As we head towards autumn and the evenings start to cool and leaves start to change colour, Plascon looks to Mother Nature’s Autumn guise for inspiration.



Is Greige Your Favourite Wall Colour?

As one of the most popular paint colours for walls in a home, greige provides a neutral backdrop for decorating with a cool or warm undertone.



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Everything Is Sunny With Pantone's Colour Of The Year For 2021

Infusing the future with a dash of hope, Pantone's Colour Of The Year, two colours, in fact, will brighten your home and your mood with a sunny disposition.



How To Warm Up A White Dining Room

Despite colour trends, many homeowners still prefer to use white as the main colour when decorating a home, but how do you add warmth to a white dining room.



What Colour Should I Paint My Home?

From the Colour Of The Year to seasonal colour trends and more, everyone wants you to paint your house interior in a particular colour, but what if you prefer to use your own colour choices?


Summer hots up with Plascon’s palette of super-fueled colours

Now that those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer are on the way, things are getting hot and so is the latest Plascon colour palette. Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours that’ll warm up any interior…


Sophisticated spring colours

If it's time to give the interior of your home a new coat or two of paint, some wonderful paint hues are waiting to fill your home with brightness, warmth and fresh spring appeal.



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Soothing Spring Colour Palette From Plascon

A soothing Spring colour palette is just what we need, says the Plascon Colour Advice team.



How To Decorate A Home Using Classic Blue

Pantone's Colour Of The Year - Classic Blue - is the perfect colour for creating a home that is fresh and cool for the hot spring and summer months ahead.



Does Exterior Paint Colour Affect Interior Temperature?

Did you know that the paint colour - or material - on the exterior of a house can directly affect the interior temperature of a home?



Use Colour Palettes – And Create Exclusive Interior Styled Spaces

Being in one space for an extended period such as lockdown, puts a spotlight on your surroundings and often stimulates new insights for creativity and the use of colour.



Creating a Sanctuary at Home

This winter, don’t be afraid of the dark when it comes to interior trends, says the Plascon Colour Advice team.



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Be Smart When Choosing A Colour to Paint

Colour trends come and go every year, but a smart homeowner chooses a paint that looks good - for a long time!



Classic Blue - Pantone's Colour for 2020

With hues of blue on the cards for quite some time, it's no surprise that Classic Blue is Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2020.



Living Rooms Go Bold

If you are looking for ways to add pops of accent colour to your living room, read on...




Trendy Colours for Home Interiors

Choosing the right colours for decorating a home can be tricky... Do you want a cool, soothing palette prefer warmer hues?



Gorgeous paint colours for Spring/Summer 2019

With the arrival of spring, many homeowners are looking to refresh their home, and these are just a few of the gorgeous paint colours that are trending for Spring/Summer 2019.



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Choose the perfect Colour Palette for your home

See how easy it is to select the perfect colour palette for your home interior based on mood and atmosphere.



Plascon's Golden Yellow - Beeswax Candle

Plascon’s sumptuous golden yellow Beeswax Candle (Y1-B1-1), part of their 2019 Colour Forecast’s Luxury colour story, is an autumnal hue reminiscent of the mid-century period.



Plascon Primary Hues to beat the Winter Blues

Plascon's Urban colour story’s wintry grey neutrals peppered with perky primaries is the ideal palette to beat the winter blues.



Shades of Autumn to Cocoon Your Home

Plascon’s Luxury colour story from their Colour Forecast 2019 provides the ideal palette to achieve this look and feel and it’s perfect for welcoming the Autumn months too.



Add a Statement to your Living Spaces

Barn doors are still a popular trend for homeowners, and in this feature we show you how easy it is to add a statement feature with a barn door finished with Rust-Oleum Coral spray paint.



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Colours for summer interiors

This year trends are pointing towards glamorous, bold & stimulating interiors that relieve stress & enable better focus.



Go Nude this Valentine's Day!

Forget red this Valentine’s Day! This February we’re loving dreamy, optimistic Nutmeg Dust.



Steel yourself this year with Plascon Silver

Plascon have selected steely Silver (38) as our January colour of the month and the colour to prepare us for the new year.



Choose Paint Colour for a Home

If you've decided that this year is the year to give your home a makeover, how do you go about choosing the perfect paint colour for walls?



Living Coral - Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year

Living Coral is Pantone's 2019 Colour of the Year - a warm hue that gives a sense of comfort to any home.



