By Cheryl Lai-Lim
June 17, 2021
Embrace colour in your home office with these vibrant designs; they’ll also match your colourful gadgets, too.
It’s been over a year since many of us have embraced working from home. With so much time spent in our home offices—whether it’s a dedicated room or a transformed multi-purpose area within your living room—the space can easily lose its sparkle.
Creating an inspiring workspace can help kindle a productive and conducive work environment at home, so it’s time to breathe new life into your workspace.
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Shift away from dull furniture and utilitarian tech accessories, by revitalising your workspace with bright bursts of colour. The new iMac line-up, available in a spectrum of saturated hues, makes for eye-catching statement pieces in the home office. An Instagram cult favourite, Danish design brand Hay’s multifunctional colour crates are perfect for storing various office paraphernalia, while office furniture retailer Okamura has a range of ergonomic chairs in varying colourful shades.
You could stick with a monochromatic scheme, or mix and match different pieces for dynamic colour combinations that will pack a punch. Below, we gather a selection of furniture pieces and tech accessories for you to effortlessly jazz up your home office.
Brighten your home office with Apple’s new cheerful yellow iMac. With an immersive 4.5K Retina display, the new 24-inch model features a slim and compact design that fits comfortably even in snug spaces. Powered by the M1 chip, the new iMac delivers high efficiency and a revolutionary performance courtesy of the 8-core CPU in the M1.
While the front is tastefully designed with frosted pale hues to allow users to focus on the screen content, the back of the iMac pops with bright and bold shades. In addition to the seven different coloured monitors, the iMac also comes with colour-matching accessories such as the Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpad.
Living with Dot Luxxy desk chair
With its eye-catching colour, this sunny desk chair will create an upbeat vibe to home offices. The chair features a modern silhouette with chic curves, while the sturdy black metal alloy base doesn’t detract from the seat’s vibrant hue. Upholstered in faux leather that’s designed to be anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, the chair can also be paired with a bright yellow Smarty Pouf ottoman for additional comfort.
Kartell Componibili Bio 3 round storage unit by Anna Castelli Ferrieri
An innovative refresh of the signature storage units from Kartell, the new Bio Componibili is crafted with a revolutionary sustainable material obtained from agricultural waste. Designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1969, the storage unit houses three compartments for vast storage capabilities. With a soft matte finish, the units are also available in pink, green and cream.
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Fritz Hansen Drop chair by Arne Jacobsen, from W. Atelier
Designed by Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, the iconic Drop chair from Fritz Hansen is designed to deliver comfort in style. The drop-like seat shell is designed to allow one to lean back comfortably and provides the feeling of being enveloped in an embrace. Besides this millennial pink hue, the stylish chair is also available in five other shades.
Logitech K380 multi-device bluetooth keyboard
This versatile keyboard from Logitech features a slim and minimalistic design that will look sleek and stylish in any home office. The rosy pastel hue is flattering on any desk, and adds a touch of vibrance to your workspace. Compatible with a range of different operating systems, you can connect the wireless keyboard to three different devices and seamlessly switch between them with a single key. The keyboard is also available in white as well as a navy blue shade.
Razer Viper Ultimate Quartz mouse
Razer’s popular wireless mouse makes a striking statement with its sweet pink hue. Gamers will delight with mouse’s hyperspeed, courtesy of the high-speed transmission, low click latency, and seamless frequency switching even in the noisiest, data-saturated environments. Non-gamers will also find the wireless mouse convenient with its lightweight design that packs 70 continuous hours of battery life alongside eight programmable buttons that allows you to set and access extra functions if needed.
For those who wish to go all out, you can opt to deck your home office with the entire Quartz collection. Consisting of pastel pink accessories like a mechanical gaming keyboard, compact microphones, and even a headset stand, the collection will definitely bring to life your pink office dreams.
Raawii Strøm earthenware vase by Nicholai Wiig Hansen, from Net-a-Porter
Showcase your bright blooms in this sculptural vase from Copenhagen-based label Raawii. Crafted from smooth earthenware, the vase features a curvaceous silhouette that is perfect for housing a mini floral arrangement.
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Apple AirPods Max
Elevate your Zoom sessions with Apple’s innovative wireless headphones: the AirPods Max. Providing high-fidelity audio with its over-ear design, the AirPods Max offers an immersive sound experience by offering active noise cancellation as well as spatial audio with dynamic head tracking. Besides this stunning sky blue hue, the wireless headphones are also available in four other vibrant shades.
Grimilde desk by Mentemano from The Artling
This glamorous desk by Milan-based design studio Mentemano lends a sense of sophisticated elegance to the home office. Crafted from bent coated steel and lacquered wood shelves, the desk also doubles as a makeup station courtesy of the accompanying mirror on the upper shelf.
