Fore­cast of pur­ple to reign

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SHADES of blue have been on trend for some time now but pur­ple hues are set to take the reins next.

Vi­o­let Ver­bena has been named as the Colour Of The Year 2017 by Taub­mans af­ter it was unan­i­mously se­lected by PPG’s global colour ex­perts.

We can ex­pect to see more of this grey-toned shade in in­te­ri­ors, tex­tiles and on fash­ion run­ways.

In­te­rior de­sign ex­pert and Taub­mans am­bas­sador Shaynna Blaze says the ver­sa­til­ity of Vi­o­let Ver­bena is the main rea­son be­hind its pop­u­lar­ity.

“It’s the new neu­tral – a warm, grey tone that plays in its en­vi­ron­ment and blends per­fectly with many dif­fer­ent sur­round­ings,” she says.

“It’s pol­ished yet play­ful in a child’s room but calm­ing enough to be used in spa­ces that re­quire tran­quil­lity.

“To me, it feels si­mul­ta­ne­ously nos­tal­gic and mod­ern – both mas­cu­line and fem­i­nine – and is very re­flec­tive of where de­sign is head­ing in 2017.”

The shade has also been named a win­ner for its chameleon-like qual­i­ties that al­low it to adapt to its sur­round­ings.

Its grey un­der­tones are re­vealed when it is paired with dark neu­trals and a purer pur­ple colour comes out when used with whites.

“Due to the surge of in­ter­est in navy and indigo in the past cou­ple of years, mov­ing to pur­ple-based colours is a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion,” Blaze says. See more details at taub­

Vi­o­let ver­bena — Taub­mans 2017 Colour Of The Year.

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