The new issue of Plascon Spaces is dedicated to the transformative power of paint. It is in this spirit of renewal that Spaces' design has undergone a radical transformation, the most notable element of which is the striking new masthead and cover image centred around the inspiration of the publication, paint. Complemented by beautifully styled photographs, the layout is fresh, eye-catching and modern, urging readers to linger on the pages. The content too, has been reimagined, focusing on reader-friendly, step-by-step instructions on how to create an exciting range of different looks, and features handy information on which Plascon products are best suited to specific projects.
For ease of use, the magazine is divided into two sections: Inspire and Create. Informed by the latest happenings in the décor arena, the upfront Inspire section features some of the hottest colour trends at the moment and offers a peek into gorgeous aspirational spaces that were given makeovers courtesy of Plascon's versatile, durable range of paints.
First up in the Inspire section, the Pantone Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid, comes into the spotlight, and is showed off in all its evocative guises throughout the house. Other colour transformations include that of popular South African cartoonist Zapiro's studio, a Cape Town-based office space, the sought-after Top Billing Dream Home apartment and a contemporary Johannesburg-based home - all supplemented by before and after pics. Perhaps the most prominent of all the makeovers featured is that of the World Design Capital, Cape Town, which has seen an array of designers and shop owners all doing their part to keep the official colour, yellow, front of mind.
The Create section offers readers easy-to-follow makeover instructions, simple step-by-step DIY projects and plenty home-improvement advice and tips. In the feature, One Room, Four looks, the bedroom is given four divergent moods with a palette including deep plum, neutrals and sunny yellow. The kitchen, too, sees a grand transformation, enabled with a few tips and tricks using Plascon paint. Add to that news on the latest Plascon products, and useful advice from Spaces' resident paint expert, and keen DIY-ers and novices alike have a truly educational and inspiring read ahead of them.