NeoCon, the world’s leading expo of commercial design, took place last month, June 10 – 12, in Chicago. Three designers from r.o.i Design attended this year, Mary Witte, Ryan Bright, and Megan Hoekzema. We travelled down to the Windy City for a day to see what’s new in office design and take in the overall trends.
After walking around NeoCon, it became apparent the colors that were changing in furniture and design. White and gray are old news!
Now there are shades of pink, emerald green, deep blue, and a sea of taupes and tans. The shift in the color trends are being used to promote a home-like feeling and give people an environment that can foster creativity and comfort.
As seen in some of the photos below these updated color choices are meant to inspire health, wellness, and restoration, and those observations were also noted in the Interiors+Sources article, “These Paint Colors are Perfect for 2019 Projects.”
Notable was the Behr showroom, where they unveiled their 2020 Color Trends palette. According to Interiors+Sources, Behr was showing a “balanced mix of grounding shades, energizing bright color, deep accent hues and atmospheric pastels.”
Other trends we saw at NeoCon and referenced by Interior+Sources:
A palette called Worldhood, which is ideal for the hospitality industry, offering depth and brightness and deepen the warmth of the space. These colors are inspired by the natural rugged landscapes and rustic tones seen by exotic travels.
Another category is Restore which exemplifies serenity. These colors aim to provide restorative qualities and balance. Blues and greens create a soothing sanctuary and celebrate the outdoor environment.
The last category of colors is Atmospheric. These colors are subtle pastels and neutrals and are ideal for modern and traditional environments.