February 2017 – Colour of the Month: Lobster Red
Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, which is why we’re going decidedly red this month with a bold and sexy Plascon hue you’ll love.
January 2017 – Colour of the Month: Green Heart
Inspired by Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017, Greenery, we’re kicking off the year with similar shades in Plascon’s equivalent, Green Heart (Y7-B1-1). Read on to find out how you can incorporate gorgeous greens into your space.
December 2016 – Colour of the Month: Sunrise Glow
Yellow is the brightest and happiest colour in the spectrum; it brings a sense of joy and a touch of sunshine wherever it is used.
November 2016 – Colour of the Month: Deep Sea Reef
Deep Sea Reef (B7-B1-1) from the Plascon 2017 Colour Forecast is the perfect blue to welcome in the summer. Inspired by the ocean, this cooling and inspiring colour is the perfect choice for a feature wall and is suitable for almost every room in the home.
October 2016 – Colour of the Month: Pretty in Pink
This month we’re going decidedly pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The colour pink not only represents compassion, nurturing and love, but can also bring an air of fun to any space.
September 2016 – Colour of the Month: In the Mood
The Plascon Colour of the Year 2017, and the Colour of the Month this September, is a soft, earthy neutral called In the Mood (O6-E2-3). Chosen for its soothing and calming qualities, In the Mood can be used for both interiors and exteriors.
August 2016 – Colour of the Month: Jungle Book
In celebration of the start of the Olympics, and inspired by the jungles of Brazil, the Plascon August Colour of the Month is a tropical green, aptly named Jungle Book (G5-C1-1).
July 2016 – Colour of the Month: Winter Lilac (P5-D1-2)
The new Issue of Plascon SPACES Magazine has hit the shelves, and this month we celebrate a creative and spiritual colour on the front cover – a purple called Winter Lilac P5-D1-2…
June 2016 – Colour of the Month: Black Bean (EC 71)
Black Bean (71), a dark brown from the Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast, is June’s Colour of the Month. The colour dark brown is having a moment: Kate Middleton wearing brown on the 100th Anniversary June 2016 Vogue Cover, and Naomi Campbell wearing brown on the Vogue Brazil May 2016 cover, are just two examples of the many recent brown magazine covers…
May 2016 – Colour of the Month: Ravine (EC 62)
It’s all about that base: this month we cast the spotlight on a gorgeous neutral called Ravine (EC 62) from the Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast and featured in the latest issue of Spaces Magazine. Ravine is the perfect base colour around which to build a look. It is a contemporary neutral in that it is a great blend of beige and grey.
April 2016 – Colour of the Month: Starlight Express
One of the 2017 Plascon Colour Forecast colours showing up everywhere, including fashion and décor, is a beautiful military green called Starlight Express Y5-E1-3.
March 2016 – Colour of the Month: Paris Paving
The Colour of the Month for March is a moody grey called Paris Paving (EC 53) from Plascon’s Essential Collection. Sophisticated, sleek and contemporary, this grey has been gaining a lot of momentum and can be used in almost every room of the home as well as exteriors.
February 2016 – Colour of the Month: Strawberry Daiquiri
Red is all the rage at the moment and February is the perfect month to celebrate it. Red is the colour of love and passion; it is energetic, motivating and grabs attention.
This month we highlight Strawberry Daiquiri (100) from the Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast.
December 2015 – Colour of the Month: White
We are often drawn to white when we are seeking peace, tranquillity and time to reflect on our life, so it is no wonder we are seeing so much of it around at this time.
November 2015 – Colour of the Month: Light Blue Green G6-A2-2
Featured in the DISCOVERY palette of the Plascon Colour Forecast 2016, Light Blue Green G6-A2-2 is as beautiful as it is calming and uplifting.
October 2015 – Colour of the Month: Valentino Rose
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Plascon’s Colour of the Month is a bright vivid pink called Valentino Rose R2-A1-2 found in the Discovery Palette in Plascon’s 2016 Colour Forecast.
