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AkzoNobel Announces Colour Design Trends of 2014

AkzoNobel ColourFutures has unveiled “Teal” as the Colour of the Year 2014, chosen by a panel of international colour experts assembled by AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. These experts discussed the trend and colour concepts that made waves in the previous year.

Teal was chosen as the Colour of the Year 2014 as it is the amalgamation of blue and green. Sitting somewhere between these two colours, it represents balance as well as sophistication, tranquility and versatility.

In addition to the colour of the year, ColourFutures also identified five broad colour design trends for interior and exterior decoration, and presents palettes of complementary colours that can be used to create these trends in the places where people live, work and play.

Jeremy Rowe, managing director of AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, South East & South Asia (SESA), said, “Colours play a very important role in everyone’s life. Colours are everywhere and they influence the way we feel and behave. As the global colour authority, AkzoNobel introduced ColourFutures to understand and anticipate the trends of the future, mapping them to colours for people around the world to incorporate into their lives in this year.”

AkzoNobel launched ColourFutures in 2013 to inspire people to add a spectrum of colours and shades into their lives. It is now one of the trusted sources of colour inspiration for professionals in industries such as interior, industrial, product, fashion and architectural designs.

Rowe added, “As we look back on the decade and reflect on how colours have shaped our lives, it is important for us to look ahead and develop even more vibrant colour palettes for the world in the next 10 years. It is our hope that ColourFutures can continue to serve as inspiration for people as they live their lives at work, home and play.” 



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