Tiffany & Co. Thumbprint Tumbler by Elsa Peretti
Hydrate in style with this elegant tumbler from Tiffany & Co. Designed by the late Elsa Peretti, the handmade glass is crafted with mouth-blown cobalt Venetian glass. The tumbler is part of the intricate Thumbprint collection, which explores the relationship between objects and the human touch.
Shelve D33 by Cultivado em Casa from The Artling
Founded in 2014, Brazilian creative studio Cultivado em Casa frequently experiments with various materials and concepts, and the D33 collection is an example of their discerning experimentation with foam. Shining the spotlight on the understated material, the shelf is created by intensely soaking the entire volume in paint and acrylic resin in order for it to be rigid. Gradient hues and layered overlays are added for dimension, creating a graphic display unlike any other.
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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
The world’s first QLED Chromebook, Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 features a powerful processor speed with an all-day battery that lasts 13 hours. The high-definition display delivers rich colour and stunning display clarity, while the large lattice keyboard allows for accurate and stable typing. Slim and durable, the fiery hue of the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will add warmth to the workspace.
Louis Vuitton Dolls by Raw Edges in Coral Mirror
Spice up your space with Louis Vuitton’s quirky Dolls chair from the luxury maison’s Objets Nomades home collection. Crafted by husband and wife team Raw Edges, the chair features a coral curved shell with a playful vibe. The separate seat base is upholstered in an exuberant print that adds a bright zest to any room.
Hermès Circuit 24 Pillow
Get comfortable with the vibrant Circuit 24 cushion from Hermès. Smooth and wrinkle-resistant, the orange jacquard-woven wool cover creates an energetic atmosphere, while the hypoallergenic polyester filling ensures that the cushion is soft and fluffy. The racetrack design, created by French art director Benoit-Pierre Emery, is a modern reinterpretation of the French luxury house’s emblem.
Google Home Mini Coral
Small but mighty, the Google Home Mini is a handy assistant in the office. A voice-controlled smart speaker, the compact device can be used to play and control music, create calendar appointments, help control other smart home gadgets, and more. With more power and 40 percent stronger bass, the Nest Mini provides a richer sound experience as compared to its predecessors.
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Hay Colour Crates
Liven up your home with Hay’s colourful crates. Appearing ubiquitously on various Instagram feeds, the multifunctional crates are much loved for their versatility. The ventilated and stackable design allows for a plethora of items to be stored, while the expansive selection of colours and sizes ensures that you’d be able to find one to suit your needs.
Okamura Sylphy chair
An ergonomic chair will do wonders for your comfort whilst working from home. Okamura’s Sylphy chair features a back curve adjustment that accommodates any body type, whether it’s large builds or petite heights. The multi-density seat cushion helps to distribute your weight evenly to reduce pressure points, while various adjustment knobs allow you to easily and precisely tailor the chair to your liking.
Hay Matin table lamp by Inga Sempe
This striking contemporary table lamp is a visual delight. A steel wire bent frame finished in a polished brass with matte black hardware is the base for the pleated lavender cotton shade. The lamp offers a diffused downlight that features a digital in-line dimmer that can be adjusted for optimal light conditions while working
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Pedrali Boxie Storage by Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci from Xtra
A convenient storage system, Boxie’s minimalistic design will suit a range of decor styles. Conveniently equipped with wheels, the coated steel frame houses drawers made in polypropylene for a lightweight design. The versatile storage is available in two various heights and three different drawer options.
Apple iPad Air
The new minty green iPad Air will add a chic flair to your workspace with its sleekness. Featuring an all-screen design with a comfortable 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the tablet offers a stunning visual experience with anti-reflective coating, full lamination, and True Tone display. Equipped with the powerful A14 Bionic chip for increased efficiency, the lineup is also available in four other finishes.
Hay CPH 90 Green Linoleum desk
Add a soothing touch to your office with Hay’s contemporary desk. Crafted as a desk that’s ideal for working from home, the streamlined tabletop coupled with graceful asymmetrical legs creates a functional and compact design. The solid oak table frame is a sturdy base for the plywood tabletop that is available in a variety of linoleum options in other shades.
Akko Matcha Red Bean 3087DS keyboard
Inspired by the iconic combination of matcha and red bean in Japanese desserts, this mechanical keyboard features a mixture of red, white, and green keycaps. The contrasting colours create a visually interesting appeal, with an additional 20 novelty keys in red available alongside the keyboard for further personalisation. Choose from a range of Gateron switches, or opt for second-generation Akko switches that have been enhanced with better switch stability.