Colour trends for summer 2013

07 Jan 2013

A new year means new energy and what better way to start 2013 than by injecting that energy into your home with a selection of brights from Plascon’s 2013 Colour Forecast. 

Dragon’s Hide, a green that is enjoying popularity now that Pantone has announced emerald green as its 2013 Colour of the Year, provides that understated elegance.

Internationally acclaimed colour expert and Plascon’s colour manager, Anne Roselt, says Plascon’s Colour Forecasts are a blend of the latest, local and international trends. 

She says each colour plays a vital role in translating the trend that they see in a multitude of industries. 

“These trendy brights will bring that colourful spark to summer, whether they’re painted on a wall or on tired furniture that is in need of revitalising.” 

Roselt brings a wealth of knowledge and longstanding expertise to bear on her choice of colours for Plascon’s forecast, and her 2013 selection is proving its accuracy over and over in the current popularity of colour choices in both fashion and home décor. 

Simplicity

As the name suggests, Simplicity is about stepping out of the chaos and into the calm. 

Dragon’s Hide, a green that is enjoying popularity now that Pantone has announced emerald green as its 2013 Colour of the Year, provides that understated elegance. This hue is about creating serenity and works well with raw textures to create a modern sanctuary. 

This palette is best used in small doses, in the form of accessories such as side tables, ashtrays, vases or cushions. 

Golden Daffodil is a rich yellow representative of the retro 60s. This is a concentrated, sassy palette that can be paired with deep blues or greys in varying designs in the home.

Contrast

The theme of Contrast aims to build a centred atmosphere within the home by using contrasting colours to create a contemplative and grounded feeling.  

Golden Daffodil and Fuscia Fizz are the perfect high contrast brights. 

Golden Daffodil is a rich yellow representative of the retro 60s. This is a concentrated, sassy palette that can be paired with deep blues or greys in varying designs in the home. 

Fuscia Fizz is for the forward thinking. It is a statement colour that can be ‘braided’ in among blacks, greys or metallic pieces. 

In both cases, the contrast makes for stunning accents on a feature wall or individual items such as vintage bedside lamps, cookware or a bright powder sofa. 

Sunset in the Desert is a fun, retro orange that brings a spark to interiors without overpowering them.

Dare

Dare is perhaps the most vibrant theme of the forecast. This category of colour is vivid without being overwhelming and outrageous. 

The colours for this year are Hot ‘n Spicy and Sunset in the Desert - strong uplifting colours that are pefect for colour-blocking. 

Sunset in the Desert is a fun, retro orange that brings a spark to interiors without overpowering them. 

A Hot ‘n Spicy feature wall cannot go unnoticed. This is the perfect colour for statement areas in the home. 

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