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Modern interior design trends for 2018

Does a fresh new look for your home top your to-do list in the new year? From kitchen countertops to color, here are seven of the most desired interior design trends for 2018.

Millwork wall treatments

Well-dressed walls are welcoming and can transform any room in your home into a custom retreat. Add charm and texture with picture frame moldings, tongue and groove wainscoting or beaded-board paneling.

Warm, rich colors

Color sets the mood of a room. Lately, the trend is shifting from rustic gray to comfortable neutrals that make furniture and décor items stand out. Try a warm color palette of gold, brown and beige accented with rich pops of deep orange, red or ultra violet, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018.

Concrete accents

Concrete is a common building material, but using it to create countertops or floors creates a unique, modern look to any size space. Concrete floors create a contemporary living space that can be modified with area rugs and pops of color. Concrete also offers a durable surface, so countertops are low-maintenance and long-lasting.

Intricate backsplash

While custom wallpaper has had its run in the interior design world, intricate tile design makes an entrance as a way to add a unique look to kitchens and bathrooms. The designs mimic what wallpaper can do, but tile has the added benefits of being more durable and easier to clean.

Floral prints

The floral prints you’ll see in new remodels are anything but your grandmother’s hand-me-downs. The contrasting colors in the latest designs are both fresh and comfortable.

Vintage fixtures

Lighting up a room with vintage lighting fixtures creates a rustic-chic feel while still allowing you to modernize your home’s look. Metal funnels, copper pendant lights and vintage industrial designs will give a luxuriously aged look to a modern chef’s kitchen.

Unique sinks

A new trend brings new colors and styles to sinks both in the bathroom and the kitchen. Trough or bucket sinks bring a visual element to a utilitarian bathroom necessity, while the usual white and stainless steel kitchen sinks are getting an upgrade to granite, concrete, stone and copper.