Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Color Institute executive director, is constantly looking for patterns among the trends. ‘In March 2017, she presented Pantone’s colour forecast for 2018 along with seven emerging home trends for consumers to consider. Based on style rather than colour, the trends speak to the future of modern design’ (CORT).
Eiseman says, ” inspiration is a catalyst, an impulse, a motivator.” For millennials, the real defining trend of their generation is their own personal expression. And personal expression does not have to come with a hefty price tag, so you can put your own unique spin on 2018’s style trends to easily remodel your home.
Without further ado, here are the Pantone 2018 design predictions that you can easily integrate into your home:
TREND 1: GEOMETRIC PATTERNS
Geometric patterns have been everywhere this year, so it’s no surprise they will continue well into 2018.
- If you’re hesitant you can start small with accent pillows, accent lights, and small decor items. But if you want to go big you can choose from wallpaper, area rugs, upholstery, and large geometric stick-on mirrors.
TREND 2: TYPOGRAPHY
Word art is a simple but fun way to incorporate pop culture statements into your space.
- Incorporate accent pillows, wall signs, and original art with inspiring or humorous words
- You can also choose words that are specific to a room e.g., “Let’s eat!” for the kitchen
- Favourite quotes and monagrams can be used to add personal touches
TREND 3: WOOD TREATMENTS
There has been a lot of natural wood pieces popping up all over the Internet, including wine crates and DIY shadow boxes. This natural wood look provides a great contrast to stark, sleek modern surroundings.
- Sliding barn doors and exposed beams have always been a favourite in interior design, so be prepared to see more of this look
- You can easily try the look by using natural wood furniture e.g. dining chairs and accents chairs
TREND 4: FRINGE
Fringe definitely has a playful vibe reminiscent of a playful time, and it’s making a comeback on pillows, throws and furniture.
- To start small, try fringe out on decorative items like a framed picture
- Then you can move to pieces like chairs and couches
- Try not to overdo it with fringe or you will risk making your place look dated and shaggy
TREND 5: METALLICS
Eiseman refers to metallic pieces as modern-day ‘neutrals’ and ‘classics’ and believes they will endure as a prominent trend
- Metallics are also a great contrast to traditional wood or upholstered pieces
- Metal accent tables or chairs can help to anchor a room
TREND 6: IRIDESCENT ACCENTS
When it comes to iridescent pieces, Eiseman says, “The human eye can absolutely not avoid (them).”
- Top options for affordable iridescent pieces include: backsplashes, side tables, clock faces, and pillows with shimmery threads
TREND 7: BOLD COLOURS
‘Eiseman likened bold colours to the “intense lifestyle and thought process” of modern times’
- If you’re hesitant, again you can start with smaller items like tabletop decor, seat cushions, and other small decorative items
- If you really want you place to stand out, a bold coloured couch will definitely do the trick