As 2017 draws to a close, we share our predictions for what’s going to be hot in the world of interiors and home décor in 2018. Without a doubt, this past year has been marked by millennial pink, copper, tropical prints and foliage and Scandi influences, but what can we expect next year? Get your pen at the ready and make note of the interior trends we predict to feature in homewares collections in 2018.
Pastel, powdery millennial pink and rose gold or copper accents have been among the colours of 2017, and both have been hard to miss. Nearly every homeware accessory came in a copper version and it was often styled in a winning combination with said millennial pink or teal. Millennial pink has also been styled with nudes and graphite greys, but there are signs we’ll soon be moving away from this favourite shade of 2017 to something more muted. For example, earlier this year, Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2018 was announced as Heart Wood – a calm, warm pink tone.
It’s likely we’ll also see more emphasis on gold than copper, too. That’s a cue for a sigh of relief for those who’ve grown tired of all-copper-everything, or grounds for distress for those who love this trend and have decked their kitchen out in copper!
In contrast to Dulux, Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018 is something much bolder and brighter - ultraviolet. A mysterious, complex colour – we’re intrigued to see how this one could play out on the interiors scene next year.
Everything Scandinavian has been on everyone’s lips over the past few years. As well as our lifestyles, Scandi ideas have informed our home décor choices. Remember hygge? We all adored the fresh take on cosy, yet modern interiors (and of course, plenty of candles). Will minimalist Scandi décor with neutral tones and washed woods be sticking around? We think this look will gain an increasingly more bohemian-come-jungle twist. Firstly, that means texture! Think fringed cushions, natural, woven materials, baskets and lots of macramé. And secondly, that means our adoration for house plants isn’t going anywhere.
Although our love for the neutral look will remain strong, we think we can also expect a nod towards darker woods and furniture, after a lot of emphasis on these lighter tones during recent years.
The industrial trend has also proved popular, making use of exposed, unfinished materials to create a raw look. During the past year, industrial concrete accents have started to appear, be it in the form of candle holders, plant pots or even stunning statement clocks. Will this trend take off further in 2018? Will we see the emergence of concrete-based furniture and alternative accent accessories?
We’re looking forward to next year and the new seasons and colours in interior design. If you have a project in planning, watch this space in 2018 and keep up to date on all the accessories and inspiration you need to create an on-trend space at home.