Color Spotlight: Nourishing Greens

Color trends can be tricky to navigate – what’s in, what’s out and, most importantly, what works for a particular space? Natalie Makowski, Product Design Manager for Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, shines a spotlight on emerging global color trends, exploring how to apply these tones to commercial spaces.

Take nourishing green, which has become a popular choice for office spaces throughout 2022 and is set to dominate in 2023, too.

Biophilic design is evolving

Over the last five years, the biophilic design trend has continued to grow and is now applied across the majority of commercial projects. However, we’ve recently started to see a shift away from its roots of bright, lime greens to richer, darker tones.

These forest colors are growing in popularity as they introduce a sense of balance to create relaxing breakout spaces that support end-user wellbeing without straying too far from traditional corporate colors, making it the perfect choice for workplaces.

Using nourishing greens

Flooring solutions like Broome Street™ in color Green Glass are perfect for a flood fill within office spaces as they introduce green tones in a subtle way. However, with the rise of the resimercial trend and desire for a comfortable, homely feel within workplaces, we’re seeing the increased use of nourishing greens for rugs and zones within social and wellness areas. Styles such as Zera™ from FLOR® in color Pine and UR103™ in color Ivy are perfect for creating these zones within open plan spaces while furniture and accessories with rich green tones and soft textures such as forest green velvet sofas and chairs to introduce a sense of comfort.

Broome Street carpet tile in Green Glass

Wheeler Street in Steel Square and Broome Street in Green Glass, NY+LON Streets Collection

UR101 in Ash/Ivy, UR102 in Ash/Ivy, UR103 in Ivy, Urban Retreat Collection

UR101 in Ash/Ivy, UR102 in Ash/Ivy, UR103 in Ivy, Urban Retreat Collection

Zera from FLOR in Pine

Zera from FLOR in Pine

Complementary tones

Though grey tones remain a popular choice across commercial design, warm beige and brown shades like Social Fabric™ in color Spice are better suited to pair with nourishing greens, helping to bring out the warmth of the color and create a more relaxed, welcoming environment in corporate spaces. LVT in natural finishes like Textured Woodgrains in Antique Oak also allow designers to create a more biophilic finish and can be better suited to areas with high footfalls due to its sound proofing qualities, which further support end user wellbeing.

Social Fabric carpet tile in Spice

Drawn Thread in Fog Twill, Social Fabric in Spice, Thread Story Collection

Textured Woodgrains LVT in Antique Oak, Overedge carpet tile in B&W Overedge

For more inspiration on using nourishing greens, get in touch for a consultation with our Interface Design Studio team.

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