At Annadel Builders Inc., we make it a point to stay up to date with the latest home decorating trends in order to provide our clients with optimum service in every way. This year we are excited to share with you four of our Marin County home builders’ favorite interior design trends for 2018!

1. Satin brass

After years of steel and chrome dominated finishes, brass is back in style. Popular for its warmer tones and softer color, brass imparts a sense of inherent quality in any context. Brass is amazingly versatile, works with almost any color scheme, and adds a more comfortable, less clinical feel than steel, metal, or concrete. While brass has been making a comeback for many years, designers have recently turned away from the more reflective finish of polished brass, favoring instead the muted appearance of satin or brushed brass. Try this look with signature pieces or with smaller details such as door handles or cabinet knobs.

2. Neutral styles with organic undertones

Neutral tones such as whites, greys, and warm browns continue to be popular home decorating color schemes. However, in 2018, homeowners are now looking to pair neutral tones with organic accents to create a warmer, more natural feel to living spaces. Looks such as aged flooring, weathered tiles, and vintage plumbing, paired with materials such as brick, wood, and natural stone against neutral backdrops, create a relaxing, organic aura. There are lots of creative ways that this organic look can be infused—such as through wood accent pieces, skylights, leaf tile mosaics, or brick exposed walls.

3. White with off-white

White is the all-time staple color, always imparting a sense of clean, crisp, refreshing polish. But when an entire room is done in the same stark white tone, it can begin to feel a little like a hospital. Luckily, there’s a way to keep the classic white color scheme without forfeiting an atmosphere of comfort. Balancing a white palette with creamy off-whites and natural linen hues can create a feeling of coziness while still maintaining a look that is modern and sleek.   Try experimenting with off-white cabinets, furniture, or countertops against a backdrop of pure white. With a little bit of skill, you’ll be able to create a living space that is classic, serene, and sophisticated.

4. Clean lines with more open spaces

The final trend in new homes: contemporary construction. As a whole, houses are moving toward sharper, cleaner lines, with less use of turrets and more use of Austin stone and standing-seam roofs. And, on the inside, homeowners are opting for modern, open concepts, with fewer hallways and small, wasted rooms. Distinctive elements include high ceilings, bare windows, and geometric shapes in wall art and sculpture. For this trend, efficiency is key. Make sure that your home is using 100% of its available space.