new 2021 colour collection

New 2021 colour collection for your control room furniture

Thinking Space are delighted to announce that the new 2021 colour collection for your control room furniture is now available.

After the successful launch of the new printed panel in 2019, the finishes have been updated to reflect the latest trends in the office world for 2021/22.

In addition to this, a wider range of colours are now provided,  helping you to team your corporate identity with your control room.

How it works

All our furniture solutions are custom designed, with standard components used such as worktops, worktop nosing and panels, which sit between the aluminium framework and ‘clad’ the structure. You choose from the following finishes to complete your furniture, either at proposal stage or when you are ready to place your order:-

  • Worktops
  • Nosing
  • Panels

What’s new

The 2021 colour collection brings together a greyscale base palette for you to choose from and adds colour accents in the main colour groups – either as a worktop or panel finish. The new colour accents give the following advantages:-

  • They complement your corporate identity, by choosing a palette to match your logo or brand code. A branded workspace is a great way for an organisation to address the human factor in a control room. Read our article on ‘Branding your control room’ for further information.
  • Colours have a psychological effect on the average person, which can evoke emotions to make us feel happy, relaxed, energetic or calm. These emotions are critical in control rooms, where decisions are made in stressful situations. Colours can affect emotions depending on the brightness, shade or tint creating warm or cool tones.
  • They can be used to emphasise and uplift a colour scheme by adding punch in small quantities, creating a modern look to any environment.


We’ve jumped from 8 to a whopping 35 worktop variations offered as standard, meaning that you’ll never be stuck for choice! Using two suppliers, the worktops all provide the low levels of reflection required in control rooms, conforming to BS 11064. Of these, 8 worktop colours offer antibacterial protection, with a silver icon core construction and are approved for use within hospital and food industries.

Worktop nosing

We offer two colour choices of rubberised worktop nosing, which protect the worktop edges. These can be used as a contrast or blending in with the aluminium framework.


In 2019 we launched our new printed panel product after being awarded funding from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership. This involved the purchase of a new digital printer which prints patterns and textures onto the aluminium composite panel, rather than applying a laminate finish material.  Then, the panels are coated with a protective finish to ensure the 10 year warranty of the product.

The inaugural range of 12 colour choices consisted of  textures to match the current offering, with new finishes added to compliment the furniture. A range of individual panel designs was also offered, including gradients and images which would be replicated over the console panels.

In our 2021 colour collection, we now offer 22 new finishes, bringing the total to 34 colour and texture choices! These are complimented by the worktop colours chosen.

Custom printing service

We’re also now offering two textures, spots and mezzotint, which can be used as the base pattern for any colour combination, as an additional service. So if you have a requirement for a particular RAL or Pantone colour, all we need from you are the details and your choice of spots or mezzotint, and we’ll do the rest!

Our custom service also includes the application of your image onto the console, whether it be on one panel such as a logo, or running around the length of the console with a unique design. With logos, all we need is your artwork in an EPS file format, which will then be printed onto the panel.

Please read our artwork guidelines for submitting logos, images and graphics to us for printing, which will achieve the optimum results.

Ask your sales representative for further details about our custom printing service.

Resources available

Please visit our materials configuration webpage where you can download the colour collection as a handy reference tool in PDF format.

Alternatively, you can browse the swatches on the webpage and make your colour choice.

Coming soon…

Our materials configurator is currently getting a makeover and will be available shortly for you to use. An interactive tool which will help you to choose your worktop, nosing and panels on a typical Thinking Space console so you can try out the colour combinations to achieve the look you want.

In September, see us at our first live exhibition, The Security Event, where we'll be exhibiting our latest finishes for you to see!

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