Move over, millennial pink: Lavender is going to be the "it" color in 2018. At least, according to some of our go-to designers. We asked them what decor trends are going to be huge next year to help you stay ahead of the game, and this is what they revealed.
"Millennial pink is still around and I still love it, but it's morphing into lavender and lilac," says Nancy Fire, creative director of HGTV HOME, Design Works International and Studio NYC Design. "People were sarcastic about millennial pink at the beginning, but it's being used to bring out beautiful, soft tones with accents that are deeper."
"I'm really into saturated color with white to balance it out so it doesn’t feel over-whelming," says Joanna Gaines, the star of HGTV's Fixer Upper and mastermind behind Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Paint in partnership with Kilz. If you’re having trouble picking out a bold color, Gaines recommends green, because it's found in nature and is timeless.
"When trim work and walls are the same color it feels more interesting," says Gaines. If you really want to embrace this trend, paint your dresser a similar shade as your walls, as seen here.
"We're using richer color palettes with different colored metals, such as deeper gem tones, velvet upholstery and sleek black and white marbles," says Karen Asprea of Whitehall Interiors. "Using lacquered wall panels where you might have seen wood paneling in the past allows for more flexibility in terms of color and finish, and really adds to the environment of any space."
"For me, it's more important to design a space that fits within the architecture it resides in and, in some way, reflect the geography of its location. For example, incorporating natural limestone and taking advantage of the gorgeous views to set the tone of the spaces," says Shawn Henderson of Shawn Henderson Interior Design and the designer behind Turks & Caicos residential resort Rock House. "Choosing natural elements and using materials that are long-lasting will result in a beautiful space with longevity that will stand the test of time."
"We expect that baskets and other natural, artisan accessories will continue to give homes a bit of international flair in 2018," says Sarah Hullinger of HBA and designer behind Caroline Bay in Bermuda.
"Decorative finishes, like glazes, will warm houses next year," says Wilson. Here, a charcoal gray trim breaks up the white, but doesn't stray too far for conservative tastes.
"Subway tiles have become a safe material often used for renovations as well as new construction. Recently, there has been a trend towards using larger format tile and even slab sized porcelain sheets," says Asprea. "This shift is not only aesthetic, but one of function, as larger tile has less grout and is both easier to install and maintain."
"I don't think it will last too long, but the look of velvet is a big trend," says Soto. She embraced this material by buying a deep blue velvet couch for her formal living room, but if you want a safer choice, go with a soft gray.
"I love the resurgence on the feminine side of the big beautiful florals. It's coming from a boho trend that's more causal," says Fire. Another favorite pattern of hers is geometric shapes, especially on wallpaper.
Juliet Gold, Interior Designer at 50 West and the Residences at Prince and founder of Juliet Gold Design, says she's partial to light fixtures that are part of the artisan trend. "I've seen a shift towards local artisans and small businesses manufacturing high-end lighting fixtures, including those incorporating LEDs."