4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa

4 Interior Design Trends by Finsa_4

I am excited to share 4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa, and if you are on our newsletter list, you can win the printed version which comes in 5 individual booklets. It’s open world-wide, and we are giving away five copies. But before we dive into these trends, let us introduce you to Spanish wooden manufacture Finsa: they are the leader on the Spanish market when it comes to surface design for the interiors industry covering melamine faced chipboards, MDF, wood veneer, plywood, mouldings, kitchen cabinets, furniture components, laminate flooring – you name it. And if you attended the Salone del Mobile, you have definitely seen their collaboration with Envisions which has been all over the news this year.

This year’s theme is States of Minds and Matter.


British trend agency Color Hive has analysed and defined the ways in which we live and consume, enabling an understanding of how social and cultural changes can impact the world around us. Responding to this inquiry, they have outlined teaming up with Finsa four trends and driving factors that provide context for a proper product design research in the hard surfaces design industry.

Please see as a result four different States of Mind and Matter such as WONDER, EXPLORE, MASTER & REFLECT.


Firstly, we Wonder and embrace the unknown, taking confident steps into the future of design, feeling encouraged to venture into the intangible and the physical worlds.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends


Referencing new environments, Wonder embraces change with a fluid transience that embodies the positive steps we are taking forward. As we live in a world in constant transition, this theme has a ‘can do’ attitude that sees these changes as an opportunity to reinvent and re-form with our minds firmly set in the future. Referencing innovative technical themes and architecture that enables flexibility between the tangible and the unknown, Wonder encourages exploration into new worlds. This trend is a dreamland, with a futuristic and optimistic undertone which the colour palette mirrors. Ethereal tones reference an interest in translucency and light effects. The barely-there tints mix with tones of a definitive positivity in a story which echoes our need to discover and revel in the undefined future.


4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

Saerom Yoon’s ‘Crystal Series’ focuses purely on color and transparency with an acrylic resin structure and refracted colorful effects.


Embracing the unknown, this story references futuristic design and in particular technological advances such as three-dimensional printing
and virtual reality. Here, we question how these developments impact our changing environments. Transient design and transparent architectural structures that allow fluid movement between spaces are explored. Reflective and engaging materials with immersive and interactive qualities are central to this theme and further develop the concepts of innovation.


4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

TeamLab creates an immersive environment in their ‘Transcending Boundaries’ project; exploring the cross overs between digital and physical worlds.

This mirrored room divider by Zieta encourages interaction with our surroundings by offering an intriguing and reflective surface that plays with light.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

With color gradients and blurred effects we can enhance our environments and create a fluid sense of transient movement between spaces.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

Emma Wessel’s graduate collection ‘Hide and Seek’ blurs the boundaries between the worlds of fashion and interior design.


Venturing confidently into the unknown, the Wonder color palette offers an atmospheric, ethereal feel that conveys an important positive message of the future. Dream-like colours of pale pink, sugary yellow and powdered mint green combine with the dark purple, which acts to ground the other synthetic shades. These transient tones offer a lighter-than-air feel but with a quietly powerful message that looks to the undefined and otherworldly for inspiration.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder_ via Eclectic Trends



2// Explore

It’s all about pushing the boundaries, adopting a bold maximalist approach and breaking any previous rules. We celebrate what is bright and confident within the design world.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends


Responding to the increasing presence of minimalist design, Explore has a contrasting bold and maximalist approach. This is a lively and triumphant story in which diversity is celebrated. Breaking boundaries, this trend has joyful and positive roots that challenge design to go beyond the norm. Referencing diverse cultures from the increasingly globalised world, this story puts aside inhibitions and embraces different ways of living by appealing to all the senses with a colourful and upbeat approach. Explore is inspired by surface treatments that add enhancing effects such as abundant pattern, hectic and lively images, and most importantly, statement colours. The colour palette thrills the senses with vibrant shades that stir up excitement. This story focuses on the celebration of life and embraces confident design, full of colour and resolute in spirit.


Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Yinka Ilori’s work ‘If Chairs Could Talk’ is compiled of up-cycled vintage furniture, inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics.


