Interior Design Trends – 2018. What’s in, and now out.
As an Interior Designer, I have my own design conceit—and I do not follow trends. I may incorporate things I like and see into my own vocabulary. With that in mind, I put together a quick list of what has been done and what to look foward to in 2018. My advice; pick and choose what resonates with you and your home.
Been There, Done That
Rose Gold hardware
HGTV Fixer Upper, the Farm House look and its shiplap walls
Reclaimed wood furniture
Faux Mid-Century modern furniture
Brass hardware in the kitchen
Open floor plans–yes, it’s back to a more designated space assignment
Barn door sliders
Glass wire filament light fixtures
It is projected that people will gravitate toward more natural, earthy vibes in grey, tan and browns and that a Scandinavian aesthetic will prevail. I am also seeing Mid-Century Modern being replaced by Neoclassic traditional, and antiques are updated and mixed in with clean line furnishings.
Styles you will be seeing in greater prominence this year;
High gloss painted walls and or ceilings
Curved sofas and softer edge furnishings
Lavender and lilac color
Darker browns, neutrals in furnishings & fabrics paired with jewel tones
Natural elements that reflects the geography of the home
Colorful trim and casings
Colorful doors-entry and interior
Bold floral fabric patterns
Mixing metal finishes-no more matching
Patterned live plants
Spa inspired bathrooms
Large art pieces on the wall
Darker hues on walls-moodier palettes
PHOTO COURTESY OF MADIGAN STUDIOS
In the Moment, a restorative blue-green hue from Behr, specifically meant to soothe and relax.
Behr Nile River S420-3 (upper wall), Secluded Woods S420-7 (wainscot).
Photo courtesy of The Sherwin-Williams Company and reproduced with permission.
©2018 The Sherwin-Williams Company
Oceanside, from Sherwin Williams. A rich and vibrant blue that exudes life and energy. Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year.
Painted cabinetry in the kitchen
Black or blue cabinetry in kitchen paired with warm wood.
Living metal that evolve and patina for plumbing fixtures
Matte Gun Metal, Brushed Copper and Matte British Gold
Colorful ceramic tile
Porcelain tile from Arizona Tile at KBIS
Statement ceilings whether wallpaper or wood. Make it special.
Rob Lominski, Project Architect, Wadia Associates. Cindy Rinfret, Rinfret, Ltd. Interior Design and Decoration
Every home has its own architecture which will inform that home’s interior vocabulary and every homeowner has their own personality which also informs the interior of a home. Interior design trends are like fashion for your home, not everything will become part of your style but it is nice to have new ideas to choose from. It keeps things exciting don’t you think?