Colour Of The Year 2018
The Pantone colour of the year has been announced as Ultra Violet.
The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” – Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.
I love that the New Year always feels like a new beginning. There’s never a better time to change your home decor and give your living space a lease of new life. This doesn’t always mean whipping out the paintbrushes (though if you do repaint, I’d highly recommend using Little Greene paint!).
You can use this colour in far more way than just on your wall. I love this Waldorf statement colour sofa from Fishpools. It ticks the boxes for textures and tactility too.
See & Feel
Textures will continue being an important factor in home furnishings with velvets, knitted fabrics, wool, sheepskins and faux fur. Whitewashed floors are out and herringbone floors are in. Expect lots of dark wood furniture with metal handles and legs.
On the subject of colour, 2018 will see millennial pinks and rose gold moving into lilac, yellow and brass and nickel. Metals with less of a high shine to them.
I love yellow. It’s such a cheerful colour, I think. Also, the luxury of the colour violet being the hottest new trend is that it goes with anything. Purple sofa with yellow cushions and throw? No Problem! Check out these beauties from Debenhams.
You can add accents of brass like this gorgeous table lamp from George for only £16!
I adore this Moroccan brass-toned pendant lampshade, also from George at Asda (£20!).
One of my very favourite trends of 2018 is wabi-sabi. We’ll be seeing lots of handmade and beautiful things featuring this year. There’s finally another reason to crack on with my spoon whittling!!
Wabi-sabi is an ancient Japanese philosophy focused on accepting the imperfect and transient nature of life. It’s rooted in Buddhism and arose from tea ceremonies in which prized utensils were handmade, irregular and imperfect. There is no direct western translation for wabi-sabi, but essentially it is the art of finding beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.
Look at this stunning bowl from Habitat? Imperfectly beautiful.
There are some stunning handmade dinner sets, vases and general homewares available from Etsy.
Botanicals & Prints
Plants are still are home favourite in 2018, which suits me perfectly because we have around 60 houseplants in our home. I’m something of a crazy plant lady. Having plants in our living space is really beneficial to our mood and our health. They reduce levels of toxins from the air whilst releasing oxygen. Fill your home with beautiful greenery.
Expect to see botanical prints around the home, particularly on duvet covers. The one below is available from here on Amazon.
We’ll be seeing lots of large leaf prints and floral patterns in wallpapers, as well as in soft furnishings. I feel like botanical prints and flowers are always in fashion, so it’s a good idea to invest in good qualities items.
I think 2018 is going to be a beautiful year. What’s your favourite home interior items? I can’t get enough of throws and blankets.
I’d love to hear if you have any decorating plans afoot. Thanks for reading.