Are you wondering about the trendiest colors for interior decorating in 2018? If so, we invite you to check out our report covering 2018 color trends. We’ve made a number of significant observations regarding the latest trendy interior color palettes in 2018.
1. Black and White Is a Key Color Palette for 2018
Black and white have been trending up since at least 2016. By all appearances, this color combination is still gaining steam, and will remain popular in 2018. Black is on a good pace to eclipse gray as the most popular trendy interior color this year.
1980s styles are trendy once again, and we’re also witnessing a revival of colors that were trendy in the 1980s: teal, cobalt blue, emerald green, forest green and others of that ilk.
3. Gold Is a New Up-and-Coming Color for 2018
For over 200 years, the American public has embraced the First Family of the USA as the nation’s most prominent trendsetters in both fashion and home décor. The current president, Donald Trump, along with his wife Melania, were considered trendsetters long before they moved into the White House.
On the decorating front, the Trumps favor a palette that’s heavy on gold. The color scheme at the Trump’s New York City penthouse prominently includes gold along with beige, blush pink and warm-toned neutrals. The Trumps’ Palm Beach Florida estate, known as Mar-a-Lago, also includes copious amounts of gold. One highlight of the estate is the grand ballroom featuring 7 million dollars worth of gold leaf. The installation of four gold-plated sinks cost Trump $100,000.
With all the above in mind, gold is clearly a top candidate for one of the trendiest interior colors in 2018.
4. It Looks Like Gray Is on Its Way Out for 2018
Gray has been the top trendy neutral color for almost a decade now. The question on everyone’s minds is how much longer gray will continue to remain popular.
In early 2017, Realtor.com reported that President Trump removed casual gray suede couches from the décor in the Oval Office. Make of that what you will; we’re interpreting that to mean that gray is on its way out. Even before that came to our attention, we didn’t think it would be likely for gray to remain trendy for much longer.
If you decide to decorate with gray in 2018, we’d advise using it only in ways that are relatively easy to change. For example, gray accent colors in your paint color scheme would be fine since they could easily be changed if the gray trend does die out in 2018 or shortly thereafter.
Update 3-15-2018: We stand corrected. While many top designers, trendsetters and media personalities have publicly agreed with us that gray is on its way out, apparently the American public failed to get the memo. They’re still painting their kitchens gray and buying gray home decor items. Details and statistics are now available in our 2018 kitchen trends report. Check it out to see some in-depth statistics on which surfaces in the kitchen are gray, and which surfaces are being remodeled in other colors.
5. Greige Is a More Future-Proof Choice Than Gray in 2018
Greige is a neutral color that’s somewhere between beige and gray. Since many of the top trendsetters feel that gray is now starting to look dated, greige is the fresher choice for 2018 interiors.
These are the most noteworthy 2018 color trends we’ve observed; we think these are the trends that will impact interior décor in 2018 on a broad scale. Be sure to check out our other 2018 – 2019 trend reports and trend forecasts for additional insights about how colors are being used in each room of the home in 2018.
- At the House Beautiful Website — 18 things you didn’t know about Donald Trump’s NYC penthouse
- At the Town and Country Magazine Website — Mar-a-Lago history
- At the Hill Website — Trump Remodels the Oval Office With All Gold Everything
- At the Realtor.com Website — Donald Trump Changes the White House
More Interior Design Trend Reports for 2018
This page was last updated on 7-8-2018.