Looking Ahead

Plascon’s annual Colour Forecast has been keeping South Africans abreast of global colour trends since 1999. It presents a snapshot of what is happening in the worlds of design and interior decoration and interprets the most relevant and contemporary colours into easy-to-use, inspiring palettes for the local market.

For the 2014 forecast there are four key themes which all fall under the overall theme for 2014 of Colour Nation – referring to the ways in which colour defines our identities, our world, and our experience of it.

The 2014 Forecast Themes are:

Urban Tribe is a response to the growing trend towards national pride . Urban Tribe expresses this with a warm and grounded palette of contemporary brights, plus gold and black accents.

Key Influences – African and South American vivid brights, high contrast combinations, retro-modern design, raw and refined.

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Second Nature takes a new look at our relationship with the natural world. This theme is captured in a bright, vibrant palette of greens and blues, activated by a bright yellow accent.

Key Influences – South American rain forest, jungle and acid green tones, tropical inspired motives, urban pattern, eclectic combinations.

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Calm Contrast – This palette shows the combination of classic pastels with grounding neutrals, plus dark blue and copper, creating a balanced, contemporary feeling.

Key Influences – Faceted geometry, contemporary romanticism, modern meets classic, subtle contrasts, natural finishes.

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Inner Space – the theme is expressed through a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.

Key Influences – Space and the galaxy, deep and moody colour, lunar greys and neutrals, night sky blue.

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For more information visit http://www.plascon.co.za/colour/forecast.asp

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