Interior design trends for 2018

On December 7th Pantone revealed that the colour of 2018 would be ‘ultra-violet’ and it’s got us thinking about what to expect in interior design in the upcoming year.

Image by Pantone

Painting your walls in this daring shade is a bold move that we fully support, but if you’d rather make some more subtle changes then we have compiled a selection of the best interior design trends to come in 2018.

Millennial pink is here to stay

The increasingly popular colour will continue to lead trends next year, many predict. We recommend using highlights of it, such as in velvet furnishings or ceramics.

Anthropologie sofa / Image from Popsugar

Art trends: Statement walls 

Whether it be one big piece of art or a multitude of pieces in different sized frames, wall art is set to be big next year. Searches on Pinterest for ‘wall art’ are said to be on the up. When it comes to decorating your walls, bare walls are a no-go. The more art, the better.

Statement wall and interior design by Vanessa DeLeon Associates.

Kitchens and kitchenware 

Although the all-white kitchen is timeless, it’s becoming increasingly popular to weave highlights of other brighter colours and a mixture of different materials into your kitchen. Not only will this look great, but it also hides cooking stains and damage.

Rikki Snyder / Houzz

Another way you can spice up your kitchen is replace your plain white basin with one made of copper, granite, concrete or stone.

Mixed materials and bright colours

In general, mixed materials are a big trend for every area of interior design. Use an amalgamation of various materials, be that accents of glass, copper, concrete or wood, to make a room vibrant, contemporary and cosy. This trend can easily be done badly, be careful to keep it subtle.

Search ‘mixed metals’ on Pinterest if you want some more inspiration.

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Farmhouse 3018 sink from Native Trails

Similarly, try bringing in highlights of bright colours around your home to add warmth and character.

Sea Pointe Construction / Houzz

Material: Copper

It’s not only copper sinks you’ll be seeing in 2018, copper fixtures of all kinds are set to make it big. Try bringing copper into your kitchen or living room, it instantly makes any space look more sophisticated and elegant. There are plenty of copper legged chairs and tables on the market currently.

Why not make a statement with a vintage copper light fitting?

Photo by The Anchor on Unsplash

Bathrooms: the spa look 

Think of your bathroom as a sanctuary and invest in luxe bathtubs, dramatic fixtures, and elegant tiles.

Photo by Jared Rice on Unsplash