Axalta Names ‘Starry Night’ 2024 Global Automotive Colour Of The Year

Axalta Coating Systems has announced black shade Starry Night as its 2024 Global Automotive Colour of the Year. According to Axalta, Starry Night is a strong, contemporary colour with light blue and silver flakes that “evokes the depths of our universe and space exploration”.

“The black shade represents bold imaginations and the drive to reach new heights. As a dynamic hue, Starry Night transcends classic and modern design styles and harmonises with other collars, finishes, patterns, and textures,” the company added.

Dan Benton, Senior Manager Global Colour at Axalta, said: “Black is the second most popular automotive colour globally and we’re excited to feature a black shade as our 2024 Global Automotive Colour of the Year. Starry Night is a hue where black is bright and dark is distinguished. This year’s colour is part cosmic and part classic, but all Axalta.”

Axalta first introduced its Global Automotive Colour of the Year in 2015 with Radiant Red. Since then, the company’s global team of colour experts have collaborated annually to introduce a trending and up-in-coming shade for the automotive industry. This year marks the first time a black shade has been featured.