Drawing on the use of bold colours is a key trend that's set to emerge for 2018.
If you're tentative about strong colours, featuring a muted shade can still make a statement while evoking a softer, more welcoming feel.
Dark greens, greys and blues have all been featured in some of last year's most eye-catching rooms with the trend continuing.
The Alan Pye Cottage at Huka Lodge, as pictured here, has softened the overall feel of this striking green by blending it with tranquil lighter tones.
Virginia Fisher has brightened the space with white ceilings and trims and natural light.
Completed with Perrin & Rowe tapware and a neutral bathroom, the results are a daring space that can be enjoyed by all.
Life is short. Experiment with colour.
Bold pastels create a personalised look by KWD Design in this kitchenette and powder room.
Natasha Levak's use of a muted blue softens the overall feeling of the Moss Home's kitchen.
Another striking green design in this Brighton House bathroom, this time balanced beautifully with earthy tones.
Bold colours and a modest blue create an impactful and welcoming home in the Killara House by Justine Hugh Jones.