Decorex Africa celebrates its 30th year this year. It incorporates Cape Decor & Design Week and Joburg Decor & Design Week, which precede the shows themselves, as well as 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg, which are co-located with Decorex Joburg.
The rise of the metaverse has colour shades morphing phygitally between the physical and digital realms. In addition, the saturated intensity of ‘dopamine brights’ – a recently coined term – puts a happy smile on the face of colour. All the while, new colour names like ‘cyber lime’ and ‘digital lavender’ tint our world a brighter shade of pale.
‘Through our own ongoing research and that of our RX Global network, we’re able to map these shifts and translate them into macrotrends that are easy to understand and apply,” says Decorex Africa’s Bielle Bellingham. RX Global is the world’s largest event organiser, while Decorex Africa presents premier annual décor, design, and lifestyle exhibitions.
Decorex Africa recently presented an industry talk on the colour trends that visitors can expect to see in evidence at upcoming shows in Cape Town and Joburg. Highlighting colour choices for contemporary interior design to take us from 2023 into the future, Bellingham says: “On the whole, what we’re seeing is a mix of cautious optimism and escapism that people are craving post-pandemic, even in times of budget crunch.”
To see these contemporary colours expressed in the latest local and international designs and decor accessories, head to Decorex Cape Town (22-25 June 2023 at the CTICC) and Joburg (3-6 August 2023 at the Sandton Convention Centre).
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