Interior design trends 2018
Grey may still be the neutral of choice for many interiors, but colour is set to be bolder this year. We’re feeling braver with colour choices – on both walls and furniture pieces, as sofa colour choices of late have demonstrated. Moody interiors are more popular than ever, too, with brooding violet, navy and striking emerald green all key colours for 2018.
Furniture is set to head to the dark side this year. We’re stepping away from pale, bleached woods that were hugely popular thanks to the Scandi trend of recent years. 2018 is the year where darker wood tones signify a resurgence for retro glamour, and provide a new take on modern luxe.
Texture is a big thing this season! Furniture has a natural handmade feel with materials such a rattan and wicker the stars of the show. Textiles take a playful role with lots of embellishments, raw edges and appliqué details – all irresistible to the touch.
The addition of luxe metallic touches is not new, but the big difference this year is the choice of metallic finish – think less copper and rose gold, more brass! Brass is the most sophisticated and organic of the metallic colour palette. Brass furniture pieces, mirrors and accessories all help to add a luxurious finish to any room – soft pink and emerald green both accentuate brass and gold tones perfectly.
Photo credit: Matalan