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South Africa's latest colour trends
Calm Contrast 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.
On this week's episode of Top Billing, trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort, and Plascon colour manager, Anne Roselt, share their views of the latest African design and colour trends.
Join Jonathan in Paris as Li Edelkoort shares her thoughts on South Africans re-embracing colour and African-inspired elements in design and the world-wide movement towards texturing in various design sectors.
Back in South Africa Aidan meets up with Anne Roselt, who shares Plascon's colour predictions for 2014 and advises us on how to incorporate these colours into your home.
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Inner Space is inspired by the ways in which we use sanctuary environments to rest and reflect in a busy world. Drawing colour inspiration from the stars and universe above us to enhance the contemplative mood, the theme is expressed through a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.
Key Influences – Space and the galaxy, deep and moody colour, lunar greys and neutrals, night sky blue.
Second Nature takes a new look at our relationship with the natural world. As more and more people live in cities, the urban space 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.
Key Influences – South American rain forest, jungle and acid green tones, tropical inspired motives, urban pattern, eclectic combinations.
Urban Tribe is a response to the growing trend towards national pride – especially amongst BRICS nations. 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.
Key Influences – African and South American vivid brights, high contrast combinations, retro-modern design, raw and refined.