The Top Shades To Dominate Interiors In 2018

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The Top Shades To Dominate Interiors In 2018

Colour plays a huge role in setting the tone of a space. The atmosphere of your home is influenced by the shades you select. When preparing your home for sale it’s crucial to pay attention to your colour palette and the impression it will leave on potential buyers.

Keeping current with trends is an easy way to refresh your home’s interiors. In 2018, we’ve seen a shift away from bright citrus tones in favor of a rich palette of bold shades.

Influenced by Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Ultraviolet, we predict rich purple, plum, burgundy and emerald to dominate styling in the year ahead. Looking to give your space a new look? Read on to hear what colours you need to include!


This year, make an impact on the market by using a rich colour palette. In 2018 we’re seeing plenty of moody purple and deep emerald tones that set a dramatic mood in any space.

The trick with these bold colours is to add them in small doses to avoid overwhelming your space. Incorporate shades of plum and burgundy using velvet fabrics on statement chairs, scatter cushion or headboards. These tones signify luxury and glamour and exude a sense of elegance to buyers.

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Inject your home with a seasonal twist and opt for a colour palette inspired by autumn. Offering a stunning selection of earthy shades, autumn tones of mustard and burnt orange are predicted to dominate interiors in 2018.

Reflect the changing natural landscape and add rich autumnal shades to your home. Warm red and orange tones work well against a neutral backdrop to add a muted pop of colour.

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Olive is one of most overlooked shades of 2018. Although it can appear murky or muddy when used against dark shades, this dynamic colour has plenty of potential to transform your interiors!

Make olive shine by pairing against light timber furniture pieces and soft linens. Place olive cushions and throws on linen sofas or crisp white bedspreads for an unexpected and elegant look. Buyers are guaranteed to take notice and remember your space for all the right reasons.

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Struggling to commit to a new look? Layering neutrals or monochromatic tones is a safe way to achieve great visual impact. Experiment with textures and consider adding one accent colour in small doses throughout your space.

Over time you can add darker or lighter variations of this shade, and even dabble with features walls for a pop of colour. Remember, these can be easily painted over so don’t be afraid to have some fun with this!

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Selecting the perfect shade for your home isn’t just about aesthetics. Colour is proven to influence one’s mood and the overall atmosphere of a space.

Using blues and greens will fill rooms with a calming and soothing energy, while reds and oranges will boost energy levels. The golden rule for finding the right shade? Look for colours that catch your eye and energise your space.

Take inspiration from your property’s design and location and use shades to compliment this. We recommend pairing deep pink tones against greys and charcoal for a dramatic look in 2018.

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