Interior Design Trends
Interior Design Trends

Even More Interior Design Trends for 2018

2018 is all about getting the most bang for your buck – making relatively small changes that will have a big visual impact. “Trust us: It’ll be a gorgeous year,” says Holly Amaya,

2018 is sure to be an exciting year filled with many new interior design trends. We explored a few of these in part one of this two-part series: bold colors and high contrast, using geometric patterns from top to bottom, and the incorporation of natural materials in your interior. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, so we’re back at it again.

"Reasonably frugal, practical, eco-friendly and comfortable are the design trends 2018 for creating functional, pleasant and modern interiors."
— Ena Russ, Lushome

So, if you’re worried about your new design project breaking the bank, you can relax. 2018 is all about getting the most bang for your buck – making relatively small changes that will have a big visual impact.

“Trust us: It’ll be a gorgeous year,” says Holly Amaya,  

Black Fixtures

“This year, look out for matte black in bathrooms as well as kitchens,” says Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff.  

Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group in Southern California agrees, predicting that black fixtures, especially in matte finishes, will take the place of brass as the new hot home hardware. “Homeowners looking for a statement-making look that’s contemporary and complements a variety of materials and styles are embracing this tough, versatile finish,” says Parker. And there are several reasons why. For starters, black goes with almost anything. Black fixtures, especially in matte finishes, are also much easier to clean and don’t need to be cleaned as often as their brass and silver counterparts – “no water spots to clean off,” says Brown. And finally, black fixtures just pop!

"It’s bringing the aesthetic from a place of shine and bright glitz to a more refined and simplistic minimalism. "
— Dorianne Passman, Thea Home Co-Founder

It’s no wonder PPG, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, has named Black Flame as it’s 2018 color of the year.

“It’s a fantastic blend of black and indigo, two classic hues,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager.

Metallic Finishes

“Trending into 2018, we find that metallics reflect an urban energy,” says designer Phyllis Taylor, Taylor & Taylor.

While black fixtures are taking over the kitchen and bathroom, metallic finishes are branching out around the home. “Metallic finishes always lighten and brighten a room because of their reflectivity,” says Taylor. “Many designers are using metallics in smaller spaces on both ceilings and even on a single wall.”

Metallic finishes are ideal for light fixtures and accent pieces around the home.

"People are mixing metallic elements and are paying more and more attention to sheen and texture."
— Jennifer Ott, Houzz contributor

Natural Wood

“Natural wood is very fitting for the times, as it has a down-to-earth quality that complements a wide range of interior styles,” says designer Corine Maggio, CM Natural Designs. “It’s also durable and can handle the wear and tear of family life.”

One incredibly quick and cost-effective way to incorporate natural woods into your interior is with new window treatments. At Next Day Blinds, our Wood Blinds are made of 100% basswood and come in 16 colors to fit your lifestyle and decor. “They are equally at home in traditional paneled or rustic-style homes and more modern spaces,” says Leslie Plummer Clagett of This Old House.

Wood blinds “add a feeling of warmth and coziness to the atmosphere in the room” and “give a natural look to the room with a graceful charm,” adds Jimmy Sturo of Ezine Articles. “They look much better than traditional curtains or shutters.”

Another option for homeowners looking to add a bit of natural wood to their interiors is Wood Shutters. High-quality hardwood shutters are like furniture for your windows—especially when they’ve been custom tailored to your window’s exact measurements, and finished with a premium paint or stain

“As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood shutters” say interior designer Celeste Stewart. “They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.”

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