Are you going to miss the genius designs and cute banter of Chip & Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper? Perhaps it’s time to get started on your own DIY home projects.

And what’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to freshen up your home? Change the color on your walls!


Below are some of the top picks for 2018 to give your home a trendy, new look.

Behr has named the 2018 color of the year as “In the Moment”. This “cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green.” It’s versatility makes it great for both interior and exterior projects. To see all the colors in the top 20 palette for 2018, visit Behr’s website.

According to Southern Living, soft hues are in fashion. “The shades being selected today whisper rather than demand attention.” Find their soft color recommendations at

Perhaps the most surprising comeback in home decor….wallpaper!  According to Southern Living, wallpaper along with matching fabric (think curtains or upholstered chairs), can make a room “feel instantly pulled together”. HGTV has these modern wallpaper trends to try for yourself.

Top decor trends for 2018 across multiple industry resources are: brass fixtures, natural elements, velvet furnishings, geometric patterns, and wallpaper. Bamboo flooring & reclaimed wood are two of the trends on their way out. Want to see more of what’s in and what’s out for 2018? Check out these articles….

Trulia Home Design Predictions

House Beautiful Design Inspirations

Country Living Decorating Ideas

Huffington Post Design Trends