Colour nation

by Darren
Colour Nation

Plascon unveiled its much-anticipated 2014 Colour Forecast at the recent Decorex 2013 event, which was held at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.


Anne Roselt, an international colour expert and Plascon’s colour manager, recently unveiled the much-anticipated Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast. Plascon’s annual Colour Forecast has been keeping South Africans abreast of global colour trends since 1999. It presents a snapshot of what is happening in the worlds of design and interior decoration, and interprets the most relevant and contemporary colours into easy-to-use, inspiring palettes for the local market.

After serving for ten years on the panel of the London-based International Colour Authority (ICA), Roselt has been invited to join the panel of the trend forecasting group, the Mix, making her South Africa’s foremost colour authority. The Mix Trends Reports are published by the Global Colour Authority.

“Plascon’s Colour Forecasts are a blend of the latest trends both locally and internationally. Each colour plays a vital role in translating the trends that we see in a multitude of industries,” says Roselt.

Each forecast aims to capture a feeling of what is happening in society, looking to reflect people’s needs and desires. The 2014 Colour Nation theme reflects how colour both unifies and differentiates us and is showcased in four colour palettes

As the name suggests, the first palette, Urban Tribe, is just that – a response to the growing trend towards national pride. Urban Tribe expresses this with a warm and grounded palette of contemporary bright colours, plus gold and black accents.
Second Nature takes a new look at our relationship with the natural world. This sentiment is captured in a bright, vibrant palette of greens and blues, activated by a bright yellow accent.

Calm Contrast tracks the evolution of pastels in modern design, showing how they have moved on from being purely “feminine” colours. This palette shows the combination of classic pastels with grounding neutrals, plus dark blue and copper, creating a balanced, contemporary feeling.

Inner Space is inspired by the ways in which we use sanctuary environments to rest and reflect in a busy world. The theme expresses a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.

Launched at Decorex Johannesburg 2013, the 2014 Colour Forecast is inspirational and colour is something to be enjoyed – something that should bring peace and pleasure to our daily lives.

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