WORDS Michaela Stehr
Japandi is a new trend popping up in homes around the globe. A fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design creates a clean, calm and serene space.
Both schools of design are renowned for their simple and functional elements embracing natural materials and expert craftsmanship. “The Scandi notion of ‘hygge’ and the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ harmonise to create stress-free atmospheres and spaces,” Plascon headquarters explains.
Homes using this design technique present clean lines, neutral colour schemes, minimalism and harmony.
Plascon has created a brand new colour palette to embrace this movement. “The lighter tones of the palette, such as Plascon Light Reflection (Y6-A2-3), are the perfect complement to spaces full of light, containing simple shapes and natural elements. Their light neutrality and wooden tones speak to the minimalism of Japandi,” Plascon headquarters explains. “The darker tones offer the opportunity to create a deeper, calming contrast while still maintaining that zen atmosphere. Plascon French Shutter (83) is a green associated with meditation and brings a sense of peace and calm to any space. The brown hues of Plascon Waxen Tint (Y2-D2-1) and Plascon Black Bean (71) will work in spaces with earthier, warmer tones. While the cooler green-grey tones of Plascon Nomadic Dream (56) offer a lighter, sleeker alternative.”
All of these options are designed to alleviate stress, tension and build a soothing and meditative space.