Plascon SPACES Issue 14 + Colour Forecast 2015

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Plascon Spaces Magazine - The Trends Issue

Plascon Spaces Magazine – The Trends Issue

The latest issue of Plascon SPACES has just hit the stands and it is dedicated to the most current trends in the décor arena, hottest colours, looks and paint techniques that will keep your home’s interior looking up-to-date.

In this issue you’ll also get your free copy of the Plascon Colour Forecast 2015, which was compiled in collaboration with Global Research London, publisher of the trends magazine “The Mix”.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - Urban Glow

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – Urban Glow

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - Natural Balance

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – Natural Balance

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - Vivid Expression

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – Vivid Expression

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - Tailor Made

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – Tailor Made

The forecast, as you will have seen from yesterday’s post, is divided into the themes Urban Glow, Natural Balance, Vivid Expression and Tailor Made. The booklet features the latest Plascon hues and décor looks, and sets the tone for the magazine.

There are the gorgeously styled photos, a fresh eye-catching layout and accessible content that will inspire and enable you to introduce the latest trends into your home!

COLOUR FORECAST 2015: INTERIORS

Whether your personal style is quirky, contemporary or somewhere in between; the gorgeous homes featured in the mag will be sure to give you some inspiration. Look out for: a family home set in a former factory (that balances industrial-chic with bold colours), a couples’ retreat that plays showcase to the owners’ love of Scandinavian-inspired furniture and pastels, and a bachelorette pad where a young shop-owner has seamlessly married vintage and modern pieces against a vividly coloured backdrop.

COLOUR FORECAST 2015: COLOURS

Those of you who love neutrals will enjoy the spread on Plascon’s new neutrals, which gives an edgy update to the colour staples of brown, beige and cream… And for readers whose bathrooms need a revamp, you might be spurred into action by the One Room, Four Looks article. Finally, those of you who prefer the classic palette should look out for the article on Plascon’s Essential Collection, which boasts 108 tried-and-tested colours.

COLOUR FORECAST 2015: TRENDS

From curiosity collections and cacti, to masculine design and a new minimalism, our Top Ten Trends lists the décor tendencies around the globe that we’ll be seeing much more of in the future. One of my favourite trends is that of coupling clashing patterns – and this is one that comes into the spotlight in a feature where industry experts give their advice on how to combine textiles with different designs and how to choose the right complementary hue for a backdrop.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - ombré effects with Natural Balance palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – ombré effects with Natural Balance palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 - geometric pattern effects with the Vivid Expression Palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2015 – geometric pattern effects with the Vivid Expression Palette

COLOUR FORECAST 2015: DIY

Informed by some of the décor looks in the 2015 Plascon Colour Forecast booklet, our DIY section features easy step-by-step instructions for creating the latest looks in your home – from the ombré effect to geometric patterns. We also answer some of your technical paint questions and give you a rundown of the newest Plascon products.

So make sure you get your hands on a copy of this essential guide to trendy living!

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2 Responses

  1. Caitlin Parker says:

    what paint technique do you use with the carribean current water based velvaglo on the dried leaf? Please tell your secret!!!!

    • Plascon says:

      Hi Caitlin,

      Thanks for visiting Plascon Trends. I have consulted with Plascon’s Brand Ambassador and Stylist, Claire Bond, and she advises as follows:

      The effect needs an experienced artist’s hand. If the client is artistic and has a deft hand, please see the info below:

      Water-based Velvaglo is not formulated to thin for a paint technique application. If the client is using oil-based Velvaglo as a base coat before applying the paint effect, I suggest you use oil-based Velvaglo and thin with turpentine for the watercolour effect. (60% Velvaglo diluted with 40% turpentine.)

      Plascon Polvin which is water-based can also be used for this watercolour effect by diluting 60% paint with 40% acrylic scumble glaze provided the base-coat underneath is a PVA like Polvin, Double Velvet or Cashmere.

      Once the artist has created the shaped outline, a mixture of 50% PVA paint diluted with 50% Plascon Acrylic scumble glaze is mixed in a bucket. Once stirred, apply this paint glaze within the shape and while the paint glaze is still wet rag off (basically dabbing) the wet paint off using a black plastic bag. (This application removes excess paint and creates a crisp pattern on the wall)

      To create lighter and darker areas as per the image (watercolor finishes), the artist needs to rag the same wet area more than once to remove more paint which will leave patches of lighter colour)

      It is best to experiment on a board which is flat before trying this effect out on the wall.

      Regards.

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