Interior Design Trends: Pantone Color of the Year
Whether you’re working from home or your office, it never hurts to refresh your surroundings every once in a while. And, with so many great new trends around this season, there’s never been a better time to do it.
Pantone’s Color of the Year is undoubtedly the biggest trend for this year. Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has named a Color (or Colors) of the Year to reflect the current zeitgeist. From Cerulean (blue) to Tangerine Tango (red-orange), the Pantone Color Institute picks a shade that reflects a sense of calm or vibrancy, wellbeing or joy in line with what we feel or what we need.
And this year’s sophisticated combination of Illuminating (yellow) with Ultimate Grey is no different. As Pantone Color Institute’s Leatrice Eiseman explains:
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.”
It’s hardly surprising that it’s captured the imagination of product designers everywhere!
And, given that the two colours are also very similar to Layrd Design’s branding, we thought it would be the ideal time to do a deep dive on the trend. So, to help inspire your next office update, Bella Elsworth has compiled some of her favourite items from this season’s product ranges.
Take a seat
Showing a subtle nod to industrial-styling with its 'barely there' black frame, this accent chair brings an edge of sophistication to your shared home office and living space.
Cult Furniture, £109
Ray of sunshine
The modern, geometric pattern of this statement rug brings a little sunshine to any home office, whether it’s a dedicated workspace, lounge or dining room.
Although it’s small, this statement sofa has bags of character. The subtle retro styling and yolk-yellow colour will make it the talking point of any room. Also available in graphite grey.
Modern and compact, this office desk comes in a soft shade of grey, ideal for adding a subtle hint of the Pantone trend to your office. Simply add colourful desk accessories to brighten it up. Also available in green.
Small but perfectly formed, this John Lewis side table adds a pop of yellow to any contemporary living space while providing an extra surface for books, magazines and paperwork. Available in multiple colours.
John Lewis, £59
Whether you use them for pot plants of paperwork, these bold baskets are practical accessories for any workspace. Available in grey and ochre.
Twist and shout
With a contemporary, minimal design, the Hay Revolver Stool can be used for additional seating or as a side table. Plus, it has a nifty mechanism that allows the seat to turn 360°.
Hay at Utility Design, £129
The Anglepoise lamp almost needs no introduction, with its distinctive lines and simple shade. The Type 75 model is now available with a bold yellow finish that will never look out of date. Available in multiple colours.
Tired of slouching at your desk? Bisley’s small monitor stand will nip that in the bud. Plus, its in-built drawer provides some extra storage, making it ideal for small workspaces. Available in multiple colours.
Want to transform your workspace?
Feeling inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year trend? Get in touch with the Layrd Design team today to find out how we can modernise your office, whether you’re at home or away.
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