7 Home Design Trends for 2018 - Harmony Realty Triangle
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1. Colorful Kitchens...

Is the monochromatic grey/white finally going away in the kitchen? Maybe we're getting bored or maybe there aren't enough variations in color for the decor companies to encourage frequent updates, but it looks like we might see a bit of color in the model kitchens of 2018.  

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Image Courtesy of House Beautiful

home design 2018

Image courtesy of House Beautiful

Black Kitchen?

Darker, more dramatic colors will be seen in kitchens in 2018. Look out for deep colors such as charcoal grey, rust, deep purple and yes, even black will be acceptable in the 2018 kitchen.

You can see more examples of darker kitchen trends from Elle Decor where I'm noticing a bit of an art deco vibe...

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Elle Decor

2. Mix and Match Kitchen Design

In addition to dark, rich colors in the kitchen, we will also be seeing more mix and match cabinets in the kitchen... 

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Sebring Design Build

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Elle Decor

3. Fixtures and finishes...

Hello, 1985.... Don't throw away those brass fixtures yet! They might be the next "mid-century" fad, selling for high dollar at thrift stores and resale shops! We'll be seeing brass in home decor as well as kitchen and bath hardware and fixtures.

home design 2018

solid cast brass table lamp available at InvitingHome.com

You might also see custom leather-wrapped hardware finding it's way into kitchens in 2018 along with dark colored countertops.

home design 2018

Image courtesy of HGTV.com

4. Paint Colors

Behr is sticking with a fresh, clean color for their 2018 pick. In The Moment is Behr's Color of the Year for 2018. It's not quite as bold as some of the other striking color choices below, but it communicates well the feeling of mindfulness they hope this "cool, tranquil blue" will give your space this year.

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Image courtesy of Behr

Benjamin Moore's "Caliente" is daring and strong, imparting bold energy into your home for 2018. And while Caliente is certainly a strong color, Benjamin Moore's 2018 palette offers plenty of options for the softer side if bold isn't your thing.

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Pittsburgh Paint's & Stains chose more muted colors for the year, with their chili pepper providing a red option that doesn't pop quite so much.

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Paint & Stain

home design 2018

Olympic Paints is going hardcore with their choice of Black Magic as their Color of the Year. I'm curious to see how much this black fad will find it's way into our every day lives and homes.


home design 2018

Image courtesy of House Beautiful

And finally, Sherwin Williams stunning choice... Oceanside. A jewel-toned, blue-green is definitely my favorite. Although, I don't know if I'll be painting my living room in Oceanside. I can definitely see some accent pieces  

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Sherwin Williams

5. Furniture

Geometric patterns are all the rage this year and you might see this trend both in custom made tiles and in furniture like the piece below.

home design 2018

Image courtesy of The Room Place

6. Architecture

For 2018 and beyond, we will see increasing movement toward smart home technology. Notice the command center in the image below. 

home design 2018

Image courtesy of Architonic

7. Lighting

Along with brass finishes, soft gold is coming back as a popular lighting finish. 

home design 2018

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About the Author Ellen Pitts

Ellen is the founder of Harmony Realty, a socially conscious realty company. Ellen believes in empowering her clients through education and open communication. Ellen is a number-cruncher at heart and takes great pleasure in following and analyzing the trends of the housing industry. She loves communicating the big picture to her clients and helping them to understand how the market affects their sale or purchase. Her honest and down-to-earth approach allows her clients to make informed and intelligent decisions to get the most out of their offers and negotiations.

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