4 interior design trends for twenty eighteen.

May is just around the corner and now it's time to look back and assess what are some new trends we are seeing when it comes to interior design colours and trends.

While minimalist looks are still popular, people are becoming braver in their interior design choices. The use of colour and patterns to create ambience can be seen in the latest jobs that we have done.

Here’s our round-up of the top home decor trends surfacing in 2018.

Bold colours

While neutral colours like white and grey may still be popular choices for many interiors, colour is making a bold return this year. Splashes of colour are highlighting certain walls and certain features and clients are definitely becoming braver with their colour choices. Dark, moody interiors are more popular than ever, too. Royal colours like brooding violet, navy and striking emerald green all key colours for 2018.   Not to mention, Black is Back! In truth, we don’t think it ever went away but I have a feeling that this year it will make a comeback in all its sleek, dark stylishness and will be paired with metals to add a touch of glamour. 

Get ready to introduce lavender into your home if you want to be on-trend this year. That’s right, Pantone announced at the end of 2017 that Lavendar was the colour to watch in 2018, saying it has both individuality and boldness.


We've been seeing patterns everywhere this year. We're talking bold patterns, vintage lines, unusual shades even textures are coming back in. This year, more than ever we are seeing more pronounced graphics, in a combination of colours that we considered dull – if not ugly – before like brown and orange or mint green and grey, on walls and furniture.

At the end of 2017, statement ceilings started making an appearance and we feel that this will continue throughout this year as well – we are big fans of it! The ‘fifth wall’ is no longer an area of the room that we want to ignore and tone down. Instead, we are seeing bolder designs which can be achieved by using printed or textured wallpaper, striking paint colours, exposed beams and detailed plaster.


In recent years, wallpapers have been used predominantly on feature walls as an accent or for reinforcing a focal point. 

Clients are becoming more adventurous in using wallpapers for the whole of the room. The latest techniques in making of beautiful, good quality, well-detailed wallpapers is making them more desirable and accessible.

Some are using tactile natural materials such as rich velvets will team up with geometric patterned or chintz floral soft furnishings, as well as botanical or arty wallpapers. Walls are starting to be used as an exhibit of a multitude of art displays.

2018 will bring kitchens that break the rules! Unconventional. Custom. Forward thinking. Functional. Stylish. Decor-wise, expect to see patterned and textured backsplashes that wow.


Greenery has been a rising trend for a while now, with more and more people filling their homes with botanical themes, not just houseplants.  People are trying to reconnect with nature and htis is spilling over into everything from wallpaper prints to fabric patterns, as well as smaller home accessories such as ceramics and tableware.

Green upholstery is also set to become a key trend, particularly plush velvet in eye-catching shades of forest green, pine, and emerald. 

It’s all about bringing the outdoors in for S/S 2018, the sage green colour palette is simply gorgeous and bang-on-trend. Couple this with the popular colouring palette of soft pink, crisp cobalt, emerald green and even rich violet and you'll be on trend for 2018.

Mitchell Decorators
152 Woodham Road
Canterbury 8503
Phone: 643 357 0421
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