Interior design colour trends 2018: summer recap

Interior design colour trends - emerald green wall with wooden retro side cupboard

Having reached and breached the mid-summer’s day point it’s time to look at the colour and interior design trends that have maintained pace in 2018.

Bold and moody prevails

While neutral is timeless – it definitely isn’t trendy right now. Across the board the message is bold pops of colour – and not necessarily cheerful tones – indeed moody and darker tones of colour accessories and wallpapers are trending on Pinterest, in addition to rich dark furniture pieces that favour woods such as walnut, teak and rosewood. This is a real shift from the baby blues and pinks that were so popular in 2017.

You will still see grey being used widely, however amongst those at the forefront of fashion, it is the arresting shades of emerald, crimson, navy and of course Ultra Violet – the Pantone colour of the year. If you still love a bit of neutral, then these colours also lend themselves nicely to accessories and statement pieces that pick up the theme throughout your room.

Interior deisgn colour trends - orangery with statement yellow armchairs

This is borne out by data from Pinterest which finds that home décor pins for reds are up 217% and pins for hunter green and dark blue have increased by 209% and 139% respectively.

Interior design colour trends - statement blue curved sofa

Sense of the retro

These striking colour schemes and furniture choices lend themselves perfectly to rich fabric choices such as velvet, which combined with darker tones in furniture and the return to print and patterns (think tropical and pineapple print), provide a rather retro feel to the room sets that are being created.

 beautiful watercolour vector tropical pattern with pineapples and hibiscus

Bold and brassy

The metallic tones that adorn the accessory choices available this year are also leaning towards brass, which lends itself perfectly to the richness of the emeralds we are seeing everywhere.

Fashion on the fringe

Pinterest also is seeing a rise in demand for pictures with fringing, again alluding to the retro feel, this is a trend which might not yet be available on the high street but will start to make its presence felt towards the latter end of the year.

Please see our Pinterest board for more interior design colour trends 2018.