Article by: Olympic Paints
Spring is finally here. Everywhere you look there are new green leaves on the trees, flower buds and of course the chirping of the birds. Spring brings with it a feeling of freshness and energy.
Article by Anita Bloom [Creative Director, Decorex SA]
Spring has sprung!
Oh how we love the feeling of spring, after the grey cold weather – we welcome the warmth of spring and the feeling of life it brings into our homes and lives. It’s time to bring back the colourful explosion of fresh floral blooms, lighter paint colours, softer textures, greenery – good bye faux fur (for now).
Internationally, purple is a colour for symbolizing women. Historically, the combination of purple, green and white to symbolize women’s equality originated from the Women’s Social and Political Union in the U.K. in 1908. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green symbolizes hope. White represents purity but is no longer used due to ‘purity’ being a controversial concept. The introduction of the colour yellow representing a ‘new dawn’ is commonly used to signify a second wave of feminism. Thus, purple with green represents traditional feminism, purple with yellow represents progressive contemporary feminism.
Article by Olympic Paints
Every South African will tell you about our fantastic weather in summer. Warm sunny days, thunderstorms in the afternoons and clear starry skies at night. What they forget to mention is our bitterly cold winters with snow in some parts, icy cold winds that cut through everything and even miserable rain in the Western Provinces.
As official paint partner to Decorex SA and a South African paint authority since 1981, Olympic paints share a trend that is taking the design world by storm. Recent years have seen a dramatic shift in interior trends with a move towards simplicity where the term that was coined by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe “less is more” is more applicable than ever. The success of more minimalist structures and interiors relies heavily on the colour palettes, which can either make the space a visual masterpiece or an area devoid of any personality.