Plascon’s decor trend predictions.
The much-anticipated Plascon colour forecast for 2013 was officially announced at Decorex SA and this year the focus is on Balance. Colour trends are influenced by the mood of society; we are drawn to colours that reflect how we feel. Prompted by the chaos of a constantly changing world 2013’s colours aim to bring calm and stability through four key colour themes.
Headed up by Plascon’s colour manager Anne Roselt, the annual forecast takes its cue from current trends across the globe. The current selection called for a panel of experts including Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute and local style authorities Laurence Brick, Cathy O’ Cleary, Jodi Robertson and Themba Mngomezulu.
Four key themes form the core of Balance:
Simplicity: the focus here is on peace, optimism and nature with serene light white hues, sparkly metallics and deep greens.
Key Influences: Everyday escape, understated elegance, raw textures, copper, antique gold and silver, safari chic, modern sanctuary spaces.
Contrast: think contemplative blues and greys which impart a notion of being centred, while pops of energetic pink and yellow up the ante bringing balance through contrast. Light and dark denim blues are also included in the palette.
Key influences: 50s urban chic, colour defined spaces, vintage brights, sophisticated energy, optimism.
Pause: drawing on an awareness of the here and now and the necessity to think of one’s own needs, shades lean toward light and feminine tones, nostalgic yet contemporary.
Key Influences: Icy tones, Great Gatsby, 1920s, shimmer and sparkle, nostalgia, soft and subtle.
Dare: the more vibrant of the themes, calling on energy and motivation for inspiration. The result is a collection of shades that aims to lift the spirits.
Key Influences: Afro-chic, colour-blocked geometrics, folk-inspired art and craft, retro brights, bold minimalism.