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BASF Released the 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends Collection

SUPERPOSITION is this year’s colour collection by BASF, focused on simultaneity and functionality.

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Olive Sprig is PPG's Colour of the Year 2022

PPG has chosen Olive Sprig as its colour of the year 2022. This sophisticated grey-green represents post-pandemic healing, regrowth and resilience.

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Evergreen Fog is Sherwin-Williams' 2022 Colour of the Year

Sherwin-Williams unveiled Evergreen Fog SW 9130 as its 2022 colour of the year. A nourishing and sophisticated grey-green shade suitable for a wide variety of spaces.

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Baku is Interpon's 2022 Colour of the Year

Interpon has revealed its 2022 Colour of the Year: BAKU Y2375I. It is a soft and shimmering grey, with hints of indigo blue and silver developed for the field of architecture and design.

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AkzoNobel Has Revealed the Colour of the Year 2022

The coating manufacturer AkzoNobel has revealed Bright Skies, its colour of the year 2022.

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Guacamole is GLIDDEN Paint Colour of the Year 2022

GLIDDEN Paint by PPG has selected Guacamole as its 2022 colour of the year. 

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Axalta Published its Report on the Future of Colour and Finishes

Axalta released a trend forecasting studio that analyses the future of colour and finishes for 2022.

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Clariant’s Automotive Styling Shades 2025 Trendbook Now Available with an Interactive Digital Version

Clariant unveiled its Automotive Styling Shades 2025 Trendbook, which features 28 trend colours for the automotive industry and includes, for the first time, an interactive digital version.

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Covid-19 Might Increase Sales of Blue Cars, According to PPG 2020 Automotive Color Popularity Report

PPG 2020 Automotive Color Popularity Report shows that blue hues – which convey optimism, confidence, recovery and hope – have increased their popularity.

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Coatings Industry Under Pressure Due to Uncertainties in the Raw Materials Market

The European paint, printing inks and artists' colours industry is under increased pressure due to rising raw materials prices, caused by a complex mix of demand, capacity issues and scarce transportation resources. Despite the enormous impact for the industry, the coatings industry is striving to reduce risks to customers. 

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Tikkurila Unveiled Its Colour of the Year 2021: Cumulus Blue

Cumulus Blue, Tikkurila's colour of the year 2021, is a light shade of blue belonging to a palette that takes inspiration from the colours of nature.

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ElectroLight is Axalta's 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year

Axalta announced its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year, a green-yellow hue, highly visible to LiDAR and RADAR systems.

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BASF Releases its Colour Report 2020 for Automotive OEM Coatings

BASF has released the BASF Colour Report 2020 for Automotive OEM Coatings unveiling a wider range of chromatic colours used by the world's OEM automakers.

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PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating Are the Colours of the Year 2021

Pantone Colour Institute presents the colours of the year 2021: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. A combination of two independent colours that highlights how different elements come together to support one another and infuse light, energy and a desire for balance.

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PPG Unveils Future Automotive Colour Trends

During the biennial Color Show event, held in digital version, PPG presented 5 colour palettes that represent future colour trends in the automotive industry.

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