We all finally got used to gray, rose gold and green, and now they are taking them away from us. Jokes aside, designers really worked their butts off to provide us with something completely new and fresh for the upcoming year. See for yourself.
Jewel tones and something more
Besides earth tones and neutrals, we will see a lot of color in 2018, because Pantone’s color of the year is Ultraviolet this time. They noted that this color communicates ingenuity, originality and visionary thinking that will point us toward the future. However, ultraviolet is not the only color that will make an appearance this year. Various jewel tones such as emerald green and sapphire are coming to liven up our spaces too.
Also, another big news is that the days of rose gold are officially over. Instead, brass and real gold color are coming back into style for kitchen and bathroom hardware and light fixtures.
Reading nooks, light room dividers, tiny spaces for various tasks, plush pillows etc. are all design trends that are improving contemporary offices and homes. In the fastness of modern life, those comfortable corners are allowing you to unwind, relax and enjoy some peace. In other words, decorating all the small areas of your home and mastering the micro-zones will fill your home with luxurious comfort.
Flowers are the new word art
Sure, a sign or a pillow or two that spell out words such as “Family”, “Happiness” etc. can seem like a cool focal point. But during the recent years, this concept has been so overused that it has become painful. Luckily, it is finally over. Now, you can create great focal points with floral printed blankets, pillows or even just, you know, regular flowers… on a table… in a vase. It’s pretty.
Simple shaped metal furniture
When it comes to lines and shapes, simplicity is another major trend. Clean, elegant and geometric designs with just slightly curved angles now have the highest value when it comes to modern interiors. Scandi, minimalist as well as high-tech are great options that are now present in the form of softly upholstered fabrics, metal and wooden furniture.
Mixing metals minus the sink
Even though it is not desirable to mix metals when it comes to your jewelry, when it comes to interior design you are more than welcome to do so.
However, when it comes to sinks, white and stainless steel ones are officially out. Instead, grittier textures and warmer hues are taking the scene. Now, designers are relying more on stone, copper, granite or concrete sinks in dark gray, black or bronze.
And this is why now, for example, you can pair your bronze or black sink with your new stainless steel smudge proof appliances from Frigidaire for a modern look.
More color in the kitchen
Even though white will somehow always be the classic kitchen color, in 2018, it is going to be all about throwing in bits of color, especially neutral ones such as blue or gray. Also, instead of painted cabinets, designers are rather opting for warm wood tones such as mahogany, for example.
Dark wood, bright lights, cork
When it comes to small spaces, light brown colors are modern and appealing. However, one of the biggest interior design trends of 2018 is dark wood , as well as chocolate brown aka the new gray. They give any room a huge amount of luxury. Another popular material is cork, which is a great solution for flooring, doors and cabinets.
When a room is filled with wood and soft textiles, it asks for bright lighting. Together, wood and strong light create warm rooms with an incredibly comfortable feeling.
Leather and natural stone
Not just leather furniture, but also various home accessories such as shelf holders, leather flowers and wall artworks are the ultimate elements of modern interior design of 2018 – especially brown leather, or more precisely, chocolate brown, which is, as already said, the primary neutral color.
When it comes to stones, granite, marble and pebbles are still the most popular ones for interior design. And when it comes to decorating with natural stone, opt for geometric prints or carved designs.
So what do you think about this year’s interior trends? Let me know.