Out with the green paint and tile backsplash – in with bold colors and concrete!
We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 home trends for 2018 so you can throw some home renovations into your spring cleaning mix. In fact, a report from Harvard University projects 2018 could be a record year for home renovations.
Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet
Every year, the Pantone Color Institute declares a color of the year. This year’s color is Ultra Violet which is meant to communicate “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”
“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Consider using purple-toned lighting in a meditation space since the color is often associated with mindful practices. Or, combine it with another 2018 home trend: bold-colored sofas. It’ll both add color to the room and create a focal point.
Concrete has always been a popular material, but this year it’s showing up in unexpected places. It’s now being incorporated into furniture, decorations, countertops, and tile because of its affordability and impact.
Since the modern Farmhouse style will continue to trend in 2018, designers suggest concrete sinks will begin to replace white or stainless-steel sinks.
Tile that looks like wallpaper
Colorful, wallpaper-inspired backsplashes are making an entrance in 2018. This new tile offers the elaborate pattern look of wallpaper but is durable enough to wipe down and clean. The Washington Post goes so far as to recommend staying away from subway or hexagon tiles this year.
More color in the kitchen
Just as white sinks will start to disappear this year, so will the classic white kitchen. Instead, designers are adding rich colors to cabinets and shelves, particularly in shades of gray and blue. Warm wood tones are also replacing painted cabinets to top off the look.
Patterns and finishes
Geometric and floral patterns from the 1960s and 1970s are coming back! You’ll begin to see them appearing on more pillows, wallpaper, and rugs. For the kitchen, a fish scale pattern backsplash offers more movement than a standard subway tile but it’s still calm enough to work with most styles.
Wondering if now's the time to buy that new model home? Or looking to set aside some cash to update your current home?