Clerkenwell Design Week 2023 – Commercial Interior Design Trends 2024 for Office Fit Out
Last month the commercial interior design team took another trip to London for Clerkenwell Design Week, or CDW for those in the know. We went to explore commercial interior design trends 2024 for office fit out by visiting lots of different companies & showrooms, bring back all the latest in trends and innovations to incorporate into our commercial fit out projects designed and built by Truline Construction & Interior Services.
Commercial Interior Design Trends 2024 for Office Fit Out – Colour Trends
There were three strong colour trends we spotted at Clerkenwell Design Week. The first of which is the rise in the use of warmer tones and the use warmer side of cooler colours like blues and greens also. We saw a broad spectrum of colour finishes on furniture but because of the use of similar tones they all blend well together.
This brings us to the next trend we found, the use of matching fabrics and metal work on an furniture item, we’re saying goodbye to black and grey office furniture in office fitout and looking forward to an influx of colour in all furnishing. The combination of matching frame to seating or tabletop really helps in utilising a broader colour palette within an interior design concept due to being able to have the same shaped objects in multiple colours while still utilising that tonal similarity, creating difference and similarities.
The final creative use of colour within furniture designs and displays was an evolution from black and white, to black and pastel colours and now maturing into dark colours mixed with pastel colours. This balancing act usually takes one dark colour, the corresponding pastel colour and then mixing more pastel hues with similar tones, tying everything together.
Commercial Interior Design Trends 2024 for Office Fit Out -Shape Trends
Also, while enjoying all the different new office furniture and renovation concepts we noticed a couple of shape trends.
The first of these is a rise in organic shapes. The introduction of 3D printers seemed to spark a host of symmetric and geometric shapes in office interior design, as the technology is advancing and the creative industries are pushing to explore more trends all at once, it’s exciting to see how we can use 3D printers alongside natural influences to create more organic shapes in office design and office fit out.
Another almost contradicting trend in commercial office design schemes is the uniform use of strips in textures panelling and glazing. This is something we’ve already embraced in a few office concepts including our own here at Truline. I also personally really love the retro look of fluted glass.
This also supports the further evolution of iconic interior designs from the 50, 60 & 70’s as we see a more modern take, from a change of colours to a change of materials and some shape and texture changes.
The pandemic affected how we all lived and worked and the way in which we viewed interior design, and we are now starting to see a knock-on effect in design growth and designers now challenge the world of strict trends and Instagram copies. Office interior designers are not using 1 trend in a scheme but are embracing the growth and development of multiple trends, and mixed and measured use of these in office fit out schemes.