The start of the year is the perfect time to redecorate your home in a fresh new look. If you are looking to transform your abode, keep an eye out for these new trends that will bring new life to your home.
Hue of the moment: ultraviolet
Colour of the Year, ultraviolet, is taking the stage with its refreshing ultra-stunning hue. A bold, rich and celestial shade of purple, ultraviolet has a mysterious quality and evokes a sense of spirituality and grandeur. As it has both warm and cool undertones, the hue is more versatile than one would think, complementing a wide range of colours, allowing homeowners to tailor their ultraviolet walls or decor to suit their current interiors. Other shades of purple such as lavender or lilac are popular colours for bedrooms this year as the calming shades create a peaceful atmosphere, ensuring greater comfort and better rest.
Go back to nature
From aesthetically-pleasing clay to stunning stone and luxurious dark wood, natural elements are trendy this year, adding incredible texture and depth to homes. On top of that, Wabi Sabi, the acceptance of transience and imperfection in Japanese aesthetics, is gaining traction with simplicity, asymmetry and roughness being prevalent in decor pieces and art. The muted beauty and organic quality of handmade pottery, uneven stone and asymmetrical wooden pieces are bold statements of authenticity in a modern world that is obsessed with sleek mass-produced goods, offering a refreshing take to any interior.
Yes, florals are still in. While it may not seem like a groundbreaking trend, bigger, bohemian patterns are gaining popularity while feminine florals are dying out. Fresh floral furnishings are in full bloom this year, bringing some semblance of the 60s design trends back to life. The striking prints look best when juxtaposed with minimalist decor, organic textures and neutral colours, evoking a sense of timeless elegance.
While white remains a classic kitchen colour, 2018 is seeing more adventurous takes on kitchen design, with a generous injection of cobalt blue, teal, greys and canary yellow in cooking spaces. Additionally, the tone-on-tone trend that favours colour clashes in furniture, walls and decor is notably used in trendy kitchen designs and is surely something to look out for.