Nippon Paint presents the Asia Trending Colour for 2018 / 2019
Trend Beyond Colours 2018/19 introduces 32 colours under four themes
Nippon Paint Malaysia Group recently launched its Trend Beyond Colours 2018/19 (‘TBC 2018/19’), a series of Asian colour and trend forecast derived by Asian design professionals, colour influencers and enthusiasts from across Asia.
The TBC 2018/19, which consists of 32 colours under four themes – namely “Transient Glow”, “Conscious Being”, “Essential Balance” and “Seeking Adventure”.
The TBC 2018/19 was derived through a meticulous colour forecasting workshop held amongst a group of 65 Asian design experts and colour enthusiasts from 11 countries throughout Asia such as Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
These colours were forecasted to drive utilisation across various industries and applications beyond the coatings industry in Asia for the year 2018 and 2019.
Elaborating on the inspiration behind Trend Beyond Colours, Mr Yaw SengHeng, Group Managing Director of Nippon Paint Malaysia Group commented, “The Asian colour trend palette was distilled through integrated working groups with Asian professional and dives deep into elements such as economy, society, culture, technology and business to identify and decipher the socio-economic, lifestyle and technological trends that will shape the outlook for surfaces and colours.
Leveraging on our leadership in Asia within the coatings industry, it is pertinent that we continuously push the boundaries to re-think and re-create possibilities – be it for solutions or colours. As Asia continues to be a key contributor of growth for the world, it is critical for us to be the catalyst that drives innovations not just within the paint industry but beyond.”
On the colour theme, the “Transient Glow” colour palette was curated to create a dreamlike, surreal yet elegant and spirited environment. The colour set consists of Grape Freeze (mauve), Latin Dance (plum), Metallic Peony Pink (metallic pink), Pink Balloon (lavender-pink), Gossamer White (off white), Winning Streak (sky blue), Aqua Glass (mint) and Yellow Pendant (yellow).
The “Conscious Being” was curated to create a futuristic atmosphere. The colours consist of a blend between synthetic and organic tones, added with vibrant electric punches and industrial metallic to reflect the unique state of connectedness between men and machines today.
With these connected devices and connected homes as enablers, a culture of work-life integration has inched its way into the lifestyles of people throughout the region, inspiring not only the way Asians seek leisure, but also in work space designs.
This cool, confident and sophisticated colour set encompasses eight colours – dark blue-green (Ebony Blue), Olive Green (metallic olive-green), Metallic Iron Ore (metallic silver), Electrify (royal blue), Blessed Purple (mauve), So Orange (orange), Remembrance (white-grey) and Black Magic (black).
“With the bourgeoning of smart cities and smart buildings around the Southeast Asia region, ‘Conscious Being’ captures the fundamentals of marriage between concrete and connected technologies within the region.
The grouping of this colour set consists of cool greys and blues, bringing to life the essence of the digital and industrial inspired designs. A new element to this instalment of Trend Beyond Colours is the introduction of metallic hues, that brings an edgy element to our forecasted colours for Asia,” added Mr Yaw.
Meanwhile “Essential Balance” was put together to suit those who are pursuing minimalist, natural and tranquil lifestyles. Its colour set comprises of Spoonbread (beige), Trojan Gray (earthy gray), Bed Time Stories (light gray), Mountain Haze (earthy-pink), Tempest Brown (pinkish brown), Harrison Gray (brownish-gray), Abacadabra (brownish white) and Drifting Cloud (pinkish white).
Finally, “Seeking Adventure” colour set carries a theme of natural, rugged, thrilling and extreme fearlessness. The colour set consists of Knockout Red (bright red), Coral Expression (coral), Harbour (teal), Ultra Blue (Prussian blue), Memories (cornflower blue), Flint Black (greenish-black) and Green Shoot (lime green).