2018 Homeware trends

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A handy roundup of home interior trends to expect in 2018:


  • Velvet
  • Stone
  • Bronze and copper are out, gold is still in
  • Carrera and Nero Marquina marble are losing power
  • Heavy sham glassware
  • Chunky products
  • Mango wood
  • Increased interest in recycled and ‘natural’ looking packaging


  • ‘Second Renaissance’ imagery; quiet and contemplated imagery inspired by the past
  • Conceptual realism; imagery that looks real even if the idea doesn’t
  • Masculinity undone / modern masculinity
  • Hygge 2.0
  • Nature motifs
  • Geometric patterns
  • Contemporary minimalism; more complex details and shapes but muted colours
  • Art Deco
  • Made-to-order unique designs


  • Pantone’s color of the year: 18-3838 Ultra Violet
  • Jewel tones: teal, eggplant and emerald green
  • Lustre finishes
  • Translucent glassware
  • Ombre effects combined with solid metallics and patterning
  • Diminishing interest in millennial pink, but still some presence



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Source: WGSN, Pantone, Mering Global



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