Colour Schemes: Interior Design Trends for 2018

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As we head into the last few months of 2017 your thoughts are no doubt turning to next year – perhaps you are already planning your summer holiday, you might be thinking about your new year’s resolutions. You may also be considering, as part of your fresh start, redecorating your home.

But, before you go painting it Greenery – Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 – you ought to know the interior design trends for next year because, let’s face it, what is bang on trend right now will be ‘so last year’ by the time we get into 2018.

What are the interior design trends for 2018?

Firstly, Pantone predicts that our obsession with iridescence will continue, but metallics will shift to neutrals and bright, bold colours will replace pastel shades.

Here are eight Pantone palettes you will be choosing from next year:

Playful: this will include fun colours such as minion yellow and lime popsicles.
Discretion: these are subtle hues such as elderberry and hawthorne.
Verdure: this palette includes the likes of robin’s egg blue, berry purple and celery green.
Far-fetched: this is made of warm earthy tones such as cornsilk yellow.
Resourceful: a combination of warm and cool tones consisting of complementary blues and oranges.
TECH-nique: brilliant white and frosted almond balance out the pink, turquoise and purple shades in this palette.
Intricacy: neutral metallic with accents of dramatic holly berry red and yellow sulfur.
Intensity: eclectic mix of colours mixed with black and gold.

What other colour changes could influence interior design in 2018?

According to interior design blogger, Swoon Worthy, here are a few other colour changes you might see across the next year:

In: Gold / Out: Copper – gold finishes have been around for years and while they were briefly replaced with copper, the luxurious colour is classic, beautiful and here to stay.

In: Lilac / Out: Indigo – Dulux Colour of the Year for 2017 has been Denim Drift – a smoky, calming grey-blue. As it replaces its colour for 2018 we will notice indigo far less frequently and instead will start to see much more lilac.

In: Peach / Out: Millennial Pink – We have been obsessed with this colour during 2017 – described by the Guardian as ‘sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon’ this colour has been everywhere from designer clothes to luxurious, high end sofas. However, all that is going to change come 2018, instead we will start to see the equally pretty soft coral salmon peach in its place.

Top Tips for using the 2018 colours in your interior design

Interior design trends can change almost as fast as fashion trends – but updating your wardrobe with the most up-to-date items of clothing is far cheaper and easier than redecorating your whole home.

But, while you might not want to renovate your kitchen or redecorate your bedroom every year, there are ways to stay on trend without breaking the bank. When Pantone release its colour for 2018, rather than repainting your living room walls, why not change your soft furnishings? This is the perfect way to incorporate the trend and update it regularly. Simply pop your Greenery coloured pillows into a drawer under the bed and replace them with the new colour.

You may want to consider a neutral colour scheme to ensure that no matter whether next year’s colour is – bright or subtle – you will be able to fit it into your décor.

Of course, from time to time you will fancy making some big changes around the home, when you do – take the stress out of it by moving your items into one of our storage units. That way you don’t have to squeeze in behind the sofa to wallpaper or risk ruining it with splatters of white paint as you give the ceiling a fresh coat.

Finally, don’t forget to invest in timeless pieces that you will love through the seasons and across the years.