What's hot for 2018?

22 Jan 2018

A new year, new opportunities, new designs and most importantly, new trends. While many of you may be trying to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, the design world is swiftly moving forward, creating new trends for 2018. As a keen enthusiast in design, I find new design trends to be very exciting…well, some of them…

Woodwrights focuses on designing and crafting beautiful bespoke pieces of furniture, made-to-order. We collaborate a lot with designers and other influencers involved in the world of design. Therefore, as a company we love seeing new trends and ideas. We then come up with solutions about how we can use these trends to our advantage to remain current and fresh in the design industry.

Now, to the exciting part…let’s discuss colours and trends for 2018

Warm Neutrals

The new Dulux 2018 Colour Forecast is out, and I will have to admit the favourite would be Essential. The muted tones of pink (the new neutral), camel brown, mid-greys and soft blues, paired with light timber tones and uncomplicated design creates a relaxing, understated space. Materials and different textures are of huge significance in this design, as it allows the craftmanship in each piece of décor to shine through. Scrap the fancy art work, instead use textured walls or wallpaper, which create the art in the room. This creates an open, airy space to unwind in after a tough day in the office! To share our obsession with this gorgeous Colour palette, we rounded our favourite homeware and colour picks, along with our stunning Cooper Dining Table in Clear Oak Finish. Are you getting moody Moroccan Resort vibes?

See Full forecast for Essential at Dulux 

Colour, Colour, Colour!

The next Dulux 2018 Colour we are going crazy over is Escapade. More pinks, moody blues, pale mint, teal and rich mustard promise plenty of light-hearted fun and quirky design. A lively interplay of pattern, combined with bold colours provides a scheme that gives us those nostalgic holiday vibes, yet is still fresh and fun. Who doesn’t like a good colour vacation to transport them away from the Hussle and bustle of everyday life? We rounded up our favourite homeware and colour picks, along with our funky New Oska Dining Table in Clear Oak Finish…

See Full forecast for Escapade at Dulux 

Embrace the imperfections

You no longer need to worry about striving to make your space look absolutely impeccable, 2018 welcomes Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-Sabi is a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay. This is expressed through creating not-so-perfect, lived-in looking spaces, creating a homely ambience, rather than a catalogue ready room. Think handmade pottery, organic materials and textures, minimalistic, earthy colours and shabby walls. This design can best be summed up in the quote by American artist Leonard Koren, “Pare down the essence, but don’t remove the poetry”. Wabi-Sabi design removes the clutter and excess art, and allows the natural beauty and imperfections of the room to shine through. 

It’s all about the curves

Curved seating is one of the biggest-game changes for your lounge in 2018. Its all about the comfort and feeling nurtured when it comes to seating. Expect to see curved couches and seating, upholstered in deep jewel tones, exuding an opulence and luxury. Fabrics such as velvet and velour add a further richness to this look. This trend will allow the chairs to make a statement in your home, without having to add extra clutter to the space. 

Well, that wraps up our first blog for 2018 but stay tuned, there is more exciting news to come!

Contact Woodwrights today to see how we can craft unique furniture for you that will last generations, while still remaining fresh and on-trend.

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