WORDS Gina Dionisio PHOTOS BCDF Studio (Sandi Apartment), Alberto Strada (ATOMAA), Greg Cox (Hout Bay Home)
This sun-drenched palette sets a joyful tone for the year ahead.
Which colours will be trending in 2023? According to Plascon the year ahead looks… radiant. The brand has just released its 2nd annual Colour Combination of the Year and their sun-drenched, ochre-hued palette sets a joyful tone for the new year.
Plascon has drawn on extensive research into directional developments in regional interiors, architecture, product design and fashion to present three colours. The rationale for choosing three colours instead of one is based on the industry practice of a 60-30-10 design scheme.
Representing the largest portion of the ratio at 60% is Plascon Fun in the Sun (Y1-A2-1).
The uplifting, light hue has balanced red-yellow undertones that will give any space a warm, fresh feel.
Fun in the Sun (Y1-A2-1)
The neutral tone offers a beautiful, glowing backdrop for the remaining two colours in the combination. Making up 30% of the combo is Plascon Sunkissed (Y3-A1-2).
This softly shaded, glowing yellow is more saturated and radiant than Plascon Fun in the Sun, yet still natural and versatile enough to bring a touch of sunshine into any space.
Completing the harmonious trio of nature-inspired colours is Plascon Safari Sun (O7-C1-1), the final 10% of the ratio.
Rich and grounding, this warming brown anchors the two lighter and fresher hues and brings a deeper earthen note to spaces.
Safari Sun (O7-C1-1)
We’ve found some previous VISI homes and spaces which have used similar yellow-inspired hues to decorate their space. Here are a few ways to embrace these feel-good shades in your own home:
Add an unexpected pop of colour – The owner of this micro Scandi style apartment in Paris painted the archway leading into the kitchen in a sunny shade to add interest to an otherwise neutral palette.
Make it a key design feature – The defining feature of the open-plan living room in this Italian apartment is the large portal doors which, when open, reveal the study and guest room beyond. The intense yellow provide a defined division between the entertainment and private spaces.
Create a focal point – The office space in this Hout Bay home is a hub creativity with a radiant-yellow wall to stimulate the senses.