TOP 8 COMMERCIAL DESIGN TRENDS THROUGH 2017

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TOP 8 COMMERCIAL DESIGN TRENDS THROUGH 2017 

1. COLORS

In the commercial space, there are plenty of influences on the color pallet. Architectural style, company culture, decision-maker preferences, and fashion currents all influence our color choices. We expect vibrancy to continue to grow.

Pantone’s 2017 color pallet tends to be a good indicator of color wheels for the coming year and beyond. The pallet embraces natural tones, but with airy accents.

2. ECO-DESIGN

With corporations coming under increasing pressure to meet social requirements, there is pressure towards promoting eco-friendly commercial designs.

Something as simple as glass, generally considered a mark of energy inefficiency, has presented new advances in design that elevate glass as a staple of future eco-builds. We want to help you to create and navigate eco-friendly, environmental interiors.

3. THE END OF PERMANENT WORKSPACE LAYOUTS

Floor plans and private offices set the stage for commercial interiors for so long that it took a while for the industry to catch on to the latest in interior workspaces. Silicon Valley embraced the open office concept, and has blossomed into a new standard.

Not-assigned seating is the new normal and we are constantly challenged to create spaces that accommodate function and feel in the workplace.

4. COMMUNITY WORK TABLES

Sticking with the open-workspace theme, we introduce the community work table concept. Used for collaboration or just-passing-through employees, it epitomizes the modern workplace. Flexible, connected, plugged in, refreshingly open. By offering open table environments, corporate spaces remain clean and easily adaptable.

5. LED LIGHTING

Creating enticing, activated workspaces requires clean lines and decisive lighting placement. LED lights allow patterned accents of spaces and clean functionality. Easily adaptable to many environments, and energy-friendly, LED lighting can give daytime architectural spaces a new identity in nighttime.

6. COLOR-COORDINATED WORKSPACES

A trend among larger, departmental spaces is color-coordinated workspaces. Because departments are no longer defined by hallways or office strings, creating a color coding system for your departments can simplify responsibilities and help streamline project management throughout your organization.

7. THE RETURN OF MODERN FURNITURE

One of the more surprising trends is the rise in popularity of postmodern furniture lines from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Sleek, low sofas in urban-metallic colors conjures up images from an era of plush pleather and shag carpet, but it’s clean and blends well with urban industrial revival from the past decade.

8. GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

Subway tile is fading out and some serious patterns are being introduced including interwoven triangles, black and gray mirroring, and subdued backdrop arrangements to complement minimalist furniture lines.

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