Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 & Colour of the Year “Atlantic Beach” – Insights from Hannah Malein (Part 3)

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Atlantic Beach was revealed as Plascon’s Colour of the Year 2016. This particular shade of blue seems to summarise the mood for the year to come, and Hannah Malein of GCR London walked us through the key influences and inspirations they drew upon to support their selection of this shade of blue.

Of course the world’s gaze will once again be on South America – more specifically Brazil – for next year’s Olympic Games, and the South American continent is a paradise of colour and texture.

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of "Global Colour Research" from the "Colour On The Horizon - Colour Theory & Trends" session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of “Global Colour Research” from the “Colour On The Horizon – Colour Theory & Trends” session August 2015

The tropical rainforests abound with exotic species of flora and fauna and there are also the ocean depths off the coastline, all of which allows us to appreciate the ancient craftsmanship of nature.

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of "Global Colour Research" from the "Colour On The Horizon - Colour Theory & Trends" session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of “Global Colour Research” from the “Colour On The Horizon – Colour Theory & Trends” session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of "Global Colour Research" from the "Colour On The Horizon - Colour Theory & Trends" session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of “Global Colour Research” from the “Colour On The Horizon – Colour Theory & Trends” session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of "Global Colour Research" from the "Colour On The Horizon - Colour Theory & Trends" session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of “Global Colour Research” from the “Colour On The Horizon – Colour Theory & Trends” session August 2015

Atlantic Beach makes a powerful statement and is significant in the arena of sport; it promotes focus and concentration and it is this framing of mind that would-be homemakers, decorators and interior enthusiasts can use in rooms to the same effect. In particular, it can be used to great effect in home offices and work spaces.

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of "Global Colour Research" from the "Colour On The Horizon - Colour Theory & Trends" session August 2015

Image Courtesy Hannah Malein of “Global Colour Research” from the “Colour On The Horizon – Colour Theory & Trends” session August 2015

It’s also a colour that is popping up all over the place in both local and international design.

What's Hot - Atlantic Beach, Image Source Plascon SPACES Magazine Issue 17: The Forecast Issue

What’s Hot – Atlantic Beach, Image Source Plascon SPACES Magazine Issue 17: The Forecast Issue

In particular, one of Cape Town’s favourite eating spots (formerly “Dear Me” and now Tjing Tjing Torii) was given an “Atlantic Beach” colour makeover by interior designer Francois du Plessis:

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant Cape Town in Plascon's "Atlantic Beach" by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source tjingtjing.co.za

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant, Cape Town, in Plascon’s “Atlantic Beach” by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source: tjingtjing.co.za

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant Cape Town in Plascon's "Atlantic Beach" by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source tjingtjing.co.za

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant, Cape Town, in Plascon’s “Atlantic Beach” by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source: tjingtjing.co.za

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant Cape Town in Plascon's "Atlantic Beach" by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source tjingtjing.co.za

Tjing Tjing Torii Restaurant, Cape Town, in Plascon’s “Atlantic Beach” by interior designer Francois du Plessis, Image Source: tjingtjing.co.za

Be sure to get your hand on the Plascon Spaces Magazine – The Colour Forecast Issue – to read the full interview with Francois du Plessis and Ilze Koekmoer’s Victorian-Japanese Blue Masterpiece, and for more insights on interior inspiration with the 2016 Forecast.

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