Looking to attention grabbing color combinations, this trend has an open mind when it comes to design. Taking note of unexpected material combinations in a mix and match style, Explore embraces clashing colour and aesthetics. This trend highlights the importance of merging cultures and bold patterned textiles, which can include hidden imagery, messages and rich layered decorative qualities. Hard and soft surfaces interact, resulting in unexpected outcomes that surprise and inspire. This story champions confident and challenging design that encourages experimentation.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

‘Palettes’ by Emma Wessel play with colour, pattern, materials and varied functions (left).

Industrial designer Kim Ramain-Colomb’s searching for a new approach to design, brightly packaged Habibi cosmetics range is based on traditional Moroccan make-up (right).

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Celebrating surface treatments that excite the senses with an upbeat approach, including playful material finishes and color combinations.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Giving new life to previously unwanted fabric scraps, Simone Post’s rugs utilise remnants from the Dutch brand Vlisco’s African fabrics collection.


The statement colors of Explore offer a bright and bold palette. Inspired by maximalist design and abundant pattern, these vibrant shades of cyan blue, sun yellow, tangerine, forest green and scarlet area powerful, upbeat mix of shades. Unapologetically optimistic, these tones are combined with a neutral off-white and true black for a much needed balance. Joyful and bold these colors embrace and celebrate our expression of individuality.Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_EXPLORE_via Eclectic Trends


We Master our craft and evoke an elegant and luxurious approach. Looking to traditional techniques and only what is refined to the highest standards, we seek to conquer our doubts and fears.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends

Giacomo Moor’s ‘Timber Kit’ is designed to contain six basic tools for the job of every carpenter; this work explores the age-old skills of carpentry and places traditional tools into a new context.


This story abandons the clumsy, folksy connotations of craft and instead adopts a high end, luxurious approach with materials that are subtle, elegant and refined. Master embraces the extraordinary heritage of traditional craft, looking to achieve levels of technical perfection by hand, which would not be possible to replicate in mass production. Master is inspired by the world of couture and essentially this is a trend about escaping from the outside world. Seeking inspiration in nature, raw materials and craft that abandons anything rough-and-ready, this trend instead focuses on exquisite finishes and refined aesthetics. Colours are soft, sensual yet rich with depth, inspired in part by the natural world but chosen for their stealth luxe connotations. This theme offers only the most exclusive and quality options for design.


4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends

Giacomo Moor’s ‘Timber Kit’ is designed to contain six basic tools for the job of every carpenter; this work explores the age-old skills of carpentry and places traditional tools into a new context.


Refinement at the highest level is what this trend seeks, where detailed and intricate work with rich surfaces and quality finishing is key. Master celebrates time-consuming traditional handcrafts and age-old methods that demand respect. Wood parquet, weaving and hand embroidery are expert craft techniques that reflect this opulent story. With elegance and sophistication, these designs respect materials and have a polished approach to design, offering high-end outcomes and luxurious aesthetics.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends

‘The Half Chair’ designed by Cuatro Cuatros for Missana. Each individual chair fits perfectly with the next one has been finished and carefully shaped by these leading designers. The natural shades of this trend celebrate subtle colour nuances and what is exquisite within the organic world.

Referencing the natural landscape, the richness of textiles and surface treatments such as embroidery and weaving showcase artisan techniques that inspire this trend.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic TrendsArchitects Admun Design & Construction Studio designed ‘Cloaked in Bricks’ to create an intricate and impressive facade.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic TrendsWe adopt a sophisticated and polished approach with materials and finishes that are intricately detailed, elegant and refined.


Conveying a true sense of luxury and sophistication the Master colors join together to create a classic and elegant palette. With reassuring qualities the antique purple, deep evergreen, classic blue and warm cream join the clarity of a zesty green, which lifts this luxury palette. Referencing high-end materials such as copper and age-old handcraft techniques of wood parquet this palette looks only to the most refined of materials for inspiration.

4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_MASTER_ via Eclectic Trends


Finally, we Reflect and strip everything back to leave what is vital, seeking comfort and calm within designs that are pure and essential.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends


Cocooning and comforting, Reflect is a trend that encompasses quiet and considered themes in a natural and stripped back aesthetic. This story sets out to discover how minimalist design can make us re-evaluate our appreciation of color and inherent beauty; removed of any extraneous meaning and reverting back to experiencing tones and nuances on an instinctive level. This mirrors the current mindset of consumers, both health and design conscious, searching for sustainability and moving away from throwaway culture. The essence of this trend is distilled into a palette grounded by a collection of measured, muted tones. The shades have soft and inviting qualities, offering a much-needed refuge. Reflect explores a need to simplify and pare down to only the essential, echoing perfectly with the aesthetic of the story.


Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends

Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet used woven seaweed to create ‘Sea Me’, a furniture collection that highlights its possibilities as a material.


Absent of pattern and any unnecessary add-ons,this story looks to the raw aesthetics of minimalist design. Soft and inviting, the trend embraces the warm and welcoming aesthetics of bare and natural surfaces. Ceramic glazes that explore the tactility
of matt and gloss finishes are central to this pared back theme. Looking to materials from unexpected sources gives new life to waste and unusual sustainable materials. Encouraging touch and interaction with our surroundings, this story has a pure and clear message.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends

Creating a sense of comforting balance, this story looks to warm natural materials in combination with calming color for inspiration. Care for Milk’ a project by Ekaterina Semenova explores the possibilities of milk as a ceramic glaze to help reduce waste.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic TrendsCeramics by Manos Kalamenios utilise raw organic glazes and a stripped back aesthetic that echoes the Reflect theme.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends

Marco Tapia’s interior combines Finsa materials with marble, stone and exposed brick in a pure and honest approach to design.


Moving away from a throw away culture, the Reflect palette offers a much-needed collection of contemplative yet welcoming colors. Playing with ideas of light and shadow, shape and texture, the rich claret, dusty rose pink and dove grey create a warming base within the palette. Cool serenity is added with muted mid-blue and jade tones, sitting alongside the raw aesthetics of the marble and exposed MDF. Paired down and calm, these colors expose what is truly essential and pure within a palette.

Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT_ via Eclectic Trends  4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_Wonder via Eclectic Trends4 Interior Design Trends 2018/19 by Finsa_REFLECT via Eclectic Trends
Through theses four trends our States of Mind & Matter are formed and the surfaces that are inspired by this process lie within.

We hope you enjoyed the insights, and wish good luck to those who are on the newsletter list and are entitled to win the completed printed version with all color and material palettes, extended texts and additional projects of the trend book open world-wide. Please leave a comment below, we get in touch with you on December, 22, 3pm (GMT+1) if you are the lucky winner.

UPDATE (22.12.2017): The lucky winners will be informed via email. The draw stays open until December, 23. Happy Christmas!


How about some extra inspiration?

84 Responses

  1. I️ am interested in the trend book, please put my name in the drawing ! And thanks for all the resources and inspiration!

  2. Hi Gudy,
    I am very interested in the Trendbook of the firm Finsa. Reading your Eclectic Trends Always gived my lots of inspiration.
    So yes put my name in the pot for the drawing, I would like to received the Trendbook in English.

  3. Oh! I would love the Trendbook!
    Need some seriously inspiration next year.
    Wish you a happy christmas.
    All the best.

  4. Hello! I would love to have a copy of those!! Amazing and inspiring material to work with, the perfect gift for a working Christmas!!!
    Merry christmas!!

  5. Hola Gudy, me encantaría tener un Libro de tendencias! Gracias por la información que compartes, es de mucho interés y utilidad. Saludos desde Costa Rica!

  6. Hello! I follow your site constantly, I would love to have a copy of such an inspirational work!! Amazing material to work with since I am also a stylist/graphic designer and creator, the perfect gift during Christmas!!! Thank you for this opportunity! Happy Holidays for everyone!!

  7. Hi Gudy!
    I would love a copy of your book. I always find your newsletters and trend reports extremely insightful and useful.
    It would be my perfect Christmas Gift.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and an exciting new year 2018.
    Best wishes

  8. Hola! Me encantaría recibir el libro de tendencias! Me encanta tu blog y sigo tu newsletter!
    Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año desde Panamá!

  9. Love your point of view and your wonderfully curated content. Would love to delve into these trend books for personal and profession inspiration and progression. Wishing you a lovely Christmas – Thank you

  10. Hey Gudy! I‘d be so greatful to get one of the trendbooks for our office…!
    By the way, I love the way you describe the importance of beautiful things. Please don‘t stop!

