, or a
unique antique accessory, features with an unusual origin are great conversation pieces that never
go out of style. And in 2019, we can expect to see a similar trend for furniture, too.
It’s no longer enough to simply have stylish furnishings — you should know exactly how and where
they were built, too. So, if you’re looking to update your living room suite, make sure you buy from a
retailer that crafts their own furniture to order. Sofas by Saxon build all of their sofas and chairs
using quality materials, including responsibly-sourced, FSC-certified European hardwood, and can
tailor any detail to suit your requirements. Go for a couch in a Chesterfield jewel-toned velvet shade
for a look which is right on-trend.
Not an unusual origin, but certainly one to be proud of; Naked Kitchen is a British manufacturer that designs, creates and manufactures everything on one site in North Norfolk. FSC-certified European birch ply is used for all of the kitchen carcasses that has been sustainably-sourced. Available in so many different designs, a Naked Kitchen is incredibly versatile and are sure to be able to design your dream kitchen.

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Kitchen Trends and Colours

Every couple of months there is definitely a shift within home interior trends. Preferences start to change and you can see when people start to move on. Often, this is simply colour palettes changing with the seasons, or impractical trends slowly becoming less popular.

One of the first trends we’ve noticed emerging is the introduction of much warmer colour palettes into the kitchen. Whilst bright bold colours have been popular throughout the spring summer time, it is clear that as we are now transitioning into the autumn winter trends, people are looking for the richer warmer tones for their room. We’re loving seeing beautiful rusty colours, deeper blues, azure greens and even mustard yellows making their way into the kitchen. These colours look even more beautiful with oak and walnut timber creating an intensely beautiful room. We even love the tones of mustard so much that we’ve created our own showroom kitchen in this colour! Combining this colour with Inchyra blue and walnut timber has created a kitchen that is so inviting and looks almost retro with its colour palette choices. We’re loving seeing these natural colours in the kitchen and can’t wait to see more beautiful designs!

Another shift that we have seen is the movement away from open plan rooms. Whilst people are still keeping the structure of their room as open plan, there is no doubt that people are starting to reintroduce zoning- aka- broken plan rooms- back into their homes. People are now finding that open plan is not quite as practical as they may have envisioned, and therefore need that comfort of having certain areas designated for different tasks. By keeping the original layout of open plan but adding in clear zones, it helps to ensure everything has a purpose, and nowhere feels like wasted space.

Whilst warmer, rich colours are definitely inviting their way into the home, it is still very clear that Scandi rules the interior trends. As the minimalist trend thrives on this Scandinavian style, the use of plainer, higher quality materials has also had a revamp. One particular material that we have always advocated and we actually use as the base for every single carcass of a Naked Kitchen is plywood. An incredibly versatile, strong timber that not only is the perfect carcass material, but also has a beautiful plain minimalist feel that is just perfect for the Scandinavian trend. We’re seeing many more kitchen companies that are really investing in this trend, creating entire kitchens from this material. Our latest brand that we have developed actually does just this. Pure Scandi manufactures incredible plywood fronts in Ikea sizes, enabling people to have beautiful bespoke doors on budget carcasses. Inspired by Scandinavian trends and using beautiful materials, Pure Scandi is the perfect way to get that minimalist kitchen.

Grand designs is one of the trends that we’re really starting to see gain traction in the interior world. The complete opposite to the scandinavian trend, grand designs see’s incredibly elaborate kitchens and a very intricate level of detail. More luxurious materials like marble and timbers are being used within these kitchens to create that incredible grandeur. By having bespoke details like special skirting details and integrated butler trays like the Chester Row Kitchen, it creates such an intensity that is just so eye catching.

Check out our Instagram for more pictures of our beautiful kitchens and other images that inspire us!

Colour Kitchens

Even with summer completely over and the cold winter months settling in, we’re still so obsessed with creating colourful kitchens. The beautiful rich intense colours of our Ladbroke instantly give us all of the autumnal feels, with dark forest greens and rich walnut timber creating a beautiful cosy feeling.

However, it’s not just darker colour palettes that we’re loving at the moment, as we’ve recently designed some absolutely incredible bright, colourful kitchens. Instinctively, we’d normally gravitate to the darker colours on the spectrum to make the room feel warm and cosy, however recently the colours we have been loving have been the opposite of this.

The first project that we recently completed is the Albert Bridge Kitchen. Compact and cute, we decided to use an unusual kitchen colour combination of pastel pink and purple. These are colours you would usually see in a bedroom or a room for relaxing. We wanted to ensure that the kitchen is the room that you are most looking forward to coming home to. Lighting is kept warm but minimal, to ensure that the kitchen feels beautifully cosy and comfortable.

The latest project we’ve designed and added to our showroom is the Tower Bridge Kitchen. An insanely cool, retro inspired colourful kitchen. Despite the summer colours, this kitchen could work all year round, as it instantly brightens up a room without ever feeling too overpowering. The beautiful bright blue gives a gorgeous Icelandic feel to the kitchen, which is still comforting, especially when combined with the incredible ply panelling on the wall. A white, smooth finish set of doors is the perfect backdrop behind these stunning Arsenic blue fronts. By keeping accessories sleek and chrome, this allows the colours to really stand out, whilst being beautifully in-keeping with the Scandi vibes.

Finally and potentially our new favourite (although we could never pick just one!) is the Pelham Kitchen. An absolutely insanely cool combination of intense mustard yellow and rich blue creates this modern, chic kitchen design. Initially, we’d never have put Inchyra Blue and India Yellow together, however we took a risk and it certainly paid off! This combination creates such a warm, inviting feel within the kitchen that is perfect for the heart of your home. The interesting splashback of Bert and May tiles adds a beautiful eye catching feature, that doesn’t overpower the cabinetry and really allows the incredible yellow to stand out. We’ve paired this kitchen with stunning brass accessories that perfectly complement the colouring used.

