Hot Interior Design trends for Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula in 2018

January 15, 2018

Happy New Year, we thought we would share with you what’s hot in the interior design world in 2018. We start with the Pantone Color of the Year which is Ultra Violet, this colour is a reflection of what’s needed in our world today. As we all become more fascinated with colour and realise its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, designers and our clients are feeling empowered to use more colour to inspire and influence their environments.

Colour is here for 2018, pastels will be a thing of the past, and you will notice more rich colours being introduced in bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces. Clients and Interior Designers are becoming more adventurous and wanting to add some drama to their homes rather than playing things too safe. Overly coordinated colour schemes will be on their way out, bolder use of texture & materials will be introduced. Clients have been craving colour in their homes for warmth rather than the grey and white kitchen and bathrooms which have been on trend for a while now.

It’s interesting to see how trends develop and I think back to the 70’s and 80’s where everyone had colour in their homes. I look back at our child hood, and my Mum just loved her bright red kitchen which at the time was very trendy. I thought there is no way that this will come back in trend, but something tells me we are heading towards colour again.

Master Bedrooms are becoming much more luxurious, especially with ensuite bathrooms and walk in wardrobes. Ensuite bathrooms will have that hotel feel with a sophisticated edge, we all want that space to go to that creates a sense of calm. It may be your amazing spa bath to relax in from a busy day, your dressing room or makeup station where you have everything at your fingertips or your master bedroom that is designed beautifully to allow you to unwind.

Copper has been popular for over 5 years now and Brass will now be the product for 2018. Bold carpet will be making a comeback, soft mauve, faded indigo, peachy terracotta will be on trend along with tubular steel furniture and sculptural décor. Earthy tones and darker woods are on trend, along with Rose wood, Walnut and Mango wood with a Shou Sugi Ban charring technique which creates a blackened surface effect.

Looking forward to seeing what’s hot and new with our suppliers in the coming months.

Enjoy your start to 2018. !!!!