Color of the Year 2019
Color of the year 2019
Flow Sand is an elegant greyish-gold color, gradually revealing a warm orange undertone in the down-flop. It is inspired by wet sand on the beach at sunset, golden city lights at night, sun-bleached wood, the earthy scent of vetiver and the subtle taste of candi sugar.
Color of the year 2018
"Evening Sky" Blue intensity that shows character and power
Effect color of the year 2018
We like to set the spotlight each year (and we like to take that literally to see the effect!) on a special highlighted color. When night is falling, all colors around us start to fade to grey. Sparkles of light coming from stars appearing gradually in the sky, from lights shining out of apartments and offices in the city. Colors become less intense.
4,92% Heliogen® Blue L 6950 F
12,88% Stapa® IL Hydrolan 8154
3,31% Monolite® Blue 3R-H
1,63% Emperor® 2000
19,33% Microtitan MT 500 HD
11,41% Kronos® 2190
in the dry state: layer thickness = 15 µm
PWC in dry film = 26,00%
1,50% Xirallic® NXT M260-60 WNT Panthera Silver
0,03% Pigment Blue 15:1
0,01% Carbon Black
Effect color of the year 2017
Fruity and fresh, this plum-like purple is slightly reddish with inspirations from old rose and ripe fruit. The versatile shade of Blue Glow Purple works its magic in different ways. It can fit with punk or royal styles, reveal quiet mystery, or shock and surprise. While it boasts slightly reddish undertones from a flat viewing angle, seen from a different perspective, its blue interference highlights really pop. This interplay gives it the special glow referred to in its name. “The versatility of this effect color perfectly fits the trend toward adaptability we expect to see in the coming year,” says Filip Roscam, Design Director at Pigments & Functional Materials.
Blue-Glow Purple is a color designed for so many applications: coatings, plastics, even cosmetics! We’re convinced it will fascinate designers of all backgrounds in the months ahead.
Blue Glow Purple is the Color of the Year
The versatility of this effect color perfectly fits the trend toward adaptability we expect to see in the coming year.
Pigments & Functional Materials
24.8% Iriodin® 96107 Icy White Lightning
32.0% Xirallic® NXT T260-30 Tigris Blue
13.0% Pigment Magenta PR202
28.0% Pigment Violet 19
2.2% Carbon Black
28.0% PMC (pigment mass concentration in dry film)
Third Party Trademarks
Alpate® is a trademark of Toyo Europe
HELIOGEN® is a trademark of BASF SE, Germany
Stapa® is a trademark of Eckart GmbH, Hartenstein, Germany
Emperor® is a trademark of Cabot Corporation, Alpharetta, USA
Monolite® is a trademark of Heubach GmbH, Langelsheim, Germany
Microtitan® is a trademark of Tayca corporation, Japan
Kronos® is a trademark of Kronos INC., Germany
The image of the stylings may look different on every screen. It is just an inspiration.