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Plascon launches its Colour Forecast for 2014

We’re super excited about the new shades in the 2014 Colour Nation forecast


Plascon’s annual Colour Forecast has been keeping South Africans abreast of global colour trends since 1999. The 2014 Plascon Colour Forecast is no exception, and was spearheaded by Plascon’s Colour Manager, Anne Roselt.


For the 2014 forecast, Roselt worked in conjunction with leading design and trend thinkers, who identified key lifestyle, design and interior trends and then crystallised these into four key themes.

These all fall under the overall theme for 2014 of Colour Nation.



The 2014 Forecast Themes:

1. Urban Tribe

With countries like South Africa and Brazil coming to the fore as global centres of design, their unique aesthetics are being showcased around the world. Urban Tribe expresses this with a warm and grounded palette of contemporary brights, plus gold and black accents.


2. Second Nature

As more and more people live in cities, the urban becomes our key reference point, and combining this with the natural world becomes vital to keep our lives balanced. This sentiment is captured in a bright, vibrant palette of greens and blues, activated by a bright yellow accent.


3. Calm Contrast

This theme tracks the evolution of pastels in modern design, showing how they’ve moved on from being purely “feminine” colours. This palette shows the combination of classic pastels with grounding neutrals, plus dark blue and copper, creating a balanced, contemporary feeling.


4. Inner Space

Drawing colour inspiration from the stars and skies above us to enhance the contemplative mood, the theme is expressed through a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.



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