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NEOCON 2016: Interior Design Trends
June 23rd, 2016 / Technology & Industry /
Many of the top residential trends seen at this year’s High Point Market are crossing over into the commercial interior world. It’s no secret that employees are spending more and more time in the office, so employers are working to blur those lines between work and home. Workspaces are becoming more inviting places to be as they gain a welcoming and more residential touch. Here are the top trends we saw this year at NEOCON 2016.
Neutral Colors: Black & White
Black and white have been trending in recent years but instead of white dominated environments with black details as we’ve seen in previous years were beginning to see black dominated environments with white details. This spin is adding interest and drama to interior spaces. As well as black and white, pastels are all the rage as can be seen with the colors of the year. Bringing softness that is comforting and calming.
Rose Quartz & Serenity – 2016 Color of the Year
Pantone’s Color of the year for 2016 has been spotted up all over NEOCON 2016. What makes this trend notable is that this traditionally associated feminine color is making a strong appearance in office furniture manufacturer material lineups. From lighting at Humanscale, to workspace stations in Herman Miller, rose quartz is making a strong appearance in office furniture design. This speaks to the changing influence of women in the workplace and their say in workspace outfitting.
Natural textures from organic materials like fur, wood grains, stone, metal are growing in popularity. Also woven textiles and animal hides are appearing everywhere in decor and accents. Many manufacturers have begun incorporating these natural texture veneer into their office furniture material lineup.
One of the more notable trends seen in 2016 is the emphasis on plants in our living and working environments. From Herman Miller to Vitra one couldn’t miss the literally hundreds of plants that filled showrooms and even the Merchandise Mart atrium and open spaces. These is also extending into space accents like prints and artwork and decor.
The use of metallics in a variety of finishes has been growing in popularity. With Brass, silver, rose gold, copper, and gold being used in everything from finishes to lighting and accessories.
Manufacturers like Momentum Textiles, Keilhauer, and Herman Miller have been partnering with artists to bring their illustrative lifestyle aesthetic to their textile patterns and marketing materials.