Welcome to the future

Pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life



Let’s paint the future together

Get access to resources that will help you commercialize your solutions. We’re collaborating with startups, suppliers and academia to push boundaries in the paints and coatings industry. It’s all about connecting what we know with what we don’t know yet. Check out our latest programs for opportunities to innovate with us.


ColourFutures trend research

Our Color of the Year 2021 is Brave Ground. We continuously monitor global social, design and consumer trends and create color palettes that respond to the needs of consumers. Our extensive research is translated across our business into on-trend products and colors for home interiors, furniture, flooring, cabinetry, consumer electronics, domestic appliances and the architecture, aerospace and automotive markets – truly transforming the world we live in!

Operation Night Watch

We’ve teamed up with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for Operation Night Watch, a trailblazing partnership to conserve one of the world’s most famous artworks. It’s a project that will help us preserve a piece of history while advancing our technical understanding of color in the modern world. What we learn could even end up coloring your life!

Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition

AkzoNobel is part of a broad coalition of Dutch companies that have pledged their support for making sustainability the cornerstone in COVID-19 recovery plans. 
Through continued collaboration with the Dutch and EU governments, we’ll maximize our contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and take actions that inspire hope for addressing future challenges together.