Dedicated to the transformative powers of paint, the newest edition of the award-winning Plascon Spaces magazine again presents an array of rich and engaging visuals to readers in its first issue of 2014.

Produced and published quarterly by New Media Publishing, this issue of the magazine is dedicated to home makeovers. In keeping with this spirit of renewal, Plascon Spaces itself has undergone a radical transformation. The most notable element of this 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.

In 2013, Plascon Spaces’ design was celebrated with a PICA Award in the ‘Visual Production of the Year – Customer’, category of the South African publishing industry’s preeminent awards.

In line with this strong visual focus, the magazine’s content has also been reimagined focusing on reader-friendly, step-by-step instructions on how to create an exciting range of different looks.

For ease of use, the magazine is divided into two sections: Inspire and Create.

Informed by the latest happenings in the décor arena, the Inspire section features some of the hottest colour trends 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 dramatic colour transformations include that of popular South African cartoonist Zapiro’s studio, 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.

Add to that news on the latest Plascon products, and useful advice from Plascon Spaces’ resident paint expert, keen DIY-ers and novices alike have a truly educational, entertaining, and inspiring read ahead of them.

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