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. 

Color Trend

Sunshine Yellow

Positive, confident, vibrant, enthusiastic this color represents the future and our incoming Gen Z consumers.

Source: Photo from Karen B Wolf Interiors. (Photography Credit: C Garibaldi)

Oh Caliente!

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Af-290. A nod to the modern farmhouse trend.

Source: Photo from Benjamin Moore

Product Trend


A forever trend, celebrating local artisanry, craftsmanship and technique. I am seeing an emergence of folkloric patterns from Pakistan, Japan, Thailand and Peru.

Source: Pillow and Photo from Williams Sonoma Home: Persian Dragon

Source: Photo from Minzu: Pakistani Pillow

Historical Trend

The New Traditional

Clean and classic with a slight Chinoiserie twist.

Photo from Karen B Wolf Interiors. (Photography Credit: C Garibaldi)

Metal Trend

Warm and Mixed

Brass, chrome, gold, black? A mix of warmer, darker metals (bronze, matte blacks, brass and satin nickel).

Source: Baxter Products

Stone vessel sink in a bathroom

Art Trend

Art in Furniture

John Richard has recently featured Austin Allen James’ art work in their furniture.

Source: Photo from John Richard

Kitchen Trends

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.

Source: Plain and Fancy Cabinetry

Lifestyle Trend

Lake Effect

First it was the Tiny Home, then the Cabin and now the Lake House. Murky neutrals, calm and serene, with big windows.

Pattern Trend

Heiroglyphic Patterning

Even on tiles!

Source: Tile Bar Photo

Materials Trend

Shou Sugi Ban: Japanese art of charring

Last years’ lighter, Scandanavian style woods are making way for darker tones and innovative techniques.

Source: Delta Millworks. Photographer Wynn Myers