For those seeking up-to-the-minute colour inspiration, Plascon, proud sponsors of Decorex SA, will bring to life the power of paint, colour and the powerful impact these have on all aspects of life. 2018 sees Plascon celebrating 25 colourful years as the headline sponsors of Decorex SA, Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio. Commenting on what visitors to the show can expect, Kerstin Eser, Media Stylist and Colour Specialist says, “Durban is certainly in for a surprise. We’re all about making a positive impact on people’s lives and our innovative new Decorex show concept will have visitors engaging in our interactive space, scurrying for paint swatches and grabbing for their paintbrushes quicker than you can say ‘pass the turpentine’”.
Established in 1994, Decorex SA is the décor and design industry’s leading and most trusted event and continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the industry. For Plascon the collaboration has been an ideal fit, “The show is a relevant and inspiring environment that allows us to highlight how the right colour choice and application can change a life. A dull teen pad with the right treatment can be transformed into your house being the one where your children’s friends want to hang out, and which parent doesn’t want that these days? This is all about us helping people to make sense of colour and give them access and the know-how to make real changes,” Kerstin says.
Decorex is as much about making beautiful spaces accessible to everyone as they are about cutting-edge design, innovation and sublime décor, Plascon also believes that creating beautiful spaces should be within everyone’s reach. Colour is at the very heart of these important and often difficult decisions and this year’s Decorex Durban sees the Plascon space as an absolute must for those looking for on-trend décor inspiration, colour and product guidance.
Taking a look back over the years, Plascon Colour Expert, Claire Bond says, “Twenty years ago design installations were ‘cookie cutter’ and most homes and offices looked identical. With huge amounts of decorating and design information available through the internet and other media, people are now very selective about what they want and see. Homes and offices have become an extension of ourselves. We believe every décor journey has a starting point and when it comes to paint, it most often begins with colour. Our 2018 Decorex experience is to inspire our customers about how to use colour effectively in their spaces to bring out that sense of individuality and how this will make a lasting impact.”
Kerstin confirms, without giving away too much, that, “The Plascon stand will be fully accessible to visitors looking for practical colour advice that will suit every pocket and project. “Within our consulting areas we will be providing one-on-one, hands-on information so that people walk away feeling confident that they have a grip on the colours they want for their next beautiful space. If you need colour advice, we have a separate space to assist you as well as to tint your colour in Plascon Double Velvet and Plascon Cashmere on site at a minimal fee. We will also have a limited number of our DIY edition of the Spaces magazine available to purchase,” says Kerstin.
In addition to colour consulting, the onsite team will also provide a wealth of up to the minute knowledge when it comes to trends and colour stories. “With colour at the centre of our engagements, visitors are welcome to come through to chat with us about how using colour can affect and enhance our lives by creating spaces that provide refuge from our busy lives. All it requires is a little clever planning,” says Eser.
Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, said they were eagerly awaiting Plascon’s 2018 feature, as it always brought in an elevated level of industry insight to the colour trends.
“It’s incredible how effective colour can be in a décor setting but it can be quite difficult selecting just the right colour palette,” said Cullingworth. “It’s often a stumbling block which can hold up an entire interior design project because it’s the starting point from which most design choices emanate. Plascon’s industry experts are always such an asset to the show, not only creatively depicting the latest colour trends, but also willing to discuss the right choices for the individual.”
From pyschotropical patterns and prints to show-stopping furniture pieces to the use of textures and colour, the 2018 Decorex SA exhibitions in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg will showcase the finest lifestyle, design and décor trends from across the globe.
Speaking on behalf of the Plascon team, Kerstin says, “We’re ready to go and look forward to chatting all things paint and planning to create perfect spaces at our Durban stand from 21 to 25 March.”
Please visit the Plascon website for more colour tips, tricks and techniques https://plascon.com/colour-inspiration/
DECOREX SA DETAILS
21 – 25 March 2018
21 – 24 March: 10am – 8pm
25 March: 10am – 6pm
Durban Exhibition Centre
Public holiday: Wednesday 21 March
Trade-focused days: Thursday 22 and Friday 23 March
Ticket Prices: Adults – R 95
Student/Pensioners – R85
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R85
Exhibitor – R85
Decorex Cape Town
27 April – 1 May 2018
10am – 6pm daily
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Public Holiday: Friday 27 April
Trade Day: Monday 30 April
Ticket Prices: Adults – R 110
Student/Pensioners – R100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R100
Exhibitor – R100
8 – 12 August 2018
10am – 6pm daily
Gallagher Convention Centre
Public holiday: Thursday 9 August
Trade-focused days: 8 and 10 August
Ticket Prices: Adults – R 120
Student/Pensioners – R 100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R 100
Exhibitor – R 100