  11. Your blog has been a great source of inspiration. Receiving this book would be amazing! (English version please as my Spanish isn’t very goodlooking…wahhahahah..as Celia Cruz her English isn’t very goodlooking…I always laugh so hard when I remember that).

  12. Hello! I follow your site constantly, I would love to have a copy of such a book full of inspirations! Great material to work with as I’m a teacher in interior architecture! Thank you for this opportunity! Happy Holidays to Spain!

  13. Such a very goooood inspiration! I’d really like to have a copy!
    I’m a graphic designer and I also did trend forecasting for, for the first time, this year.
    Your moodboard really inspire my works.

    Hope I’m the lucky one.
    Thank you…and Merry Christmas! :D

  14. Hi Gudy,

    I really like your blog, pinterest and newsletter and had great fun doing your inspiring online moodboard course.

    I would love to receive the trend book in English for some more inspiration. As an architect and interior designer I think it will be very useful for me.

    Thank you and keep up the great work!

    Happy holidays!

  15. Oh this is wonderful!! I would love to win a copy! Cross my fingers and hope the best and a colourful future! All the best to you in christmas time ❣️

  16. Wonderful trends selection and beautifully presented! It would be an amazing Christmas gift for someone just starting off with its own design company…so I would love to take my chance and have my name entered in the draw for a printed copy of the Trendbook (English). Thanks and Merry Christmas to you!!

  17. Hi Gudy, I would like to subscribe to the printed Trendbook 2018/19.

    Also wishing you al lovely Christmas and beautifull and colorfull holydays.
    Hugs from Astrid

  18. Happy Holiday to you all.
    Hello Gudy. This is stunning! Love all the colors and textures. Please add my name to the drawing as well. I’d love this book like a box of glazed Krispy Kreme donuts! ;)

    Merry Christmas,
    Maria from Anchorage, Alaska

  19. Hi Gudy

    I live in Australia and you have been a huge source of inspiration to me! I’m trend and colour obsessed so much so I’ve decided to start my own trend & design consultancy! I would love a copy of this book to add to my studio library! Merry Christmas and thank you!

  20. Gracias por el artículo, Gudy. Como siempre, súper inspirador e interesante.
    Me encantaría tener suerte en el sorteo. El estudio de Finsa sería una interesante fuente de inspiración no sólo para mi trabajo, también para mi magazine online. ¡Ojalá haya suerte!…
    Puede ser en inglés o en español, pero imagino que tendrás menos peticiones en español, así que mejor éste último.

  21. Hello Gudy Would so love to receive a printed copy such a wonderful opportunity!! Inspirational palettes and information a truly valuable tool for design creatives! Thankyou! xx

  22. Fascinating analysis, as always! Translating our collective conscious (or subconscious) yearnings into tangible and meaningful interior environments is interesting on so many levels. I would love to delve further into this Trend Book for insights and inspiration. Best Greetings from Sunny Melbourne – I would love to see you here one day for some workshops. Cheers, Karen :) x

  23. Hi Gudy,
    As always I’m so inspired by your post!
    I can’t wait to recognize these trends in next years ”interior design world”, they’are fascinating and rather surprising.
    Your trendbook 2018/19 with Finsa must be great! I join in the tiny possibility to get one.
    Love from sunny Provence in France et ‘Happy Holidays’ to you and yours!!

  24. Gudy, this looks fantastic, but everything that you put out is! I would love a Trend book. I certainly need as much inspiration as I can get for the crazy, wonderful, challenging year ahead!!! Cheers to a wonderful holiday season!

  25. This is looks amazing and very inspiring. I would love to have the Trend Book in english. Thank you for so much Inspiration every week!

  26. Hi Gudy- I have to say, your weekly trend posts are my window to the world of today’s colors and wave of trends in design. You are always SPOT-ON and I couldn’t do my work without you! I would love to receive a copy of your trend book and I’m looking forward to your next years reviews! Thank you!

  27. It thrills me! Would be amazing for my new professional stage to count with one of these books. Inspiration, trends and tools for nurturing and developing inspiring projects.
    I’d love to win one print sample! Happy Holidays to everyone and specially to you Gudy.

  28. Thanks so much for the inspiring posts! I would LOVE to receive a copy of the Finsa Trend book. Happy Holidays!

  29. No REFLECT needed to wish a Christmas WONDER and become trend MASTER by EXPLORE your exciting trend book. Love your posts and wish merry days all over the year!

