This year’s trends are all about plush fabrics in rich colors, novelty doors, white kitchens with splashes of color, black and white color palettes, and amazing art-filled wallpapers. Sounds yummy, right? Follow me…
Plush, sexy velvet is a one of the top design trends in 2018 (not that it has ever gone away). I recently bought a sectional sofa and upholstered it in a rich, luxurious black velvet from Holly Hunt. The client and her husband were very happy. Pictured below is a sectional in blue velvet from Galloway.
Doors are one of my favorite room design trends for 2018. I am loving statement doors now. One reason is you can take an existing interior door and cover it in a leather or paint in a fabulous color. This is an opportunity to add a wow factor to a room.
COLOR IN THE KITCHEN
Kitchens are still minimalist and simplistic, using white, but now we’re adding color. This can mean something as easy as painting the cabinets with a pop of color, to something more involved like adding a bold, tiled wall. Sinks in white and stainless steel are always in style. Expect to see tonal reds as a color trend in the kitchen this year, indicated by Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year “Caliente”.
BLACK AND WHITE DECOR
One of my favorite color palettes and design trends, black and white is all about drama and boldness. It can be charming too, especially in plaid and gingham. A bedroom for our Riverside Drive project is in black and white, and I’ve chosen bed linens in gingham. The pattern injects the room with a bit of playfulness. Throw in color for some pop and fun — I’m doing red, and interestingly, many shelter magazines are showing black and white with a pop of color.
DESIGN TRENDS IN TEXTURED WALLPAPER
Wallpaper is another amazing trend that is getting stronger and stronger. The innovative, textured, shimmering wallpapers of today are a far cry from the traditional patterns of the past. When I’d look for wall paper five years ago, there was little available. Now, vendors are dedicating large portions of their space to wall coverings. It is so much fun to play with. Texture is catching my eye, from 3D wall covering like this one from Elitis below, to bold animal prints, to elegant sea grass.