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Colour & Materials
Published: 15 Aug 2016

Pink: Softening the Office Space

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Emil Dervish: Office P

Peachy pink tones are being used to soften the interiors of this commercial office space in Kiev, Ukraine.

Over the past few seasons, pink has established itself as an increasingly popular and highly usable hue across the design disciplines. The Office P interior space, designed by Kiev-based architect Emil Dervish, demonstrates the functional use of pink in a spatial environment. 

The colour is thought to have calming effects and is applied to the interior features to soften hard edges and brutalist concrete forms. The muted, neutral pink tone covers walls from floor to ceiling, complementing the stark grey walls and sharp black furniture.

As an unconventional colour choice for the workplace, variations of pink in different tones, textures and finishes could be further explored for eye-catching applications in architectural and interior design. Its impact on our mood in built environments and commercial interiors is discussed in our Macro Trend report Transformative Spaces.

Pink is also impacting the aesthetics of fashion, consumer electronics and packaging. Read more about the development of this progressive hue group in Colour Direction: Evolving Pink.

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