Colour of the Month January 2019 – Plascon Silver (38)

Jan 02, 2019
By Zurita Moore, Plascon Digital & PR Manager

The new year calls for clean slates and fresh starts. As we shift into 2019 – amid a flurry of predictions from researchers and experts analyzing trends for nearly every business sector you can think of – at the top of mind are trends for our homes and workplaces as we envision the next 365 days.

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IMAGE | Plascon Colour Forecast 2019 – full credits available here.

One colour that we foresee featuring strongly in 2019, and which is our chosen colour for the month of January, is Plascon Silver (38).

Empowered by Color has a beautiful description of what silver means in Colour Psychology: "The colour silver is fluid, sensitive and mysterious. From a colour psychology viewpoint, it signals a time of reflection and a change of direction as it illuminates the way forward. It helps with the cleansing and releasing of mental, physical and emotional issues and blockages as it opens new doors and lights the way to the future. With its reflective and sensitive qualities silver inspires intuition, clairvoyance and mental telepathy. It reflects back any energy given out, whether it is positive or negative."

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The new Italian kitchen collection by Bertazzoni that was first showcased during Salone del Mobile 2018 furniture fair in Milan (Credit: italianbark.com)

They go on to say: "From a colour psychology perspective, silver is respectable and courteous, dignified, self-controlled, responsible, patient, determined and organized – it relates well to the corporate world and those in positions of responsibility, whether they are male or female. In colour psychology, with a balance between black and white, silver is seen as a good critic, unbiased and compassionate with a mature sense of justice."

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IMAGES | Top left to right: Pinterest | flos.com | tonellidesign.com. Bottom left to right: Plascon | Pinterest | architecturaldigest.com

Plascon Silver (38) is part of the overarching Essential Collection and falls within the URBAN Colour Story from our newly launched colour forecast for 2019. Driven by global connectivity, social media and shaped by exposure to new cultures, artful industrialists are taking colour off the canvas and onto their walls. A clever combination of industrial motifs and splashes of colour are set against a cool, concrete backdrop to give undeniable energy and street cred.

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IMAGE | Plascon Colour Forecast 2019 – full credits available here.

Looking at the image on the left above, when the Urban palette is considered for exterior use, Silver as a neutral is beautifully combined with darker colours such as Bovine (47) or Dark Onyx (42) and "warmed up" with a splash of a single primary shade.

Colour blocking – a trend that has popped up sporadically since the 70s – is back in the spotlight. It's the perfect technique to dress up a feature wall or create a sense of place in an otherwise bland space. In the case of the living area (picture above right), the inclusion of a brightly painted feature wall (Golf Greens) infuses an otherwise muted space with a little bit of drama.

Here's to all of us being creative and having fun in 2019.