• Claire Dunnett


of trend that is?

Over the last few weeks I have been doing my research as to what is going to be hot or not for 2018. Yes it's that time of year again when all of the big bods in the know start laying out their colour predictions for the year ahead. They're all at it. As you'd expect all of the Home Decor magazines and fashion houses are laying out their current trend colours for 2018 but even the big paint providing giants are at it too! Plus you might have realised by now if you've followed other ramblings on of mine that 'Colour' is absolutely 'My thing'. I guess it's all of the Art training in me coming out!

How exciting is it then to find out that 2018 is set to be the year for showcasing colour in it's boldest form providing us with endless possibilities to update our interiors? From furniture to paint to home accessories, it all depends how brave you are feeling and of course on your budget but colour is definitely going to be hot this year.

Ok, so there are 3 main trends for the year.....


According to House Beautiful, there's no place for neutrals here. The experts at luxury paint manufacturer Mylands state that 'Bright, Bold, Saturated and Strong; colour makes a statement with vibrant tones and a playful feel' and 'Canary yellow, lime green, citrus orange, peacock blue, fuchsia pink; colour is vivid and unashamed'.

So are you in or out?

Colour contrasts of Mustard Yellow with tones of blues and greys are definitely here to stay.

Judging by the fact that I've been making lots of these little beauties recently I'm guessing that many of you lovelies out there are bang on trend already.

If you haven't already met, this is the Bunbury Bumper Footstool in Graphite Grey, Mustard Yellow and Midnight Blue and the Arley Throw in Marl Grey. These colours are bang on trend.


On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, warm neutrals, sand and charcoal tones are set to take centre stage in 2018, with black tipped to be one of the year's statement shades. Now this might not be your bag but black is deep and dramatic after all. It has an intensity like no other that's for sure and can be wonderfully restful and calming.

So whether you fancy going for the monochrome scheme or to simply add metallic accents to your black theme, the matt shades of black along with Charcoal and Graphite Grey certainly provoke a sense of calm.

The Walton Throw seen here in Graphite Grey is already proving to be a popular choice.