September 2015 – Colour of the Month: Atlantic Beach
In the month of September we celebrate Plascon’s 2016 Colour of the Year: Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1. With the world’s gaze shifting towards Brazil for the upcoming Olympic games in 2016, we highlight Atlantic Beach as one of the season’s most signifcant colours. This intense blue is ideal for promoting focus and concentration and it also commands respect, especially in relation to sport.
Inspired by the coastal energy of Brazil, we have seen this stimulating and refreshing tone popping up in various design disciplines as showcased here.
August 2015 – Colour of the Month: Savanna Pink
The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast is being launched at Decorex from the 6th to the 10th of August at Gallagher Estate. Here is a sneak peek at one of the colours from the forecast – from the Element palette – a greyish pink called Savanna R3-E2-3.
While pink is not often considered a neutral, this pink with its grey undertone inspired by the earth’s landscape and geology goes beautifully with many colours, especially other earth-inspired neutrals.
July 2015 – Colour of the Month: Winter White
White is often thought of as a cool summer colour, but white can work just as well in winter too. One of the most frequent colour queries we get is customers looking for a white that is not too warm or too grey. If you are looking for that white, then look no further than the Essential Collection range of colours and a white called Dried Leaf (25).
June 2015 – Colour of the Month: Unmatched Beauty
This month we feature a beautiful pink with a pink undertone from the Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast called Unmatched Beauty (R7-B1-4). Pink is an optimistic and uplifting colour; these qualities can now be enjoyed by both sexes as pink becomes non gender-specific. The peach undertone to this pink gives it a warm glow, making it perfect for a living room, dining room and bathroom.
May 2015 – Colour of the Month: Summer Memory
While many in the northern hemisphere welcome spring in May, we are beginning to feel the chill of winter. Yellow is a great colour to introduce into your décor scheme to add a bit of warmth, and this month we are highlighting a beautiful yellow called Summer Memory Y2-A1-3 from the Plascon Inspired Colour System.
April 2015 – Colour of the Month: Moody Blue
If the latest award season is anything to go by then Moody Blue is the new Black. This beautiful blue looks as gorgeous on walls as it does in fashion. Moody blue is perfect for the bedroom because it provides a space where one can retreat to for peace and calm. The energy of blue is also good for insomnia, shock and headaches.
March 2015 – Colour of the Month: Shades of Grey
If you are looking for the perfect grey for your home, look no further than the Essential Collection from Plascon. A range of the most popular shades of grey has been included in this beautiful collection available at your closest Plascon retailer.
February 2015 – Colour of the Month: Amethyst
This month we celebrate the colour of one of the most beautiful semi precious stones – Amethyst – the birthstone for February. This crystalline Quartz comes in shades of purple, lilac, and mauve.
The Amethyst meaning is spiritual growth and protection, and wearing amethyst is said to help bring you calmness and inner peace. It helps bring clarity of mind and heightens your natural intuition, helping one connect with their true passion.
January 2015 – Colour of the Month: Marsala
This month we celebrate the 2015 Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala – a reddish-brown that is in-between terracotta and burgundy. Named after an Italian wine, Marsala is a down-to-earth colour that gives a sense of security and comfort; it exudes confidence, energy and strength; a grounded colour that feeds our mind, body and soul.
December 2014 – Colour of the Month: Gold
With the holidays upon us there is no better time than now to add a bit of sparkle into your interiors. Gold is the colour of celebration and excitement, eliciting feelings of hope and abundance and giving any space an air of glamour and opulence.
Gold was a stand-out colour at Decorex International with some of the most beautiful walls and products being featured in Gold. For example, this gold leaf and hand painted wall by ABA Interiors (see above) was a show stopper.
November 2014 – Colour of the Month: French Marigold
This month, we can’t wait to incorporate the vivid vermilion shade of Plascon French Marigold O2-A1-2 into our décor and fashion. It bursts with positive energy and perfectly captures the essence of summer.
October 2014 – Colour of the Month: “Stone Cold” Teal
September 2014 – Extended Celebration of National Colour Week
What is your favourite colour? Why do you love it? This month Plascon is celebrating all colours; we are encouraging everyone to embrace and take note of the wonderful colours around us and to bring some of these colours into our own lives or the lives of those less fortunate.
