Top Ten 2018 Trends
Happy New Year and Happy New Trends!
And I mean that literally. From positive, bright colors to soft and whimsical fabrics, 2018 will see a rise in optimism and newly generated wealth, comfort and joie de vivre. Which of these trends do you think will stay timeless? Post your own 2018 top trends on Instagram and tag #kbwtimelesstrends.
Positive, confident, vibrant, enthusiastic this color represents the future and our incoming Gen Z consumers.
Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Af-290. A nod to the modern farmhouse trend.
A forever trend, celebrating local artisanry, craftsmanship and technique. I am seeing an emergence of folkloric patterns from Pakistan, Japan, Thailand and Peru.
The New Traditional
Clean and classic with a slight Chinoiserie twist.
Warm and Mixed
Brass, chrome, gold, black? A mix of warmer, darker metals (bronze, matte blacks, brass and satin nickel).
Art in Furniture
John Richard has recently featured Austin Allen James’ art work in their furniture.
Blue and White Kitchens
Catching like wildfire on the back-end of 2017 this trend continues strong into 2018 as Blue is the new Gray.
First it was the Tiny Home, then the Cabin and now the Lake House. Murky neutrals, calm and serene, with big windows.
Even on tiles!
Shou Sugi Ban: Japanese art of charring
Last years’ lighter, Scandanavian style woods are making way for darker tones and innovative techniques.