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Colour Code: When Fashion and Decor Collide

HL decor editor Chrizanda Botha finds colour inspiration straight from Valentino's Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection.

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If art imitates life, we think it's fair to say that decor imitates fashion - especially when it comes to colour. Just look at how Millennial pink dominated New York Fashion Week in 2017, which in turn led to the emergence of pink-clad walls, floors, furniture, doors... OK, pretty much everything interior. While this trend has finally come to an end, we're still turning to the fashion world for our colour inspiration. Ochre velvet and emerald green anyone? 

After collectively drooling over Valentino's Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection, the HL office concurs that the colours we saw on the runway are not only sumptuously scintillating, but bang on trend for decor. And Plascon head of decorative, Katlego Kondlo, agrees. 'This summer, we’re seeing clean, uncluttered spaces coming into their own as people continue to create interiors that counteract their busy lifestyles. Colours are restrained and core neutrals brought to life with modern pastels and saturated pops for opulence.'

To see how you can master this trend at home, we've paired select Valentino couture creations with Plascon paint hues as well as pieces from the HL Shop. Take a look, get inspired and click on the links below to get shopping. 

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Valentino Mustard Meets Plascon Mermaid Jewel 

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Just as blue and orange are complementary colours, so too are turquoise and mustard. These rich jewel tones are simultaneously vibrant and full of depth, meaning they'll enliven a space but not overpower it. If the colour contrast is too much for you, achieve a similar feel by combining cool blues and warm metallics. Although we love the effect of a wall in Plascon's Mermaid Jewel (G7-B1-3) forming the backdrop for a plush mustard couch (shop one below), a subtler option is seating in Plascon's Nutmeg Dust (03-C2-2).

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Hardy 2-Seater Sofa in Legend Ochre, Sofacompany.com

SHOP IT | R11 699, Sofacompany.com

Valentino Red Meets Plascon Phantom Night 

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The wonderful thing about berry tones is that there are so many variations of one colour, and virtually all of them look great together. While charcoal and black are popular hues for walls, we're seeing the emergence of inkier offerings inspired by the night sky, with purple tints that pair well with deep reds, soft pinks and even touches of turquoise and mustard. Showcase an artwork with similar colours as these (shop one below) by placing it against a wall painted in Plascon's moody Phantom Night (P1-E1-2) .

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'The Mind Bender' Painting by Michael Taylor, 50ty50ty

Colour inspiration |  'The Mind Bender' Painting by Michael Taylor, 50ty50ty | House and Leisure

SHOP IT | R3 220, 50ty50ty

Valentino Mustard & Red Meet Plascon Nutmeg Dust & Groovy Grape 

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Who would have thought that Valentino would mix mustard, turquoise and dirty pink all in one look? (And that the ensemble would be even more striking when counterbalanced by a deep red hue?) The amazing thing is, with a neutral as versatile as Plascon's Nutmeg Dust (O3-C2-2), virtually any colour combination works. Whether you continue the berry theme by teaming it with Plascon's Groovy Grape (R1-B1-1).or go the Valentino route and introduce some turquoise or mustard additions in the form of a rug (shop one below) , the colour possibilities are endless.

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Cotton Chehalis Printed Rug in Mustard by Sixth Floor, Superbalist.com

Colour Inspiration |  'The Mind Bender' Painting by Michael Taylor, 50ty50ty | House and Leisure

SHOP IT | R779, Superbalist.com

More To Shop

Dot Chair in Aqua by Sixth Floor, Superbalist.com

Colour | Dot Chair in Aqua by Sixth Floor | House and Leisure

SHOP IT | R584, Superbalist.com

Fundi Light & Living Elle Orchid Scatter Cushion in Pink, Zando.co.za

Colour | Fundi Light & Living Elle Orchid Scatter Cushion in Pink | House and Leisure
SHOP IT | R549, Zando.co.za

Utility Pendant in Turquoise by Sixth Floor, Superbalist.com

Colour | Metal Leg Stool in Blush Pink | House and Leisure

SHOP IT | R389, Superbalist.com

Metal Leg Stool in Blush Pink, MRP Home

Colour | Utility Pendant in Turquoise by Sixth Floor | House and Leisure

SHOP IT | R599.99, MRP Home
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Valentino images sourced from vogue.co.uk