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.
Women are normally the decision makers when it comes to interiors with their homes due to the age old believe that women are the “home makers” while the men are the “earners”. Although times have changed and women have stepped out of their homes to hold high power jobs, the interiors of their homes are still of the utmost importance.
As the official paint partner for Decorex 2019, Olympic Paints created a special colour palette for Decorex this year. We caught up with some of the the Decorex ladies to find out what their favourite Olympic Paints colours are for the season and why.
Sian Cullingworth is the Portfolio Director at Decorex. Sian loves grey, but Olympic Paints Brazil Nut colour swayed Sian with its homely warmth. We cannot wait to see what Sian will do with this lovely colour in her home.
Customer Relationship Executive, Angela Chatfield, told us that she loves Olympic Paints Premium Platinum Lux Crisp Mint. Angela says that this lovely shade of green mixes beautifully with several colours to create a different look and is also beautiful with indoor plants and atriums.
Reshnie Naidoo, the Senior Sales Coordinator at Decorex, is contemplating having an accent wall done in her dining room with Olympic Paints Terracotta. It is a colour that makes her feel warm inside, which is perfect for when she entertains.
Olympic Paints Emerald Intuition is Anneline Naidoo’s favourite colour. As the Customer Relationship Executive at Decorex, this speaks to her personality, feeling luxurious without being pretentious.
Customer Relationship Executive, Lee-Ann Courvoisier, is a lady that loves bright colours that evoke a feeling of happiness and makes you smile. She said that the Sunshine Yellow is the perfect colour for her.
Sherri Chipps, the Design Curator at Decorex, shared with us that her favourite colour from Olympic Paints is the Berry Blaze. “This deep, dark, moody blue is hands down my favourite colour. I love how it offsets a room and creates intrigue and mystery. It also pairs beautifully with a small pop of Gen Z yellow!” says Sherri. We cannot wait to see where Sherri will apply this in her home.
The Creative Director, Anita Bloom’s favourite Olympic Paints colour is Rustic Mink. She told us that with earthy tones and warm neutrals being a current trend in decorating, she loves this soft colour from Olympic Paints. Anita goes on to say that it goes well with textures and multiple shades of green – creating a soothing and relaxing atmosphere – something we all crave in our daily lives.
Find out what the rest of the team’s favourite colours are at: https://www.reedexpoafrica.co.za/decorex/meet-the-team/ and also let us know what your favourite Olympic Paint colours are this season.
Happy women’s month to all the ladies!