As the end of the 2018 draws closer what better way to welcome in the new year than to look ahead at the trends that will be inspiring our interiors over the next 12 months. From bold palettes to decadent fabrics and art deco inspirations, here are the top trends set to transform interiors across the nation, big and small, urban and rural.

  1. Pantone Colour of the Year

The much-anticipated announcement of Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 was recently revealed with Living Coral taking the title. The strong and vibrant colour is described as“an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone” that effuses warmth and stimulates positivity. It pays homage to the nourishing impact of coral on sea life and sets to remind us of our own impacts on the environment around us. While the introduction of Living Coral in the home can be as simple as adding cushions to a create a playful, expressive space, it can also be taken further such as the inclusion of the Villeroy & Boch Artis washbasin in a Living Coral shade. For the living room the Aragon sofa by Arlo & Jacob is the perfect addition to the space and creates a central focal point at the same time as boosting your mood.

  1. Art Deco

Jewel tones, large scale designs and scalloped accessories will define spaces within the home in the new year. The use of bold patterned wallpaper creates an opulent vibe and a little can go a long way in a small space such as a hallway or cloakroom. The stunning emerald green fluted-back Vesper cocktail chair by Arlo and Jacob combines both jewel tones and scalloping details making it the ultimate Art Deco item to include within the home. Mid-century inspired with coil springs, the Vesper is as comfortable as it is stylish and guaranteed to make guests green with envy.

  1. Concrete

While it has long been a practical material to build property, concrete is now being used throughout the home, inside and out, to create an industrial, architectural feel. From furniture and lighting to kitchenware and plant pots, the brutalist style of concrete is taking over every room in the home, bringing new textural finishes to unexpected places. The wonder of concrete is its ability to mix seamlessly with other materials including wood, marble, copper and brass, all of which can bring warmth to what can easily become a cold style. Unsure about committing to a large piece such as a concrete worktop in the kitchen? Begin with smaller items such as a hanging shelf or candle holder and gradually build up to a more daring, permanent feature.

  1. Brass Taps

Not simply a practical necessity in the bathroom and kitchen, taps are the finishing touch to the space. The addition of brass taps can help to soften a room with large concrete features such as a butler sink or island. However, brass can also add a touch of timeless design to a contemporary technology focused bathroom. The statement feature pairs extremely well with dark colourways as well strong materials and is guaranteed to have your guests in awe of your design expertise.

  1. Velvet

This luxurious, seductive material is the most searched for fabric by consumers and this shows no sign of slowing down in the new year. Its ability to add depth to colours and versatility between rooms only enhances its popularity. While in the past it may have been seen as old fashioned, velvet now has a new identity that is being celebrated in the design sector. Whether it is a blush sofa by Arlo & Jacob or deep purple cushions, bringing velvet into the home instantly transforms a room and the pieces are a true design statement.