CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today released its Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report which confirms a continued global preeminence by white, while hints of colorful hues enliven traditional neutral colors to bring color back into the mainstream.
“We are seeing a clear preference for the neutral shades, but there is a catch,” explains Nancy Lockhart, Axalta’s Color Marketing Manager. “We are seeing colorful hues being added to these neutrals to create eye-catching tones. Watch for tints and effects to add depth and beauty to these neutrals in the future.”
Regional highlights from Axalta’s 2016 Color Popularity Report include:
According to Elke Dirks, Automotive OEM Color Designer for Axalta’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, Axalta uses the color popularity data to assist customers in decision making. “Our trend reporting enables Axalta to be nimble as we work with automakers on future colors,” she said. “Understanding consumer preferences and trends provides insights that help us forecast where consumer choices may be heading in the years to come.”
“Consumer appreciation of color nuances such as the differences between solid and pearlescent white across Asia reflects the subtle differences among consumer preferences,” added Annie You, Axalta OEM Color Designer based in China. “Awareness of these differences provides a constant reminder that we need to continually review our color palette to keep pace with discerning car buyers and with the automakers who rely on Axalta for color choices.”
Axalta’s full Global Automotive 2016 Color Popularity Report can be viewed and downloaded here: axaltacs.com/colorreport.
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