Happy New Year ! – 2018 Trends

Jan 8, 2018 | Anoushka's Blog, Interior design and decoration

Every year we see trends come and go, some stay around longer than others but there’s no doubt that it’s easy to spot the undercurrent of specific trends throughout the whole interior design industry. From copper lights and accessories to our obsession with everything grey, you may be surprised to see what’s in store for 2018, I feel a change ahead.


As most of us will have herd by now Pantone’s colour for 2018 is ultra violet. However, when looking at interior trends I’m seeing other colours and tones coming through. Dare I say it there seems to be a move from the greys we’ve been seeing for many years back to a 1980’s vibe where brown is the dominating neutral accented by skin tones, earthy reds and blush colours. Much like the theme I talked about in the Dulux trend release Kinship which I have to say was one of my favourites.

Dulux Kinship trend for 2018

Where we will see this most is in kitchen design. Less white and more adventurous use of warmer tones, timber veneers, and hits of colour. And in bathrooms with a shift from grey to warmer neutral tones, classic in any bathroom design.


Velvets are still a big thing in interiors and I think this will continue into 2018, accompanied with leather. So textures are still the focus when we’re talking soft furnishings.

When looking at harder finishes Terrazzo is making a huge comeback. We could see this replace concrete and marble over the coming years. And obviously this material feeds in nicely to those warmer earthy tones that 2018 will bring.


Bathrooms are the talk of the town here. Spa feel bathrooms are becoming very popular. We all know this is the most expensive room to renovate in your home and I think people are taking it that step further and really making the most of their spaces. So think natural luxury to create a quiet sanctuary, lots of texture in tiles but muted classic colours using the same colour on floors and walls (and we will see more taupes, sand tones and warmer neutrals making a comeback here). Large baths to soak in and soft feature lighting will deliver big time on this spa feel.

NOTE: Images used under Fair Use, and the above commentary is a personal view and not commercial in nature, and were sourced from a variety of online sources and personal archives.

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