5 trending colour schemes

Lost in a world of evolving colour, passing trends and a huge selection of interior styles – when deciding on a workplace design, where does one start?  Our latest blog posts pulls out 5 of the key recurring schemes we’re seeing, and our top tips on channelling each one.

Sophisticated neutrals

Who can go wrong with light and airy colour choices?  A tasteful palette of greys, whites, and warm neutrals creates a peaceful mood which enhances staff concentration.  It also is the perfect base for a luxury look, as nothing says ‘class’ like a muted range of colour choices.  Layer up with brass or chrome, or down to create a minimalist feel.  Image source

You can go warm or cold with this scheme, and soft pinks, light golds and taupe can all be used as neutrals in their own way.

Pastel play

Following hard on the tail of workplace luxury, are the use of pastel tones.  Creating a boutique aesthetic, mixing pastels into a neutral scheme can bring in depth, especially when used on velvet fabrics, or mixed with brass or light wood finishes.  Marble or terrazzo compliment the scheme, as does residential-inspired layouts – modular sofas, coffee tables etc.  Image source

The darker neutrals

With Dulux’s spiced honey redefining what colour’s could be used as neutrals, we see a calming inky scheme taking over.  Think khaki greens, mustards, terracotta orange, dusty pinks – warm, comforting shades that can be dressed up with brass finishes or down with a bohemian vibe.  All colours are soft and muted, have an earthy authenticity, and speak to us strongly of the 60’s.

These tones also perfectly apply themselves to the Art Deco style as shown below – we’re lost in a mix up of the previous century, and we’re loving it’s new interpretation!  Image source

Monochrome chic

Another fail-safe choice; crisp white, black details and hints of grey or mid-tone shades.  The simplicity of monochrome is it’s main attraction – creating a strictly corporate feel, whilst still looking incredibly stylish.

Bold expression

It seems the majority of this post has been based around restraining colour choices, but as 2019 is a year to express the unique personality of the brand, why not let loose with colour?

Creating a vibrant, exciting environment for staff to be inspired and motivated, bold, primary colours are mood-lifting and can look great in a workplace.


Looking for more on-trend workplace ideas?  Check out our other blog posts or inspiration page.

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