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With the weather warming up, are you looking ahead to summer color trends for design inspiration?  Keep it clean and simple with Black + White, punch it up with Bright + Bold or get in touch with Mother Earth with Neutral + Nature.

BLACK + WHITE

Black and white color palette from HON

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: CF Stinson Sprint Graphite (Coming soon!)
Seating Fabric Texture: Momentum Boom II Black Ice
Seating Fabric Pattern: CF Stinson Riddle Chalkboard (Coming soon!)
Laminate 1: Natural Maple
Laminate 2: Black
Paint: Platinum Metallic
Shell Color: White
Panel Fabric 1: Mica Crystal
Panel Fabric 2: Mica Mineral

BRIGHT + BOLD

Bright and bold color palette from HON

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Momentum Infinity Atoll
Seating Fabric Texture: CF Stinson Tribeca Kiss (Coming soon!)
Seating Fabric Pattern: Momentum Lina Lush (Coming soon!)
Laminate 1: Mocha
Laminate 2: Brilliant White
Paint: Brilliant White
Shell Color: Tangelo
Panel Fabric 1: Landscape Tide
Panel Fabric 2: Landscape Cornsilk

NEUTRAL + NATURE

Neutral and Nature color palette from HON

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Momentum Odyssey Carbon
Seating Fabric Texture: CF Stinson Outlander Fairway (Coming soon!)
Seating Fabric Pattern: CF Stinson Concentric Curve (Coming soon!)
Laminate 1: Pinnacle
Laminate 2: Sheer Mesh
Paint: Muslin
Shell Color: Shadow
Panel Fabric 1: Tempest Full Stream
Panel Fabric 2: Tempest Dragonfly

Make finish selection a breeze with the 2016 Color Inspiration board on HON’s Pinterest page. How do you plan to use color in your workspace this summer?

 

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Since the groundhog didn’t see his shadow and an early Spring is on the way, are you counting down the days until warmer weather, green grass and daffodils? Let’s take a look at the exciting Spring 2016: Pantone Fashion Colors and how you can incorporate them into your next HON project.

Spring 2016 Pantone Fashion Colors

Peach Echo, Limpet Shell & Iced Coffee

Peach Echo, Limpet Shell & Iced Coffee

Peach Echo, Limpet Shell & Iced Coffee

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Infinity Papaya
Seating Fabric Texture: Solace Maui
Seating Fabric Pattern: Syntax Turquoise
Laminate 1: Pinnacle
Laminate 2: Sheer Mesh
Paint: Muslin
Shell Color: Shadow
Panel Fabric 1: Mica Dove
Panel Fabric 2: Mica Cremini

Buttercup

Buttercup

Buttercup

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Beeline Sundance
Seating Fabric Texture: Expo Lemon
Seating Fabric Pattern: Habit Dune
Laminate 1: Mocha
Laminate 2: Brilliant White
Paint: Platinum Metallic
Shell Color: White
Panel Fabric 1: Landscape Urban
Panel Fabric 2: Landscape Maize

Green Flash & Iced Coffee

Green Flash & Iced Coffee

Green Flash & Iced Coffee

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Beeline Valley
Seating Fabric Texture: Boom II Foliage
Seating Fabric Pattern: Current Birch
Laminate 1: Harvest
Laminate 2: Brilliant White
Paint: Champagne Metallic
Shell Color: Lime
Panel Fabric 1: Hatch Canvas
Panel Fabric 2: Hatch Chroma

Snorkel Blue & Serenity

Snorkel Blue & Serenity

Snorkel Blue & Serenity

Want this look? Here’s how with HON:
Seating Fabric Solid: Odyssey Inlet
Seating Fabric Texture: Boom II Klein
Seating Fabric Pattern: Synergy Denim
Laminate 1: Natural Maple
Laminate 2: Silver Mesh
Paint: Loft
Shell Color: Platinum
Panel Fabric 1: Sarto Mist
Panel Fabric 2: Sarto Ash

For more office design color inspiration, check out HON’s Pinterest page and visit our 2016 Color Inspiration boardHow do you plan to get creative with these colors?

Developing content for tweets, posts and pins can be harder than most think. Posting content that lacks quality on your social media outlets can make your company appear dull and boring. This struggle continues to plague social media community managers who are constantly searching for content with substance. Here are some quick ideas to help conquer your content woes!

1)      Repurpose Old ContentHONCompany Facebook

Have an old blog that you can put a new twist on? Have a picture saved from last year’s big tradeshow? Repurpose this old content into something new and interesting for your audience.

2)      Ask

Can’t find anything to post? Just ask! Sometimes the best content is out there simply waiting to be shared. Ask your followers if they have photos from a recent furniture installation you completed or if they have any great stories about working with your company.  Your colleagues can be a great source of content as well. Ask them to share pictures of them out in the field at an industry event or installing your product. You can’t be everywhere at once, so find people who are willing to feed you the content you need!

