Winter can be a joyful period with happy-go-lucky yellow. However, it’s crucial to follow the experts’ tricks to ensure that the colour of the sun within a building doesn’t look like you’ve just landed on Mercury.
Plascon’s sumptuous golden-yellow Beeswax Candle (Y1-B1-1), part of their 2019 Colour Forecast’s luxury colour story, is an autumnal hue reminiscent of the mid-century period. Used in just the right amount, it’s perfect for a sunny, grown-up interior.
“Yellow has the power to brighten a dark space and warm up a cool room. It can be overpowering, so be sure to use it in small doses for maximum effect,” says Plascon’s head of decorative marketing, Katlego Kondlo.
Reminder: The role of natural colours
Luxurious colours are rich and sophisticated, featuring grounded natural colours such as aubergine, amber, tomato red and pistachio green. It’s also the home of Ravine (62), Plascon’s versatile neutral of the year. “This palette is perfect for lavish interiors,” says Katlego. “Comfort and sophistication work hand in hand to create calm refuges from your busy day, and there’s more than one way to achieve this look.”
Combining colour schemes
Yellow works well with contrasting colours. For an elegantly luxurious space, updated mid-century shades such as Black Bean (71) and Beeswax Candle provide a refined colour clash in traditional schemes. Getting on trend with new paint techniques, frame your view by painting it on window and door frames and keep it grounded with deep purple Dark Antelope (P7-E1-1).
“Looking through a colourfully painted frame completely changes your perspective on things,” states Katlego. “The overall effect is an intimate interior which oozes luxury and poise. It’s perfect for the cooler months!”
Looking to change things up with an upbeat style?
Consider combining Beeswax Candle with dramatic reds and blues. Mix a touch of Beeswax Candle with dramatic red Burnt Horizon (R7-B1-1) and playful blue Winter Storm (B3-B1-2), and you have a buoyant colour scheme. “Get an understated, sophisticated look by combining it with the clean, uncluttered lines of mid-century furniture and design,” Katlego says. “You can also up the style stakes with our Double Velvet interior paint for a hard-wearing, luxurious finish.”
Top tip:: Luxury with a masculine edge awaits when brooding colours such as Black Bean (71) are enlivened with primary blue Winter Storm, Ravine and the smallest doses of Beeswax Candle. “Try offsetting these colours with metallic décor accessories with unusual lines to get a balanced look that spells masculine confidence,” says Katlego.
The optimism and cheerfulness that yellow produces in a building is just golden, and Beeswax Candle brings this look along with a unique sense of luxury and style. “Beeswax Candle is your go-to yellow for a refined pop of colour,” Katlego concludes. “Combining it with other colours from the Luxury palette will give you an old-world look and feel that is packed with style, perfect for winter.”
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Main image: The energy of primary blue Winter Storm (B3-B1-2) juxtaposed with textural dark and metallic accessories speak of balance, focus and masculine authenticity.
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