The dawn of the new year typically ushers in the dawn of new home design trends. As local real estate experts, we pride ourselves on being on top of the latest and greatest in home design. In 2018, we’re counting on seeing the return of warm hues, pops of kitchen color, a resurgence of florals, and the comeback of wallpaper, just to name a few. Along with several other expert contenders, these 2018 home trends are here to make a subtle statement to allow homeowner personality to shine. Today, discover a slew of 2018 home trends to add to your wishlist.

Pops of kitchen color. While white kitchens have ruled the roost in recent years, 2018 will see color start to sneak back into the cooking space. Colors like blue, green, and gray are steadily becoming more and more popular among homeowners and interior designers alike. Look especially for colorful bases or punchy kitchen islands. Homeowners might also notice deep wood tones making a return to kitchens.

Bidding farewell to stainless sinks. Since warmer colors are coming into their own, we can also start saying goodbye to cooler sinks. Stainless and white will be out in favor of concrete, copper, or stone. These sinks are sure to fit in well with aforementioned colorful kitchens, some even done in warm tones.

A future in florals.
While floral patterns in home decor developed a bad name for themselves in the past, the florals of today are here to stay. Bold botanicals or florals done in punchy, high contrast colors bring fresh life to an otherwise ho-hum print. Look especially for oversized, unexpected blooms to really spin traditional on its head. 
Warm hues throughout the space. With Pantone’s 2017 color of the year, Greenery, it was all about the jewel tones. This year, experts are indicating we’ll see warm tones revived. Earthy shades of caramel, rust, and mustard will add a sophisticated elegance to a home. To get in on the trend, spruce up with paint and look for tiles and countertops that incorporate this trend.

Functional bucket sinks. With farmhouse style decor and architecture still a big part of 2018, it’s only right that bucket sinks remain on trend as well. These functional troughs limit splashing while giving ample room for dishes and food prep. Pair this style with an unconventional material like concrete or copper for a wow-statement.
Using concrete creatively. While concrete has always been a popular material, 2018 will see concrete really shine. Beyond floors and countertops, look for concrete accents in furniture, wallcoverings, and other accents. Whether you add a concrete coffee table or a concrete bowl, makeway for concrete.
Inspired by vintage lighting. It’s no surprise to see vintage inspired lighting back on the home trends list again this year. Vintage materials like aged copper, brass, and iron have long been a part of home trends. Look for them as an unapologetic focal point in homes in 2018.

Millwork, millwork, millwork. Ever since HGTV once again popularized the now famous shiplap, millwork has been more and more prevalent in homes, and it’s not going anywhere. The good news is if shiplap isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other options out there. 2018 will initiate millwork panels, reclaimed wood boards, and more into the shiplap repertoire.

Serene bedroom vibes. Soft neutrals in bedrooms are making a comeback in a big way. While previous years saw plums, raspberries, and ebonies, 2018 is all about cool and calm. Delicate, romantic fabrics in tranquil color schemes set a peaceful tone for a good night’s sleep.

Wallpaper backsplashes? Yes, please. If you’re on the hunt for a modern, 2018-updated kitchen, consider skipping subway tile and opting for other visual interests instead. Options like wood, concrete, grasscloth, and wallpaper all provide an unique backsplash option that’s equally as durable and reliable as tile counterparts. If you’re seeking a home with 2018 home trends (and so much more!), we’re here to help. Contact us to get started on your home search.

1 Response to "Ten Home Design Trends for 2018"

Maraide Sullivan wrote: So glad to see that some COLOR is making its way back in!

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 5:40pm.

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