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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.


Recent Color News

Jetstar 10th Anniversary Livery

PPG Aerospace coatings help Jetstar celebrate 10th birthday with special livery

Orange can be an unforgiving color, even with aircraft coatings. But a basecoat-clearcoat system by PPG;s aerospace business selected by Jetstar for its 10th-anniversary livery gave the airline reason to celebrate with an Airbus A320 aircraft painted orange, with white and black lettering and a white star, that should keep its good looks for years to come.

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PPG to showcase OPTIGRAY at GlassBuild America

PPG will introduce OPTIGRAY® glass, an ultra-neutral, warm-light-gray glass, during GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window and Door Expo, Sept. 9-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Optigray glass is designed to maximize light transmittance and clarity. The light-gray tint in Optigray glass eliminates the green naturally present in conventional clear glass formulations, producing a highly-transparent, super-neutral aesthetic that can actually show less color than clear glass.

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PPG color experts from around the world forecast color trends for 2015, 2016

TRENDCAST Styling Directions 2014 keeps designers on the leading edge of consumer taste and reflects the latest trends in colors, effects and tactile sensations for coated surfaces based on a consensus of 35 PPG global color experts.

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PPG Aerospace coatings help colorize LOT Polish Airlines 85th anniversary livery

PPG Aerospace coatings help colorize LOT Polish Airlines 85th anniversary livery

Coatings by PPG's aerospace business helped LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) colorize the livery of an Embraer E175 jet painted to celebrate the airline’s 85th anniversary. Working from black-and-white photographs, LOT and PPG officials created the colors for a retro design honoring a historic livery and the airline’s original logo that featured a representation of a crane in flight.

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THE VOICE OF COLOR Program of PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS Brand Announces Digital PPG Color Work Station

THE VOICE OF COLOR Program of PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS Brand Announces Digital PPG Color Work Station

Choosing the right color for any home project should be personal and inspiring. That's why the new PPG Color Work Station from PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand has been designed as an all-inclusive design station for anyone looking to complete a home painting project.

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CIL Paint launches new website

Choosing Colour Is Top Paint Challenge, Survey Finds

CIL® brand launches unique ‘model home’ website to make process easier

When it comes to painting, applying paint to a wall is an easier task than choosing a colour. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian paint habits conducted by leading brand CIL paint.

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DOE awards $224,000 to PPG to develop new class of pigments

PPG, Berkeley Lab aim to produce dark-colored coatings with unprecedented solar reflectance

While painting a metal roof white is the simplest way to keep the sun’s energy from heating a building’s interior, most consumers will do so only if the roof is flat. For sloped roofs, they prefer darker coatings that absorb more visible light, including many that also absorb more invisible NIR solar radiation. Because colors absorb more solar energy as they get darker, buildings with dark-colored roofs are warmer and more expensive to cool than buildings with white roofs.

PPG's industrial coatings business has received a $224,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop dark-colored pigments for cool metal roof and façade coatings that incorporate near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence and reflectance to improve energy performance.


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Super-Premium OLYMPIC® ELITE™ boasts Richest Color and Strongest Protection Palettes

Developed for durability and incorporating Olympic Stains’ highest levels of protection against the damaging effects of sunlight, water, mildew and algae on the coating, Olympic ELITE pushes clarity, beauty and durability to new levels to unlock and protect the beauty of wood. Olympic ELITE Advanced Stain + Sealant in One is asuper-premium exterior stain line offering a new palette of wood- and nature-inspired hues, available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide.

The new ELITE line introduces WOODLAND OIL™ – a series of super-pigmented, super-penetrating semi-transparent stains in Natural, Mahogany Blaze, Kona Brown and a gold-brown hue called “Mountain Cedar.” Woodland Oil penetrates quickly, even on exotic hardwoods.

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Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor

SICO® paint introduces unique colour palette to achieve lavish look

We’re seeing it on the runways, on the highways, and now in all facets of home décor. Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, according to leading brand SICO paint. It’s presenting itself with dramatic colours, rich metallic shades, and plush velvet and suede – think shimmery antique golds highlighted by sophisticated darks and extravagant gem tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire.

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PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand launches Color of Year

Refreshed thinking is driving homeowners to unwind from their stressful lives and seek colors that emphasize enlightenment, say color experts at PPG Pittsburgh Paints who recently named "Turning Oakleaf" as their 2014 Color of the Year. The soft, but energetic buttercream yellow is expected to have a prominent role in home decor in the coming year.

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PPG data shows white continues to be most popular global car color, but another color is gaining preference

According to PPG's annual automotive color trends, white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2013 automotive build data. Looking ahead, color experts say drivers may see more blue in 2014 models. PPG’s data has shown increases in the popularity of blue for certain regions and vehicle types.

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DULUX® Paint predicts colourful revival in year ahead

The DULUX brand has given new meaning to the words “fresh paint” with the unveiling of its 2014 paint trends forecast. The colourful palette is filled with rich, invigorating hues that represent renewal and refreshing change, according to the leading Canadian paint brand.

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CIL® unveils results of national survey on Canadian paint habits

Colour in home decor may be all the rage, but Canadians are stuck on neutrals. That’s the finding of a countrywide survey conducted by leading brand CIL paint of Canadian paint habits over the last year.

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PPG's refinish business launches the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection

The Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection features colors from Hutton’s Ridler Award winners as well as unique formulations used on some of his other standout rides. Developed with PPG at Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, the collection covers 15 distinctive tones ranging from Madysen Gold and Checkered Red to Kalalau Lime and Indy Blue. Each is a special Hutton creation.

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Being involved in the Color Lifecycle means the best color match possible for refinish customers

PPG is engaged in every phase of a color’s lifespan. From working alongside major automotive OEM designers to collecting variant information in the field to providing comprehensive, up-to-date colormatching tools, it’s a global effort that delivers world-class results.

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PITTSBURGH PAINTS is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. CIL is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.  PPG Pittsburgh Paints is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.  Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc. for use in Canada only.