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Always Leading The Business Of Color.

What makes someone choose one mobile phone, or tablet device, or vacuum cleaner over another?

Because color sells and surface design is sacred. PPG's unique position as a color leader in multiple markets enables us to observe and translate emerging global color trends for our customers' applications – from consumer goods to automotive color, from residential to commercial to industrial design.

We help customers generate color ideas based on cultural, and demographic trends. Our colors coat a wide range of materials and surfaces, shorten development cycles, and bring more desirable products to market - faster and better looking.

What's in store for 2020?

There is a uniqueness to PPG's forecasting color expertise in that we identify color directions for more surfaces than any other company.  From automotive to architectural, consumer electronics to aerospace, industrial to packaged goods - every industry informs the other.

Learn more about the PPG process, our color experts and the trends you'll see in 2020.

2020 Color Trends


PPG Color of Year: Night Watch

The most impactful color trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature, according to the color experts at PPG, and the PPG paint brand’s 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch (PPG1145-7) is leading the way. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, this rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green will be at the forefront of design trends in 2019, and it allows homeowners to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature in their spaces.

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PPG publishes 2018/19 global color trends book

PPG color experts forecast colors for building and decor, automobiles, consumer electronics and aerospace

PPG recently published its 2018/19 Global Color Trends book, a 130+ page overview of PPG’s collective forecast for color use in building and decor, automobiles, consumer electronics and aerospace.

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