What’s on trend for 2018?

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lotus femalefocusoneline jan18 3I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to 2018, definitely a case of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ and as ever at Lotus Interiors we are thinking of what is new, exciting, cool and inspiring in the world of interiors.

lotus femalefocusoneline jan18 5Adios 2017 and Hola 2018
You may remember Greenery was the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year and it’s slowly making its way into the market but the year has flown by and we already have more inspiration to ponder for the year ahead.
The trend for 2018 is predicted by the experts to be bright and bold with the renaissance of navy blue, a welcome back to teal and the 2017 predicted favourite, Kale green. Surprisingly soft pink is still making a trend in 2018 and classic metallics still appear to be holding their own against the neutrals, but bold Hot Red is snapping at their heels.

‘Out with the old and in with the bold’
The bold colour trend has been pushing its way through from as early as 2012, but it’s full force is now hitting and there is no looking back. At the International Home + Housewares Show, Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman revealed what colour and design trends we can expect this year and it’s definitely bright bold colours and coordinating fabrics. Anything goes and there is something for everyone!

So what are the colour trends for 2018?
Navy Blue. Navy has always been a safe bet as a strong neutral and a great infusion other than a safe beige. This year Navy blues should be teamed with hot reds and vibrant yellows to make a real impact on a neutral background; not for the faint hearted but definitely a statement.

Teal. I love teal, it has always been one of my favourite colours and since it has become so trendy the shade variations are infinite. It combines well with so many colours, from red, to pink, to yellow and even orange especially in our Mediterranean light.

lotus femalefocusoneline jan18 4Kale. This is a beautiful healing shade of green that made its trend debut for 2017 and so it’s no surprise that this colour is springing up everywhere. What started out as a small pop is certainly making a big bang especially on the upholstery stage, so if you don’t like green (and it’s amazing how many of our clients don’t) it may be time to readdress your preconceived thoughts and explore this beautifully natural colour.

Peony. Being a girly girl I love a bit of blush pink and this year Peony is the pink of choice. Those amongst us that follow feng shui, will know that this is a soft and healing colour that helps to evoke a feeling of calm and in keeping with the bolder colour trend, this year’s Peony is a stronger version of the ever popular Rose Quartz chosen as 2016’s colour of the year.

Red. Oh yes at last! Definitely a favourite of my team and apparently the hotter the better! The trend for 2018 is to make feature walls stand out in bold colour with hot red being the leading favourite. Teamed with bold coordinating fabrics it works just as well in finca style villas where the feel is cosy and warm, as in modern bright villas where the look is bold and colourful.

So there we have it, just a taster to some of the colour trends that we can expect for 2018. The mantra is that ‘there is something for everyone’ whether you live in a traditional style finca or a modern open plan glass structure.

Here at Lotus Interiors we have fabrics to suit every budget and every personal choice and we are here to help and give advice on every aspect of interior design. So make a ‘New Year resolution’ why not give the studio a call and book a free home visit, we would love to help and inspire you. Oh and Happy New Year, let’s hope it’s a good one for all of us. Tammi.
Lotus Interiors, Ctra. Moraira 14-16, Benitachell. Call 96 649 3232. www.lotusinteriors.es.