PPG and the Science of Color

PPG™ recently released its report on 2019 color trends, and around the world, silver increased in popularity about five percent over the previous year — now up to 15 percent — with white taking a four-percent hit, falling to a still-commanding share of 35 percent. Natural colors decreased in popularity by 2 percent, which doesn’t sound like much, except that it now enjoys only a 5-percent share. Other colors remained steady, although blue, with an 8-percent share, is predicted to increase in popularity over the next four years. Look for many nuanced shades that can be transformed with different pigment effects, fine or coarse metallic flakes, luminous micas, and sparkling glass flakes. Chromatic blues with slight red or green undertones are already appearing across the automotive market, and will continue to evolve over the coming years.

Exceptional Finishes

As PPG™ notes in its recent piece in FenderBender, the longest hauls are rarely measured in miles — they’re measured in years. Exceptional finishes from PPG™ are guaranteed to last, assuring top quality in all refinish products.

Qualifying shops can attain extra peace of mind with the PPG™ Lifetime Limited Paint Performance Guarantee, which assures that all refinish products feature state-of-the-art technology and will outperform the competition as long as your customer owns their vehicle.

The Science of Color

It’s a colorful world out there, and PPG™ is committed to matching everything from Amazonian tree frog green to luminescent jellyfish purple and anything that falls in between. From investing in breakthrough research and innovations in groundbreaking hardware and software to capturing color information globally, PPG™ continually advances the art of refinishing.

PPG™ is a strategic partner of transportation OEMs and pigment suppliers and has a trusted voice in the ongoing conversation about the newest colors and finishes.

The comprehensive PPG™ color database counts more than 27,000 new entries per year to a library of more than 3.5 million prime, variant and specialty color formulas. To navigate that library, PPG™ offers a comprehensive toolbox for fast access to the right formula for matching each color, and its color retrieval options are second to none. PPG™ embraces the latest technology to offer mobile access on smart devices as well as computerized touchscreen mixing and retrieval in addition to a full-featured paint management software system and best-in-class spectrophotometer.

A robust toolbox featuring color selectors, tint guides, color-focused training, and toll-free color library hotline means you’ll have everything you need to create spot-on color every time.

About Gipe Auto Color

To learn more about how PPG™  can help you match the newest, most technical colors, call Gipe Auto Color at 502.966.2384, Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm. We represent only the highest quality products on the market.

With over 50 team members and 9 locations serving Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and Northwest Tennessee, Gipe Auto Color is one of the largest PPG™ Platinum Distributors in the region.  We have seven dedicated tech reps certified in all PPG™ automotive refinish product lines.  Their primary duty is to help customers apply PPG™ coatings using techniques that ensure maximum performance day in and day out.

Our service does not stop in the paint shop. We offer assistance in process evaluation, development of standard operating procedures, inventory management, performance data analysis, and targeted improvement strategies with an emphasis on customer profitability.