• Kyal and Kara: 2018 Style Trends

    Kyal and Kara: 2018 Style Trends

    Beautiful and Bold 

    The PPG Paints colour of 2018 is ‘Black Flame,’ a statement black with subtle undertones of deep indigo that screams confidence and sophistication. In 2018, colour trends will be bold, featuring dark walls and simple contrasts of black and white. 

    RAMS Talk black flame  


    Image Source: taubmans.com.au 

    Terracotta tones 

    In 2018, warm, rich colours like terracotta will feature strongly across interior design and styling. The earthy tones work hand in hand with soft textures such as wool, rattan and velvet. Within this colour palette, styling will follow an eclectic, bohemian theme with the use of pattern, fringing and tassels. 

    RAMS Talk Dulux terracotta

    Image source: Dulux.com.au 

    Photographer: Lisa Cohen 

    Organic textures  

    Raw, natural materials such as stone, timber, concrete and aged metals will continue to dominate interior trends in 2018, with a large shift towards soft, organic colour palettes. This styling theme focuses on texture, rather than colour, to create a layered and beautiful room.

    RAMS Talk organic textures

    Photographer: Bowong.com.au 

    Stylist: Anna Flanders

    Sustainable materials 

    Sustainable building design is all about selecting materials that do not negatively impact on the natural environment or human health. More than ever, designers, builders and home renovators are beginning to make informed decisions regarding materials that will impact the environment, and this trend will continue in 2018. 

    RAMS Talk napkins

    Image Source: Organic Homewares from cottageinthehills.com


    Wallpaper is here to stay in 2018. With so many options now on the market, you’re bound to find a paper that works perfectly with your style. Whether it’s soft and subtle or bold and bright, advances in printing mean anything is possible and the options are endless! 

    RAMS Talk wallpaper

    Wallpapers: Willieweston.com  - Tiwi and Ampliatwatja Collections

    Photographer: Martina Gemmola



    About the author

    • Kyal and Kara

      Kyal and Kara became the public’s favourite couple of The Block Fans v Faves series and caught the positive attention of the judges – winning multiple rooms. Their down to earth and friendly nature has made them crowd favorites and their skill and design flair has ensured some beautiful renovation results. As a young, enthusiastic, fit and healthy couple, they have an exciting future ahead.  

      Since The Block, Kyal and Kara have gone on to launch their own business, Diverse Design and Construct, and are working on various design and build projects around the country including their own renovation projects.

      Kyal and Kara Demmrich

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