Our Favorite Designs with Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

2018-01-03T15:54:53+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Workplace Design, Product Solutions|

Pantone recently announced its 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. Like many other shades of purple, Ultra Violet is rich, thoughtful and provocative. In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven and future-oriented workplace, workers need spaces that cultivate the complex thinking that results in innovation. Using purple in interior design targets these characteristics to maximize visionary thinking.

Purple reflects what is needed to succeed in today’s working environment. Pantone emphasizes the originality that this color creates in design. Purple takes all the contemplative, tranquility of blue and blends it with red’s energy and warmth to inspire creativity and mindfulness. It takes two opposing colors that may otherwise clash, melds them together and results in something new and harmonious. It hints at the expansiveness of the universe and represents the limitless possibilities of the future. Pantone chose Ultra Violet for that reason.

Here are some of our favorite spaces featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year:

Purple has long represented art and the depth of the capability of our minds. Pantone describes Ultra Violet as an enigmatic color that encourages people to push the boundaries of what’s expected to find inspiration. Add accents of purple into casual brainstorming spaces like the one above to support creative expression. Add contrast by using an electrifying shade of purple with the more natural elements.

A heavily blue-based color like Ultra Violet is great for restorative rooms meant for focus and deep thinking. It promotes mindful practice and allows us to relax when we feel over-stimulated or stressed. Workers need room to be alone and find respite to be able to collaborate more effectively later on. These types of quiet spaces like in the setting above are integral to the success of a flexible office space. The purple rug works with the wood in the back to create a grounded, meditative space.

In more neutral settings, rich purple adds intrigue and brightness. Mature and elegant, it’s perfect for modern office spaces. It spurs the reflection needed for change and authentic expression. Deeper shades look great in residential-inspired rooms meant for touchdowns, customer-facing spaces or social areas.

According to Pantone, lighting a space with their color of the year results in a meditative atmosphere that “energize the communities that gather [in the space] and inspire connection.” Relationships within teams are important for effective communication and teamwork, so calming, cozy spaces where people can share comfortable and be themselves is important. Use curtains to lighten up workplaces with hints of purple and design a creative space to work and grow as a team.

Want to know more about the possibilities of purple in your workplace? Read more on how you can incorporate it into the office.