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Plascon and Dulux announce Colour of the Year for 2019

We've seen some drastic colour changes this year with Pantone's UltraVoilet and trend spotting Gen Z Yellow, but Plascon and Dulux have selected a muted neutral hue for their colour of the year for 2019.


Gen Z Yellow is the new Millennial Pink!

Move over millennial pink, it's time for Gen Z Yellow to take the spotlight.



Bold and beautiful - colour your home

Why settle for bland and boring when you can live in full colour. Be inspired by these colourful home interiors.



Warm up white interiors

Decorating a home in white is practical and timeless, but all-white living spaces can be monotonous. Here's how to warm up white with wood and metallic accents.



Add a touch of gold to your home

Gold, a warm and luxurious colour, is a winning choice for an interior update.  Gold symbolizes extravagance, good health, and wealth.  Add some gold to your life if you are seeking success, relaxation, enjoyment of life, or an increase in personal power.


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Pantone Colour of the Year 2018

Provocative and thoughtful, Ultra Violet is Pantone's colour of the year for 2018.



Colour Mistakes to Avoid

When choosing paint colour for a room - or for your entire home - you want to get it right. But sometimes it can end up matchy-matchy, or bland more than monochrome. We asked paint experts, Prominent Paints, to give us a few tips.


Quick Tip: Confident with colour

Choosing the right colour scheme can be both exciting and scary. A well-designed interior incorporates a variety of colours, in the right proportions, for a good balance.



Decorate with Sage Green

Decorate your living spaces with sage green. It's a colour that is ideal for both warm and cool rooms and works beautifully with other hues.



Decorate With White

There are those that love to decorate their home with neutrals and there are those that prefer to use bold colours. But white remains the popular choice for decorating a home.



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Spotlight on Copper

One of the most popular hues trending at the moment is copper - elegant, chic and bright. Rust-Oleum have a range of metallic spray paints that make it easy and affordable to add copper elements to a home.


Colours that sell a home

There was a time when it was recommended you paint a house white from top to bottom when putting up for sale. Nowadays there are a variety of soft, muted hues that give a home a fresh and inviting feel.


Decorate with black

Decorating with black is back, and what better way to add refined sophistication to living spaces.



Warm colours for Autumn

The cooler weather is on its way and we will soon be spending more time indoors. In this feature we look at how you can use colour to make a home feel warm and cosy.



Decorate with grey and pink

We love shades of grey, but decided to put a feminine spin on it by adding splashes of pink to a predominantly grey colour palette.



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Shades of Grey to love this Valentine’s Day

Grey is an elegant neutral and really easy to work with in a decorating space. As a colour choice, grey has many virtues – one of which is its ability to hide flaws – smudges and fingerprints.


Greenery - Pantone Colour of the Year

Every year we feature Pantone's Colour of the Year, for 2017 Pantone selected Greenery as its Colour of the Year.



Summer colour... coral and teal

Coral and teal or soft aqua bring pastel colour to any home without the saccharine sweetness of many other pastel hue combinations.



Forget chevron... go with zigzags!

If you still haven't built up enough energy to paint walls with a chevron pattern - hurray! Chevron is out and zigzags are a fun way to use paint to add fun detail to walls, especially in a child's bedroom.


Blue-on-blue for spring looks

Last year's 'blue blocking' trend continues to be popular and is perfect for decorating in coastal style or simply for giving a home a fresh, new look.


Decorate with pink and blue

If you are looking for a way to add a touch of soft summer colour to your home, think about combining pink and blue.



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Expert advice for painting a home interior

Paint is a simple and effective way to revive your home and give it a new look. Whether you choose neutral or colour, a fresh coat of paint instantly refreshes and updates a home.


Enhance metallic elements

If you are thinking about redecorating your home and looking at colour choices, we offer a collection of beautiful colours that enhance this year's trend for metallic accessories.

Colourful children's bedrooms

Children love colour, whether it's bold, primary colours, or more muted pastel shades. We put together some ideas for decorating a children's bedroom using both bold and pastel colours.

Pantone - Not one but two colours this year!

Every year Pantone chooses a colour of the year, but this year it presents two colours for 2016 - Rose Quartz and Serenity.


Don't be afraid to introduce colour to a home

South Africans tend to be very cautious about introducing colour into the home. By nature we tend to gravitate towards more traditional styles, but perhaps it's time to step outside your comfort zone and dare to be different.

