WHERE DO COLOR TRENDS COME FROM?
That's the question our customers ask us. Our answer: everywhere. This year, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at exactly how we created the PPG The Voice of Color® 2019 Color Trends.
Think Global. Act Colorful.
When your paints' colors are sold in 86 countries, developing color trends is a global, cross-cultural effort. We bring together over 20 of our color experts from across the world and lock them in a room for three days.
The result? A color trend forecast that's unmatched in scope and expertise anywhere in the paint industry.
Think Outside The Can
The car you drive, the cell phone you use and the airplane you fly in may all feature PPG colors. We consider color styles from multiple industries, not just paint.
Our color trends aren't just limited to your home because the colors you love aren't just limited to your home.
Dee Schlotter, PPG Color Expert, discusses upcoming trends at the 2019 Global Color Meeting
Show Your Homework
No one shows up to the Global Color Meeting empty handed. On day one, each expert presents twelve months of preparation, mood boards, magazine cutouts and Pinterest boards. When we hear the ooohs and aaahs, we know the Global Color Meeting has begun.
Discover Your Themes
Did you know gray was the most popular color during the recent economic recession? It's because we were feeling gray as a country and our color choices reflected our emotions.
Color reflects more than light. It reflects cultural changes and sociological shifts.
Color Experts from across multiple industries discuss and debate what will become popular in the year to come.
Take 20 opinionated color experts speaking 9 different languages. Tell them they can't go home until we have four color trends. Add a pinch of jet lag and too much coffee. This is day three. Fingers are pointed. Arguments are animated. Color trends are born.
Meet The Global Experts
With over 80 years of combined experience, our PPG color connoisseurs are
unmatched in their color expertise.
Here are some of our experts who helped make our 2019 color trends happen.
35 Years With PPG - Color Styling Manager
Jane E. Harrington
Automotive, North America
Our automotive customers are very excited about PPG's global approach to color. The colors developed for our global auto show represent colors consumers will be comfortable with for future models.
25 Years With PPG
Color Stylist, Brand Marketing, Southern Europe
The most interesting part of my work is that it requires a permanent curiosity for our environment. I constantly need to observe any social or cultural phenomenon with an open mind.
27 Years with PPG
Sr. Color Marketing Manager, Architectural Coatings, North America
Our goal is to offer the right colors to our customers so they can create meaningful and beautiful projects. We draw from nature, fashion, and color psychology to create an emotional connection to our colors.
2019 Color Of The Year
Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more hotly debated than our Color of the Year. We have thousands upon thousands of colors spanning various industries around the globe, so how do we pick just one to be our Color of the Year?
Click here to learn more about our 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch, and our color selection process.