Royal Magenta named ‘Global Automotive Colour of the Year’

by | Jan 19, 2022 | 0 comments

 Axalta Coating Systems a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its Global Automotive Colour of the Year 2022 – Royal Magenta.

Axalta's Global Automotive Color of the Year is Royal Magenta - a deep cherry colour that brings a luxurious finish to the market.
Axalta’s Global Automotive Color of the Year is Royal Magenta – a deep cherry colour that brings a luxurious finish to the market.

The selection for the eighth edition of the exclusive Global Automotive Colour of the Year, Royal Magenta, is a deep cherry colour that brings a luxurious finish to the market.

The robust design has a majestic dark finish engrained with merlot and garnet hues.

The colour appears berry red in sunlight yet reveals a dark, mysterious look in the midnight hours.

Royal Magenta delivers a new luxury look that is optimized for future mobility,” said Hadi Awada, Senior Vice President, Global Mobility Coatings at Axalta. “With innovative mobility-sensing and environmentally-optimized waterborne technologies, we’re helping the mobility industry transition toward increasingly sustainable solutions, electric vehicles and autonomous driving.”

Royal Magenta is formulated for all vehicle types and enriches the mobility palette with alluring colour. 

Royal Magenta is stylish and functional and is engineered to work with radar systems used on autonomous vehicles of all sizes. The sophistication of Royal Magenta is derived from Axalta’s track record of providing luxury finishes to the mobility market and ties into global colour trends that convey elegance with an indulgent and festive colour offering. Burgundy, violet and cherry-like hues are becoming more fashionable in the market. 

The premium colour creates an opulent finish appearing lush with faceted jewel accents.

Axalta has made the colour available Cromax (all brands): 1028087
Standox (all brands): 1808702
Spies Hecker Permacron: 1028087
Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC: 8007128

“This year, we have designed a complex-looking colour that can be applied in a simplified manner,” said Nancy Lockhart, Global Product Manager of Colour at Axalta. “The design process began by tinting waterborne paints with various layering systems to provide depth and colour. With sustainability in mind, the end colour was achieved with a conventional basecoat – clearcoat layering. It’s as easy on the eyes as it is to apply.”

As a leading colour expert in paint and coatings, Axalta uses its innovative technology, advanced colour formulations and proprietary insights into global and regional colour preferences to drive future colour trends.

For more information about the Global Automotive Colour of the Year 2022 and Axalta’s color capabilities, visit

About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta is a global leader in the coatings industry, providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable coatings solutions. From light vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, building facades and other industrial applications, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enhance durability. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the global team at Axalta continues to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in over 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.


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