Bold and Glamorous Summer Interiors
Summer’s here and it's a great time to freshen up your home and this year’s trends are pointing towards glamorous, bold and stimulating interiors that relieve stress, enable better focus and allow those social media stylistas out there to express themselves.
Summer’s here and in South Africa that means swimming, braais and sunshine! It’s also a great time to freshen up your home and this year’s trends are pointing towards glamorous, bold and stimulating interiors that relieve stress, enable better focus and allow those social media stylistas out there to express themselves.
Plascon Head of Decorative Katlego Kondlo says, “This summer we’re seeing clean, uncluttered spaces coming into their own as people continue to create spaces that counteract their busy lifestyles. Colours are restrained core neutrals brought to life with modern pastels and saturated pops of colour for opulence.”
From Plascon’s 2019 Colour Forecast, the Glamour colour story encapsulates this look and will appeal to those creative trendsetters who like to showcase their personal style with indulgent use of colour and displaying their carefully collected treasures for all to see. Katlego adds, “Our Glamour colour story features a simple core palette with neutrals such as subtle Oyster Catcher (Y2-B2-3) and nude Nutmeg Dust (O3-C2-2) as the background with feel-good pastels like lilac Candy Tuft (P3-B2-1) and jewel-like tones such as aquamarine Mermaid Jewel (G7-B1-3) striking a delicately opulent balance.”
This pastel and aqua combination is far from dull. Turquoise Mermaid Jewel (G7-B1-3) brings a sense of drama and is perfectly balanced with core colour Oyster Catcher (Y2-B2-3), muted Evening Glade (G3-E2-2) and optimistic Nutmeg Dust (O3-C2-2). The metallic décor and natural elements add verve to the room.
When choosing décor accessories and elements, Katlego suggests brassy metallics and natural touches to take the glamour to the next level. “Indoor climbing plants will be all the rage this year especially as homes get smaller and more functional. This is a great way to make a green statement and to soften the overall effect of your décor scheme.” she adds. Ambient lighting and mirrors are also effective in bringing interest to a room especially when cooler colours are used.
On this year’s summery interiors, Katlego sums up: “We’re just loving the use of colour in these summer inspired spaces. The trick is to ensure your space is pristine and clutter free, so you can let the colour and texture do all the talking.”