Welcome to 2018, a new year with some new and some continuing interior design trends.
So what’s in store? Rich colours, bold patterns and thinking big with large scale proportions. In other words, design that makes a statement. Here are 8 trends that designers are talking about.
1. Pantone Colour of the Year is Ultra Violet
Pantone’s colour of the year for 2018, Ultraviolet, is indicative of the trend towards rich, intense colours and bold patterns in fabric, tiles, wallpaper and accessories. Combined with finishes like the still popular brass and copper, this is all about interior design that makes a statement. How can you introduce Ultra Violet into your interiors? One example is a statement piece like a chair. In deep plum, violet or purple it’s a great design detail in any space. Or add the rich violet tones to window coverings and pillows.
2. The Dark Side: Black Accents in Any Colour Scheme
Introducing black into your interiors can be done to compliment and add style to any interior space. Black can work like a neutral that adds detail or transforms a space and as such can be incorporated into, and add gravitas to any interior.
Whether it be a bold statement with wallpaper or paint, or accessorising by adding black lamp shades and pillows, used in the right way, black can take any interior to the next level.
3. Spa bathrooms
Increased pressure in our daily lives has us seeking the rejuvenation of a spa break in our homes. This has been a trend for a few years and shows no signs of stopping. While home saunas come and go as trends, steam bath units, radiant floor heating, heated towel racks, beautiful lighting and materials are being incorporated into new and renovated bathrooms like never before. According to Elle Decor’s Top Home Decor Trends of 2018, Pins, or saves, for “spa bathrooms” were up 269% this year.
4. More Colour in Kitchens
Not just white and high gloss anymore. There’s a real trend now towards having more colour in kitchens. Blues and greens, ocean colours, darker colours and finishes and combined with wood.
5. Palms, plants and prints
This trend is continuing with more creative ways to incorporate plants into your interiors – think lush and large scale plants and tropical prints incorporated into textiles and wallpaper like Farrow and Ball’s” Lotus” and Bo Concept’s Dax rug.
Oversize planters that turn ordinary plants into sculptural elements. It’s all about the presentation.
6. Big proportions and scale
The key here is for having fewer but larger pieces in your home whether it be furniture, artwork or accessories. According to Pinterest, saves for large scale artwork are up by 637 %! (saves for “big wall art” +637%) Pinterest:Top Trends to try in 2018 Blog
Oversize light fixtures take advantage of ceiling height and add visual interest to the normally empty space above furniture. Go big or go home!
7. Adding classic architectural elements to a modern space
Details like classic Bauhaus door and window hardware, tall, baseboards/skirting boards upwards of 16 cm and herringbone / chevron pattern parquet wood floors are making a comeback. Combined with modern furniture these details take interiors to a higher level in 2018.
8. Warm metal tones
Rosé Gold, Brass and copper are still showing up in all things interior design from kitchen and bathroom fixtures and lighting to furniture hardware. The important twist on this retro material is the modern form it takes and the modern mix of materials.