AkzoNobel takes a fresh look at colour blue; unveils Denim Drift for 2017
AkzoNobel, makers of Dulux paints in India, has declared ‘Denim Drift’ as the Colour of the Year for 2017. As part of the 14th edition of AkzoNobel’s annual global study, ColourFutures, Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor, brand ambassadors of Dulux in India, unveiled the colour trend – ‘Denim Drift’ and its overriding trend: ‘Life in a New Light’.
Trend Forecasting Process
Every year, AkzoNobel’s colour experts, international trend watchers and authorities from various fields of design come together at the company’s Global Aesthetic Center. Together, they research and identify the social and design trends that will influence consumers in their colour and interior decoration choices for the coming year. The brand’s overriding theme for the year ahead encourages consumers to celebrate a new look on the simple things that make life worth living.
“As the world changes, people are taking a fresh look at the everyday essentials of life – our family and friends, work, connecting with nature and the pleasure of experiences. It is befitting that ‘Life in a New Light’ is the driving influence for 2017 and is seen in all our colour trends for the year,” said Jeremy Rowe, Managing Director, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints, South East & South Asia, Middle East.
“Blue is the colour of life, of every-day life,” he added. “It is also a colour that is soothing and restful. ‘Denim Drift’ seems to best describe the trend as the chosen shade appears to drift from being definitely indigo blue to a lighter blue-grey named Smoke Grey in our colour catalogues.”
According to Rajiv Rajgopal, Director, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel South Asia Cluster, “Dulux has been delivering essential colours to consumers in India through its range of innovative and best-in-class interior and exterior paint products. ‘Denim Drift’ will be available via the Dulux range of interior and exterior paints, so that consumers can make it an essential part of their lives in 2017. The Colour of the Year 2017 and the complementing colour palette featuring a spectrum of blues and tones is a truly accessible paint palette that can be easily translated into architecture and interior decorating.”
“The Colour of the Year 2017, ‘Denim Drift’, is an essential part of our everyday palette,” pointed out Farhan Akhtar, Brand Ambassador, Dulux. “When teamed with rich shades, it will bring your walls to life and exude energy. With lighter tones it will bring a cool, calming and airy feel.”
“‘Denim Drift’ is the must-have colour of 2017,” observed Shraddha Kapoor, Brand Ambassador, Dulux. “It is truly adaptable, fitting into all life and interior styles, making it the perfect choice for reflecting the mood for 2017. Rightly observed by the team researching the colour trend blue is the colour of life, of everyday life. It is familiar and yet new.”
ColourFutures is AkzoNobel’s way of sharing colour knowledge with people around the world, so that everyone can be inspired and benefit from the impact colour can have on lives. Drawing insights from a multitude of influences from fine art to technology, design to nature, architecture to fashion and music to popular culture, ColourFutures continues to chart out the colour trends and forecasts of what people are veering towards.