Top Design Trends for 2018

Keeping up with the latest trends and fashions can be a real challenge, so here’s a glimpse into what design experts are predicting.

In 2016, soft whites and crisp neutrals were setting the stage. Bolder and brighter designs made a grand entrance in 2017. This year, you will see a combination of warm earthy tones, natural greens… and yes, even the deep jewel tones that we thought were a thing of the past. Everything from walls, fabrics and furniture to cabinets, tiles and floors, color is making its way to center stage this year. Not to worry if bright and bold are not your thing, there are lots of other trends to choose from as well.

COLOR

Eco-friendly, “go-green” products are the inspiration behind many of the designs and color palettes you’ll see this year. In fact, Pantene’s color, Greenery, is still turning heads and getting the attention of many designers. You’ll find pops of it showing up on walls, floors and accessories just to name a few. Its vivd hue works well with warm wood tones and helps to bring the outdoors in giving life to any space. If you loved the jewel tones of the 90’s, you’re sure to love this year’s designs…mixing past and present with brighter and richer versions of the original palettes. Warm interior colors, eco-inspired accents and cozy room fashions are sure to make an impact this year.

WALLS AND FLOORS

If you’re looking to make a statement on your walls and floors, go bold with glass tiles that are sure to be a showstopper! Bright reds, earthy browns, and nature inspired designs bring color and nature together in a cohesive fashion.

Vintage Retro is sharing the stage this year with the current classic vintage designs bringing personality and creative patterns into your kitchen, bath or any unique space. Of course continuing to trend and making and even bigger impact this year, is the warm rich hues of the wood-look tiles and planks… sometimes even replacing the currently popular subway tiles. Cork, not only on floors, and terra-cotta tiles are also making a big comeback as well.

Look for these nature inspired colors, harmonious textures and eco-friendly designs not only in hard surfaces, but also in luxurious carpets and area rugs this year.

FINISHES

This year, you can expect to see color making its way into your kitchen and bath. Whether your style is sleek and contemporary, or shaker and transitional, colorful painted finishes like navy and green are a sure way to add some spice to your kitchen design. They also pair well with the natural elements of stone and wood making for an inviting place to gather.

Not only is color making a comeback from the 90’s, but so are the gold fixtures and finishes that once adorned our homes. However, instead of the outdated shiny brass finishes that came from that era, these new accents are updated and modern offering a new sophisticated brushed look.

Another metal forging its way into our spaces is the timeless look of copper. Everything from copper pots and pans to copper accents, they’ll bring warmth and bling back to the kitchen. When displayed against a neutral background, they can really shine.

With so many ideas and designs this year, you can decorate with confidence knowing that you’ve created a beautifully lush color palette that incorporates the elements of nature and timeless classics of the past.

7 Ways to Pull Green in a Space | Home Show Addition

The color green is thought to bring balance and youthfulness in interior design.  It’s depth of ‘hue’ is displayed from forest green-to-jade with thousands of shades to choose from – which explains why it’s often chosen as a ‘pop’ accent color.

Here’s a sampling of our use of this marvelous color from the 2015 IDEA & Inspiration House.

Faux Planters

AccentWall500The subtle addition of these planters gives this neutral accent wall a focal point.

CustomIsland500A touch of green, with varying textures, is all it takes for color to be added to this custom built island.

Tip:  The faux planters can be found at your local craft store.

Throw Pillows & Area Rugs

CouchPillows500Accent color can also come in twos. In this setting the sunny yellow and lime green adds fun and a casual feel to the space.

Color with Fruit & Napkins

KitchenTable500In this neutral palette, the fruit and napkins bring a bit of personality to this entire room.

Color with Fruit, Towels and Plants

BookShelf500The fruit, towels and faux planters allow the eye to move throughout the bookshelf.

Stone Coloring

Countertop500Consider bringing in a striking color through counter-tops.  Just enough color to not overdo, however, adds a tremendous amount of interest to the space.  Counter-top > Fantasy Soapstone