The modern home is always evolving. To get an idea of what it’s evolving to, look no further than what’s happening within its walls today. Here are 7 of the top design trends for 2018.
1) Bold colors
Rich jewel tones are making their way onto our walls and moldings in a big way—think ‘English library,’ but with peacock teal, black, or rich burnt orange colors.
The proof is in the paint: Sherwin-Williams’ 2018 Color of the Year (Oceanside SW 6496) is an intense shade of blue-green, while Pantone recently announced the rich and regal Ultra Violet will reign supreme in the coming year.
2) Mixed metallics
Buyers really love to see modern, eclectic choices such as a hammered copper light fixture above the kitchen island paired with sleek chrome faucets and cabinet hardware.
To warm up the industrial feel of some metals, pair them with a natural stone like marble or limestone, and look for unexpected finishes like matte black, satin brass, black nickel, and unlacquered brass.
3) Bright yellow
As designers, fashionistas, and millennials will all tell you, the hue that’s being dubbed “Gen Z yellow” is the one to watch.
It’ll certainly make an impression, whether a bright ‘minion’ color or a burnt shade resembling turmeric.
If you can’t quite warm up to a bright yellow sectional, test the waters with an accent chair or painted side table.
In the kitchen, sleek quartz is taking the place of the ubiquitous granite and hard-to-clean marble. Quartz products are appealing to the ease of living that we all crave, and the surfaces are much more modern, clean, and versatile.
5) Light textured wood floors
Flooring trends are moving toward lighter color palettes in domestic American woods such as maple, pine, or hickory.
Why? Light-hued woods, including natural tones and blond and whitewashed woods, brighten interior spaces and easily hide scratches and imperfections, making them a great choice for families and households with pets. For extra credit, choose a distressed or wire-brushed wood, which offers vintage appeal with a less aggressive look than a scraped floor, and choose 5-inch-wide planks, which create a sense of openness and space.
6) Black fixtures
Black fixtures will take the place of brass as the new hot home hardware, predicts Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group in Southern California. The first reason is easy: Black pretty much goes with everything. The second? Black fixtures—especially in matte finishes—are much easier to clean (and don’t need to be cleaned as often) than lighter, polished metals, with no water spots to clean.
7) Large tiles
Larger tile has less grout and is both easier to install and maintain.
Clients want a really clean look for their homes and that doesn’t appear to be a trend that’s going away.
Article courtesy of Realtor.com.