The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast continues a tradition started in 1999 when we launched our first Forecast – a pioneering publication in the South African market. Once again, this year’s Forecast has been produced in partnership with the colour experts at MIX magazine – a global thought leader in the world of design and interiors.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 cover, Image Source: Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 cover (Credits to follow)

The 2016 Forecast expresses key directions in colour trends across four themes. These each take the form of a colour palette and décor direction, encompassing not just what the theme looks like, but also the mood and energy evoked by each one.

The 2016 Forecast Themes

ELEMENT is as a theme that uncovers geological inspiration to explore our relationship with the landscape around us. A palette of soft neutrals, raw surfaces and tonal colours, Element is both luxurious and tactile. Its design expressions include mineral geometry, chalky colours and gradated finishes.

The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast - Element Palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 – Element Palette (Credits to follow)

DISCOVERY looks to the skies around us for inspiration, with colours that reflect our astronomical fascination. This palette features cool colours complemented by soothing neutrals and bright colour pops to recreate night-sky starscapes. The design expressions include weightless ombrés, powdery effects and interstellar bands and stripes.

The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast - Discovery Palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 – Discovery Palette (Credits to follow)

HEIRLOOM looks to that past for indulgent luxury. Rich colour and texture inspires a new classicism in design, with a sensual palette of neutrals and moody tones. Design expressions here include colour treatments that mirror Old Master paintings, a careful balance of light and dark tones, and artful decay in textures.

The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast - Heirloom Palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 – Heirloom Palette (Credits to follow)

CONNECT is bold and bright, taking the energy of the Memphis design movement and channelling into unpretentious and exuberant interiors. A palette of upbeat colours is used here to create lively patterns and surface treatments. Design expressions include geometric motifs, sculptural colour treatment and all-over colour.

The 2016 Plascon Colour Forecast - Connect Palette

Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 – Connect Palette (Credits to follow)

The 2016 Colour of the Year

Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1 is an intense blue inspired by the coastal energy of Brazil. It is a stimulating, refreshing colour that promotes focus and commands respect.

The 2016 Colour of the year: Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1

The 2016 Colour of the year: Atlantic Beach B5-B1-1

Be sure to get your Plascon 2016 Colour Forecast from your nearest stockist. You can also see more of the 2016 Colour Forecast in the new edition of Plascon Spaces Magazine available now at selected food stores and book stores.

Plascon SPACES Magazine Issue 17: The Forecast Issue

Plascon SPACES Magazine Issue 17: The Forecast Issue


Plascon Colour Forecast 2016 CREDITS

 

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