2019 Top Home Design Trends

For those wanting to keep up with 2019 top home design trends, McKee Homes has published a list of our eight most popular design studio selections and upgrades. These popular choices, recently made by homebuyers at our design studios, will also be of interest to anyone thinking of remodeling, upgrading or revamping their interior décor this year.

Painted cabinets

top home design trends - painted cabinetsHomebuyers are choosing painted cabinets over stained cabinets to make their kitchens look modern and unique. Light and neutral colors such as white and gray are popular but bold colors such as navy blue are becoming popular as well. These bold colors give kitchens a dramatic high-end luxurious look.

4×16 & Subway Backsplash Tiles

top home design trends - subway tilesCommon 3”x6” Subway tiles have been popular for years but we’re seeing larger Subway tiles and 4”x16” ceramic and glass tile backsplashes gaining ground in the last couple years. When combined with quartz countertops, the larger tiles give kitchens a clean look that’s also low maintenance.

Tile Herringbone Patterns

top home design trends -tile herringbone patternHerringbone pattern in tile is one of those trends that comes back around every so often. While popular over 50 years ago, it wasn’t seen much in new construction for many decades. In the last few years herringbone patters have come back in favor and add a unique modern look to tile on backsplashes and floors.

Quartz Countertops

top home design trends -quartz countertopsQuartz countertops continue to gain in popularity compared to granite. Like granite, quartz countertops are resistant to stains, moisture and bacteria but are lower maintenance because they are less porous and don’t need to be sealed. Quartz also comes in a wider variety of colors than granite and the colors are more uniform.

LED Lighting

top home design trends -LED lightingLED lighting is one of the latest trends for a number of reasons including lower cost, better energy efficiency and increased durability. LED undercounter lighting is very popular now because the lighting range is more controllable, it produces less heat and can last for thousands of hours. LED Smart light bulbs cost more than other LED bulbs but can be set up in zones so lighting in different areas of the home can be controlled by a mobile device such as a phone or tablet or a voice-activated system.

12×24 Tile in Wet Areas

top home design trends -12" x 24" floor tilesOne of the easiest ways to showcase a bathroom is to add 12” x 24” tile flooring. This has become very popular lately as it adds a high-end modern look to any room. Another positive aspect of larger tiles is fewer grout joints to clean.

Frameless Shower Doors

top home design trends -frameless shower doorsAnother popular trend in bathrooms is frameless shower doors. The absence of hard lines and frames adds an elegant open, seamless and contemporary style to any bathroom. Frameless shower doors also make a bathroom look larger than it really is, are easier to clean and are more durable with thicker glass.

Warm Gray Interior Walls

top home design trends - warm gray wall colorsWarm gray paint colors are currently the most popular. They are soft, stylish and neutral and work with almost any type of flooring and furniture. Warm tones are inviting with beige, brown and taupe undertones as opposed to cool grays which have more blue undertones.


Home design trends can be difficult to keep up with. Hopefully this article showcasing the 2019 top home design trends from the McKee Homes Design Studios will help homebuyers and homeowners looking for the latest design trends for their homes. For more info, contact us at 910-692-7296 or visit our McKee Homes Design Studio webpage.

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