AkzoNobel, the leading global paints and coatings company and the makers of Dulux paints in India, presented Monarch Gold as the Colour of the Year for 2016.
Developed by the companys Global Aesthetic Center in collaboration with leading design and colour experts from around the world, ColourFuturesTM 2016 is inspired by contrasting opinions, with looking both ways being the driving influence. This year, we find ourselves at a unique crossroads where we can see the advantage of both tradition and modern innovation, where the importance of weighing opposite opinions and views has never been stronger. Monarch Gold also weaves in beautifully with Indias affinity towards gold that is deeply engraved in the countrys culture, architecture and heritage, an official statement said. Speaking at the launch, Jeremy Rowe, Managing Director, Decorative Paints, South East South Asia, Middle East, AkzoNobel, observed, Colour is a wonderful medium to express oneself and create a personal style. It is also a social barometer of peoples moods and sentiments. Through ColourFutures we strive to make the everyday extraordinary and hope to use the transformative power of colour to improve and energise the urban community more than ever before. The world is viewing India with a lot of optimism and confidence and, for AkzoNobel, India continues to be a high growth market. Sharing his insights for the business in India, Rajiv Rajgopal, Director, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel India, said, In 2015, Dulux has launched innovative paint products such as Dulux Velvet Touch Diamond Glo, with the dazzling glow and strength of a diamond; Weathershield Powerflexx, with rainproof properties and Super Cover with its colours of the world. These innovations have successfully appealed to not only the aesthetic sense of our consumers but also catered to the need of protecting the walls of their homes. In our endeavour to invigorate deeper into trends, AkzoNobel ColourFutures is our global colour trend guide that is aimed at inspiring everyone when decorating a space. Farhan Akhtar, Actor, Director, Singer and Brand Ambassador, Dulux, said, Dulux has been a pioneer in styling dcor and guiding consumers on using colour to express their personal style. Owing to the brands international lineage, it is well positioned in introducing global trends to India. I am excited to see how the Colour of the Year, Monarch Gold and the thought-provoking overriding theme Looking both ways translates into our everyday lives through architecture, design home decoration and even fashion. Shraddha Kapoor, Actor, Singer, Designer, Dancer and Brand Ambassador, Dulux, said, Im delighted to be on board with Dulux and excited by the ColourFutures study that showcases colour trends for the next year. Monarch Gold permeates perfectly into the new generation of consumers as it resonates a modern outlook yet retains the traditional element.