As the weather cools and winter approaches, Bayer MaterialScience LLC color experts have developed playful shades for this season’s autumn and winter palette.
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has added seven new colors to the LEDA® Compounded Color Technology’s JUST COOL color family for autumn that convey a sense of optimism.
With trend-spotting assistance from the Color Marketing Group (CMG), an international not-for-profit association of color design professionals based in Alexandria, Va., Bayer MaterialScience’s Color Competence and Design Center (CCDC) attempts to anticipate this season’s most sought-after styles, while providing colors that will remain fresh and relevant for several years.
“For this season, we used the idea of balancing bold colors to extend the lifespan of each hue,” said Michael George, Newark, Ohio, site laboratory manager, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
The seven newest colors in the LEDA® Compounded Color Technology JUST COOL family include:
Fleet – Far from the “battleship” grays of old, this color offers a renewed sense of stability with its blue shade, providing a solid foundation for complementing and supporting the brighter colors in the fall palette.
Envy – This transparent, minty green takes the natural and gives it a modern twist, while brightening the autumn palette.
Scrambled – Showing the softer side of an energetic yellow, Scrambled is bright enough to command attention, yet not overpowering. It gives thoughts of a warm summer day as we move toward winter and a hopeful new year.
Berg – This bright white shade offers an optimistic hint of blue, a reminder that every gray winter cloud has a silver lining.
Jester – Don’t be fooled by this classic autumn color, as it anchors the new color family with a deep plum hue while offering balance to the brighter colors.
Tingle – A pastel sunset-orange hue with hints of brown complements each of the colors by providing soft flexibility.
Lollipop – This candy-apple red transparent color highlights the fun of the season, and it will make your mouth water.
Berg, Scrambled and Tingle were developed in flame-retardant Bayblend® FR3001 polycarbonate/acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) blend resin and will be available in general-purpose and flame-retardant grades of Bayblend PC/ABS plastics. Lollipop, Envy, Jester and Fleet were developed in general purpose Makrolon® 2605 polycarbonate resin and will be available in general-purpose and flame-retardant grades of Makrolon PC plastics. These colors can be used in a wide range of applications, including consumer appliances, electronics and any other fashion-forward products.
“These are not traditional fall colors,” said George. “We hope the contrasting of bright and soft, light and dark, transparent and opaque will provide manufacturers a range of colors that will be popular in products for years to come. These shades can also serve as starting points for developing new, unique colors –which is, after all, what we do at our CCDC facilities around the world,” he added.
The seven new LEDA colors were developed at Bayer MaterialScience’s Color Competence and Design Center in Newark, Ohio. Color experts at the Color Competence and Design Centers in Newark, Ohio; Filago, Italy; Map Ta Phut, Thailand; Greater Noida, India; and Guangzhou and Shanghai, China can help customers visualize their unique color and can customize effects to suit each client’s individual needs.