Plascon Essential Collection – The Neutrals: Greys

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Photograph by Chris Court, Image Source chriscourt.com

Photograph by Chris Court, Image Source: chriscourt.com

Previously on our blog we covered the Plascon Essential Collection in two parts (Essential Collection Part One | Essential Collection Part Two); we showed you the inspiration behind the moods and themes in this collection of classic colours, which was compiled by our Colour Manager, Anne Roselt.

Yesterday we looked at the Beige and Ivory tones of the Neutrals; today we look at the Greys. Grey seems to be a colour that we just can’t get enough of!

Photograph by Camilla Skye, Image Source flickr.com

Photograph by Camilla Skye, Image Source: flickr.com

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Again, inspiration is everywhere in nature: from stormy skies of thunderous grey cumulonimbus clouds, to stormy seas of grey-green waves, to grey-brown tones of shale and the soft down feathers of birds, to the man-made textures and colour of concrete… Everywhere there is colour to be emulated.

Image Source livingalifeinflower.tumblr.com

Image Source: livingalifeinflower.tumblr.com

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Our Essential Collection has a grey with every possible undertone that you could hope for: blue, green, brown, black, purple.

Image Source pygment.com

Image Source: pygment.com

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Photograph by Rezza Bassiri, Image Source oktoberkind.tumblr.com

Photograph by Rezza Bassiri, Image Source: oktoberkind.tumblr.com

From the perspective of colour psychology, greys are the colour of intellect, knowledge, and wisdom. Grey is perceived to be a colour that is long-lasting, classic, sleek and refined; it carries a sense of dignity, conservatism and authority; it is controlled and inconspicuous and is the colour of compromise (sitting between the extremes of black and white). Grey is therefore the perfect neutral and background colour.

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Photograph by Robert Hodgin, Image Source randomghost.com

Photograph by Robert Hodgin, Image Source: randomghost.com

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

Image Courtesy Plascon Spaces Showroom (Design Quarter, Fourways, Johannesburg)

So if you are wanting to give a room in your home or work-space a timeless and classic makeover, why not consider one of these shades of grey!

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4 Responses

  1. Vusi says:

    Hi there,

    I have painted my house walls with Crete Shore and would like to get best colour to paint my Pillars that will go with it.

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Vusi, thanks for visiting Plascon Trends. I have consulted with our colour experts – please see their response below:

      Dear Vusi, thank you so much for your enquiry. The best option that I can give you is to contact the Plascon Spaces Showroom. To choose the right colour for your exterior, we need to see the architecture of your house, and also where the pillars are situated. Please send a recent photo (1 MB – 5MB) to bookings@plasconspaces.co.za and the team will do colour options for you. Kind regards.

  2. Joeke Monteiro says:

    I need samples of Tribecca corner and Rhine caste for my house in Oranjezicht Cape Twon

    • Plascon comments moderator says:

      Hi Joeke – thanks for visiting Plascon Trends 🙂

      If you go to Handiman in Gardens – speak to Fabian – you can get tester-pots for the colours you have referenced.

      Kind regards.

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