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Johnstone’s Trade reveals Colour of the Year 2020 

Johnstone’s Trade has revealed its Colour of the Year 2020, Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6, chosen from its Voice of Colour palette. This versatile colour works across a multitude of spaces and designs to please a whole host of clientele who are looking to add a sense of calm, elegance and strength into a space.

A fitting colour to offer an escape from today’s fast-paced society, the blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue will evoke a sense of calm while at the same time offering hopefulness for the perfect balance.

Donna Taylor, senior colour manager for PPG, said: “As we look to escape today’s fast-paced society in search for simplicity, colours such as Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6 resonate so well across various areas of society. Strong, calming, trustworthy and versatile, this shade helps bring people closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky in order to evoke a sense of serenity.”

The Colour of the Year decision process starts with the PPG Global Colour Workshop. This annual workshop brings together more than 20 PPG global colour stylists from a range of industries including automotive, aerospace and architectural. Combining their individual insights, they are able to determine which colours will resonate and represent the PPG Global Colour Forecast.

Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6 has a rich and traditional hue that is perfect for creating colour block rooms. Paired against organic materials, particularly white wood, will provide a sharp contrast that’s set to be heavily popular across all areas of design.

2020 Global Colour Trends Guide

Working alongside the Colour of the Year, the PPG 2020 Global Colour Trends Forecast offers inspiration for a variety of industries. From design trends to colour pallets, these trends act as a useful guide for painters and decorators to use throughout their work across various sectors. The colours are brought to life through three trend stories as detailed below:

On the Move: Thisupbeat and playful colour palette addresses consumers who are looking to remake, reuse and merge cultural influences from different eras, creating a fresh aesthetic that feels simultaneously retro and contemporary. Mismatched hues deliver joyful colour combinations that encourage self-expression from the bold and confident consumer.

At the Core: Taking cues from Mother Nature, this colour collection is earthy, botanical and sustainable, resonating with consumers who are looking for a state of balance between long-lasting and purposeful living. These colours evoke comfort and nostalgia, particularly the muted mid-tones.

In the Know: With an emphasis on knowledge, reflection and innovation, thisthemerepresents consumers who are eager to change society, while contributing to a future that is better than the past. The palette acknowledges the convergence between technology and earthliness, by featuring raw, natural hues like Cedar Chest PPG1065-7, as well as organic oxidised blue-greens like Cavalry PPG1041-7 and Wave of Mystery PPG1148-7.

In the UK, Voice of Colour is available exclusively through Johnstone’s Trade, which brings the latest colour trends to its customers. Visit www.johnstonestrade.com/colour more information.

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