August 2014 – Colour of the Month: Spring Green
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.
July 2014 – Colour of the Month: White Rhino
We don’t just love the colour “White Rhino” because it is named after an incredible African wild animal; we also love it because it is a shade of grey, and symbolically, greys represent strength, longevity and dependability. This makes it the perfect choice for professional spaces – specifically those where individuals and their clients need to cultivate an atmosphere of trust (think lawyers’, doctors’ and counsellors’ rooms).
June 2014 – Colour of the Month: Peach
As we welcome winter in South Africa, it might be time to introduce some warm orange into our environment. The pastel version of orange is peach: Peach is warm, nurturing and soothing; a beautiful peach coloured sky and sea is inspiration for using this colour in our homes.
May 2014 – Colour of the Month: Taupe
Where shadowy grey meets earthy brown, you’ll find a range of neutral shades that make perfect companions for a warm, cosy space.
April 2014 – Colour of the Month: Purple
Purple is probably the most enigmatic of all colours as it combines the excitement of red with the tranquility of blue. It is often the preferred colour of artists, non-conformists, mystics, performers and designers. There is a certain spiritual quality to purple – perhaps something to do with it having the highest frequency of all colours.
Purple that has more red in it is usually called violet, and the more blue shades are called purple. A “purple patch” means a run of good luck or success.
March 2014 – Colour of the Month: Crazy Daisy Yellow
You may have noticed a lot of bright yellow in and around Cape Town lately… Well, get used to it as we are sure to be seeing even more: Having been awarded the title of World Design Capital 2014, the WDC team and associated companies and projects are all spreading yellow.
February 2014 – Colour of the Month: Lady in Red
February is the month of love; so this month we are celebrating the most passionate colour of them all – Red!
January 2014 – Colour of the Month: Radiant Orchid
We are dedicating the first month of 2014 to the PANTONE Colour of the Year – Radiant Orchid. With a beautiful harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, what’s not to love about this colour? And if last year’s Pantone Colour of the Year (Emerald) is anything to go by, we are sure to be seeing Radiant Orchid everywhere – in fashion, cosmetics, and, of course, interiors.
December Colour of the Month: Seafoam Green
Holidays are almost here, and there’s one on-trend colour that epitomizes this beautifully: Seafoam Green. From fashion to cosmetics to the Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast, Seafoam Green is everywhere right now. And who could complain when surrounded by such a cool and calming colour?
November Colour of the Month: Bright Orange
Let’s face it – neutral and minimalistic fashion shows can be a bit dull and boring, so the bright orange trend seen at London Fashion Week was a welcome burst of colour and energy. This citrus colour featured not only in the fashion but also in cosmetics, and, of course, the energy that orange brings to fashion can also be brought into our homes.
October Colour of the Month: Hot Pink
A few months ago we featured the paler, blush shades of pink. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, we are going pink again, but this time with a more vibrant shade of pink – this pink is not for sissies.
September Colour of the Month: Cerulean Blue
Get ready, because all indications are that the Smurfs are going to be painting the country blue this month with the release of Smurfs 2 on the 20th of September.
August Colour of the Month: Powder Pink
Pastel pink has been around for some time and we are seeing this colour moving on to a more powdery blush-like hue. It was one of the colours spotted at Milan this year in furniture and lighting design.
July Colour of the Month: Amber
From the latest catwalks to our ancient past, July’s Colour of the Month – Amber – carries a sense of mystery and warmth.
June Colour of the Month: Ruby Red
We’re sticking with gemstone inspiration this month, as featured in the latest issue of Plascon Spaces Magazine. As the winter chill sets in, what better gem to get inspiration from than the ruby. The ruby is said to balance the heart, help build self-esteem and confidence, and boost our energy levels.
May Colour of the Month: Emerald Green
Since being named colour of the year by Pantone we have seen Emerald green everywhere. As it is the birth stone of May we thought we would dedicate this month to this elegant, glamorous and very trendy jewel-like hue.
