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Colour of the month: Bird’s-Egg Blue

This is one of my favourite colours.  I find it such a soothing and effortless colour to apply in a room, whether it be a bedroom, dining room or living area, in fact, it can be used in just about any part of the home.

It is Plascon’s March Colour of the Month, and Plascon Colour Manager, Anne Roselt had this to say;

“Pale blue reminds us of the sky and water, and it creates a sense of freshness and space. Duck-egg and bird’s-egg blues vary from cool, clean turquoise to warmer, more muted shades. The trick is to select the one that best suits your room and other décor items.”

Tips and inspiration

Pale blue is a great colour to introduce if you’re looking to add a bit of peace, balance and harmony to your life. Use it in rooms where you want to relax and contemplate the day. And it isn’t just a great wall colour – pale blue is also a wonderful trim that brings skirtings, doors and furniture to life.

Plascon’s favourite pale blues

Bird’s Egg B3-B2-2
Powdered Blue B5-A2-2
Dreamcatcher B4-B2-2
Stardust B5-C2-2
Winter Haven B2-E2-3
Whisper B5-E2-3

All image sources can be found on our Pinterest Board “Birds Egg Blue”

Emerald – Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

The 2013 Pantone Colour of the Year is such a vibrant, rich and energetic colour, and below are a few applications of how it can be used in both fashion and decor.

All images sources can be found on our Pinterest board, Emerald – Pantone Colour of the Year 2013

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”


Pantone 17-5641 Emerald

Colour of the Month: Fuchsia Fizz

Ok.  Please understand that I am not one of those blond girls that loves pink on everything.  I have no Elle Woods-esque style ambitions.  But I love fuchsia.  Love.  One day, when I am running my design empire, the office will have a fuscia pink front door.
So juicy – how could you not feel creatively inspired walking into this every day?
I’m not sure if it’s because this particular Colour of the Month is so noticeable, but I have noticed it cropping up all over the place, without me even having to look for it.  It took a few days after the colour was announced just to realise that it was the colour of my cell phone cover!
I have enjoyed the neon trend, but feel that fuscia is almost like a “grown up neon” – as Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt states, “Fuscia is the ultimate hot pink.”  She goes on to say, “With a youthful, uplifting and carefree energy, it promises to pack an invigorating punch when used wisely and in the right space.”  I couldn’t agree more – it packs a punch, and just generally makes me feel really happy.
I love how it pairs with grey, another one of my favourites (when all else fails, make it grey!) – here is a cheat sheet on how to introduce it into your spaces:
What colours complement fuchsia?
    • GREEN is the complementary colour to pink, which is why emerald – Pantone’s colour of the year – goes wonderfully with fuchsia.
    • WHITE shows the colour off beautifully.
    • RED and ORANGE are quite trendy with fuchsia right now.
    • NAVY BLUE lightens up when combined with pink.
    • SILVER give pink a lustrous edge.
    • GREY is given a lift with the addition of fuchsia pink.
Spotted this adorable apron at a cake shop – makes me think of the Home Fabrics wallpaper we featured here.
As we have mentioned, we are involved in designing a stand for Decorex Durban, so pops of this bright pink will be seen all over Durban for the next month:
Grab a paint brush and some overalls, and throw a coat of theses Plascon paints on that hand-me-down item lying in your garage for some added exuberance in your day-to-day life:
Plascon’s favourite pinks:
  • Fuscia Fizz R2-A1-1, from the 2013 Colour Forecast
  • Valentino Rose R2-A1-2
  • Mystic Tulip R1-A1-1
  • Peony Blooms R1-A1-2
Failing that, gallop over to 5rooms.com, where we found some of the most gorgeous home items in the juicy colour.  They’re a perfect solution if you’re not quite ready to commit to paint:
Flocked heart jewellery box by Portfolio favourites, Sobeit.
Great coffee AND hot pink?  Um, yes! Love this Kenwood coffee maker.

 

Design guru Porky Heffer has given even your pooch a reason to smile over Fuscia.
Super smart kitchen items by Joseph Joseph in super sexy pink.
Is this bench by Jasper and George not to die for?
Everyone should have a bit of pink happiness in their life – now that you know where to find it, you have no excuse!
- Lee
Images sourced from www.plascontrends.co.za and www.5rooms.com – check out our Fuscia Pinterest board for more inspiration.

2013 in Colour

To start off the new year, we thought that it would be a good idea to get to know the years colours forecast a bit better.  As Nicola Hadfield mentioned in her trend talk, colours are becoming more muted this year.  Pantone launched the 2013 Colour of the Year, Emerald, with a bang, but there’s a whole range of other colours working with it.  We have sourced some stunning visuals as examples, which will hopefully inspire you all, and keep you bang on trend this year with the top ten colours presented in gorgeous collages:
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Personally, I adore this years colours – I feel like there’s a return to more natural hues, and while I may be no expert, I believe they’ll continue to look great in any context long after next forecasts are announced.  I especially love Grayed Jade, Poppy Red (especially since I own a pair of those gorgeous Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Love Heart heels!) and Linen.

– Lee

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