- Trend # 1 – Color
- Trend # 2 – Align to the East
- Trend # 3 – wood and thin marble on tabletops and chairs
- Trend No. 4 – nobody canceled aluminum and plastic
- Trend # 5 – Carpets are back in fashion
Salone Internazionale del Mobile is one of the most notable events in the field of interior furnishings and novelties in the furniture market. In 2018, the exhibition was held from 17 to 22 April. Let’s try to take stock of the event and highlight trends that will set the tone in interior design.
Trend # 1 – Color
The color scheme of this year’s Milan exhibition was very rich. Terracotta, saturated shades of orange, brick, wine, coral are in trend. Not always bright colors acted as the main ones, more often as blotches, a rich and noticeable accent of an interior or a piece of furniture. For example, one wall of a room could be bright, against which objects of a neutral shade looked more noticeable..
In addition, this year at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile soft shades of green were popular, for example, the colors of moss and sage, somewhat dusty, muffled, and therefore perfectly combined with brighter tones..
At the same time, many expositions were kept in monochrome colors, for example, they combined only white and gray colors..
Trend # 2 – Align to the East
The oriental theme at the exhibition in Milan 2018 showed that many designers and manufacturers are not indifferent to this direction. There were also individual elements, for example, a Chinese dragon on an armchair or an oriental ornament on a pillow, there were also whole series with hieroglyphs on pillows and upholstery, tatami and bamboo.
Trend # 3 – wood and thin marble on tabletops and chairs
In all the furniture that was presented at this year’s exhibition, it is noticeable that the most favorite materials of designers and manufacturers are natural wood and marble. Moreover, the stone on the countertops is as thin as possible, almost transparent. Wooden furniture can be wicker, light and delicate, this is also one of the trends. Although in most cases the shapes of chairs and tabletops are still classic, they are quite strict.
Trend No. 4 – nobody canceled aluminum and plastic
Despite the abundance of natural stone and wood, the designers at Salone del Mobile made extensive use of plastic and metal. There were presented, in particular, a collection of chairs made of aluminum, lightweight, durable, attractive shape, as well as plastic chairs. Plus, metal shelving in kitchens doesn’t go out of style..
Trend # 5 – Carpets are back in fashion
Yes, the good old carpets, which many considered bad manners, are back in trend. Almost at all the expositions of the exhibition in Milan there were carpets under coffee tables, armchairs, sofas. The most fashionable options are geometric ornaments or plain silk carpets.
The Salone del Mobile exhibition, of course, deserves more attention and a much more extensive story. We have identified only the main trends, the most noticeable trends. In general, according to eyewitnesses, it was very difficult even to walk around all the expositions in a day, let alone consider all the new items – even more.