And 2019's neutral colour of the year is ...
As part of Plascon’s annual colour forecast, there is always a neutral shade that sums up larger social trends and offers a glimpse of where the world is heading. For 2019, Ravine is the chosen hue, proving grey’s staying power.
Ravine's blend of grey and beige offers a timeless yet luxurious take on the popular tone and is touted by Plascon colour connoisseurs as the "perfect hue for the classic 21st-century home''.
On grey’s enduring popularity, colour expert Claire Bond says: "Ravine continues to be our warm go-to natural as it provides a neutral canvas."
The recently launched Plascon 2019 Colour Forecast identified cocooning, mindfulness and individualisation as the current trends, defining how people approach design decisions in their homes. These signal a move into creating personal sanctuaries as a contrast to our busy, technologically-driven world.
Ravine is a departure from excess and is about creating spaces where life’s simple pleasures are at the forefront. "The concept of luxury has taken a new direction extending to simple joys like reading a book, taking a bath or enjoying a long lazy lunches with family and friends,'' says Bond.
RAVINE PLAYS PERFECTLY WITH LIVING CORAL
Pantone's colour of the year 2019 is Living Coral, which has a nurturing, upbeat tone.
“It’s meant to symbolise the human need for optimism and joyful pursuits, as well as the desire for playful expression,” the company states.