2019 Design Trend: Scandi-Style Meets Punchy Pastels

The 2019 Cool Collective trend blends design-forward minimalism with a retro sensibility.

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December 17, 2018
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Pink Is In

This stunning vintage white sofa with its sleek Seventies curves gets an injection of 2019 cool with a design-forward pink wall color.

Everything Old Is New Again

This antique console radio and vintage-look Crosley turntable show the appeal of mixing vintage and new, fresh technologies with retro style to attain the Cool Collective look.

Play Along

Designer Massucco Warner Miller chose terrazzo, concrete mixed with small bits of recycled glass, to create a sea-glass-inspired, eco-friendly kitchen backsplash in this Cool Collective kitchen that exemplifies that style's emphasis on color, a playful vibe and a Scandi feel.

Color Block

Mod, fun, these color-blocked vintage lockers are a great way to hide clutter in style in this Decatur, Georgia home. The blend of old and new and juicy pastels is in keeping with a Cool Collective look.

Curves Ahead

Sensuous, curvy furniture that channels the Seventies and also the Italian Memphis movement alongside glam details like a gold palm and an acid yellow carpet give this study by R Hughes serious high design appeal.

Down to Earth Dining

It's all about design-savvy comfort in the modern Cool Collective home. The Verner Panton chairs and the upholstered settee not only makes for comfortable seating, but for an approachable dining experience in what is a typically formal space.

Mod Meets Luxurious

Plenty of soft textures in plush rugs, faux fur and channel upholstery give this bedroom a feeling of luxury even while the furniture lines stay modern and cool.

Millennial Pink Seating

Modern pink chairs add a midcentury vibe to this dining area while also picking up the millennial pink tones in the custom painting from artist Celery Jones. Shades of pink retain their hip-factor into 2019.

Great Lines

This contemporary white living room features a heavily tufted gray sofa and ottoman on a large blue area rug with colorful artwork adorning the walls. The mix of sensuous curves and chalky pastels mean Cool Collective is in the house.

Sexy Sitting Area

This sitting area features peach walls, a contemporary gray chair, a hexagonal shelf system, a gallery wall and a fluffy white area rug when blend pleasing texture and design-forward shapes.

Power Breakfast

A banquette pairs with curved contemporary dining chairs for comfortable seating around the custom-made soapstone dining table. A Danish chandelier lightens up the space and brings in Scandinavian flair.

Have Fun With Fabric

A delicate shade like millennial pink lends itself beautifully to fabrics of all types, but it looks especially modern on style like Clarke & Clarke’s “Biarritz,” a linen/viscose mix with a matte look and a soft, laid-back hand that’s suitable for both drapery and upholstery.

Kick Back

This contemporary blue armchair features distinctive curved arms and channels a midcentury modern vibe. Part of Cool Collective's appeal is a marriage of new style and nostalgic design references.

Pastels, Pretty Please

Contemporary art in pastel shades anticipate and echo the color scheme of the small peach-colored bathroom ahead.

Focus on Color

The swoop and curve of this lovely midcentury modern coffee table is highlighted by the room's pale gray sectional and window walls.

Integrate Art

The curved green sofa sets the stage for the room’s modern style, but also offers plenty of practical seating. The log-wrapped coffee table adds a touch of nature and makes for a wonderful conversation piece. A traditional-style side chair is paired with a minimalist side table. A large photograph—the perfect medium for the modern Cool Collective look—a tall vase of greens and a few accessories add the perfect finishing touches.

Midcentury Chic

A thin black-and-white striped rug layered over a jute rug works to ground the round coffee table in this small living space. A navy blue velvet sofa with a trio of different patterned pillows pairs with a skinny midcentury modern end table to complete the stylish and sophisticated design.

The Right Shade of Blue

A blue accent wall in the perfect Cool Collective chalky tone, acts as a colorful focal point in this midcentury-modern living room. A low, round table centers the sitting area while displaying stylish knickknacks.