The interior design trends to know this year
There is nowhere better to see the latest interiors trends than at Maison & Objet Paris, the most prestigious design fair in the world.
From traversing the fair earlier this year one thing is crystal clear: 2018 is all about the exhibitionist approach to home decoration.
According to Vincent Grégoire, Director of M&O's partner trend-forecasting agency NellyRodi, the modern day consumer seeks refuge from reality through ‘story-living’ and 'show-roomisation'.
Thanks to the internet, the consumer can learn, buy, and curate. And to show off our new found skills, we post, and post and post.
The consumer has become the art-director, or what is known in the design industry as the ‘prosumer’. We are the new design professionals, the new opinion-leaders.
Ahead of London Design Week, these are the 2018 interior to know now.
Neutrals are everywhere, but forget the magnolias, beiges and creams of yesteryear. Now, it's all about tea rose, lavender, peach, sage and mint.
The new neutrals provide a soothing backdrop to splashes of bold, vibrant coloured accessories. Revamp your paint, wallpaper, curtains and sofas for a quick but fresh update, or if it's accessories you're after, look to American home furnishings brand L'Objet. L'Objet, which thankfully ships to the UK, has a great selection of on trend decorative cushions, throws and rugs inspired by the native culture in Mexico's Tulum. The 2018 Tulum collection re-imagines the monochrome palette of 2017 in the new neutrals of the season.
But if you're not in the market for a neutral make-over, don't panic. Terracotta remains a firm favourite among illustrious interior designers, as do bold yellows, greens and magentas. Real magpies will know that Dulux recently announced its colour of the year: 'Heart Wood'. This transfixing hue, settling somewhere between blue and pink, will be all over the high-street in no time.