The editorial team at Houzz, the online home design and remodeling community with over 40 million users, have compiled a list of their predictions for 2018. If they’re right, we’ll be seeing a little less greige, subway tile and stainless steel and a bit more color and pattern. Here’s what they spot on the horizon:
More Colorful Kitchens
White kitchen fatigue is beginning to set in for some homeowners, and they’re looking for ways to make their space warmer and more unique. Expect to see more color, especially in safer tones of gray and blue. Also look for stained wood to make a comeback as an alternative to painted cabinets.
Darker Living Room Walls
Living room walls in deep red and warm grays with earthy shades of camel, rust, tobacco, brown-blacks, and burnt yellow will replace cooler neutrals for a more intimate and dramatic look.
Fewer White and Stainless Steel Sinks
Sinks in a wider range of materials such as concrete, stone, copper and granite composite, and in darker hues of gray, bronze or black will be replacing white ceramic and stainless steel in more and more kitchens.
Not delicate nosegay patterns or quiet rosebuds. New florals are high-energy, oversized bohemian botanicals in high contrast colors.
Contractors and designers are reporting more interest in vintage-style fixtures, such as aged copper pendant lights.
Trough And Bucket Sinks
Deep, wide and tough trough and bucket sinks have long been a mainstay of industrial spaces and farmhouses. They’re now finding their way into laundry rooms and kids bathrooms where they complement refined modern farmhouse styles which will also continue to be popular.
Concrete has been a favored material choice for the past few years and is now showing up in more unexpected ways, such as in furniture, decorative accessories, wallcoverings, countertops and tile.
Millwork feature walls, i.e., shiplap, paneling and reclaimed wood boards will continue to be popular in bathrooms, on kitchen islands and fireplaces, but now expect to see it in bedrooms, too.
Move over subway. Tile that looks like wallpaper, concrete, wood, or even fabric is making a splash at design shows. It offers all the durability and easy clean-up of tile with the color and pattern versatility of paper, paint, fabric and wood.
Calm And Modern Bedrooms
Better sleep is the new magic bullet for improved mental and physical health, and while a tastefully decorated bedroom won’t insure a good night’s sleep, it can’t hurt. A pared down, clean look that incorporates soothing neutrals, soft fabrics and simple, functional pieces is the direction homeowners are heading.
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