Design Trends That Will Mark 2018

If minimalistic style with personal design preferences marked 2017, what colours, patterns, and designs will be in the forefront this year?

Was with this in mynd that Design Middle East spoke to the trend setters  in design business.

According to this design gurus the design trends that will rule and create  a statement for creative lifestyles spaces in 2018 are the following:



Wallpaper is making a comeback”, said Medy Navani, founder and CEO of Design Haus Medy

Trends to keep an eye on

1. Wallpaper is making a comeback. Bright and patterns are in. We’re using wallpaper more than ever before, and not just limiting it to the four walls either. No longer reserved for just a feature wall, we use wallpaper to express our individuality and personality, whether that’s through clashing wallpaper or large-scale patterns and murals.

2. Sinks with drama are right on trend – concrete, stone, copper or granite to be in fashion in 2018. Today’s sinks are clever, functional works of art. An example would be the vessel sink, which breaks the traditional rules of choosing bathroom fixtures that are all in the same colour family and made from the same material.

3. Warm Neutrals are in. In 2018, we will see the application of greys with rich, earthy shades of camel, rust, tobacco, brown-blacks, delicious red, and burnt yellow. The Nordic “hygge” style will continue to be a focus; this is a simple, homely look that focuses on earth shades and natural materials such as linen, wool, wood, ore and stone.

4. Colour is King! Bright, bold, saturated and strong, colours will be used in 2018 instead of pastels. Expect to see lashings of canary yellow, lime green, citrus orange, peacock blue and fuchsia pink. These strong tones also tap into a trend inspired by electro digital colours – intense, high-octane colours that come at us in playful advertising and over the Wi-Fi waves.

Monika Janczura, senior inteior designer from EDGE, stated that “Green and yellow shades are my favourites which goes well with minimalistic and elegant interior mode.” 

Trends to keep an eye on
The interior material trends for the next season are real and thick, with distinct features as well as natural and bright colour accents. Green and yellow shades are my favourites which goes well with minimalistic and elegant interior mode. I also recommend a subtle connection of natural themes reflected in fabrics and decorations made of ceramic and metals.

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“Sustainable designs would be at the forefront.”, is the bet from
Daousser Chennoufi, CEO, Draw Link Group

Trens to Keep an eye on
1. Sustainable designs would be at the forefront this year. The eco-friendly design will be in huge demand, as they use environmentally friendly products to create an ambience and atmosphere close to nature or as natural as possible. To achieve this effect, materials such as wood, and shades of green are utilised.

2. Another trend is intelligent design, which uses technology and automated systems. This trend has been pervasive across five-star hotels and now we are seeing it in high-end residential projects too.

3. Personalisation is a big trend, especially across hospitality projects. The more personalisation is offered, the more the guest would feel like they are home-away-from-home. Timeless trends such as contemporary and classic design remain important considerations across our projects.



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