Chemical and Allied Products,
CAP, Plc, a subsidiary of UAC of
Nigeria Plc., UACN, manufacturers
of Dulux premium brand of paints
and the technological licensee of
Akzo Nobel, world’s largest coatings
company, has named ‘Monarch Gold’
as the Dulux 2016 Colour of the Year.
This is in line with the Akzo Nobel
global tradition and Dulux brand
leadership positioning in colour
According to Dulux Colour Experts,
the 2016 Dulux Colour of the Year-
‘Monarch Gold’ was chosen out
of a broad palette of yellows that best
represents the golden influence of
this year’s colour trends. Monarch
Gold captures a friendly palette but
with a dark mysterious side that adds
to its beauty
Speaking during a special briefing
session with professional stakeholder
bodies including; Interior Design
Association of Nigeria, IDAN,
Nigerian Institute of Building, NIOB,
Nigerian Institute of Architects,
Nigerian Institute of Quantity
Surveyors, NIQS, Nigerian Institute
of Estate Surveyors and Valuers,
NIESV, and Dulux Decorators Club,
the Managing Director, Chemical
and Allied Products, CAP, Plc, Mrs.
Omolara Elemide, welcomed the
esteemed stakeholders present
and highlighted the company’s
responsibility of communicating
the annual global colour trend to
Nigerians which has over the years
been tagged the ‘Dulux Colour of the
“For the past 11 years, Chemical
and Allied Products Plc, a subsidiary
of UACN Plc and also the
technological licensee of Akzo Nobel,
the world’s largest paint producer
has been sensitising Nigerians about
the annual global trends, overriding
mood and colour that embodies this
overriding mood” she said
In his presentation on the 2016
Dulux Colour of the Year, the
Marketing Manager, CAP Plc, Mr.
Dominic Oladeji, explained that
this year’s Dulux Colour of the Year
‘Monarch Gold’ was derived from
the overriding theme – ‘Looking
Both Ways’ which attempts to strike
a balance between two opposing
worlds such as ‘Dark and Light’,
‘Heritage and Future’, ‘Words and
Pictures’, and ‘The Grid and Letting
“The 2016 Dulux Colour of the
Year is an exciting Colour, it radiates
desire for luxury, it is very instructive
especially at the moment of seemingly
economic downturn, the Colour will
inspire hope and positivity that at the

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