Trends and Homestyles  |  16 Jan 2018

As we enter 2018, it’s time to embrace a whole new look for your home decor. Many of the popular trends of 2017 haven’t made it to this year’s list, giving way to a fresh, new colour palette. The overall colour trends for this year lean towards neutral, cool tones which soothe your senses and declutter your mind. The colours for 2018 reflect a departure from chaotic colour palettes, with greater emphasis on colours which help you relax and unwind. If you are looking for inspiration to spruce up your home this year, these colours will help your decor look elegant and timeless.

Soft Blush Pinks

Pink officially made its comeback last year and in 2018, it’s going to make a splash. If 2017 was the year of rose gold and millennial pink, 2018 brings more muted shades of pink like dusty rose to the forefront. These subtle hues of pink are the very epitome of elegance and can blend easily into most existing colour palettes. To bring a pink tint to your home decor, consider upholstering your furniture in blush pink or add dusty rose accents.

Jewel-Toned Purples

Pantone named Ultra Violet as its colour of the year, so you should expect to see shades of purple becoming more popular in home decor. Purple is unapologetically luxuriant and brings an opulent touch to your home. Because the shade is so rich, it works best as small splashes of colour which tie the rest of your colour palette together. Royal purple silk cushions or throw rugs look beautiful when set against a neutral backdrop. You can even add purple flowers in your home if you feel you aren’t ready to fully embrace the sumptuousness of this shade yet.

Bronze

Neutrals when done right can look timeless and elegant, but can just as easily seem boring and nondescript if done wrong. Adding dashes of metallic elements to your neutral palette is the perfect way to prevent this from happening. While silver and gold had their moment in the sun last year, 2018 is going to be all about bronze. Heavy bronze accents add a unique focal point to your decor by looking equal parts sophisticated and edgy. Vintage bronze light fixtures fit in seamlessly with a neutral palette and can bring out shades blush pink beautifully.

Forest Green

2018 is going to see a rise in popularity of natural, woodsy colours that immediately make a home look warm and cosy. Forest green helps bring a slice of the outdoor into your home. This deep colour looks beautiful against a neutral backdrop, especially when paired with bronze metallic accents. Laying out forest green carpets can add a touch of warmth to your interiors. You can even reupholster your dining table chairs or a single focal piece of your living room furniture with forest green fabric. Accentuate this colour even further by adding green indoor plants to your home.

Greige

While neutral palettes on the whole are going to be big in 2018, greige is almost certain to dominate. This unique neutral shade is a marriage between grey and beige, and is possibly the best neutral shade ever created. Greige can work beautifully with warm or cool colour palettes, because it combines the best parts of grey and beige. If you’re looking to spruce up your walls with a paint job this year, then you can’t find a better shade than greige. This shade looks beautiful in all lighting and blends in seamlessly with most existing interiors.

Moody Hues in the Kitchen

While living rooms and bedrooms are going to see a lot of neutrals this year, kitchen colour trends are predicted be the exact opposite. All-white kitchens are getting left behind, while bold, moody hues are going to be very popular in 2018. White cabinets paired with black countertops and wall tiles are going to see a comeback this year, along with deep plum shades and dark blues. If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen this year, incorporate dramatic, deep shades into your decor, along with metallic elements to brighten things up.

 

The best part about the colour trends for home decor in 2018 is that they can all work together in synergy, creating a timeless, elegant look. For beautiful homes to match your stylish interior ideas, visit Shriram Properties. Our spacious homes are fitted with state-of-the-art amenities and are located in prime neighbourhoods. If you are getting ready for a house hunt in 2018, visit our projects to find your dream home.

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