Plascon Colour Forecast 2014 Focus: Urban Tribe Palette

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Image Source Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

Image Source: Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

We are continuing with our post series on specific colour palettes within the Plascon Colour Forecast 2014. Today we feature Urban Tribe, a palette that echoes the increasing sentiment of national pride – especially strong amongst BRICS nations. South Africa and Brazil are coming into their own as centres for dynamic design origination and their unique aesthetics are being showcased around the world!

Plascon Colour Forecast 2014: Urban Tribe Palette

"Urban Tribe" Palette, Image Source Plascon Forecast 2014

“Urban Tribe” Palette, Image Source: Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

Urban Tribe is a palette that expresses this mood with a selection of “southern hemisphere-inspired” warm, grounded and contemporary brights, as well as gold and black accents. These colours are redolent with the energy and verve that these continents and their peoples are renowned for…

"Urban Tribe" Palette, Image Source Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

“Urban Tribe” Palette, Image Source: Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

Colour expresses a sense of place. It shows not just where we are, but who we are.

"Urban Tribe" Palette, Image Source Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

“Urban Tribe” Palette, Image Source: Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

As mentioned, the key influences of Urban Tribe are African and South American colours whose signatures tend to be vivid brights and high contrast colour combinations that lend a retro-modern design feel to any space. It is also a feeling that is somehow both raw and refined at the same time…

"Urban Tribe" Palette, Image Source Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

“Urban Tribe” Palette, Image Source: Plascon Colour Forecast 2014

For more tips and advice on how to combine and play with these high contrast colour combinations, be sure to visit or call our Plascon Spaces Showroom in the Design Quarter, Johannesburg. Our colour experts will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding products and colours!

Plascon Colour Palettes: Urban Tribe

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  1. asithandile says:

    wow i like that Easter wind colour

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