April Colour of the Month: Gold Inspiration
From Lindt Easter bunnies to the lush embroidery on the new pope’s robes, this month is all about everyone’s favourite metallic shade. Gold is a colour of celebration and excitement – eliciting feelings of hope, abundance and giving any space an air of glamour and opulence.
March Colour Of The Month: Bird’s Egg Blue
Pale blue has been featured in many top fashion collections this season, including Giorgio Armani, Dior Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London and Valentino. Pale blue aquamarine is also the birthstone for March, making it the perfect colour to go crazy for this month.
February Colour Of The Month: Fuscia Fizz
Fuchsia is the ultimate hot pink, and it’s hotter than ever this month. With a youthful, uplifting and carefree energy, it promises to pack an invigorating punch when used wisely and in the right space.
December Colour Of The Month: Purple
This month, we’re revisiting purple because it’s been such a big colour in the fashion world. Whether it’s ethereal lavender or vivacious violet, purple is a balancing colour that contains both the relaxing qualities of blue and the stimulating qualities of red. As a result, it always creates an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication.
November Colour Of The Month: Grey
Grey is one of those colours that’s being talked about at the moment in design circles. If you are one of our readers who love this shade, then we have a host of ideas for incorporating it into your space because unlike in life, grey areas in decor are gorgeous. Perhaps everyone’s gone gaga for grey thanks to the literary success of books like “50 Shades of Grey”… Whatever the case there are an infinite amount of tones that range from blackest charcoal to lightest eiderdown grey.
October Colour Of The Month: Pink
Pink is one of those colours that resonates with almost everyone; you may not love it to wear, or for that matter choose it for your home, but it has an undeniable universal appeal to most people. Perhaps it is because this colour connects us to very distant memories of our time in the womb and the soft, warm, watery and protective pink bubble from whence we came. Whatever the origins of people’s sentiments towards pink, there will be a shade of it that will speak to you on a very personal level; from pale candy-floss pink to ruddy salmon pink, to orange-based coral pinks, to purple-infused fuchsia, to the bold and beautiful neon shades that are popping up everywhere – pink is no longer the domain of sugar-and-spice little girls…
September Colour of the Month: Teal
I have always adored peacocks for their magnificent plumage, which is full of so many iridescent and inspiring shades of colour… In particular, there’s the universally flattering shade of teal! The ultimate combination of blue and green, it makes for the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication when applied to both clothing and interiors. It’s why Plascon Spaces has made it the Colour of the Month in celebration of spring!
August Colour of the Month: Blue
A new month means a new Colour of The Month and today we introduce Blue as our colour for August. I have to confess to being a little biased in this regard as blue is hands-down my favourite colour – from azure blue, to midnight blue, to cerulean to turquoise to duck egg blue; there are so many shades of this colour that I love! However, you don’t need to take it from me that blue is a good choice; rather you can hear more about the colour from our Plascon Colour Expert Anne Roselt as she offers her insights into what makes blue such a popular colour.
July Colour of the Month: Winter White
It’s a new month which means that here at Plascon Trends we’re announcing a new colour of the month – Winter White! Janna Joseph, Acting Editor of Plascon Spaces Magazine, interviewed our Colour Expert Anne Roselt, to find out why we’ve come over all pale and light this month…
June Colour of the Month: Red
This month we’re RED or dead… 😉 Plascon’s Colour Manager Anne Roselt tells us what makes the warmest colour so darn hot.
May Colour of the Month: Tangerine Tango
Emerging from a period of global recession, but faced with shifting and uncertain economics in Europe, orange and in particular Tangerine is a mental and emotional antidote to the depressing social and political circumstances. It is warm, optimistic and energetic – the perfect pick-me-up when times are tough.
April Colour of the Month: Purple
Purple is unique, creative and spiritual – just like the people it appeals to. It’s also one of the characteristic colours of Easter. That’s why it’s our April Colour of the Month… and also a star colour on the cover of the latest Plascon SPACES magazine.