  30. I wanted to thank you for being so talented & thoughtful in your work. It is like Christmas morning every time I receive your emails! The Trends 2018/19 would be amazing to have & to share. Gudy, wishing you and your family good cheer for the new year!

  31. I would love to recieve an english version of the trend book.
    Your blog is a great inspiration
    Wishing you all a merry christmas and all the best in the year to come.

  32. Hi Gudy,
    I never miss any of your posts and it has been very inspiring and helpful to my progress in interior design and jewelry design as well! I would love to receive this trend booklet and learn as I always do from your great posts.
    Thank you for sharing your visions and knowledge :)

  33. I was invigorated to learn about the four trends: wondering and embracing the unknown; exploring new boundaries; mastering our craft; and reflecting on seeking comfort and calm within designs.

    I would love to be able to refer to the Trend Book as it would be useful for my new venture.


  34. Hola Gudy, te saludo desde la Ciudad de México, ojalá algún día pueda tomar tu taller presencial ya que me encanta tu trabajo! Que buen regalo tu libro de tendencias! Todo lo mejor

  35. I’m gladdened by the thoughtful insights Finsa has put together, beyond surface finishes, these are maps for inspired living. What better way to manifest all that goodness than bringing it into our surroundings for everyday meditation? Yes, please!..sign me up for this inspirational book.

  36. Hi Gudy, as always full of fascinating insights. Merry Christmas, Felicia Navidad, and I’d also absolutely love a copy of the book. Thank you, muchas gracias :-) x x

  37. Hej Gudy. These are pretty exciting trends and i would love to explore more in your book. I wish you wonderful holidays, best from grey cold Berlin :-)

  38. Hi Gudy, i would love to receive the English version of this book.
    Wish you all the best! And thank you for all the great work.

  39. Hi, please include me in your trend book giveaway, thank you! Happy Holidays and thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  40. Such an inspirational post and a really great giveaway. I would LOVE to receive one of these beautiful trend books. Thank you so much! Happy Holidays to all of you! :)

  41. Re freshing trends. Very grateful if Santa brings that trend book this year ;p It’s a pleasure to read you. Patricia

  42. I would so love to hold the New Trend Book in my hands. Been an ardent follower of Eclectic Trends and incorporating these trends in my artwork has helped me grow my artwork every year. You are always ahead of Trends and I simply looove Eclectic Trends.

  43. Oh, oh, oh, I just read your email!! PLEASE, INCLUDE ME!

    I’d really LOVE to have this wonderful book. Either in Spanish or English, it will be such a pleasure to smell it, weight it and get carried away!

    Love your style, Gudy.

  44. Dear Gudy, I am a reular reader of your mewsletters and love your trends as inspiration.
    Needless to say that I would love to receive a trend book! Thank you!

    1. Hi Gunnar, I am afraid that give-away finished on December, 23, 2017 already:) We might do another one with Finsa in the future. Thanks for reading along!

  45. Interior design post with illustrated image like this is always good to read. How good, you may explain, it will not be as sufficient as an image.

    Thanks for writing and sharing this.

  46. Hi Gudy!Your blog has served as a huge source of inspiration to me! My passion for trends and colour has led me to start my own design and trend consultancy! Thank you for motivation and conducting me into this design world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

IT'S TRENDING / Pantone Color of the Year 2023

In this eBook you will learn who decides which color makes it into the new Color of the Year, how the process works, its duration, and the biggest misconception Pantone still faces all these years.
We share color codes, the story of the AI-generated visuals this year, and why a beetle is the superstar of this year’s inspiration.

Follow our Wednesday Journal

Receive your dose of inspiration, education, and downloadable resources. By signing up now, you will access the last three editions.

The Mood Board Academy on Instagram

Mood Board Creation: Learn How To Effectively Communicate

Online Courses - English

You’ll find now a very complete starter program, which comes subtitled in eight languages. You will learn:

  • why haptic moodboarding becomes more relevant and effective in 2022 
  • how to create a balanced board that not only looks good but works as a memorable communication tool
  • that I do not start a mood board with the creative hands-on process but with a thinking process and a formula
  • how I used that specific formula in a business project, which I share with you