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JULY COLOUR OF THE MONTH: White Rhino

This month, we’re highlighting the plight of a magnificent moving monolith that c...

Spaces Issue 13, 2014
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    Inspire
    Study in white
    Clad in bright white, a grand clapperboard-style beach house in Noordhoek effortlessly combines minimalist style with rustic charm.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Grey expectations
    Hip-and-happening new home-owners Raiël le Roux and Matt Besanko recently transformed their Victorian house with a chic grey palette.
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    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.
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    Back to the drawing board
    Step into political cartoonist Zapiros cluttered studio, where a calm, neutral palette and space-savvy storage were used to create visual breathing space.
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    Colour therapy
    Colour was the catalyst that transformed the New Media offices into a haven of happiness for its employees.
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    The high life
    Imagine winning rather than buying your first home. Top Billing, Plascon and architect Stefan Antoni made this happen for Mohamed Kajee.
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    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.
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    There glows the neighbourhood
    A true inspiration, the kaleidoscopic Bo-Kaap stands testament to colour's transformative power.
    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.
    Colour
    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.
    Colour
    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
    Colour Forecast 2013
    Colour transforms and inspires. It creates balance where there is uncertainty.
    Colour
    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
    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.
    Projects
    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.
    Projects
    Kitchen confidential
    Update the heart of your home with a little help from Plascon.
    Projects
    Shelf improvement
    A second-hand cupboard is updated with a cheeky streak of neon pink and a combination of trendy colours.
    Projects
    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.

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