Catherine Bowen, Plascon Trends Editor
We don’t just love the colour “White Rhino” because it is named after an incredible African wild animal; we also love it because it is a shade of grey, and symbolically, greys represent strength, longevity and dependability. This makes it the perfect choice for professional spaces – specifically those where individuals and their clients need to cultivate an atmosphere of trust (think lawyers’, doctors’ and counsellors’ rooms).
Whether the tone is pale and whimsical or dark and foreboding, it’s always seen as a classic, sophisticated and contemplative colour.
Greys can vary from warm taupe to cool blue. They can be dark, authoritative and powerful, or so pale that they become almost white, lending a softer ambiance to a room.
Designers, creatives and decorators tend to love grey because it’s suitable for almost every colour in the spectrum.
Tips on using grey in your space
On its own, grey can be a little dull and monotonous, so it’s a good idea to use different shades and textures if you opt for an all-grey colour scheme. Play around with satin/high-sheen and velvet/matt-sheen finishes in soft furnishings and accessories, and add metallic décor elements for extra interest and impact (we particularly like the combination of rose gold/copper with warm taupe greys like “White Rhino” as this is a very “on-trend” combination).
Grey works well when used as an accent for skirtings and window frames, giving a space a contemporary feel.
The coolness of a grey can be balanced by adding a warm, neutral colour. If you’re someone who loves to be bold, then grey can be the perfect counterweight to bright accents of yellow, pink or blue, energising the atmosphere.
Plascon White Rhino Monochromatic Colours
Plascon White Rhino Complementary Colours
Plascon White Rhino Adjacent Colours
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this blog for our posts featuring luxury safari accommodation and outdoors spaces. We’ll show you exactly how to bring the colours of the wild into your urban spaces!