New Design Trends for 2018

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

Color Trends

new design trends - wallpaper and purple furniture
Photo: Style by Emily Henderson

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.

new design trends - dark blue walls
Photo: Elle Decor

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.

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Remodeling Ideas

bronze and nickel fixtures - new design trends
Photo: House Beautiful

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.

artisan light fixtures - new design trend
Photo: HGTV

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.

new design trends - scale tile
Photo: Kelly Elko

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.

Decorating Trends

new design trends - graphic wallpaper
Photo: The Jungalow

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.

new design trends - greek style
Photo: My Domaine

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.

new design trends - minimalist interior design
Photo: Swell and Stylish

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.

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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