A New Year’s Preview of the Hottest Design Trends for 2018

Wondering what’s going to the next big thing in design in 2018? Here’s your design roundup for the coming year, from colors to decorating trends.

Color Trends

We loved blush in 2017, and it’ll still be around in the next year. But we think the next it color will be lavender. Still a pastel, but with a slightly more gray or blue tint, it can dress up a kids’ room or take a starring role in more grown-up and sophisticated space. Photo: Style by Emily Henderson

Our passion for jewel tones has evolved, homing in on one color family: the blues. Whether you love the teal side or prefer navy, look for the moody side of the blue spectrum to dominate. Photo: Elle Decor

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Remodeling Ideas

Oil-rubbed bronze and nickel are still popular finishes for faucets and fixtures. However, brass is making a big play. Its look is both timeless and trendy and it can soften the feel of a room by its mere presence. Photo: House Beautiful

Artisan light fixtures make a statement, not just in looks, but about your passion for one-of-a-kind pieces. They have the benefit of giving your home a unique look, and often they reflect the environment you live in. For example, try painted antlers in a western home or handmade Mason jar lights in a southern one. Photo: HGTV

The design world has done subway tile to death. So where do we go from here? We predict that equally geometric and clean-lined tiles in unusual shapes will start pulling focus from the traditional rectangular choice. Photo: Kelly Elko

Decorating Trends

A few years ago, graphic prints like Greek keys and chevrons dominated the textiles field. Now, traditional African and Native American prints are stepping through the door Ikat opened. Photo: The Jungalow

They say that the geek shall inherit the earth. And she’ll revel in her inheritance from her headquarters in a gorgeous home library. Whether you love Boho or European style, there’s a perfect bookshelf for you somewhere. Photo: My Domaine

Boho Minimalism combines the over-the-top sensuality of Boho with the clean, spare lines of Scandinavian design. Get the look by starting with a full-on Boho design, then pare it back piece by piece, until you have a carefully curated look. P.S. We love this style so much that we did a whole post on it. Photo: Swell and Stylish

We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings — and we’re looking forward to another color-filled, fun-filled design year with you.

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