Springwatch: trend report 2018

We might still be scraping the ice from our windscreens in the morning, but springtime really is just around the corner. There are so many vibrant and intense fabrics and palettes to look forward to this spring/summer, and last month’s event at Mason & Objet, one of France’s largest international design fairs, showcased just some of the colours and materials that will be taking over the world this year.

So, with a little inspiration from Paris, Team Roger Lewis has picked out a few of the design trends
that we’re in love with and can’t wait to see more of in 2018…

Ripe rouge
We’re loving strong colours like peacock blue, canary yellow and fuchsia. But one that steals the show for us right now is bold and confident RED.

Combined with all sorts of materials and décor, red can add real depth to a room. Take a look at the awesome Mistral on the shop floor at Heals, which they’ve revamped into this very on-trend shade of red.

Mistral on the shop floor at Heals

Style it dark
At the other end of the spectrum, just one look on Instagram under the hashtag #StyleItDark and you can see some of the amazing rooms people have created using dark and moody shades. We love the charcoal and inky tones of Farrow & Ball colours like Down Pipe and Studio Green. These deep colours work amazingly well in a monochrome scheme or complemented with metallic touches.

Here’s the Richmond in this beautifully dark shade, designed by Roger Lewis and launched by our client Heals for LDF. The design has had overwhelmingly positive feedback, as well as national
coverage in the Telegraph, the Times and a host of interiors magazines.


Richmond in this beautifully dark shade, designed by Roger Lewis

Subtle chic
Pantone named Ultra Violet, a shade of lavender, as their colour of the year and designers and brands certainly gave a nod to a softer version of it at Maison last month. We love these kinds of soft accents in a room – dusty pinks, lilac and peach – whether it’s on a whole sofa, cushion, throw or wall. They’re warm and inviting, yet incredibly serene.

Rose and Grey Epsom in blush velvet

Eclectic, interesting aesthetic
Mixing your finishes creates a much more imaginative look – it’s time to get creative, especially in areas where you spend a lot of time such as the kitchen/diner or living room. Who wants a room that looks like everyone else’s? It’s about letting personality shine and putting thought behind each and every item you invest in.

Our current favourite trends include terrazzo finishes (which was a constant theme at Maison), moody photography, tropical luxe and parquet flooring. We love this look, featuring the Rivona chair which hit the Anthropologie floors back in October last year.

The Rivona Chair for Anthropologie

Green velvet
You’ll know that we’ve long been a fan of the velvet trend, but rich green is our current velvet colour of choice. It was certainly the dominant upholstery colour at Maison for many of the chairs and sofas on display.

This beautiful olive green sofa is part of our new collaboration with Rose & Grey – the Contemporary  Collection – which we’re super excited about. More on that next month!

Rose and Grey Broughton in olive velvet

Rose and Grey Broughton in Olive Velvet

Industrial look
The industrial look has been going strong for quite some time, after designers looking for cheaper rents started to convert old warehouses and factories into liveable accommodations – but not without certain aspects and charms from these industrial buildings catching their eye! Industrial themes soon weaved their way into the world of interior design; from surface coverings through to reclaimed  factorial furniture and heavy metal pendant lights.

Thanks to the fab team at ALL&NXTHING we have decided to tear the roof off (metaphorically and physically!) the Roger Lewis reception. It’s not a look for the faint hearted, but we are certainly not that!

Our New Industrial Radiators for the Showroom

So, which trends are you looking forward to seeing more of this spring? We’d love to hear from you! If you’d like to say hi or pick our brains on how we could collaborate, get in touch at cs@rogerlewis.uk.  Like we say, our doors are always open.