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Out with the old continued
Mandy Straight, a Denver-based interior designer.

In — intense color. “We’re done playing it safe – we want something that makes us excited,” says Straight, who cites 2018 paint color of the year choices by Pantone (18-3838 Ultra Violet), Sherwin Williams (Oceanside SW 6496) and Benjamin Moore (Caliente AF 290) as proof that consumers crave more vibrant hues and tones.

Out — smart coffee tables. “A coffee table was never supposed to be a catch-all that includes a fridge, charging stations and even lights. They promote laziness and tend to look cheap and unattractive,” Rosenberg says.

In — classic handcrafted wood coffee tables that showcase natural d├ęcor like a tabletop fountain. “Incorporating woods, stone and water provides a level of organic appeal,” Rosenberg notes.

Out — brass accents. “Last year, homeowners went slightly overboard here. Too much brass can often look cheap when overdone,” cautions Stern.

In — mixed metals. This year, “consider mixing metals, like oil-rubbed bronze and chrome fittings,