BASF's Coatings division presents its 10th global Automotive Color Trends collection
CODE-X 2020-2021 Welcome to CODE-X, from Automotive Color Trends, a brand of BASF. We have created a number of unique colors for this collection, from new, reimagined whites, to the darkest of jet blacks, and everything in-between. These colors serve as inspiration to automotive designers for vehicles that will be on the road in three to five model years. This collection projects a positive mood. As new thinking drives big transitions in the values around society, identity, and progress, this collection blends the physical and digital worlds to help us cope.
Why is it called CODE-X? The word “codex” originally described manuscript books from past centuries. Now it describes the format of nearly every printed book, which stacks pages, then secures them with a bookbinding method. We separated the “X” with a hyphen, as X is a variable. This collection goes deeply into the way we live – the codes of interaction – and adds the variable X to create and encourage change.