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IN’s and OUT’s of 2018 January 19, 2018

Out with the old and in with the new! 2018 has got some fantastic IN’s for home decor but first, what’s out?…


All White Kitchen’s – Never saw this one coming did you? The last couple of years, all white kitchen’s have been a huge hit. While some people like the clean crisp look, others think it’s too bright, or not cozy. Kitchen’s will continue to brighten up this year, swapping stark white for warm wood tones and new neutrals including cream, blue, and grey.


White and Stainless Steel Sinks – Sinks will follow along with the warmer tones of the kitchen. I’m sure some of you have seen the copper farmhouse sink trend, but keep your eye out for concrete and stone styles.


Accent Walls – So long 1990’s! Instead of an accent wall, incorporate timeless textures such as millwork or wainscotting, or a statement ceiling.


Word Art – Keep it simple with signs or throw pillows with a statement such as “home”,  “family” or even a full quote to express yourself.



Jewel Tones – Fall and winter have been all about dark, cozy colours and this year is set to make a similarly bold entrance. Pantone just named Ultra Violet its colour of the year, while Sherwin-Williams selected Oceanside SW6496 (think emerald green meets sapphire). You can start by taking baby steps with a jewel toned velvet throw pillow instead.


Heavy Cabinetry – Lots of cabinets means lots of storage, how can you go wrong? Adding storage to your island is a great way to maximize storage.


Brass – Brass is back and better than ever! Whether you add it to finish off your kitchen cabinets, your living room furniture, light fixtures, or even your silverware (brassware?), a little pop of brass will bring your space together and up to date.


Wabi-Sabi – Wabi what? Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection. In home design, this translates to handmade or hand-painted items including rough linens and pottery. This adds a perfectly imperfect personal touch.



Thanks for reading and enjoy the last weekend of January!

The Joelson Team

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