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APRIL COLOUR OF THE MONTH: Purple

If Prince had his way and rain was purple, we’d be looking forward to win...

Spaces Issue 13, 2014
Price R14.95
Ideas for
    Inspire
    Good taste
    Striking the perfect balance between the permanent and the transient, Jacques Erasmus's restaurant, Hemelhuijs, showcases a collection of treasured artefacts in an ever-changing landscape of colour.
    Inspire
    La dolce vita
    Armed with style savvy and quirky accessories, Milanese couple Taco and Kiki Arduino made a Bo-Kaap Victorian house a home away from home.
    Inspire
    Forest fair
    Inspired by a misty woodlands scene, stylist Liezel Norval-Kruger recently transformed the showroom of Weylandts' furniture store with a spectrum of shades found in nature.
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    Making a splash
    With the help of Plascon paint and the artistic input of a troop of children, Durban mosaic artist Jane du Rand created a magical mural at her kids' school pool.
    Inspire
    Farm fun
    Decorating a kid's room needn't be a costly affair, as stylist Klara van Wyngaarden recently proved when she created a magical play area on Stellenbosch's Spier Estate.
    Inspire
    Study in white
    Clad in bright white, a grand clapperboard-style beach house in Noordhoek effortlessly combines minimalist style with rustic charm.
    Inspire
    All work, all play
    Using a bold colour palette, decorator Hayley Larson transformed the offices of travel company New Frontiers into a space that its fun-loving employees adore.
    Inspire
    Colour cocoon
    A lovingly restored Victorian house in the heart of Paarl bursts with creativity and couture, making it an inspiring retreat for the family that resides there.
    Inspire
    Grey expectations
    Hip-and-happening new home-owners Raiël le Roux and Matt Besanko recently transformed their Victorian house with a chic grey palette.
    Inspire
    Neutral ground
    Designer Marylou Sobel gives a Sydney-based family's compact home a much-needed update with a versatile palette of neutrals and a few choice accessories.
    Colour
    Greens
    Green has a strong affinity with nature, evoking a sense of empathy with those around us and with the natural world.
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    Oranges
    A joyous colour, orange brings emotional release and is known to alleviate feelings of self-pity and low self-esteem.
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    Pinks
    Pink is emotionally soothing and calming, a colour that evokes a feeling of gentle warmth and nurturing.
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    Purples
    Purple has a powerful effect on the psyche and colour therapists turn to this royal hue to help patients combat anxiety.
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    Reds
    A powerful energiser and stimulant, red is an uplifting, highly emotive colour.
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    Yellows
    Yellow is a truly uplifting colour, associated with the expression of thoughts and stimulation of the intellect.
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    Blues
    Blue is a cool, calming colour that inspires mental control, clarity and creativity.
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    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.
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    Colour Forecast 2013
    Colour transforms and inspires. It creates balance where there is uncertainty.
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    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.
    Projects
    How to: Dramatise a doorway
    With a stripe of colour along the door frame and skirting board (and some bright triangle art), a TV room gets a little more electric.
    Projects
    How to: Bring flair to a fireplace
    A dining room gets the royal treatment when the fireplace becomes a jewel-trimmed feature.
    Projects
    How to: Make a staircase a star
    A gradient paint effect in trendy greys gives this wooden staircase a subtle yet sophisticated update.
    Projects
    Become a painting pro
    You've chosen the paint and bought the brushes. Now what? Follow these time-saving tips and tricks and they'll be calling you Picasso in no time.
    Projects
    How to: modernise a nursery
    Tasked with creating a girl's nursery, stylist Tracy Lynch eschews the expected all-pink colour scheme in favour of a slightly more sophisticated range of shades.
    Projects
    How to: create a fabulous front door
    Inspired by the cosmic colours of Plascon's new Inner Space palette, stylist Tracy Lynch transforms her front door from everyday to out of this world.
    Projects
    FAQ: Ask Rob
    The bane of badly plastered walls, the destroyer of mildew, Plascon Regional Trade Manager Rob Boyce, a.k.a. DIY Rob, will now take your questions.
    Projects
    Hang in there!
    Short on space and need a clever storage solution? Make a nifty wall feature that's as pleasing to the eye as it is practical.
    Projects
    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.
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    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.

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