Coatings company Axalta Coating Systems has published its annual colour magazine, Vibes. It is dedicated to the evolution of colour and texture in the architecture and design industry. Two focal points of this year's magazine are the connection with nature as well as the feeling of security it creates. Vibes presents colour palettes based on concepts such as "grounding through colour" and "the calming power of nature". Colour trend research shows that colours based on age-old materials such as wood or terracotta make even the most unusual structures feel grounded.
Modern design that relies on the timelessness of such natural materials thus strengthens the bond with the environment - and evokes feelings of profundity and stability in the observer. Examples include powder coatings such as Metallic Earth, Opal Grey and Archival Blue.
Vibes also presents the ten most popular colours of 2022, based on data from architects and designers using Axalta's digital "COLOURit" tool. The tool reflects a snapshot of trends and experimental thinking that have emerged in response to global events. Popular colours, such as finely textured greens, earthy browns and various shades of warm golds, speak volumes about the collective mood, namely the desire for a stronger connection to nature.
All the colours and textures mentioned in the magazine are available as part of Axalta's Alesta SD, SuperDurable powder coatings range. According to the supplier, these products provide customers with outstanding aesthetics and surface protection, while contributing to LEED certification and increased sustainability.
This year's Vibes colour journal can be downloaded in digital form in English at https://sn.pub/JOT823Ax and offers an overview of colour trends that are currently shaping the architecture and design world.