5 Interior Design Trends to Look Out For in 2018

By Aaron De Silva / EdgeProp | January 9, 2018 3:25 PM SGT
In the new year, which design trends will be hot, and which ones will not? Here are five predictions.
Purple Reign
In early December 2017, colour company Pantone revealed 2018’s Colour of the Year: Ultra Violet. It’s a deep shade of purple that Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, describes as “the most complex of all colours”. Ultra Violet, she told The New York Times, “takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed – blue and red – and brings them together to create something new.”
Historically, purple has been known as a royal hue. These days, it has a more spiritual connotation, being associated with the mindfulness movement and meditation. We love purple’s versatility. It can create a feminine, jewel box-like space when paired with pink tones and mirror or crystal finishes. Or it can conjure masculine sophistication when teamed with chocolate brown or other dark hues. Expect to see this multifaceted tint appear more frequently on furnishings and interiors throughout 2018.
Urban Jungle
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Armed with a desire to connect to nature, more and more homeowners around the world have turned to rearing houseplants. In the process, they’ve turned their interiors into mini-greenhouses, giving new meaning to the term urban jungle. This trend will continue well into 2018 and beyond.
In an interview with The Edge Singapore, designer Jean-Marie Massaud said that in the next 10 years, Millennials “will live in… a world with more greenery”. Pantone, in fact, chose Greenery as its Colour of the Year 2017. If your living areas receive enough light, fill them with houseplants to be bang on-trend for 2018. Group an assortment of greens – varying the species, size and foliage density – in clusters to achieve a contemporary look.
Wabi Sabi
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