And 2019's neutral colour of the year is ...

08 February 2019 - 10:00 By Julia Freemantle
Ravine, Plascon's neutral colour of the year 2019, is a soothing shade of grey.
Ravine, Plascon's neutral colour of the year 2019, is a soothing shade of grey.
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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.

Pantone's colour of the year 2019 is Living Coral.
Pantone's colour of the year 2019 is Living Coral.
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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.


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