There’s perhaps no better indication of the mood and attitude of design at any given time than the colours that are on trend. These indicate the direction we’re going in, and reflect what social and cultural cues we’re resonating with now.
Plascon’s annual colour forecasts and favourite hues are an excellent signpost of these global trends – as an industry leader it has its finger on the pulse of what’s relevant and this comes through in its chosen palettes for the coming year. And as we step into a new decade, more than ever, it’s clear that we want to be close to nature and elements from nature. Which is why Plascon’s Favourite Hue 2020 is Mulberry Leaf (G3-D1-2), a fresh green that allows you to make an instant natural connection in your home.
Plascon proposes that through using this nurturing and grounded shade of green, wellness and sustainable living feel more achievable. “Mulberry Leaf helps us drown out the noise by creating a cocoon of green goodness in our homes. With this colour, we bring back the joy of staying at home,” says Plascon Head of Decorative Marketing, Katlego Kpndlo.
Mulberry Leaf looks as good used comprehensively on all four walls in a space as it does on a single statement wall. “Complement the feature wall with a warm neutral such as Cream of Mushroom (32) and golden accents with Gold Cadillac (Y3-B1-1) for that legendary Bokke effect!” says Kpndlo.
Trendy rose gold is predicted to be in vogue for a few seasons yet so pair it with Mulberry Leaf for a glamourous effect in a balanced and earthy but urban-friendly space. Soft cool greys like Ripple 74 and copper-like pink Warm Welcome (O4-C1-4) are great as background colours teamed with this year’s favourite hue.
Plascon also advised using products like Plascon Double Velvet to bring your walls to life. The low-odour premium product with breathe-easy technology will leave your home feeling fresher, cleaner and greener than ever. “Because it’s washable and stain resistant, it’s also easier to keep your home clean with Double Velvet,” says Katlego.