Know the Color Trend for 2016!

By Mommy Donna and Kib - December 09, 2015

When a year is about to end, we can hear a lot of reports about the major happenings of the year, the newsmakers, and what trend became popular on that year.  Apart from reminiscing the events, there were also news about the predictions of what will be the trend and big events on the coming year.  People are excited about these predictions as they also tend to prepare for it so that they will be 'in'.

Last November 26th, Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines, launched it second "Trend Beyond Colours", unveiling the nine key colour palettes featured across three inspirational palettes: "We Are One", "New Eco", and "Wonder-Lust".  Each theme features three unique colours, allowing consumers to explore and express their imagination.

One by one, the new colour palettes are revealed to the media

The first series, "We Are One", features modern colours reminding how new age technology and social media are constantly affecting our lives and keeping us connected wherever we are.  The palette features Founder Blue (NP B 1527D), Gray Knight (NP N 2001T), and Green Tuft (NP BGG 1666A), accentuating people's connection in a world without boundaries where digital devices are an indispensable part of our life today.

"We Are One"

The second series, "New Eco" celebrates the wonders and simplicity of Mother Earth.  Inspired by nature, "New Eco" brings consumers back in touch with the environment from its quietly stylish but ultimately comforting colours.  The palette reinterprets Asia's captivating nature, from the vintage soul of Asia to the serene oceans and mighty volcanoes personified by its three colours, Tavern Buff (NP N 1867P), Lush (NP BGG 1605T), and Volcanic Black (NP N 1918A).

"New Eco"

The third collection, "Wonder-Lust" embodies today's YOLO or "You Only Live Once" culture as it explores one's discovery for the perfect balance in life through our continual search for new interests, hobbies, experiences and adventures.  For consumers that aren't afraid of some excitement in their life, "Wonder-Lust" is equally big, bold, and bright in colours.  The lively colours features are Being Peach (NP YO 1219T), Fast Car (NP AC 2076A), and Blue Lullaby (NP PB 1550P).


The nine colours are forecasted to drive utilization across various industries and applications in 2016 and 2017.  

The nine trend colours were curated and handpicked by more than 50 design professionals, colour experts and enthusiasts from all over the Asia Pacific Region, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan, held at the Asia Pacific ChromaZone Colour Forecasting Workshop 2015  in Japan earlier this year.

Michael Chung, General Manager of Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines, explained why these palettes were chosen.  "To create these palettes, we have analyzed the effects of colours and how behaviour is influenced by colour, fashion, retail performance, lifestyle trends, and culture in today's world.  Nippon Paint's Trend Beyond Colors will inspire consumers to create their own designer styles drawing on the three themes handpicked by our designers.  The publication is packed with many photos and ideas, featuring our designers' personal tips and recommendations on how the colour palette can be cleverly and innovately applied on both interior and exterior surfaces,"  Chung further explained.

These colours can be coated to almost any imaginable surfaces, including wood, tiles, cement, slate, and glass.  Consumers can also use these colours to mimic the look and feel of three-dimensional textures of stone, marble, velvet, or satin using the series of Nippon Paint Momento Special Effect Paint.

Bloggers testing the new colour palettes

I can't wait to see these colours come alive in 2016!

Trend Beyond Colors 2016/17 is available for download online.  To download or to read it online, you may visit

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