Nippon Paint Malaysia Group has launched its Trend Beyond Colours 2020/21 (“TBC 2020/21”), that consists of 32 shades across four core themes that varies from vibrant and bold hues to delicate and pastel shades of the colour spectrum.
The four themes are “Raw Beauty”, “Precious Tale”, “Gentle Whisper”, “Pop Life” and each theme represents a specific persona and style inspired by the technological, economic, political, social and environmental influences that shape them, observing the balance between global trends and a touch of localism and regionalism in Asia.
For this theme, a warm and calm shade of rustic orange brown – Aztec – is the core color. Aztec embraces today’s core focus on bringing outdoors, indoors. Many city dwellers crave for the beauty and surrounding of nature in its natural form, seemingly absent from today’s hustle and bustle of the urban city life. Inspired by the elements of nature and the great outdoors, Aztec also showcases a fresh perspective on how nature impacts a living space, bringing a sense of calm and belonging with the use of neutral-toned hues in the home. Tonal shades of green, muted browns, warm oranges and beige bring together the beauty of nature indoors, thus exuding a serene, refreshing yet energizing vibe to living spaces.
In Raw Beauty, a range of browns are used to convey a sense of strength and reliability, often being viewed as a solid colour much like the earth. 1 Often described as bright, happy and uplifting, hues of orange in the core theme also exudes feelings of warmth aim to inspire individuals today to celebrate Earth and the natural world around us. The theme also incorporates the colour beige, often referred to as a staple of minimalist design with its soft and warm tone for emanating simplicity and serenity with its light natural hue.
Modern, luxury, elegance and ornamentation – these are some of the main inspirations behind the “Precious Tale” theme. Comprising of contemporary shades such as dark grey, dark turquoise and burnt orange, colours under this theme are complemented with lavish metallics and textured surfaces for that classically extravagant look. This theme aims to make urbanites reconsider the sense of places by creating a warm yet indulgent atmosphere within the rooms.
An inviting yet calming shade of teal, Turkish Tile stands as the core colour within the Precious Tale theme. This rich shade is often known as the colour of positivity – bringing peace to a home, as well as good fortune to the owner. When paired together with other warm colours within the similar colour spectrum such as orange and red, the combination of colours creates an elegant and rustic look and feel to any space.
Inspired by the cool tones of the ocean waves, the soft yet alluring theme of “Gentle Whisper” brings a whole new appeal to the ever-trending minimalist theme. The modern theme brings together the fluidity of lighter pastel shades with contrasting tones such as navy and slate grey to provide a calming and uplifting vibe at home, be it in the bedroom, living room or kitchen. Despite the mysterious undertones displayed by the darker shades, a cool monochrome feeling is created when paired together with the correct hues. In the face of inflexibility of modern life, this theme celebrates the beauty of neutrality.
The calming shade of chalky pink – Plymouth Notch – stands as the core colour for the “Gentle Whisper” palette. This neutral yet delicate shade offers a fresh breath of colour amongst the other monochromatic hues within the same palette (think slate blue, dark grey and deep shades of purple), giving the space a polished and luxurious feel when used.
The colourful and cheerful theme of “Pop Life” celebrates a carefree aesthetic, inspired by elements of pop culture including internet graphics from the 90’s, cartoon-like graphics and animations and eye-catching colours. Formed with a mixture of a striking colour palette with the likes of punch citrus bright to saturated tones, this bold theme aims to portray the iconography of childhood fascination with the use of solid colours such as bright yellow, orange, pink, paired with contrasting solids such as cream and black for a contemporary finish.
The vivid and bold nature of Golden Charmer makes it an ideal choice as the core colour from the ever-so-vibrant Pop Life theme. This warm-toned hue injects a sense of joy and contentment into any space, especially when complemented with neutral or beige tones for a stark contrast. For a modern and chic space, the bright tones can be paired together with the textured paint series for a unique and refreshed look.
For more information, please head to Nippon Paint (Trend Beyond Colours).