Satinder Chawla, managing director, Span Floors
With people being more and more sensitive about the impact of chemicals on health, there has been a move towards natural as well as benign materials which do not contain harmful chemicals. The luxury market prefers natural materials such as real wood over imitations, stone over tiles, real leather over faux leather, etc. In terms of colour trends, there is a clear shift towards pastel, lighter tones and greys in the wood flooring segment.
Emanuela Tavolini, director of Sales Europe, GRAFF
For 2018 we expect a great attention towards new finishes and new materials both for the faucets and the furniture elements inside the bathroom. The trend of luxury is to create products that can make the customers life easier and more comfortable: Hence, products have to be attractive but, at the same time functional, resistant and easy to maintain.
Sukriti Sharma, director, PLÃœSCH
Across Europe, and subsequently India, the past year has seen many design trends that define synchronous kitchen design. Like, a matt glass surface for wall units is an interesting element that is becoming increasingly popular and will continue in 2018. This gives a high-end touch to the kitchen design, but at a significant cost. Glass is one of the most expensive finishes for kitchens in any case, and matt glass doors are toughened and often treated with scratch-resistant materials, which further add to the cost. The kitchen is an essential part of every house where a lot of time is spent and hence, should be designed ergonomically while keeping in mind aesthetics. Kitchen design is constantly evolving in response to consumer trends and preferences.
Namit Ajmani, MD, IOTA
Regarding luxury furniture, the trend will witness the technologically advanced furniture, or you can say futuristic furniture. The furniture like beds and sofas having a music system, LED, charging spots will be in demand amongst the luxury homeowners. Such furniture will incorporate all the comfort youll need along with a few gadgets to help you with entertainment. This kind of furniture is trending in European countries. Other than that, unusual home accents will be praised. The more of the rustic and traditional form of accessories will be appreciated, and they will gel comfortably with the contemporary look of your space. As Pantone colour of the year is already announced, then significant transformation in the home decor segment will take place; regarding introducing accent chairs in ultraviolet-blue colour and home furnishing textile in a similar hue. By incorporating such colours, you can be a part of the trend. Geometrical shapes in lights will take place in your abode and it will be a year of praising metal inspired wall art as well.