Monthly Archives: January 2017
Plascon has once again unveiled their annual Colour Forecast as well as the official Plascon Colour of the Year 2017. As always, the Forecast has taken its inspiration from global colour trends and interpreted it into four themes or “colour stories” as Plascon has aptly named them. Each story takes 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. Below we share a quick overview of each scheme as taken from the forecast booklet…
Colour Forecast 2017:
colour story one: ANONYMOUS
Seek simplicity with ANONYMOUS…
light • simple • calm
“This theme is a response to our busy live s. It’s about stripping back to basics and embracing the softer things in life.
This gender-neutral palette can work across all rooms and styles. Unsure of purple shades? Don’t be. Purple promotes creativity and innovation, making it an ideal colour for your social or work space.”
colour story two: TERRAIN
Be grounded by TERRAIN…
rich • earthy • warm
“Inspired by desert landscapes, this warm theme balances earthy, mineral and neutral colours in an easy-to-use palette.
The trick to using this colour story is to concentrate on greys and neutrals first to provide a subtle backdrop. Then use the other colours (such the punchy ‘Sunrise Glow’) sparingly to create an energetic accent.”
colour story three: PRISM
Explore possibilities with PRISM…
youthful • bright • fun
“Taking digital art as inspiration, this theme explores depth and layers in colour. It’s about having fun with colour and embracing bold design.
The secret to pulling off this bright palette is to only use a touch of the more vibrant tones. Contrast the deeper colours with the lighter ones for a fresh, contemporary feeling.”
colour story four: PAUSE
Embrace neutrals with PAUSE…
Minimalist • warm • lived-in
“It may be minimal at heart but ‘PAUSE’ has maximum appeal. It’s perfect for everyone who loves a sophisticated neutral look.
To add a modern touch to your home, pair this colour story with a combination of metal fittings and bleached woods.”
the 2017 colour of the year: IN THE MOOD
Plascon also announced their chosen Colour of the Year for 2017. “IN THE MOOD” 06-E2-3 is a soft earthy neutral with a slight pink undertone. This is not surprising selection as pinky nude colours have been one of the most popular choices of fashion designers during the last year. Interesting to see how the interior trends evolves from the fashion industry.
Here is what Plascon had to say about their Colour of the Year 2017:
“Taken from the TERRAIN colour story, this easy-to-use, earthy colour is anything but basic. It’s perfect background for any space and pairs beautifully with other colours.
The colour of the year is a neutral like no other. It’s beautifully complex in appearance and effortless calming in its nature.”
What do you guys and gals think of Plascon’s 2017 Colour Forecast and the Colour of the Year?
The colour story that really appeals to me is “Pause” – it is so beautifully soft and feminine. Furthermore, I suspect that we here at Design Monarchy might be using colours from the “Prism” theme more than once as it contains punchy colours perfect for accent furniture pieces.
Check out the Plascon Trends website (here) for more Colour Forecast awesomeness and to take a peek through the online Forecast booklet…
It is time for our very first decorating Quick Tip of 2017! Today we continue our “cool things to do with glass jars” Decor Quick Tip miniseries in which we focus on quick and easy ideas pertaining to the good ole fashioned Mason jar, a.k.a. Ball jar or Consol jar (as we call them in South Africa). In case you missed out on the first tip in this series you can check out our “Glass Jar Soap Dispenser” tip: here.
#49 Forget paying a heap of cash in store for a fancy candle – why not get crafty and make your own? It is easier than you would think! A glass canning jar, also known as a “Mason” or “Consol” jar, would make for a perfect, vintage chic candle holder. Make a traditional wax candle by melting soy wax flakes and adding colour and scent oil to create a gorgeous scented candle. These would make beautiful gifts for loved ones! OR, keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay outside by creating citronella candles out of a glass jar, citronella lamp oil and torch wick.
Dit is tyd vir ons heel eerste Decor Quick Tip van 2017! Vandag gaan ons voort met ons “cool dinge om met glasflesse te maak” Quick Tip miniseries. Die series fokus op vinnige en maklike idees met betrekking tot die outydse “Mason” flesse, ook bekend as Ball flesse of Consol flesse (soos ons dit hier in Suid-Afrika noem). Het jy ons eerste wenk van die series gemis? Lees ons “Glasfles Seepspuitbottel” wenk: hier.
#49 Vergeet van daai duur kerse wat mens in die winkel kry – wees slim en maak jou eie! Dit is makliker as wat jy sou dink! ‘n Glas inmaakfles, ook bekend as ‘n “Mason” of “Consol” fles, sal die perfekte vintage-chic kershouer maak. Maak ‘n tradisionele waskers deur sojawas te smelt en dan kleursel en geurolie bytevoeg om ‘n pragtige en geurige kers te skep. Die kerse sal ook mooi geskenke maak! OF, hou daai irriterende muskiete weg deur ‘n sitronellakers uit ‘n glasfles, sitronellalampolie en fakkelpit te maak.