"While homes with all-white kitchens can be beautiful in photos, they are hard to keep clean and they may sell for less money," said Zillow's home design expert Kerrie Kelly. "In 2018, expect to see a shift away from the farmhouse-chic trend. Instead, look for a rise in warmer colors, unique natural woods — both in flooring and cabinetry — and floral prints."
We're curious to see if the trends they predict to go will actually do so, because they've been absolutely everywhere in 2017. We don't quite know if we're quite ready to wave them goodbye yet, to be honest!
Ready for the lowdown on Zillow's study? Read on.
Home Design Trends for 2018
In bold, contrasting colors, to be exact. And on large billowing fabrics, chairs, and throw pillows.
Flooring such as bold-colored geometric tiles and light-colored, herringbone-style hardwoods will gain popularity, especially in bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Light Wood Cabinets
Instead of white kitchen cabinets, homeowners are predicted to pick medium and light wood cabinets, particularly with flat fronts and clean lines.
Matte Metal Hardware
These complement medium-wood cabinets especially well.
2017 Trends to Forget
What will replace them? Coffee carts, because they're supposedly more practical.
Homeowners are expected to start incorporating more colorful or leafy plants, rather than succulents.