Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
It’s a new month which means that here at Plascon Trends we’re announcing a new colour of the month – Winter White! Janna Joseph, Acting Editor of Plascon Spaces Magazine, interviewed our Colour Expert Anne Roselt, to find out why we’ve come over all pale and light this month…
Janna Joseph: Why is Winter White our colour of the month?
Anne Roselt: White is the colour of peace, calm and purity; white is uncluttered and its’ simplicity helps cleanse our mind of worry and open it to fresh ideas and creativity… With so much stress and tension in the world today it is no wonder people are craving the cleansing and peaceful qualities of white.
Janna Joseph: What’s special/new/trendy about this colour?
Anne Roselt: Usually a colour reserved for summer – winter white has been huge on the red carpet and in fall and winter fashion weeks. White used to be the norm when painting and because of this it may be considered boring, but when the entire look is considered and planned, this is when white becomes special.
Janna Joseph: What specific Plascon colour names and palettes, should we look out for?
Anne Roselt: Look out for the White Inspiration brochure at your Plascon retailer – lovely winter whites include “Landing” (E15-2), “Liberia” (E14-1) and “Goose Down” (WHT 10). Beautiful winter whites on the Plascon Inspired Colour stand include “Moon Beam” (Y5-A2-3) and “Ivory White” (Y4-B2-3). From the designer range Plascon pearl paint has a metallic finish to it.
Janna Jospeh: What kind of person (i.e. their colour profile/psychology/personality) does this colour suit?
Anne Roselt: People who are drawn to white are tranquil and seek inner peace. They strive for fairness for all and will go to great lengths to get to the truth. They shed light in dark spaces, and often save the day just like the “The White Knight on his charger”. It is also a colour favoured by those obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness.
Janna Joseph: What kind of room does it suit and why?
Anne Roselt: White is a neutral colour and can be used in any room of the house. But, an all white room can be cold, boring, sterile and depressing… It is important to add different shades and textures of white to create warmth and interest. Consider bringing different off-white textures into the space like wool, weathered wood, pearl, linen and glass for instance. Furniture, objects and mouldings work well when painted in white because white makes them stand out. It is also the favourite colour for skirtings, doors and ceilings.
Janna Jospeh: What colours does it go with? What accents and complementary colours should it be paired with?
Anne Roselt: White provides the perfect canvas for any colour in the spectrum. For example – contemporary White and Black, or White and Gold. Classic White and Blue. Uplifting White and Yellow. Energizing White and Red.
Janna Joseph: What types or shades of White are there and how do they differ from each other in a space?
Anne Roselt: When white is added to a colour it is called a tint. Whites with a touch of blue or grey in them are cold whites or ice -whites, whites with a touch of cream or warm grey in them are warmer off-whites. Shades are when black is added to a colour, so the shade of white is grey.
Anne Roselt: While brilliant white can be cold, clinical and create a glare in a room, off-whites are warmer, softer and are easier to live with. Use the whitest white for items you want to highlight – like mouldings. Plascon Polvin has the whitest white. The combination of bright white and softer off-whites creates a calming feel without being boring. For a subtle but interesting wall finish try alternating stripes in a matt paint like Plascon Cashmere and a sheen paint like Double Velvet tinted to the same winter white colour. You can also try this with a stencil design to create a damask effect, which works beautifully with Plascon Pearl paint!
Inspiration Session – Winter White
We’ve put together this little Inspiration Session featuring some white-themed interiors we admire. Enjoy!