From styles to colours and textures, Made.com’s worldwide network of renowned designers are taking us step by step through the trends that are set to lead us into a style-savvy 2018.
Starting with styles…
Made.com believe the new year will be driven by Nordic and Industrial looks, with a sprinkling of Safari and Global Fusion inspirations weaved in. “I also can’t wait to see the designs inspired by Jungle and Eastern Chinoiserie as I think they will have a real impact in 2018 and will be influencing my own style,” added Ruth Wasserman, Design Director, Made.com
While vintage looks can expect continued popularity, this year will witness modern interpretations of classic vintage styles and the marvellous mix of contemporary and vintage.
Though green was expected to explode in this last year, it seems we might be running fashionably late – burnt oranges, Forest and Cactus greens are set to saw in 2018. While the deeper Peacock blues, Bordeaux and Tomato reds are also high on the agenda. Adding vibrant hues is the perfect way to “inject fun, wit and warmth,” which British designer, Steuart Padwick, one of Made.com’s first designers, sees as being a key component in 2018 design.
Designer, Allegra Hicks, is particularly excited about “the combination of different textures and cold and warm colours together, such as olive and turquoise.” While Made.com’s Ian Archer expects “bolder use of colour, even with pastels and neons; black used as a contrast reflecting the Post-Modern ‘Memphis’ look; and fresher, more vibrant palettes contrasted with more opulent options.”
Let’s talk texture…
Wide agreement across the portfolio of Made.com’s designers states that velvet and leather will be incredibly popular in 2018, and knitted textures will also make a stand.
Velvet, a luxurious statement texture, began to appear in more and more homes across the country in 2017 and is set to soar again in 2018, with accent velvet-upholstered furniture pieces making for a warm and cosy home come the autumn.
Most loved materials…
Terrazzo, marble, brass and concrete in a decorative context, will command interest this year.
Niki Jones, Made.com designer, explained “detail, trims, edging, contrast of materials and natural materials all continue to grow in importance.”
Brushed metal is also expected to be popular in a range of styles, from detailed accents to bigger metallic pieces.
Shine a light…
Style savvy chandeliers and floor lamps are expected to grow in popularity this year, while more environmentally friendly LED technology will come to the fore.
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