Catherine Bowen, Plascon Trends Editor
In the Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast, Calm Contrast tracks the evolution of pastels into modern design. From being considered purely “feminine” colours, this palette demonstrates how – through combining the traditional pastels with grounding neutrals, and accents of dark blue and copper – one can create a balanced and contemporary feeling.
Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast: Calm Contrast Palette
You will also discover that these chalky pastels and the deeper tones are surprisingly versatile – being colours that work in almost any area of the home. From dining rooms, to living rooms, to studies, to kitchen spaces, these tones will bring serenity and composure to any space!
The key influence is faceted geometry (think chevron and hexagonal lattices) and contemporary romanticism. This is the intersection between modernity and classicism, where one finds subtle contrasts and natural finishes…
If you’ve been inspired by the 2014 Colour Forecast and are wanting to get painting this weekend, and perhaps have a specific DIY question that you need an expert answer to, then don’t miss our live Facebook chat with “DIY Rob” between 1pm and 2pm today on our facebook page!