Design trends are constantly evolving and as a new year begins, last years hottest trends are fading away to let the newest trends take center stage. Keeping your home on trend increases its overall market value. Upgrade your home this year with these new design trends.
1. Jewel Tones
You can expect neutrals to be swapped out for bright, bold jewel tones in 2018. From kitchen appliances to living room furniture, designs will incorporate a lot more color than they did in 2017. Rather than stainless steel appliances dominating the kitchen, we will begin to see ruby reds, cobalt blues, and even emerald greens take over kitchen stoves and other appliances. Neutral sofas will be a thing of the past and will be replaced with velvety reds, yellows, and greens.
2. Semi-Open Concepts
Open floor plans have been so popular in recent years. There is a slight shift towards defining rooms by creating semi-open concept floor plans. Instead of a completely open flow from the living room, into the dining room, and ending through the kitchen, we will see kitchens defined with the addition of a half wall cabinetry or placing an island as a divider. A semi-open design plan allows natural light to still flow throughout the entire floor while defining each room and its own space.
3. Concrete Accents
Concrete has always been a popular choice of material but designers are expecting concrete to be now used in unconventional ways. You can soon find concrete sink basins and tiled floors that mimic the look of concrete in homes. Houzz Contributor Jennifer Ott says “concrete is as popular as ever, but it’s showing up in unexpected places such as in furniture, decorative accessories and even as concrete-look wall coverings.”
4. Mixing Metallic Elements
Metallic elements have been an up and coming trend since 2017 and we will be seeing a lot more metallic features in interior design in 2018. Particularly, we will see mixed metallic elements such as shiny brass faucets and matte black countertops or backsplashes. Tables and accessories throughout the home will incorporate a mix of copper, gold, or matte black steel.
5. Vintage Lighting
This year we will see less over the top chandelier lighting fixtures and more simple pendant lighting fixtures put in place. Lighting will become more vintage in design and you can expect aged copper and glass pendants to become more popular. Although pendant designed lighting fixtures are generally found over kitchen counters, oversized pendant lighting will soon be found hanging in dining rooms as statement pieces. Pendant lighting and their single light source will be a nice break from multi lighted chandeliers.