Of time, space and eco-sensibility

Masonite International Corporation, a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction, released 2019’s top home design trends in a presentation to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The six design trends are based on research prepared by Stylus, an international trend forecasting agency. 


In the US, over 3.4 million Americans work from home at least half of the time, which accentuates the need for transitional spaces that accommodate multiple modes of function. Live/Work celebrates shared living environments with flexible design and multi-purpose products. Achieve the look with industrial accents and modern panelled doors to create a fresh, modern feel.

Rustic Luxury

Rustic Luxury is a new approach to modern luxury that favours experiences over material possessions. The trend focuses on time, space, silence and eco-sensibility as ways to disconnect from busy lives and to restore energy, balance the home’s organic environment with elements like authentic wood entry doors.

Nordic Noir

The Scandinavian mantra of less is more, is here to stay. Nordic Noir keeps its minimalist roots and favours elements that are beautiful in their simplicity. The look comes to life with muted colours of blue-grey and pale rose contrasted with dark metal and wood work. Steel doors with glass panels provide a cool, industrial feel while bringing light and warmth.

Urban Country

Urban Country applies the best practices of lifestyle and design from rural living to urban spaces. This trend preserves the unique characteristics of the home and utilizes well-crafted, handmade pieces that hold meaning. Accentuate the home’s original detailing with a Craftsman-style front door that uses sidelites for natural lighting.

Pretty Calm

Female buying power continues to rise with 1 in 5 homeowners being a single woman. Spaces are being redesigned to fit the modern woman who often appreciates both contemporary and traditional design. Biophilic elements mixed with pale-hued colours, luxurious touches and textured glass doors are all key features for Pretty+Calm.

Mediterranean Escape

International travel has surged in recent years, and travellers want to bring a piece of their travels home. Owners are looking to add intricate details reflective of different cultures. Such global sophistication can be captured in wrought iron accents, lush green landscaping, warm colours and arched maple doorways.



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