Interior Trends: New colour & interior trends for 2018

The new year always brings a sense of renewal and a revitalised sense of energy for what’s in store for the upcoming year. Many of us choose to update our interiors in January and start thinking about home improvements and DIY projects. Well, now’s the time to start planning those interior updates to stay ahead of the curve, using our predictions for the new 2018 interior trends. We know updating your homes every year is not as simple as buying a new piece of clothing, but you can still have an on-trend interior with just a few key colour and furniture updates.

Pantone introduces their inspiring colour trends for 2018 as: ‘colours are revitalised, hues are mixed in novel combinations, and new colour directions express a fresh approach’.

Lilac is predicted to be a huge colour trend for 2018. However, think less of the powdery pink and more with a hint of grey, resulting in a tasteful, sophisticated interior. This uplifting, calming colour will be ideal for spring/summer 2018 and is also extremely versatile, which means it can be used in almost every room in the house. It will also transition into the winter season when paired with deep indigo blue. Dulux have already named ‘Heart Wood’ as their Colour of the Year 2018; described as a ‘beautiful warm pink’ it has undertones of purple and grey.

pantone colour of the year 2018 ultra violet

Pantone have just named Ultra Violet as their Colour of the Year 2018 and boy does it make an impact! Purple will be huge for 2018 in a variety of shades. Pantone's galactic, deep hue is said to highlight the mysteries of the cosmos and with the reintroduction of star prints, we can feel a space theme coming on for 2018.

celia yellow velvet cocktail chair

We’ll see a smattering of ochre yellows and taupes, paired with brickwork oranges and rich earthy browns (think rusty metal). The natural theme will still be prominent for 2018 with an emphasis on the environment and ethnic prints and traditionally-made products.

Blue is going to be a big colour trend for 2018, with an emphasis on cerulean, indigo and teal. With a progression towards Indigo in Autumn/Winter 2018 and a real focus on deeper blues, we’ll also probably see lots of ink splattered ceramics and interior accessories.

Chalky pink has lots of staying power and will still be around in the new year, however, it’ll have a grown-up makeover with peach and raspberry tones.

ferdinand pink chaise compact sofa

Striking mid-century shapes are predicted to be a continuing furniture trend in 2018. Buttoned backs and tapered legs will be popular, so our compact Ferdinand sofa is the ideal piece to incorporate both of these features in one piece.

Cherry tomato red will potentially also be a big player later in the year, for the autumn/winter season, and will pair brilliantly with ochre yellows and rusty, tonal browns.

We may also see a revival of minimalist interior decoration following a year of bright tropical, over-exaggerated prints and décor, such as the pineapple trend. Anything pared-back, with clean lines and simple shapes and designs, could be making a comeback.