Automotive and Specialty Coatings
As people search for support, connection, inspiration and balance in the world today, they’re diving into the wonders of the natural world to find it. Color experts from our AkzoNobel Global Aesthetic Center, who are behind our extensive trend research, found hope at the heart of global social, design and consumer trends.
To reflect the mood of the moment in color, our color specialists invite top international design experts to come together in identifying global trends. According to our latest research, people are really re-evaluating their relationship with nature, discovering the natural environment as the source of everything in their lives.
Wild Wonder and its supporting palettes will bring a sense of energy and positivity into homes all over the world – do try this at home. We’ve gathered some ideas and inspiration to help you imagine an exciting new look.
One room, four ways
This color palette is inspired by plant-filled habitats: gardens, forests and woodlands. It’s a soothing palette that gives a comforting, familiar and supportive feel.
Nature’s raw materials are the inspiration for this color palette. Reflecting the richness of natural resources and designs, the shades bring a sense of creativity and potential.
This color palette is inspired by the bustling biodiversity of a wildflower field or grassland. The upbeat collection adds joy and harmony, celebrating what it means to work together.
Full of soft whites and light neutrals, this palette can create the perfect blank canvas. Fresh and unifying shades help make a home that’s ready for anything.
Personalize your space
Go graphic in the living room
Be bold in your living room by combining colors and playing with paint effects. Here, a circle painted in Wild Wonder adds a joyful, unexpected element against a soft pink wall. It feels warm and almost seems to glow.
Create contrast in the bedroom
Get creative with a split wall feature. In this room set, a soft pink section defines the bed area, while the rest of the room is painted in Color of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder. It’s a combination that makes for a fun, warm and welcoming space.
Bring sunshine into the kitchen
Inspired by the tones you’d find in a wildflower field, shades from the Buzz Colors palette feel comfortable together and are easy to layer. Here, a combination of Wild Wonder and rich yellow brings this kitchen to life.
Add interest with color-blocking
It’s easy to make a statement with a simple color-block technique. In this workspace, the pastel pink staircase makes a subtle impact against walls and ceiling painted in the Color of the Year 2023, Wild Wonder. Coordinating furnishings and accessories in the same shade of pink add the perfect finishing touch.
Celebrating 30 years of color research and 20 years of ColourFutures
It’s been a colorful journey for our Global Aesthetic Center and its ColourFutures trend report. Responsible for trend analysis, color research, color design and art direction, the Global Aesthetic Center engages leading design professionals from all over the world in identifying the trends and capturing the mood of the moment. That research is translated into color, products and inspiring trend collections by each of our color-based business.
Perfect finish industrial coatings
Color of the Year is the spark of inspiration that ignites a long-term design partnership with industrial coatings customers. On-trend colors, textures and special effects have been designed for many markets. Let’s work together to create the best finish for your products.