Introducing the Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Colour Nation

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

Introducing the Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 - Photograph by Mark Williams.

Introducing the Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Photograph by Mark Williams.

Plascon’s annual Colour Forecast presents a snapshot of what is happening in the worlds of design and interior decoration; it interprets the most relevant and contemporary colours into easy-to-use, inspiring palettes.

The Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 was developed in conjunction with leading design and trend thinkers. After first drawing together key lifestyle, design and interior trends, the concept team then crystallised these in four key themes for 2014. These all fall under the overall forecast theme of Colour Nation – referring to the ways in which colour defines our identities, our world, and our experience of it.

Colour Forecast 2014 Themes:

Urban Tribe is a response to the growing trend towards national pride – especially amongst BRICS nations. With countries like South Africa and Brazil coming to the fore as global centres of design, their unique aesthetics are being showcased around the world. Urban Tribe expresses this with a warm and grounded palette of contemporary brights, plus gold and black accents.

Key Influences – African and South American vivid brights, high contrast combinations, retro-modern design, raw and refined.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 - Urban tribe

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Urban tribe

Second Nature takes a new look at our relationship with the natural world. As more and more people live in cities, the urban space becomes our key reference point, and combining this with the natural world becomes vital to keep our lives balanced. This sentiment is captured in a bright, vibrant palette of greens and blues, activated by a bright yellow accent.

Key Influences: South American rain forest, jungle and acid green tones, tropical inspired motives, urban pattern, eclectic combinations.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 - Second nature

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Second nature

Calm Contrast tracks the evolution of pastels in modern design, showing how they’ve 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.

Key Influences: Faceted geometry, contemporary romanticism, modern meets classic, subtle contrasts, natural finishes.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 - Calm Contrast

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Calm Contrast

Inner Space is inspired by the ways in which we use sanctuary environments to rest and reflect in a busy world. Drawing colour inspiration from the stars and universe above us to enhance the contemplative mood, the theme is expressed through a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.

Key Influences: Space and the galaxy, deep and moody colour, lunar greys and neutrals, night sky blue.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 - Inner Space

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Inner Space

The Colour Forecast 2014 will be launched at Decorex Joburg, 7-11 August 2013, as well as in the Plascon Spaces magazine.

You can also find the Colour Forecast 2014 brochure at your closest Plascon retailer.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Colour Nation

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 – Colour Nation

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3 Responses

  1. Jayshree says:

    Hi,
    Please could you advise me my exterior is currently peach amber or a lighter shade of rosy peach. I want to put a different colour on the plaster bands. What colour would you recomend I use?

    I have sandstone on the inside and I am using a beige colour for the walls, can I be a bit bold by changing my pillar colours and the cornerse

    • Plascon says:

      Hi Jashree – thanks for getting in touch.

      Peach Amber is one of our colours from a much older palette. I do not have a colour reference other than on our software, so it is tricky to give an exact match when I do not have the actual hardcopy reference of the colour.

      I suggest you look at the Maison Blanche Y1-E2-1 from our Inspired Colour System.

      If your pillars are painted, then use the Maison Blanche as well (if you find this colour reference suitable).

      Regards.

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