Colour Design Awards 2017




Plascon is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Colour Design Awards. Entrants were tasked to pick a work environment and show us how they would use colour to make the space healthier, happier and more productive.

The proposed intervention could focus on the façade, interior or landscape of the building and it needed to consider how design, using colour as the main tool, could be used not only to brighten up the space but help to aid its functional and psychological impact on the people in the environment. The overall winner will receive a trip to LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2017 worth R40 000. The 2 runner ups will each receive R5 000 cash.

Congratulations to the following winners.




1st Place - Paula Maytham


First place was aptly taken by winner, Paula Maytham from the Design Time School Of Interior Design. Paula took the bland and boring office space of UCOOK, located in an old warehouse in Maitland, and transformed the building into something absolutely spectacular. Paula used accent colours for the graphics on the building, windows and doors, which has been laid on top of a dark grey base which brought the building to life in the most incredible way. The offices now look just as exciting and fun as the concept around UCOOK, which packages seasonally inspired dishes along with some delicious recipes and delivers them right to your doorstep. Paula used the following colours Morning Clay (pink), Metallic Gold (yellow), Grassy Knoll (green) and Tribecca Corner (dark grey).




2nd Place - Keitumetse Maboe 


Keitumetse Maboe from the Tshwane University of Technology, claims second place with his project; African Renaissance in a Modern Work Area. The amalgamation of an organic and natural feel with a corporate work environment is ever-present as earthy Plascon colours are used to perfection. According to a study on which the project was based, nature has a calming effect on humans by actually reducing stress. The design was nothing short of successful with this incredible integration of nature within the corporate environment, all the while drawing its inspiration from African roots. Keitumetse used the following colours: African Mud (black), White Rhino (beige), Desert Spring (light green) and Vineyard Green (dark green)

3rd Place - Cecil James Frost


Our beautiful shade of yellow, Sunkissed, was the inspiration behind the design that took third place. Cecil James Frost from the Tshwane University of Technology named his project Suburban Kiss, adding dashes of colour in an incredibly intelligent manner. Yellow is known to help stimulate creativity in the work environment and has definitely been put to good use in this project.