The notion of games and play has been increasing over the last few years. Games are now everywhere and are impacting many different aspects of our lives from the way our kids learn, to how we do business and society in general. Technology has impacted play – from our mobile phones where we can crush candy or enjoy angry birds, to the meteoric rise of game systems like Xbox and Playstation. However over the last few years there has been a huge rise in the use of games not played on a screen - games played in person, with other players. Games can be fun, energetic, strategic…the list goes on. What is clear is that games are motivating and can also be addictive. Using the same mechanisms that are used in games in business can change how employees and a company works and can be incredible successful. Just think of the stories of how the sport and game facilities available at companies like Google and LinkedIn.
Unsurprisingly, the colors in this trend are bright, energetic, fun and eye catching, though they still retain the muted, mid tone look of the other palettes. A delicious coral pink sits next to a mustard based yellow and a warm orange, while Some deep, blue toned greens round off the collection nicely.