As 2018 quickly approaches, it’s time to discuss which home decor trends will define the year to come.
As 2018 quickly approaches, it’s time to discuss which home decor trends will define the year to come. While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, we predict that next year will be full of even edgier hues.
If you need some help imagining how they might play out in your own space, look no further than the 7 rooms below.
Black As A Statement Color
There’s no denying we’re in love with all-black rooms, and 2018 is totally onboard with the sleek and sexy trend. According to Trendir, black should be treated as a neutral this year, considering it complements nearly any theme or color palette. From black floors to black chandeliers, it is the perfect way to add some drama to your space.
Pink As A Power Color
It’s official: pink is losing it’s gendered connotations. It evokes so many feelings that everyone can relate to, from joy to lust, making for the perfect mood-enhancing paint color.
Pantone predicts that 2018 will the year millennial pink shape-shifts into a stronger, more complex version of itself. “Pink has developed more power than ever before,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the Pantone Color Institute’s executive director.
Serene Shades Of Blue
An overwhelming trend for decor in 2018 appears to be creating tech-free sanctuaries, where you actually find a little relief in unplugging and actually relaxing. Behr’s first-ever Color Of The Year, appropriately called In The Moment T18-15, is a casual and calm blue that immediately makes you feel more at peace.
“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “It crosses multiple design styles — global, coastal, modern — and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.”
Vibrant Yellows And Greens
Filling your home with vibrant colors shouldn’t be considered a design risk, and in 2018, Pantone predicts that it won’t be. In their Playful color scheme, you’ll find shades like vibrant yellow and lime popsicle that will bring you a childlike joy.”People need to stop and smile,” said Eiseman. Design doesn’t always have to be so serious!
Palettes Inspired By Travel
Thanks to social media, everyone seems to be talking about travel. Even if you aren’t a regular jet-setter, you can still draw color inspiration from around the world. If you live in California, it doesn’t mean your palette needs to be nature-inspired or if you’re a New Yorker, you have to embrace industrial-inspired shades. In fact, we predict this year is going to be all about going against the grain in terms of color choices.
Sherwin-Williams’ color story Affinity, pictured here, is inspired by the connection of people and places. It beautifully pairs unexpected colors like striking blue, animated fuchsia, and creamy yellow.
Metallics As Neutrals
According to Pantone, metallics are no longer a dramatic color choice. In fact, they’re part of the “new neutrals” for 2018, says Eiseman. Whether your choose to inset your ceiling with gold paper, like the room pictured here, or add a few gold accessories throughout your space, apparently gilded is the new white marble.
“In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals,” Wadden of Sherwin-Williams says.Get tech-friendly, not just with your smart home devices, but your color choices, too!
“Connectivity is modern and playful, bringing in dark watery tones of blue that are balanced with neutrals,. warm yellow and energetic purples.”