Color of the Year

“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.

Coatings Formulation

46,51%  Xirallic® NXT M260-60 WNT Panthera Silver

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%

Plastics Formulation

1,50%   Xirallic NXT M260-60 WNT Panthera Silver

0,10%   TiO2

0,03%   Pigment Blue 15:1

0,01%   Carbon Black

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Blue Glow Purple is the Color of the Year

The versatile shade of Blue-Glow Purple works its magic in different ways. It can work for punk or royal styles, reveal quiet mystery, or shock and surprise. Blue Glow Purple is also a color styling in the Global Mobility Color Inspiration ‘Crossroads’ concept. Learn more about this concept

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.

The versatility of this effect color perfectly fits the trend toward adaptability we expect to see in the coming year.

Filip Roscam

Design Director
Pigments & Functional Materials

Formulation

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)

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