As we get through the final weeks of 2017, our attention goes to the design projects awaiting us in the coming months. To get you inspired for a new look in the new year, take a peek at the décor trends that are predicted for 2018 (before everyone else does).
The trend: Purple Hues
First up, there’s the hue that was named Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Though you’ll see more of this specific shade in new furniture and décor in the coming months, we think that any purple will look just right to update your home.
Try it out: With its aubergine velvet upholstery that almost takes on a midnight cast in certain light, Emerson Bentley’s Wakley Velvet Sofa makes a dramatic impression in any space.
The trend: Channel Tufting
Though many associate this type of straight-lined tufting with ’80s interiors, channel tufting has been refreshed for 2018. We’ve seen this trend make its way from designers and high-end interiors to design bloggers, with everyone else soon to follow.
Try it out: Pair a dining table (classic or modern) with the neutral Brownstone Cavallini Channeled Ash Chairs.
The trend: Black Marble
This is another look associated with the ’80s that is making a comeback in 2018. Though it likely won’t replace classic white marble (particularly for large countertops and backsplashes), black marble will instead be incorporated through accessories and accent furniture.
Try it out: Update your living room with the Minotti Clayton Table.
The trend: Overscaled Patterns
We continue to see overscaled patterns in wallcoverings, particularly designs that focus on florals or botanicals. However, the growing trend isn’t just for walls — expect overscaled patterns to grow in popularity for rugs and even tilework.
Try it out: Go bold with the overscaled florals in the Vivienne Westwood Magnolia Ice Wool And Silk Rug.
The trend: Millwork Details
After seemingly years of shiplap, there’s another wood detail that’s transforming walls: Millwork. This could be signaling a trend towards more formal elements in rooms — we’re also seeing dark wood paneling come back in style as well.
Try it out: Test out the look of statement wood details (and gain some extra storage) with the Mid-Century Modern Walnut Low Sideboard.
The trend: Iridescence
Think of this as an extension of the whimsical “Unicorn” trend that’s made its way from fashion to cosmetics to cocktail shakers. Particularly beloved by Millennials, iridescent finishes will be seen for glassware, hardware, and decorative accessories.
Try it out: The subtle finish of the Vintage Iridescent Glassware set glimmers in the light, revealing a delicate rainbow of hues.