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Last year saw us bringing the outdoors in and filling our homes with anything metallic and blush pink. So, what does 2018 have to offer us in the world of interior colours and trends?
Well, this year, it’s all about bold colours, natural textures and dark finishes. There isn’t a pastel colour in sight and copper and marble have taken a back seat in the trend stakes.
Natural textures such as rattan, wicker, and stone are set to increase in popularity this year. Mixing these natural textures in the home can add a whole different feel to the space, introducing a relaxing effect to the atmosphere of a room.
The individuality of raw edges, unusual shapes, and intricate embellishments is not to be underestimated. Mixing these elements with soft textures such as hand-knitted cushions or throws and soft fabrics, will soften the harshness of the rough texture of wicker or rattan.
If you’re looking for quick and easy ways to update your living space, this trend can be incorporated by using accessories such as wicker plant stands, woven baskets, and bowls.
2018 is the year to experiment with colour – it’s time to paint over those all white walls!
While neutral colours will always have a place in our homes, this year’s colour palette is encouraging us to push boundaries and try something new. Whether you do that through paint or accessories, there are so many colour combinations out there, there’s sure to be something to suit your personal taste.
This year’s Pantone colour of the year is Ultra Violet, a dramatic purple shade that Pantone say: “Communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Sounds like a complex colour doesn’t it? This shade of purple would look great as a feature wall but it will also work well on cushions and wall art.
Bold and bright shades certainly push boundaries, but this doesn’t mean subtler shades are out by any means. Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year, Greenery, is still very much at the centre of interior trends. The natural element of greenery in the home is one people are continuing to achieve throughout their homes. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a time when people won’t want to bring the outdoors in!
Dark woods are set to be popular this year, moving away from light ashy tones. These deep chocolate shades bring a retro feel into the home and a touch of glamour when paired with gold hardware. The dark wood trend looks great when used to create a contemporary take on art-deco style furniture or as wide panelled flooring.
Rose gold no longer dominates our metallic accessories, this year brass is making a big comeback! This year is also all about mixing metallics. Whether it’s copper, gold, silver, rose gold, or black nickel, they can all work together in the same room.
Of course, it’s still recommended to choose a dominant metallic for your room to avoid an overpowering mix, but a gold ceiling light and copper lamp don’t need to be separated! Adding metallic accents to a space can really bring a room together and make it feel luxurious.
We’re loving the trend forecast for the year ahead but remember, keeping your own style and originality throughout your living space is key to making it feel like a home. You don’t always have to follow the trends.
Take a look at our house and home section for some beautiful and unique pieces – you’ll find a range of stunning handmade products that will work perfectly as part of 2018’s trend artisan and natural textures trends!
What do you think of this years trends, will you be painting your walls dark shades of purple mixed with metallic lamps and dark wood accessories?
Big Love Alex