Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
August is an exciting time for Plascon – we launch our 2015 Colour Forecast at Decorex (which runs from the 6th to the 10th of August) at the Gallagher Estate. One of the colours you can look forward to in the 2015 Colour Forecast is a spring green called Banana Leaf Y7-B1-1
So for those of you who just cannot wait for mother nature, why not bring spring into your home right now by introducing some of this lively colour into your home.
Greens link us to nature; it is the colour most seen outdoors and is the perfect backdrop to almost all colours. Green has a balancing effect on us and is therefore a great stress reliever.
In décor it also has balancing qualities, and it is said that if you have a colour scheme that is just not working – often just by adding some green plants it will help to balance the scheme. See how the spring green (below) adds life to this décor scheme:
Plascon Colour of the Month August: Spring Green
Have you tried the new Swatch It app on the Plascon website? It’s really fun and very simple to use: Just load a picture you like onto the “Swatch It” app and it will automatically generate a swatch for you. You can also post your swatches to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Here are some examples using spring green images taken from the web:
The image above is taken from the Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast and shows a trendy paint effect of painting a green stripe on the wall and taking it up onto the ceiling too – a fun technique to add some detail to a bedroom.
The colour used above was Banana Leaf Y7-B1-1. Unfortunately, the lighting in a photo often does not capture the colour exactly. The Swatch It app will pick up the colour as it appears in the photo – often more muted, like it is here.
Blues are also prevalent in nature and go beautifully with green. Blues are calming and restful, and adding spring green gives it an energetic lift.
The complementary colour to go with green is red, and the lighter the green the lighter the red. This spring green works very well with reds, but being a lighter shade of green it also works well with pinks and purples – just as it does in nature.
The fabulous Martinique Banana leaf wall paper is a great backdrop for these beautiful pink dining chairs (above).
Be sure to pick up your Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast from your nearest Plascon retailer or come visit us at Decorex Johannesburg!