Techno Tint: Axalta names ‘Techno Blue’ as 2023 colour of the year

Toronto, Ontario — Axalta unveiled its 2022 colour trends report last month, alongside the always-anticipated release of this year’s global automotive colour of the year, Techno Blue. Every year, the colour experts at Axalta compile data reflective of trends in vehicle colour choices across international markets, as part of its annual “Powered by Color” trend […]

Dazzling Array: BASF unveils 2022/23 colour trends collection

Toronto, Ontario – BASF has announced 2022-2023’s Automotive Colour Trends – a collection of shades and hues designed to inspire automotive designers around the globe. According to the company’s newsletter, this year’s collection, titled ‘New Array’ refers to the thoughtful process of ordering values and responding to new needs, moving into new colour spaces with […]


AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022 Monochrome tones remain king—but not among consumers Story by KATE NG Modern automotive coatings are more complex than ever— radar detection, EV sensor compatibility and supply chain issues are some of the factors companies must consider before developing the colour hue itself. Most customers don’t see that though—pretty colours are […]

Hot Swatches: BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection

Toronto, Ontario — Dust off your berets and furrow your brows—the BASF 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection is here. The design experts at BASF’s Coatings division have delivered this year’s offering of colour commentary with the theme of SUPERPOSITION; what the company considers the “state where the limitation of binary systems is overcome,” according to […]