American colour company Pantone has chosen universal favourite Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020.
Announced 5 December, the Classic Blue colour is described by Pantone as instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. Continue reading →
Article by Anita B Anita Bloom is the Creative Director for Decorex Africa
Your home is your sanctuary – it sets the mood we begin the day with and the tone of the welcome we return too. Our lives are busy and so driven by technology on a daily basis and this changes the way we think and feel. Our identities are constantly shifting and evolving and its sometimes difficult to keep track of who we are and what we like. Our home is different – this is the place we can be ourselves and re-centre ourselves. Colour reflects the things that bring us happiness. So when it comes to designing your own personal space colour can be a defining and expressive element. Building confidence in colour begins by painting a small space and experiencing the aesthetic and ambience created. The colours for 2020 are inspired by nature and our desire to reconnect with nature on a constant basis. There is no doubt that botanical colours will be the favourite for the seasons to come.
Every South African will tell you about our fantastic weather in summer. Warm sunny days, thunderstorms in the afternoons and clear starry skies at night. What they forget to mention is our bitterly cold winters with snow in some parts, icy cold winds that cut through everything and even miserable rain in the Western Provinces.
As official paint partner to Decorex SA and a South African paint authority since 1981, Olympic paints share a trend that is taking the design world by storm. Recent years have seen a dramatic shift in interior trends with a move towards simplicity where the term that was coined by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe “less is more” is more applicable than ever. The success of more minimalist structures and interiors relies heavily on the colour palettes, which can either make the space a visual masterpiece or an area devoid of any personality.
Say so long to millennial pink. Another pink-tinted hue is set to take over in 2019—according to Pantone, at least.
Although it may seem more pink in nature, Pantone describes Living Coral as an animated, life-affirming shade of orange, with golden undertones. Living Coral is a hue that can add vibrant impact to any home.
Here are some of our exhibitors who have embraced this year’s Coral trend…