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Decorating with muted or neutral hues

I came across Urban Grace Interiors while researching for decorating with muted or monochromatic hues, since not everyone wants a home splashed with bold colours.



Keep your home cool in summer in shades of blue

If you decorate using colour psychology as your guide book you will know that blue is a colour that cools and soothes. We put together a collection of blue room; from bathrooms to living rooms, blue is perfect for our hot summers.


Fade to black... decorate with black

Not many would be bold enough to paint a wall in flat black, but black has a way of introducing a level of drama and impact that no other colour can do.



Use earthy colours and organic materials to warm up a home

During the autumn and winter months many homeowners find themselves looking for ways to warm up a home that won't increase the electricity bill and is easy to achieve.



Fluorescent hues for vivid colour

The Rust-Oleum range of fluorescent spray paints are easy and fun and can add instant colour to decor accessories, walls and trim, and even furniture.



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50 Shades of grey

With the movie 50 Shades of Grey due to hit the circuit this weekend to tie in with Valentine's Day it seemed appropriate to look at how shades of grey don't have to be bland but can inject just as much personality as other neutral shades.


Pantone Colour of the Year

Pantone Colour of the Year, Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.



Use colour to add personality to home

While I still love the look of neutral and monochromatic colour schemes, to me a room without colour is a room without personality!



Family home filled with colour

After living with a floor plan that just didn't work for this family, the walls between the tiny kitchen, dining room and sunroom were knocked down to create a large open plan space that is filled with colour and light.


Plascon colour palette for 2015

Everyone eagerly awaits the launch of the annual Plascon colour palette and this year was no exception. Crowds flocked to Decorex for the unveiling of the new Plascon 2015 colour palette and weren't disappointed by the beautiful displays for the new colour trends.


Fresh interior design ideas

With spring just one month away, I decided to revisit fresh white interior design for those who prefer a monochromatic or neutral colour scheme for decorating a home.



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Ikea inspired designs for 2014 - It's all about colour!

The Ikea catalogue for 2014 might offer products that sadly aren't available to us here in South Africa, but that's no reason not to take ideas and inspiration. The new Ikea catalogue is filled with colour, with colour-splashed furniture being the dominating feature.


Cool interiors with shades of blue

Whether you choose shades of pale blue, robin's egg blue, blue with a hint of green, or darker shades of blue, there's no denying that blue refreshes any room setting. Decorate with blue in any room in a home for an interior space that is cool and calm.


Decorate with shades of grey

Decorating with light shades of grey allows you to decorate in so many styles and with so many colour combinations, that grey should be the new white.



Let your home explode with colour!

Stroll through any fabric or paint store and you will discover a kaleidoscope of textures, styles and colours. Not for the faint-hearted, bold colour can be beautiful and exciting. But would you dare...?


Make 2014 a colourful year!

Bring your life - and your home - out of the doldrums with a splash of colour. Whether you use paint or accessories, colour invigorates and refreshes a home and instantly gives you a boost.



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Radiant Orchid - Pantone colour

Last year, Emerald was Pantone's colour of the year. For 2014 Pantone have selected Radiant Orchid. Express your creativity and originality with Radiant Orchid - a colour that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.


Add a coloursplash with painted furniture

You can transform dated or secondhand furniture into a colourful and practical piece for your home. Use bold, bright colours for a children's bedroom, add an ombre touch to a chest of drawers , or doll up a dark piece for a more modern touch.


Decorate with subtle colour

Keep your interiors cool during the hot summer months by selecting a colour palette that is fresh and inviting. We take a look at rooms designed by Muse Interiors, for a glimpse into how subtle colours work beautifully to create timeless interiors that stay fresh during summer.


Decorate in pink and blue

If you are looking for a way to add a touch of soft summer colour to your home, think about combining pink and blue.



Decorate with Second Nature

My favourite colour combination from Plascon's 2014 colour palette is Second Nature. This palette offers a selection of bright greens and blues that bring the vibrant colours of nature into the home. Be daring and paint a wall in your favourite colour!


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Decorate with Urban Tribe

Add a splash of vibrant colour to your home with Plascon's Urban Tribe colour palette. This mix of contemporary brights, combined with pure gold and black accents, will add excitement to any home.


Plascon 2014 colour palette

Providing homeowners with a snapshot of what is happening in the worlds of design and interior decoration, the Plascon Colour Palette interprets the most relevant and contemporary colours into easy-to-use, inspiring palettes.


