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Commercial Interior Wall Finishes Trends in 2019

Wallpaper large print floral

What are the biggest wall finishes trends can we expect to see in 2019?  Wall finishes are one of the most important design elements in any commercial or residential interior environment.  Those days are gone when a commercial interior designer would put together a color pallet based simply on looks and a style.  A large emphasis during design process goes towards psychological, social, environmental and sustainable aspects.  More often we ask ourselves, how will this color or materials’ texture make us feel inside this space?  Be it a restaurant, a store, a hotel lobby or a room, there are certain positive psychological reactions we want to bring out in our customers.

Large print wallpaper or custom graphics.

Applying large size prints on walls of any commercial interior will create an instant environment and bring out emotional responses that we as designers are looking for.  For examples these jungle looking patterns can create a calming effect, a feeling of safety and wonder at the same time.  Who wouldn’t want to relax for a few minutes in a Jungle Room?

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Photo above: wallpaper collection Botanika – Jungla Blu, via archiproducts.com 

Another great quality of custom wallpaper is the ability to update the same space within a couple of hours.  If the old print became too old for your new and refreshed branding, it’s easy to replace it!

Wallpaper large print

Photo above: wallpaper collection Botanika – Roses, via archiproducts.com 

Large size flower prints can add a cozy feeling in any restaurant or a café interior design.  It makes any wall look larger and more festive.

Wall finishes trends

Photo above: large print wallpaper in a cafe in Hamburg, Germany.

Bamboo wall finishes

Bamboo has been a number one choice of commercial interior designer for its environmental qualities.  It is also very strong and lasts forever and that is just a couple of reasons why we think bamboo wall finish will be trending this year.  You don’t have to worry about hitting bamboo walls with furniture or spilling liquids on walls.

Bamboo walls look very natural and inviting in any commercial interior, from offices to restaurants or stores.

Bamboo cladding

Bamboo cladding

Photos above via: Bamboo Imports 

Slab size concrete tile

Concrete surfaces create a very modern slick look and have become a favorite material for a lot of modern designers.  Concrete finish creates a cool feel and is undeniably ideal for modern, edgy style stores or restaurants.  Contemporary interior designers had a dilemma trying to use expensive poured concrete on site until now.  Making concrete is becoming more expensive and the sand used in its production is short of supply.  These beautiful large size tiles can be used in place of poured concrete without the mess and the expenses.

Slab size concrete tiles come in any color and different sizes, contrasting so well with wood and natural stone.  Large size concrete tiles will become another wall finishes trend in 2019.

Large size concrete slab tiles

Large size concrete slab tiles

Photos above via: Metairals-inc.com

3D wall tiles

3D wall tiles is not a new wall finish but it’s going to become a more common material this year.  It is an ideal way to bring more texture and character to otherwise ordinary spaces.  These concrete 3D tiles are ideal in places where the sun or artificial lighting will accent their pattern.   A lot of hotels and restaurants started using three dimensional tiles to bring more excitement and life.

Concrete 3d tile

Concrete 3d tile

Photos above via: kaza.com  

Please take a look at our Before and After images of selected projects from 2018 HERE.

If you are thinking to open up a new business or in a process of rebranding and remodeling your existing business, contact us to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting. Click HERE to price your project design.

Also, take a look at “Branding By Interior” e-book, the only book written on this subject at this time. It brings insight on how you can turn your business into a market-dominating competitor by using human cognitive responses.

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