Colour Forecast for 2017

Plascon published their annual Colour Forecast for the New Year, and the remainder of 2017 promises to be an enigmatic mix of colour and design!

 

Simplicity and balance have notable influences in the layout and design anticipated for 2017, and inspiration comes from both local and international sources, with a combination of digital, cultural and natural elements emerging in current decor trends for the home and workspace.

 

The Colour Forecast has highlighted four pivotal colour themes that evoke a sense of warmth and sophistication through the use of colour, space and accessories. This year sees a move towards minimalism and a neutral colour palette, accentuated by soft pastels or rich saturates. Each theme is anchored by cool grays and mineral midtones, emphasising balance and permanence.

 

Although subtly different, each colour trend achieves a greater sense of home through its use of tonal effects and design elements; seamlessly blending modernity, sophistication, elegance and harmony.

 

Colour Story One: Anonymous 

 

“Anonymous’ clear and clean palette is designed for ease of use with a range of cool neutrals anchored with expressive darks and enlivened with dreamlike accents.”

 

Minimalist

Unobtrusive

Unassuming

Tranquil

Dream-like

Irridescent

Soft Pastels

Cool Neutrals/Grays

Gradient Paint Effects

Feature Colour Block

Soften Tonal Effect

Metallic Highlights

High-Gloss Reflective Surfaces

Mirrors

Matte Finishes

Blackened Undertone

 

Colour Story Two: Terrain 

 

“Rich and multi-layered, Terrain draws inspiration from the warm earth and the topography of the natural world while relishing the security of the hearth and home.”

 

Authentic

Unpretentious

Harmonious

Earthen & Natural

Tactile

Warm Tonal Combinations

Saturated, Contrasting Colours

Highly-Pigmented

Mineral Tones

Textured

Luxurious

Graphic Detailing

Leather, Stone, Wood

Cool, Dark Backdrops

Hand-Crafted Accents

Graphic Use of Lines & Colour

Enlivening Botanicals

 

Colour Story 3 : Prism

 

“Layered, linear and graphic patterns have a sense of dynamic motion and are shown to best effect on a silent, sympathetic scape.”

 

Sophisticated

Modern

Harmonious & Energising Kaleidoscopic

Three-Dimensional

Spectral

Clean Lines

Digital

Graphic Geometric Blocks

Layered, Linear Patterns

Dynamic Motion

Colour Zoning

Cool, Light Pastels

Vibrant, Saturated Features

Complementary Colours

Transparent Acrylics

Tonal Gradients

Glass

Textile Prints & Accessories

 

Colour Story 4 : Pause

 

“The mood is monastic without austerity; tactile unadorned finishes and humble scapes are bonded with a raw, powerful yet elegant gilded metalli.”

 

Authentic & Raw

Balance & Harmony

Sanctuary

Sophisticated

Tonal Simplicity

Delicate Touches of Deep Gray

Luxurious Metallic Gold

Meditative Neutrals

Gossamer Textures

Humble Textiles

Tactile, Simple Fittings

Cool Light & Shadow

Calming Blues & Soft Pink Hues

Pale Clay Tones

Bleached Wood & Linen

Light

 

“Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.”

Pierre Bonnard

 


 

Plascon Colour Forecast 2017

www.plascon.co.za/colour/forecast.asp

Images sourced from

Retrieved 29 March 2017

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