• Gina Everett

Interior Design Colour Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018


Every year the world’s foremost authority on colour the Pantone Colour Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report. This happens after viewing the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons' collections on the catwalk. The report looks at the the most popular colours shown by fashion designers in each upcoming season. Colour choices on the catwalk are seen as a key indicator of colour trends which will eventually be seen across all areas of design.

The colour trend report was published back in February following the analysis of the designer catwalk shows at the Spring/Summer 18 London Fashion Week. There is also a colour trend report from the New York Fashion Week.

This season’s colours feature a palette of 12 rich colourful accent shades which in addition are anchored by a palette of 5 classic colours for the season.


Top Row: Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Nebulas Blue, Ceylon Yellow Middle Row: Martini Olive, Russet Orange, Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal Bottom Row: Mellow Rose, Limelight, Quetzal Green, Pink Peacock

With this year’s Pantone colour of the year being the deep shade of purple that is Ultra Violet it’s no surprise that there’s seems to be an increase in more playful colours and shades.

The rules of sticking to the cyclical colours of the seasons go out the window as designers continue to show a bold love of colour showcasing oranges, yellows and mustards alongside deep reds and pretty pinks and lilacs. The unexpected deep greens and pastel yellows usually seen in spring palettes make for some innovative colour combinations.

Alongside the Top 12 colour palette is a Classic colour palette which transcends the seasons and helps the colour trends stay relevant for longer by creating beautiful combinations across fabrics and textures.


From left: Sargasso Sea, Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray, Meerkat

As the summer holidays come to an end the Autumn/Winter 2018 homewares season launches. It is interesting to see how many of the Fashion Colour Trend Report predictions have made their way into the next season's homeware collections.

One of the easiest ways to add colour to a room is through textiles. Bedding and curtains are a quick and easy way to update a room colour scheme, covering large areas of a room with no need for expensive and time consuming decorating - just shop and drop. So it makes sense that many of the boldest combinations of the new colours I find are in bedding.


Image: Amara featuring products from the A by Amara Midnight Garden Range

The new Midnight Garden range has fully embraced the colour trends with blush pinks, ultra violet, lilacs and rich golds and plum colours featuring throughout this range furniture and accessories.


Image: Amara featuring products from the A by Amara Midnight Garden Range

Over at Debenhams Home they are embracing the trending colours too. This bedding set by John Rocha has just the right tones of the trending blues featured in the colour report.


Image: Debenhams featuring products by RJR. John Rocha

Choosing trending colours for your furniture is a bold move but one that makes a real style statement in your home. The trend for velvet sofas continues to feature strongly and this season's colour trends really do work well with velvets.

This gorgeous mustard sofa from John Lewis teams beautifully with the terracotta, stone and teal cushions.


Image: John Lewis featuring John Lewis The Palazzo Collection Albero Wallpaper Tigers Eye £25 per roll, Belgrave Large Sofa Harriet Mustard £1,899 and Cushions from £25

Blush pink has been around for a while now and the soft pinks continue to feature in the new season's collections. These lovely pink chairs are arriving at John Lewis in September.


Image: John Lewis featuring John Lewis Meghan Armchair, £749, Harmony Large Pendant, £150, Marble Side Table, £150, Hays Tapered Gold Fin Mirror, £150

So there we have it my favourite picks of the Pantone colour trend predictions. Do you have any favourites? Do you think these colours will stick around for a while or make way for the next trend? Do let me know in your comments below.

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