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CAP Plc unveils ‘Indigo Night’, 2013 colour of the year


In its continued efforts to contributing to the living standard of its consumers and in line with the Dulux global tradition, Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, a subsidiary of UACN Plc and the technological licensee of AkzoNobel, world’s largest paints and coatings company and manufacturers of Dulux premium brand of paint has unveiled the 2013 Colour of the Year tagged ‘Indigo Night’.

The 2013 colour of the year was unveiled at an elaborate ceremony in Lagos recently and attended by the company’s key stakeholders including distributors and dealers and top echelon of the UACN group.

Speaking at the event, the Group Managing Director, UACN Plc, Larry Ettah disclosed that the celebration of the Dulux colour of the year has become a global trend which is adding colours and values to lives. He noted that the Dulux Colour of the Year is a concept that reinforces Dulux as a global authority in colour.

Ettah stressed further that with over 12,000 colours, Dulux is established as the custodian of knowledge in the area of colours with the objective of helping customers realize their wellbeing. It has consistently and innovatively introduced different colours to its customers worldwide over the years.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Managing Director, Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc Omolara Elemide revealed that ‘Indigo Night’ emerged the Dulux 2013 Colour of the Year after the annual meeting of the Aesthetic Centre of AkzoNobel with an international group of creative experts from the fields of colour, design, architecture and fashion, who deliberated and decided that the colour shade will be dominantly used globally during the year based on trends in colour.

Elemide explained that ‘Indigo Night’ has a purplish edge, giving it a soothing, honest and relaxing feel which is easier to live with than more green based hues, making it feel warmer in our cool northern light. As a paint colour, Indigo adds a surprising, elegant strength and shows you are quietly confident with colour.

“The 2013 Dulux Colour of the Year has an intriguing connection with the past, the present and the future. The colour shade has always been part of our lives and will continue to play a major role in our existence: It is indeed, a colour of our heritage and the future”, she noted.

She described ‘Indigo Night’ as a striking statement colour associated with wisdom and honesty which really enhances your environment. Like the dreamy ocean landscapes hidden from everyone but deep sea divers, this colour gives us a sense of tranquility and stability which is very restful for a bedroom setting.

“Indigo Night is the perfect colour of the year for 2013. Gutsy, strong and velvety, this beautiful shade of blue lends itself to every aspect of living both inside and out. It looks as stunning on walls as it does in furniture and accessories. Team with white, warm greys, contrasting rich burnt orange and warm tones of natural wood”, she added.

It would be recalled that seven different colours of the year have been unveiled since 2006 when the celebration was first held. The colours are: 2006 –Kiwi Crush, 2007 – Candy Love, 2008 – Majestic Yellow, 2009 – Cool Jade, 2010 – Jazz Blue, 2011—Citrus Yellow and Tea Dance for 2012.