Check out our Instagram page to see all of our beautiful kitchen images and more of what inspires us.

Autumnal Living

It’s that time of year when everything starts to change again. The weather gets colder, days get darker, nature starts to turn and homes need to be cosy and warm to battle this weather.

Trends adapt to these changes and are generally based around making your home comfortable and the perfect haven for the colder months. Fabrics get thicker and more luxurious and colours get richer and more intense as the warmer end of the colour spectrum is utilised. Boot rooms come into their own at this time of the year, and are the perfect place to kick off wet, muddy boots and coats after long country walks.

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The Swan Project

The Swan project is a youth opportunities project, that is based in Norfolk. The Swan Centre is their base, and is located in the town of Downham Market. Meticulously working to provide new exciting opportunities for the youth of Norfolk, The Swan project are always looking to try and improve the quality of the lives of young people in the area.

The Swan centre is a space that aims to offer open access, positive activities and support to young people within West Norfolk from the age of 8 to 24, in an area that falls within the top 30% of most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. They aim to offer a space that all users can feel proud of and also take ownership of and were looking to make some improvements to their space for the 11+ age group.

However, the centre that they are based in was not really fit for purpose as they needed a kitchen area for hot drinks and warming up food. The project contacted Naked Kitchens to see if we would be willing to create a unit for the centre as part of their improvement project. We of course said yes immediately, and created this beautiful Walnut unit for the space. Made from our 80/20 Kitchens range, the unit has an oak effect egger board carcass with walnut effect doors, with a walnut stained worktop!

A very simple yet beautiful cabinet that is perfect for this corner of the room. Incredibly hard-wearing; the egger board provides a strong, stable base for the rough and tumble that is likely to come from a room full of teenagers! We were absolutely delighted to be able to give back to the community in some way, and especially to a project involving helping enrich the lives of children within our local area.

Combining the walnut cabinet with a yellow and grey theme creates a cool, contemporary room that is perfect space for these growing teenagers. We love how the walnut adds a beautiful rich intensity to this corner of the room.

Check out our sister brand 80/20 Kitchens and the Swan Project for more information.

Dulux Colour Of The Year

So the time of year has come around again, where the seasons are changing, trends are now shifting into Autumn and Winter, and everyone’s looking to update their home. We love to look at the different trends and discover what people are going to be introducing into their homes over the next year, as well as seeing how we can interpret the trends ourselves and incorporate them into our own kitchen designs!

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Designed For Living

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house. It’s often the room that involves the most effort to get right and therefore rightfully becomes the hub of the house. A room that you’ve often dreamed of having a specific way for years, and when you’ve finally got the design you have always coveted, it’s a room that you want to show off to everyone. And whilst a Naked Kitchen is so beautiful, our kitchen designs are that and so much more. They’re designed for living.

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The Highgate Kitchen

We love getting the chance to visit our clients homes to see their incredible Naked Kitchens, and the Highgate was no exception to this. An incredible modern, sophisticated kitchen made from one of the most traditional and beautiful materials; walnut timber. The Highgate kitchen is a beautiful example of how this rich traditional timber can be used to create a contemporary masterpiece.

Sharp, fresh lines paired with our angled handle-less detail to create a fresh modern room that beautifully balances function and form. Uncomplicated cabinetry arrangement and no wall cabinetry ensures the room remains fresh and open, which is further enhanced by one simple shelf the length of the wall. Displaying favourite items and other earthy accessories on this shelf also adds personality and another dimension to the room.


Sophisticated walnut gives this room a beautiful intensity that pairs incredibly with the open plan design of this room. The bespoke island with an American Black Walnut frame is a beautiful feature in this incredible room. With an integrated hob and a beautiful marble worktop set on an incredible minimalist frame, this island is simply stunning.

An integrated fridge, hidden behind a large walnut door adds to the sleek, minimalist vibe of this room. Balancing the earthy, rich tones of the Walnut and dark marble with the beautiful modern appliances and accessories creates a fresh, contemporary vibe in this incredible room.

By using a light oak for the parquet flooring, this provides a beautiful contrast against the rich walnut cabinets and island, ensuring that the room feels bright and open. This flooring type is incredibly on trend, and is the perfect base for this stunning Naked Kitchen.

The Hampton Court Kitchen

Our latest creation here at the Naked Kitchen showroom has caused quite a stir on social media so far. Expanding our showroom is something we had been planning for quite some time now, so we finally turned our creative ideas into reality, and The Hampton Court Kitchen was created!

An incredible mixture of traditional and modern, this kitchen is so different to anything else we’ve ever created. A beautiful large island houses an innovative BORA downdraft extractor and hob, making cooking an incredibly easy task in this kitchen.

No bulky appliances or extractors mean that the kitchen maintains its soft clean lines which are highlighted even further by the use of the beautiful dusky heartwood colour. The matte black Lapitec worktops are resistant to UV light, acids, alkali, abrasion and everyday wear and tear. The matte black colouring provides an incredible depth and intensity to the room, contrasting beautifully with the bright copper elements in the room.

The copper pendant lights add a beautiful atmospheric light above the island. With no harsh spotlights interrupting the bursts of natural light from the large windows opposite, this kitchen feels beautifully relaxed, open and fresh.

Why not come and check out the kitchen for yourself? Our showroom is based in Norfolk and we’d love for you to come and visit to see our kitchens in the flesh, as well as discover how our kitchens are made in our workshop!