Color, performance, and protection for the wild at heart. AkzoNobel said that’s the inspiration behind Wild Wonder, the Interpon Color of the Year for 2023, a color imagined by an international team of color experts and inspired by the rhythms of nature around us. Wild Wonder is one of a palette of eight new colors influenced by nature: its shapes, structures, and colors. By learning from nature, architects and designers can create even more comfortable, beautiful spaces in which to live and work. The new Color of the Year is part of the Futura 2022-2025 color family.

According to AkzoNobel, the unique colors in the palette are intended to help people reflect and reconsider their relationship with earth’s natural resources – with the warm, golden tones of the harvest, and the positivity and energy that flows from the happy promise of a new season, and a world sustained. Expert color scientists from AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetics Center, and from around the world, have accessed more than three decades of color research and analysis to ensure the colors are on-trend. Each of the shades is also available digitally in the AkzoNobel Design App and the AkzoNobel Connecting Colors App.

Interpon powder coatings are designed to enable surfaces to retain their color integrity for longer, thanks to their exceptional levels of durability and performance. They are not only helping designers create a new future, but also protecting it, and making it more sustainable. Backed by an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), the collection’s raw materials, manufacture, and transportation have been assessed by an independent third party for transparent sustainability credentials. And as powder coatings, the new range of colors is also free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Bob Dirks, Global Segment manager, Architecture at AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, said, “Everyone needs color. Colors that dazzle and colors that hide, colors that stand out or blend in, in both 2D and 3D. Colors you can see and colors you can’t. Colors that enhance the buildings in which we work and live; the furniture on which we sit and relax; the everyday household products that integrate effortlessly and harmoniously with our everyday lives. We have a constant desire to help you succeed, creating exceptional colors matched by exceptional support to protect your reputation and ours.”

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