“Identified as the 2010 Colour of the Year by the acclaimed Pantone Colour Institute, turquoise represents optimism, serenity and deep compassion.” So says Sumien Brink, editorial director of Plascon SPACES, published by New Media Publishing.
The much-anticipated first issue of the 72-page glossy magazine offers a full colour spectrum of tips and advice, from step-by-step projects to top-to-toe makeovers, plus real-life decorating and renovation features, for just R14,95.
“Although ancient in its origins, turquoise is utterly en vogue,” continues Brink. “This bold and stimulating yet still restful colour can be incorporated into your interior regardless of whether your home is traditional or contemporary.”
Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt concurs. “Inspired by the ocean, turquoise is not only invigorating and uplifting but also calming,” she says. “It also aids communication, so it is no wonder it is so big at the moment. In addition to white, it also pairs well with gold and chocolate brown.”
By using quality paint, you can quickly and cost-effectively redecorate and transform your environment with this season’s hottest hue. Here is a handful of tips from the latest issue of Plascon SPACES:
MAKE A SPLASH Use turquoise as an accent colour to introduce an element of surprise in a traditional or natural décor scheme. Think accessories, such as lampshades, cushions, rugs and wall hangings.
CREATE CONTRAST To balance out the colour’s inherent coolness, team turquoise with rich, contrasting colours such as gold, orange and chocolate brown.
GO RETRO Combined with black, paler shades of turquoise have a distinct 1950s American feel: think bubblegum-blue Cadillacs and kitchen appliances.
LIFE AQUATIC Because of its strong association with water, turquoise is the ideal colour for a spa-like bathroom. A watery palette evokes thoughts of holidays and rest and signals a return of balance and poise.
For those decorators who don’t want to go boldly blue this winter, the Plascon SPACES editorial team has included all this season’s must-have hues throughout the magazine from fiery orange to punchy purple. Another highlight in the new issue is a perforated pull-out section with quick tips, environmentally friendly info and shortcuts to transform any home.
Plascon SPACES will be available three times a year in April, July and November. The first issue is currently on shelf in major book stores, selected Woolworths, Spars and CNA stores as well as various Plascon stockists throughout the country. At R14,95, it’s sure to attract the attention of and add value to anyone looking to redecorate their home with Plascon paint