startup business office interiorFor more than 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.

By now you’ve likely heard about the Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue! According to Pantone, this color is synonymous with deep thinking, confidence and tranquility. And who wouldn’t want that good energy in a work setting?

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, is smitten with this color because of its grounding nature.

“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” she said. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation.”

Where do you stand on Classic Blue? Here are ways to incorporate this soothing color into your commercial design projects:

While trends can come and go, this timeless color will work for office staples and won’t look dated in a few years. So add a splash of color to office chairs, lounge furniture and storage pieces.

Accent Pieces
Accent pieces like rugs, throw pillows and planters in the Color of the Year can make an office look fresh and modern without a huge investment.

A bit of Classic Blue paint as an accent wall is a low-commitment way to enjoy this tone while it’s on-trend. Because it is dark, it is best to use it in small doses because it can make small spaces appear larger.

Intrigued by the potential of Classic Blue to elevate an office? As dealers for several manufacturers of high-end commercial interiors, we can help bring your idea to life one element at a time.