As Plascon moves into 2015, they are embracing a sense of freedom and courage, looking into the future with optimism and positivity. With this spirit, they also explore the power of colour and all that it brings to our lives and homes: energy, warmth and inspiration.
For this year’s forecast, Plascon have partnered with Global Colour Research, the colour experts behind Mix Magazine– a global thought leader in colour and design trends. With the combination of their unique viewpoints and experience they hope to help bring colour inspiration to the South African market in a new and exciting way.
The trend for earth-inspired themes gains new dimensions in Natural Balance. Darker tones of organic greens reflect the rugged forest and inspire interiors where walls, floors and ceilings are all immersed in deep colour. Weathered treatments, mottled pattern and watercolour effects all influence this trend’s aesthetic. This new take on a lasting theme provides comfort and tranquility, with an added sense of mystery evoking soothing yet sumptuous hideaways.
Key influences: weathered treatments, gloss sheen, rich colour, metallic accents, tranquil spaces.
Evoking an atmosphere of mystery and contemplation, Urban Glow explores an ethereal world within an urban scene. Inspired by sunrise and sunset over the cityscape, a beautiful combination of colour travels from faint wisps to the more graphic accents of the industrial landscape. This blend of barely there pastel tones and dark shades creates an enigmatic yet positive mood.
Key influences: layered colour, ombre and diffused shades, iridescence, geometric graphics, colour blocking.
Vivid Expression is a celebration of excess, with bright colours uniting in one story and reflecting a world of abundance. Decadent and high-spirited, this theme reflects a global culture through a combination of hot tropical hues and neutral organic shades. Our senses are heightened in this lively story, where we get an instant rush of adrenaline, complemented by a colour overload that inspires large-scale designs. Surface decoration becomes indulgent and rich, with bold tones and playful application creating a joyful experience.
Key influences: sensory overload, colour clash, artistic style, mix-and-match design, playful application.
Delighting in the everyday, Tailor Made explores a quiet luxury where simple design is valued for its honest and thoughtful approach. Familiar objects and everyday materials are combined with warm neutrals while evocative finishes such as metallic, concrete and marble enhance the overall effect through tactility and depth.
Key influences: comforting colour, familiar objects, handcrafted items, luxe finishes, textured surfaces.
Concept: Global Colour Research
Creative & Design: ITI
Creative Direction: Liezel Norval-Kruger
Photographer: Micky Hoyle