Colour Focus: What to look out for in 2018.

POSTED: September, 13, 2017

As summer draws to a close, we’re using autumn as a time to restore the calm, reset our colour palette and settle down into the wintry weather. Whilst the Scandi white interior continues to evolve, it has taken a back seat, replaced with dark jewel tones, rich russets and earthy hues. Scroll down to discover the four big colour trends for 2018.

Russet Reds

From the catwalks to the design shows, this season we’re talking 50 shades of red! Whilst earthy tones have remained popular this year, russet red looks set to become the interior world’s new best friend. More vibrant than tan but less vivid than scarlet, russet red evokes a sense of autumnal goodness combined with natural textures and brick tones.

Introduce the fashion pack’s new ‘it’ colour into your home with subtle hints through your upholstery or go bold with vibrant wallpaper. Why not try Cole and Son’s Chinese Toile wallpaper, Made’s Abstraction rug or our Uno Basic chair for a really on trend russet red look.

Credits: Italian Bark, ROM Sofas, Elle Decoration, Jotun, Porter Magazine, Tereza Ortiz


For years the interiors world has neglected turquoise, it remained the colour at the back of the cupboard that nobody wanted to experiment with. Not anymore! Conjuring images of Caribbean seas, exotic jewels and moody moments, turquoise is having its fifteen minutes of fame.

But how do you work this complicated colour into your interior? Turquoise is often introduced into homes through minor accessories, but this statement shade is making a comeback on walls and statement upholstery. Pair it with grey for a sleek, sophisticated look.

Credits: ROM Sofas, Elle Decoration, Vogue Japan, British Vogue, Webber Represents, Style Juicer

Organic Olives

Although brilliantly minimalist, Scandinavian interiors have had their moment and are now being replaced by earthier tones. Whilst ‘Greenery’ was Pantone’s colour of the year, we’re warming towards the softer shade of olive. This organic hue is taking us back to nature, think moss, leaves, grass… we love it!

Whilst we see this bold shade throughout glossy mags and styled in effortlessly cool interiors, how do you incorporate this fabulous colour into your home? If you’re apprehensive but keen to remain on trend, why not introduce olive into a small space into your home, like your bathroom? Lighter than black, but not as stark as white, this natural, organic hue will add a cosy element to the space, we’re loving Benjamin Moore’s Wethersfield Moss.

Credits: Vogue, Eginstill, KG Lifestyle and Interiors, Pinterest

Power Pastels

From pale pink to lemon yellow, pastel colours are back! Here to brighten your homes in 2018, there’s nothing like adding a sugary shade to your interior to create a calming, bright space. While previously these ice-cream hues were used individually, this time round the more the merrier. Mix mint green with powdery blue, or lemon with pretty pink to maximise the impact. 

Credits: ROM Sofas, Note Design Studio, Leibal, Paris Fashion House, Note Design Studio, Kvadrat

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