Colors of 2018

By now, you’ve probably been seeing all of the “Colors of the Year” for 2018.  It can be hard to keep track of all of them, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites for you.  We’ve even added in some ideas of how to include these colors in your home!  

 

Sherwin Williams- “Oceanside”

First up is a bold and beautiful hue that we would just love to see more of in 2018.  Sherwin Williams’s “Oceanside” is a gorgeous mix of blues and greens that make for a perfect pop of color this new year.

Sherwin Williams

 

Sherwin Williams

 

Wisteria

 

Studio|A

 

West Elm

 

Behr- “In the Moment”

A bit more subtle than “Oceanside”, Behr predicts that 2018 will call for a soft, laid-back look with their color, “In the Moment”.  While “Oceanside” could be a great accent hue, “In the Moment” would be a fabulous choice for a larger area.  Transform a kitchen or even a piece of furniture with this soft color.

Behr

 

Behr

 

Anthropologie

 

Wisteria

 

Jonathan Adler

 

Currey & Co

 

 

Pantone- “Ultra Violet”

Perhaps the most widely known of all the color predictions, Pantone sets the bar high with a bold choice this year.  A statement color in the truest sense of the word, we could see “Ultra Violet” as a a stunning accent to your decor.  We’ve found a few ideas to get you started!

Pantone

 

Pottery Barn

 

Studio|A

 

Anthropologie

 

Currey & Co

 

Benjamin Moore- “Caliente”

We love a bold red in the right space, and Benjamin Moore’s “Caliente” might just be the perfect choice for that.  Would you be funky enough to try a wall in this color?  

Benjamin Moore

 

Benjamin Moore

 

Tempaper

 

Wisteria

 

 

These may be just a few of the color predictions for 2018, but we can’t wait to see which one we’ll see most of!  What’s your prediction?

How to Fill That Empty Wall Space in Any Room

One thing that can be so hard to find is the proper wall decor for each room in the house.  Some rooms may need one large statement piece, while for others, you may prefer several smaller items.  Whether you are looking for banners, wallpaper, murals, paintings, mosaics, or storage, we’ve pulled a few of our favorite ideas to help inspire your walls!

 

 

A knit banner is such a different and fun way to decorate a more narrow space on your wall.  This could go great in a hallway or bedroom, depending on your style!

Langley Street via Wayfair

Langley Street via Wayfair

 

These murals are gorgeous to fill up some empty wall space.  As a statement piece, they would certainly perk up any room that is lacking a little life!

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

 

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

 

If you feel your wall needs a little bit of texture, try something like this piece from Pier 1.  The texture here will add some “pop” to a flat space, without being too loud, given its neutral tones.

Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

 

One of my newe favorite products on the market are made by Stikwood.  If you love the look of natural wood, but want to have the ease of installing yourself and saving some serious dough, you have got to try these!  Peel, stick, and there you have it- the look AND texture of wood, just done easier!

Stikwood

Stikwood

 

Or, opt for some wallpaper that has the same look!

West Elm

West Elm

 

Short on space?  Try this mirror in your bathroom or bedroom, it can serve as both a mirror as well as a jewelry rack!

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

 

The macramé look is back and better than ever!  I love these pieces for the bedroom, because they are super soft to lean back on (unlike a metal statement piece or rough headboard), and bring a relaxed look into the room.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

 

If you have a lot of knick knacks or plants, finding ways to organize them on your walls will save lots of space on your desks and inside your drawers.  How cute is this for a home in the mountains?  I love the way they’ve added plants for extra life!

Bourbon Moth via Etsy

Bourbon Moth via Etsy

 

Artaic makes such beautiful tile mosaics, and one of these tile murals would be perfect to fill that larger wall space.

Artaic

Artaic

 

Connie Kolman’s custom work never ceases to amaze me.  Here is one way to use these amazing designs on your wall!

Kolman Artisan Glass

Kolman Artisan Glass

 

 

 

Hang it UP!

Paintings and mirrors are always safe options when it comes to incorporating wall art into your home.  However, it’s always so much more fun to find unique, funky ways to decorate your space and make your home truly one of a kind- that’s why we’re showing you our TOP 5 FAVORITE CREATIVE WALL ART IDEAS (in  no particular order!)!

 

1. Tea Cup Clock

Tea Cup Clock by Sweet Paul

Tea Cup Clock by Sweet Paul

What a fantastic way to sweeten up a large wall space than by recycling the tea cups you never use (or ask an older relative to check their china cabinet for a few spares) to make a giant clock!!!  This would be PERFECT in your kitchen or breakfast nook!

 

2. Wall Mosaic

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I admit, this could get a little “hairy” to DIY… There are TONS of mosaic artists that make gorgeous pieces like this.  Here’s one that we  love from Designer Glass Mosaics:

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3. China Plates Arrangement

 

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Why waste more cabinet space if you can put your elegant china plates on display in your dining room?  You can hang them on hooks and take them down for special occasions, or leave them up for everyone to enjoy!  My mom used to do this with our china, and it was always so nice to be able to enjoy them every day even if we weren’t using them!

 

4. Wooden Wall Art

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With wooden art, you can make any designs, big or small, that fit your the look of your room.  We think these rustic wood designs are simple, yet creative!  You could even make your wooden art a bit more personal, like this wooden painting that I know my daughter would just LOVE in her house with Rocco!!

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5. Photo Arrangements

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There is no BETTER way to make your home personal than putting your very own photo collage arrangement on display.  Take all of your framed photos and decide what layout works best for you, then start hanging!  You can even lay down a large sheet to trace the frames and make sure they’re properly measured before you start!

Here are some layouts for you to try!

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Wall art projects like this not only fun to create, but they can give such amazing personality to any room in the house!

Susan Hayward Interiors