Instagram has its curated perfection and Facebook has the memes, but when it comes to predicting trends, you can’t beat Pinterest. The underrated platform is basically a crystal ball for what’s going to be cool, with more than 250 million people using it as a search engine. Each year, brands and publishers alike flock to Pinterest to see which trends are about to explode. 2019 is no exception, with Pinterest releasing its annual trend report based on last year’s search results. Because we know you love to be ahead of the curve, we’ve rounded up the 2019 beauty, wellness, travel and home trends you need to know about, according to Pinterest.
Bangs (otherwise known as front fringes here in Australia) have declined in popularity in recent years. But according to Pinterest, they’re set to make a comeback in 2019—particularly the shorter variety, cropped just above the eyebrow.
While your choices of nail shape at the salon have typically been limited to ‘square’ or ’round,’ this might be about to change. A nut-shaped manicure trend is taking the beauty world by storm, with searches for ‘almond nails’ up by 97% on Pinterest!
In 2018, it was all about pink locks, but it seems another pastel hue is about to steal the show. Prepare to see lilac locks everywhere this year, with searches for the pretty purple shade skyrocketing by 1077% last year.
This gentle, natural alternative to retinol is about to blow up in the beauty world, with Pinterest searches up by 275%. It’s said to have the same powerful anti-ageing benefits, without drying out or inflaming the skin.
Bar soap is back in a big way, but this time the starring ingredient is the ultra-nourishing goat milk. It’s said to be super easy to make yourself at home, which is probably why Pinterest searches have risen by 231%.
No, it’s not what you think! Medicinal mushrooms like chaga and lion’s mane are having a moment right now, popping up in everything from nootropic coffee and chocolate bars to low-carb recipes.
Known for their potent anti-inflammatory properties, searches for elderberry recipes were up by 685% last year. The sweet superfood makes an excellent addition to jam (another popular search term), healthy cocktails and baked goods.
It seems we were onto something when we wrote about booty band workouts last year, with searches for ‘band workouts’ increasing by 1913%. Searches for indoor, minimal equipment and home-based workouts are on the rise, too.
It’s not hard to imagine by searches for hot springs have gone through the roof—is there anything better than luxuriating in warm water amidst beautiful scenery?
More of us are opting to explore cities on two wheels, with searches for bike tours up by 74%! And why not? It’s the perfect way to sneak more exercise into your trip, and be more sustainable. Speaking of which, searches for ‘zero waste travel’ rose by 64% last year too.
If other interior colours didn’t cut the mustard for you in 2018, it’s time to say ‘hello’ to yellow. From statement furniture to pops of colour, home decor enthusiasts can’t get enough of mustard yellow right now.
From soft cotton to textured yarn, fabrics are all the rage right now—with searches for textile art up by 1718%. A great way you can incorporate the trend into your own home is with a statement fabric wall.