Plascon has revealed its 2016 paint colour palette, seeking inspiration from the raw pigments of the earth and the cooling tones of the universe that surrounds us. The palette also looks to the past to inform a rich new classicism and draw energy from design concepts that encourage playfulness.
With the world’s gaze shifting towards Brazil for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2016, Plascon has also highlighted the shade of blue called Atlantic Beach as one of the season’s most significant colours.
The palette states that this intense blue is ideal for promoting focus, concentration and also commands respect, especially in relation to sport. A stimulating and refreshing tone, Atlantic Beach creates the perfect atmosphere to zone focus and workspaces.
Headed up by Kansai Global Colour Manager, Anne Roselt, the Plascon forecast groups this year’s most important paint colours into four categories. They are the following:
[twocol_one]1. ELEMENT: Celebrating the inherent beauty of our planet and its ever changing landscape, Element is an atmospheric story of unrefined beauty. Striking a balance between the fragility of the earth and its power to sustain life, this trend speaks of the delicate coexistence of man and nature.A palette of predominantly soft neutrals, colour inspiration is drawn directly from the earth’s layers. Raw textures and tonal colour unite with organic materials to create a feeling of beautiful decay. Gradated effects and distressed finishes add depth to this textural trend adding a luxurious edge.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one]2. DISCOVERY: Feeding our fascination for the unknown, Discovery looks to the outer reaches of the universe for inspiration. Evoking a pensive mood and desire for escapism, this trend looks to recent scientific findings to inform new surface finishes and shape our future landscape.An enigmatic story, Discovery plays with illusory effects to create subtle movement and a feeling of slow motion. Charged with energy, this story uses a palette of cool and bright accent tones tempered with a dramatic dark backdrop. Colour applied in ombre finish adds an ethereal quality and feeling of weightlessness.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one]2. HEIRLOOM: A rich blend of historical influence and indulgent industry, Heirloom is a story inspired by heritage. A strong direction for domestic interiors, a feeling of comfort and warmth is key. Sumptuous texture meets opulent colour as ideas of classicism are revived for a contemporary audience.A deeply atmospheric direction, Heirloom embraces a dark and sensual palette that celebrates the passing of time with aged surface effects and treatment.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last]
[twocol_one]4. CONNECT: A story full of energy, Connect is upbeat, bold and confident in attitude. In a backlash against the slick technology driven aesthetics of recent times, Connect takes a low-tech approach championing hand-crafted styling and considered colour placement. Inspired by the abstract art movement, collage motifs, overlaid graphics and geometric shapes demonstrate a lively and kinetic approach to surface pattern.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last][/twocol_one_last]