3)      Spice it Up

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Add some humor or playfulness to an average post about your product. Some of the most engaged content I’ve seen on social media involves companies using their brand in fun new ways and environments. Give your product or service some personality and portray that across your social media channels.

4)      Deliver Consistency

It’s been proven that consistency on social media can drive engagement. Posting ten times one day and not at all for the three following days can really confuse the people who follow you. Foster continuous engagement by posting at a rate which makes it comfortable for you to put out new content.  This may mean holding on to a fun photo for a few days until you have a good window of time to post. Make it a routine to always post a work wellness article every Monday morning or always ask a fun trivia question on Thursdays. You’ll find it’s easy to get quality content once you make it a habit.

How do you generate content for your social media channels?

Like’ HONCompany on Facebook

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Wait, did I say that right? The old is in? It sure is, thanks to websites like Pinterest and Etsy many people have found re-purposing furniture the new ‘it’ hobby. I know I definitely have. It makes you think of all the furniture you tossed out and if it could have been revamped or tweaked into something greater that served a different purpose.

I work in the Integrated Design Solutions Department and have come across quite a few reconfigure projects in the last couple of months. Several dealerships have wanted to salvage their old panels and desks to reconfigure a new space or accommodate more employees. I consider these projects a challenge or puzzle. It’s a matter of taking the old and useless and turning it into something better. This got me thinking that it’s not too far off from a picture I came across of an old HON filing cabinet being used as a planter. I found this to be so creative and inspiring. How many other objects at work or home could we revisit and completely change the purpose of?  Take these vertical filing cabinets that someone took the drawers out, gave it a new color and used each drawer space as a place for a plant.

So in hindsight, maybe it’s not such a great idea to donate those old filing cabinets that you have stored in the basement. Maybe all they need is a little TLC and a new purpose.

We’ve got a fastball for you! Through August 30th we’ll be giving away a HON stress baseball every day in our 2014 HON Catalog Twitter Contest!

How to Win:

1)      Go to our Twitter account  and look for the HON Catalog question of the week!

2)      Once you find it, simply reply with your answer to the question using hashtag #HONCatalog14.

3)      That’s it–We’ll select one random winner daily!

Here are some of our favorite contest tweets so far!

Question: What do you love about the HON Catalog?

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The contest is only open to residents of the contiguous United States and Canada. You may enter the contest as many times as you’d wish, but you can only win once. Users found making multiple Twitter accounts will be disqualified

1)      LinkedIn Employee Search

Recruiting for a new position? Trying to find qualified candidates? Take a moment to browse through LinkedIn. This professional networking site makes it easy to search keywords like “social media professional” or “CPA” to find the right candidate in your area. LinkedIn profiles are often times a verbatim electronic version of someone’s resume. Take a moment to evaluate their experience, skills and talents. Don’t be afraid to connect  or shoot them a message describing your open position! Make sure to stay personable in your message, otherwise you may come across as spam and inauthentic.

2)      Twitter Searches

Twitter’s search function is an incredible tool that many people simply overlook as a basic website feature. Businesses can search important keywords to their market and find potential customers instantaneously. For example, if an office furniture dealer searched the terms “need office chair” they could find the following leads:

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A simple personal reply back to these potential customers could lead to great new business!

3)      Pinterest Sources

Wondering who is pinning pictures of your products? Use the URL http://www.pinterest.com/source/yourcompany.com to find images on Pinterest that were taken from your site. This is a quick way to find potential clients or people that are already interested in what your company has to offer!

4)      Divide and Conquer

Social media dashboards like HootSuite are crucial to organizing and keeping track of your social media profiles. Creating feeds on your HootSuite dashboard for Facebook Wall Posts, Twitter Feeds and Twitter Searches allow you to make sure you don’t miss anything important on social media! HootSuite also allows you to schedule posts, so that important ‘Happy Holidays’ tweet doesn’t go out a week too late! Additional Tip: Organize your Twitter followers into lists (i.e. Potential Customers, Industry Leaders, Community Stakeholders) and import those into your HootSuite dashboard to keep tabs on important social influencers for your business!

5)      Ask Questions

It’s proven that followers on your social media pages are more likely to interact with your company if you ask questions! Don’t post high-level, ACT type questions, though. Simple, fun and engaging questions will spur conversation and buzz on your social media page.

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In what ways does your business stay engaged on social media?

Pink Ceres Chair

Yesterday we kicked off our first ever Pin it to Win it contest. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are celebrating by giving away a pink Ceres chair to one lucky individual! Wouldn’t Molly Ringwald be jealous?

For every repin, we’ll also donate $1 to Susan G. Komen For the Cure® with a maximum donation of $5,000. To enter for a chance to win, simply visit our Pin it to Win it board and repin the Ceres image to your Pinterest page. That’s it— you’ve successfully entered!

One winner will be selected at random on 11/1/12. Full Terms & Conditions are available here. Pin to help find a cure!

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