Pantone’s 2023 Colour of the Year fearlessly invokes the forces of nature

At Benholm, we understand how important colour is to create a positive, uplifting, and refreshing atmosphere. That’s why we’re so excited about the announcement of Pantone’s Colour of the Year – Viva Magenta.

It’s a bold choice for 2023, but we think it has a lot to offer.


What is Viva Magenta?

The world-renowned colour authority describe Viva Magenta as an animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint.

“In this age of technology, we look to draw inspiration from nature and what is real. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta descends from the red family, and is inspired by the red of cochineal, one of the most precious dyes belonging to the natural dye family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has known.

Rooted in the primordial, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta reconnects us to original matter. Invoking the forces of nature, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.”

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Colour Institute

The colour represents strength, stability, and optimism for the coming year, and there is no better way to bring those feelings into your space than by adding plants and flowers.

Adding greenery to a room not only introduces a beautiful colour palette, but also brings numerous biophilic design benefits. Plants have been proven to have a positive impact on mental and physical health, as well as improve air quality and reduce stress.

Whilst using such a bright, vibrant hue may seem daunting, we have a range of options to suit every budget and taste. From fresh bouquets to coloured moss walls, our team of professionals will be sure to help you find the perfect piece to enhance your design.

We had a look through our archives at previous projects where we’ve used similar shades and have created a gallery below to give you some inspiration on ways you can include Viva Magenta in your space. (click to expand images)

At Benholm, we have a passion for creating beautiful and healthy spaces. We’re here to help you incorporate the Pantone Colour of the Year into your interior design projects.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you make your space the best it can be.


Benholm ISO certifications extended until 2025

Sourcing products and services to support your business needs can be a complex and time consuming process. Price, recommendation and services offered are all important factors to consider. But have you checked for accreditation? 

 The Benholm Group are proud to work to the very highest standards and are delighted to once again be awarded: 

  • ISO 45001 for Health & Safety 
  • ISO 14001 for Environmental Assurance
  • ISO 9001 for Quality Assurance 

Why is it important to choose suppliers accredited by leading bodies? 

 An ISO 14001 certificate includes the need for continual improvement of an organisation’s systems and approach to environmental concerns. You can be sure of an organisation striving to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste, would you look for a company committed to minimising its impact on the environment? 

The ISO 9001 addresses various aspects of quality management. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, would you choose a company that consistently seeks to improve quality year-on-year? 

ISO 45001 is the international standard Occupational Health and Safety Management Certification providing a framework to identify, control and decrease the risks associated with health and safety within the workplace. Would you like the peace of mind that comes from knowing your chosen supplier views employee’s health and safety as a priority within their organisation? 

Benholm Partner, Derek Byne comments: 

‘We believe accreditations are the most effective way of showing our commitment to quality through continual improvement. 

Our customers can be assured in choosing us as a supplier, they are choosing an organisation dedicated to achieving the best possible working conditions, a responsible organisation seeking to minimise environmental impact. One aligned to internationally recognised best business practice.’ 

As we look ahead, it will be with the peace of mind that we are fully accredited.  

Certificate Number: 382982021 

Standard: IMS – ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 

Scope: The supply and maintenance of plants, flowers and other services to enhance corporate environments 

Issue Date: 19/11/2022 

Expiry Date: 18/11/2025 

Location: Falkirk 


Benholm to return to Scotland’s leading showcase for food, drink, hospitality and tourism

ScotHot, Scotland’s leading showcase for food, drink, hospitality, retail, and tourism, is set to return to the SEC Glasgow from 8 – 9 March 2023 following a four-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. 

Now in its 50th year, ScotHot23 offers an unmissable opportunity for guests to meet with suppliers, network with others to share ideas and inspiration, and learn about the latest trends from across the industry.

Supported by major partners including VisitScotland, Scotland Food & Drink, Scottish Tourism Alliance (STA), The Scottish Chefs, The Staff Canteen, The Caterer and Drink Think, ScotHot23 is expected to welcome an estimated 7,000 visitors over the two-day event.

With over 200 exhibitors from the food and drink, technology, catering equipment, tableware and design and many more industries to be showcased over the two days, ScotHot23 will fill the SEC with some of the biggest names in the industry already confirmed to attend: Alliance Scotland, Braehead Foods, Brakes, Compass Scotland, InStock, Lynas Foodservice, WRS Systems, Nespresso, Panasonic, Elite Contract Furniture and Welbilt to name a few.

Toby Wand, Managing Director of 365 Events, the team behind ScotHot23, said:

“We’re back, bigger and better than ever, and we can’t wait to welcome our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests to ScotHot23. It is widely known how challenging the past few years have been for these industries but now we look to the future, sharing ideas, inspiration, and trends with some of the best names in the business.”

Once we’ve helped to dress the venue, we’ll be positioned at stand 650 and we’d love for you to come and say hello!

The must-attend event for all professionals in the food, drink, hospitality, retail and tourism industries is now officially open for registration. Click here to register and find out more about the event.

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Looking ahead to the fifteenth Scottish Interiors Showcase

We’re excited to announce the continuation of our partnership with the Scottish Interiors Showcase which takes place on the 21st and 22nd of February.

In what is the only exhibition of its kind in the UK, over 140 of the finest brands favoured by the Interior Design, Hotel and Retail sectors are set to showcase the latest spring collections of fabrics, lighting, furniture and accessories.

The event returns to the idyllic yet accessible setting of the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, just a few miles from our Head Office at Melonsplace. Not only will we have a stand where you can come and say hello and learn more about Biophilic Design; we will also help to dress the venue with an abundance of our magnificent plant and flowers.

Having participated in the event for a number of years, Benholm Director Adrian Byne knows the value of taking part in Scotland’s Premier Trade-Only Show:

“We feel incredibly lucky to have such an event on our doorstep and to be able to actively contribute to its ongoing success. We love returning to this showcase because of the relationships we have formed and continue to nurture due to our involvement here.”

Scottish Interiors Showcase is a trade-only show open to all visitors from the Interior Design, Contract Specification, or Retail market sector. The Showcase is free to attend however all visitors must register prior to arrival.

The venue is easy to reach by road or rail and is just a short distance from J9 of the M9 motorway. The closest station is Polmont from where a shuttle bus will run throughout both show days to bring visitors to and from the Inchyra Hotel.

Follow our social media to keep up to date with this year’s Showcase, as well as exciting news about other upcoming projects and our 30th anniversary celebrations.