Decorate with your favourite colours

Decorating my own home in a rather eclectic style has made me realise that it isn't always necessary to follow the trends when it comes to colour. If you have your own favourite colours - there's no reason why you can't use these colours in the home.


Beautiful colour inspiration

I have found the most wonderful site - a creative mint - that displays the most beautiful visually colour images. Below are just a few examples of the visual creations you will find on this site, and it's well worth a visit just to see more...


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Choose colours from nature

Design Seeds make it so simple to choose paint colours for a home or room decorating project. Print out and take the colours along to your local Plascon supplier and let them mix up your unique colour scheme.


Choose the perfect colour palette

We've put together a selection of modern colour palettes to make choosing the right colour for your home easier.



What's the right colour palette

Are you craving a colourful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the colour palettes they're using now to give rooms a refresh.



How to choose a colour palette

Choosing a colour palette when decorating a home can be a difficult task, but set yourself up for success by knowing the basics of the colour wheel and how different colour schemes come together to create a harmonious and stunning room interiors.


What's your favourite colour?

 A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.


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Use colour to your advantage

With a few tricks of the trade you can use colour to your advantage when decorating spaces that are too small, too high, too cold, etc.



Decorate with teal and lemon

If there are two colours that are meant for each other, it has to be turquoise and yellow - or teal and lemon. These two colours complement each other perfectly to create a fresh and invigorating combination that is calm and serene at the same time.


Plascon palette for 2013

Every year I trudge off to Decorex for the unveiling of the latest colour palette, and every year I am awed by the colour combinations. This year was no different, but I am nicely surprised to find out my new decorating scheme ties in perfectly with the 'Dare' palette.


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Choosing the right paint colour

Picking your favourite colour from a paint swatch is easy, but making it work in a real interior is far more difficult as colours do not work in isolation.



Decorate with yellow

With its sunny appeal and versatile nature, yellow is one of the most popular colours for decorating. It warms up a cool room and brightens a dark space, but you need to keep in mind a few guidelines when using yellow, so that it does not overpower.


Decorate with white

White is by far the most popular colour for interior decorating. Why? Is it because it is the colour of joy, hope, innocence and cleanliness. Or that it represents purity, optimism and enlightenment. Regardless of what’s in fashion, no colour is more universally favoured.


Decorating for those afraid of colour

Need a pleasing colour palette for your home decor? Just look around you! From works of art to stylish scarves, gorgeous colour combinations are everywhere. Choose a colourful piece by an artist or designer, and the work is done for you.


Decorate with orange

Orange is the most controversial of colours. Many consider it to be the gauche legacy of the freewheeling '70s. But what an unfair reputation that decade has!



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Turquoise - Colour of the year

 Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.


Decorate with purple

The paint colours you choose for your walls sets the tone for the decor in a home. If you haven't recently decorated, give your home a new look. Pretty purple accessories can add a punch of liveliness to any room.


Classic decorating colours

Colour palettes may change each season, but classic colours remain true favourites. These are colours that can be used in a home that will not age over time.



The art of using accent colours

Certain colours innately evoke different memories, thoughts or moods. If your home is laced with walls that are too white or overbearingly dark, details in your décor can change everything.


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One room - three different colour palettes

Southern Living transformed one room using paint colour and accessories to give three completely different looks, showing just how much difference colour can make to any room in a home...


Decorate a home to sell - choosing colours

When decorating a home for sale - or staging a home - one of the most important rules of thumb is to view your home from a buyer's point of view. Apart from furnishing, the wall colours you choose have a big impact on how a room feels.


Using the 60 30 10 principle for decorating

 The paint colours used in room settings always seem so perfect. Interior designers and decorators make use of the 60-30-10 principle...



Decorating for the colour blind

Need a pleasing colour palette for your home decor? Just look around you! From works of art to stylish scarves, gorgeous colour combinations are everywhere.



Tips on how to use a colour wheel

Choosing paint colours can be a confusing experience, leaving you racked with indecision as you peruse paint swatches and try to figure out which colours will look perfect on your living room wall.


Picking The Best Paint Color For Your Home

Experts have found out that 60% of our decisions to objects are based on their color, and choosing the right paint color for your home is essential.



3 Paint Trends For 2021

If you are thinking about painting the interior of your home and you're not sure which colors to choose, we've compiled a list of three paint trends for 2021.



The Best Colors for These 5 Rooms and Why

It turns out that there's a reason specific colors match interior spaces like the kitchen, bathroom, office, etc.



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