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December Colour of the Month: Gold

With the holidays upon us, there’s no better time to add a bit of sparkle to your...

Spaces issue 15, 2014
Price R14.95
Ideas for
    The high life
    Imagine winning rather than buying your first home. Top Billing, Plascon and architect Stefan Antoni made this happen for Mohamed Kajee.
    Fresh start
    What to do when your home doesnt lend itself to your love of entertaining? For the Groenewalds from Johannesburg, it was as simple as bashing it down and starting again.
    There glows the neighbourhood
    A true inspiration, the kaleidoscopic Bo-Kaap stands testament to colour's transformative power.
    Design your life
    Local decor and design triumphed at this year's Decorex Cape Town. Here are some of the highlights...
    The happy factor(y)
    A former industrial hub turned apartment complex is where one couple has transformed their home into a colourful, modern retreat.
    Something old, something new
    Eccentric decor-store owner Willemien Beudeker has fashioned a beautiful home by combining vintage and modern finds on a shoestring budget.
    Take pause
    The perfect backdrop to an uncomplicated, modern aesthetic, the neutral shades from the Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast exude a sense of quiet luxury.
    Material possession
    Gone are the days when mixing different patterned fabrics was taboo. We asked industry experts how best to execute the new trend against a backdrop of gorgeous Plascon colours.
    The big reveal
    From mixed metallics to curiosity cabinets, trend researcher Chris Read from Durban's International Trend Institute lets us in on ten of the decor world's hottest coming attractions.
    A true gem
    Against a backdrop of the Atlantic, the Levys' bright-white clapboard house cuts quite an arresting figure. You might even think it looks like something straight from an enticing ad, and you wouldn't be far off...
    A joyous colour, orange brings emotional release and is known to alleviate feelings of self-pity and low self-esteem.
    Pink is emotionally soothing and calming, a colour that evokes a feeling of gentle warmth and nurturing.
    Purple has a powerful effect on the psyche and colour therapists turn to this royal hue to help patients combat anxiety.
    A powerful energiser and stimulant, red is an uplifting, highly emotive colour.
    Yellow is a truly uplifting colour, associated with the expression of thoughts and stimulation of the intellect.
    Blue is a cool, calming colour that inspires mental control, clarity and creativity.
    Colour forecast 2012
    When you express yourself with colour, the possibilities are endless. Plascons Palette of 2012 is inspired by the different ways that we bring colour into our lives, and different influences that we draw on to do so.
    Colour Forecast 2013
    Colour transforms and inspires. It creates balance where there is uncertainty.
    Colour Forecast 2014
    Informed by the latest trends in design, fashion and technology, this years Plascon Colour Forecast Colour Nation reveals four key colour themes to keep an eye out for in 2014.
    Plascon 2015 Colour Forecast
    For 2015s Forecast, Plascon partnered with Global Colour Research, the colour experts behind MIX magazine a global thought leader in colour and design trends.
    Get savvy with Shinny
    From updating old garden furniture to ensuring a smooth surface, Shinny Gobiyeza SPACES new resident paint pro offers readers her expert advice.
    The wallflowers
    A classic floral design executed in three harmonising hues makes for a trendy showpiece. Plascon stylist Claire Bond shows you how to do it.
    Kitchen confidential
    Update the heart of your home with a little help from Plascon.
    Shelf improvement
    A second-hand cupboard is updated with a cheeky streak of neon pink and a combination of trendy colours.
    Drawing the lines
    Create interest, a dash of drama and the illusion of extra space in a narrow galley kitchen by emblazoning your floor with broad horizontal stripes.
    Orange appeal
    In this easy-to-achieve look featured on the cover of SPACES issue 14, bold brushstrokes on a brightly hued canvas give a decluttered space a contemporary edge.
    Oh, baby!
    With a subdued palette, clean-lined furniture and a stunning focal point, interior designer Candice Brophy has created a nursery with a difference.
    Take an angle
    Geometric patterns are all the rage right now. Get your ruler ready and transform your bedroom from glum to graphic with these easy steps.
    Over the rainbow
    Fairy tales can come true in this kaleidoscopic room, which sees six hues by Plascon blended to eye-catching effect using a foolproof technique.
    Along the lines
    With some paint from Plascon and a bit of effort, you can create a stylish striped wall design guaranteed to inject some glamour into your milieu.

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