Colour is a strong communicator and changing the hue of walls will change the way a space can make one feel, says local coatings paint provider Plascon.
“As we all have spent a considerable amount of time at home during lockdown, the easing of lockdown restrictions will bring with it the opportunity to both refresh our interiors and reinforce how much our homes mean in our lives,” explains Plascon colour team leader Nozipho Kunene.
To this end, Plascon’s colour advice team has come up with a collection of colours to fit the mood of the times. The palette is deep, warm and rich, as darker rooms make ideal relaxing spaces, which is ideal for people with the stress and anxiety of lockdown.
“First and foremost, winter should be a celebration of the depth of natural colours,” explains Kunene. She believes that colour “should fascinate, surprise and welcome the unexpected”.
With abundant sources of information, people globally are increasingly searching for wellness and health.
“People are yearning for community and peace and colour has the ability to satisfy those desires.”
The Plascon Colour Advice team has dubbed its deep and hearty new colour
palette Smoke & Mirrors, as an ode to the natural elements of air, water and fire (which produce smoke).
Accordingly, contrasts of light and dark drive the Smoke & Mirrors colour palette forward, so you have the option of making a strong statement with profound colour and balancing this with lighter counterpoints.
Plascon’s latest colour palette commemorates nature and hibernations with blues that are soothing, reds that are earthy and golden, and yellows that are heavily rich with “feel-good” benefits.
If the visual sense of the winter palette could be compared to a sense of
taste, then the Smoke & Mirrors palette might taste like a slightly bitter roasted fruit.
The red wine colour of Plascon Hot Terracotta R5-C1-1 makes a bold statement. Plascon Family Jewels P7-D1-1 is a deep purple beetroot tone that is full of character. It will make the room feel richer without darkening it.
Plascon Moody Blue 108 is a true classic blue, just like the feeling of a mid-winter’s evening. This is similar to pairing the colour of a cold winter blue sky with warm red Glühwein.
Another blue, Plascon Nautilous B6-D1-1, resonates with Plascon Bitter Chocolate R4-E1-1 - in that these two provide the deep earthy tones of this colour story.
These particular colours are inspired by that natural place that exists somewhere between lush wetlands and dense woods. This brings the attractiveness of nature into a home.
Plascon Scuba Duba G6-B1-1 is a lively pine green that adds a facet of saturated bright to the colour palette. Shades of white work as balancing neutrals, while metallics diffuse light and embellish designs.
Plascon Golden Syrup Y2-B1-2 is a golden tone that will excite all these colours.
Smoke & Mirrors is designed to impress and to drive curiosity. From decadent boudoirs to moody kitchens, Plascon predicts that dark hues will dominate interiors this season.
For free advice on how to use the Smoke & Mirrors colours, or any other Plascon colours, people can contact the Plascon colour advice team.