Color of the Year
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.
This color styling was inspired by the period of the evening where there is still daylight left, therefore it is not a blue-black, but a blue-grey. The star in the formulation: Xirallic® NXT Panthera SilverDiscover Panthera Silver
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%
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.
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)