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HMG launch 70 new metallic colours for Colour Box

  • 11 Mar 2022

A range of 70 new metallic colours have been made available by HMG Paints for its HMG ColourBase Colour Box. The new metallic colours are available in a range of HMG products and are ideal for industries such as Commercial Vehicle, Horseboxes and ACE (Agricultural and Construction Equipment) amongst others.

Danny Cleary, HMG Sales Director, comments: “Our colour team have worked tirelessly to bring these new metallic shades to our distributor network and customers, the new colours have been developed based on extensive collaboration with our customers and partners.

“The new metallic colours are a great compliment to the existing 2,400 colours and will be popular across a number of industries.”

The new range provides enhanced colour matching capability for HMG’s customers and distribution network. With the system utilising HMG’s existing Unit Lite colourants there is no need for expensive investment and the colours are available simply via a software update of ColourBase, the bespoke HMG colour formulation software which already boasts over 90,000 colours.

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‘An unprecedented success’

The ColourBase Colour Box has been an unprecedented success since its launch and contains over 2400 colour chips, displayed in chromatic order within 20 fan decks.

It is a multi-function tool, in the sense that not only each colour has a chromatic code that identifies its position in the colour sequence, but it also corresponds to a colour existing on the market for reference.

The ColourBase Colour Box has already been put to good use by a number of customers who are using HMG’s Acrythane 4G. Up and down the UK vehicle fleets are using colours from the ColourBase Colour Box and seeing exceptional results using the high gloss, high solids acrylic polyurethane coating developed to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of the commercial vehicle market.

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Danny adds: “The new metallic shades combine popular metallics from ranges such as RAL and leading Commercial Vehicle OEM’s along with the industry expertise of our colour team who have developed new shades that offer chromatic continuity.

“Having these colours available in the Colour Box carry case means that representatives can match out on site and have depots produce the colour almost immediately across a number of HMG systems.”

HMG Paints innovative Unit Lite Colourants and ColourBase have been a key tool for the company and its nationwide distributor network for the last decade, and combined with the ColourBase Colour Box, distributors can provide even more outstanding colour choice across a number of HMG systems. For more information on HMG’s colour services, visit

The colours contained in the box, available in a counter top version or carry case, are sourced from a number of popular colour systems, including RAL, British Standard, Commercial Vehicle Fleet Colours, Agricultural, Afnor and more.

Find a distributor

As the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd rely on a loyal, countrywide distribution network to supply and service previously unreachable customers and expand the HMG Paints brand. New distributors are selected based upon their reputation, expertise, and local knowledge. To find a local distributor, visit

HMG’s ColourBase software boasts a library of over 200,000 different colour formulations, including RAL, BS, Pantone, NCS, OEM, commercial fleet, agricultural machinery and house colours.

The database of colours is updated regularly online, ensuring all new shade formulations and base products are added, including the new ColourBase Colour Box range of metallics. Colours are reproduced with a consistently accurate colour due to the first-class tinters.

Furthermore, the quick turnaround of requested colour formulations offers customers a competitive advantage.

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