Jotun announces 2019 color trends themed ‘identity’

The color card comprises soft, light neutrals and warm, subtle contrasts, sense-stimulating greens and yellows, deep earthy reds, sensuous peaches, and darker neutrals.
Updated 03 December 2018
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Jotun announces 2019 color trends themed ‘identity’

The paint company Jotun has unveiled its 2019 color trends under the theme of “Identity.” 

Developed by Jotun color specialists over a year and incorporating the insights of a global network of color trend researchers, the latest edition of color trends explores colors that reflect distinct lifestyles in an urban environment. The collection embraces 28 colors defining homes around the globe for the coming year. 

“With this color card, we call on everyone to reconnect with their identity. Our homes are living stories of who we are, told through each object and every color we fill it with. The home is a constant, ever-reliable reminder of what makes us happy and comfortable. By adorning your personal space with Jotun’s color card, you create your own living story and personal color identity. This year’s color collection contains ideas aimed at inspiring combinations that reflect who you are,” said Faisal Karim, marketing manager, Jotun Saudi Arabia.

Renewing interiors by simply painting walls with trending hues gives a whole new look without the burden in cost of renovations. 

This year’s color card is designed to create practical color combinations with an easy-to-use tool. This tool allows users to easily identify complementary shades within a single color family, or create harmonious color variations in the same space.

The color card comprises soft, light neutrals and warm, subtle contrasts, sense-stimulating greens and yellows, deep earthy reds, sensuous peaches, and darker neutrals.

To convey the 28 colors through a poetic lens, Jotun teamed up with two longstanding collaborators — a photographer, Line Thit Klien and a stylist, Oslo creative studio Kråkvik & D’Orazio — showcasing these identities in three different interior settings.

Jotun’s shades are available in Fenomastic Wonderwall, which gives a layer of “luxurious smooth and silky” finish, and Fenomastic My Home Rich Matt offering the “best color accuracy,” ensuring homeowners achieve the exact look they desire.

“Download Jotun’s ColorDesign app to find your favorite color from the new palette which you can visually apply on your existing interiors and facades ensuring you have made the choice that aesthetically fits your space even before you paint,” the company said in a press release.

All colors and textures featured as part of Jotun’s 2019 color trends are available at all Jotun stores across the Kingdom.


ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The agreement was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI, on Wednesday at the ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah.
Updated 19 May 2019
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ICD, BBI launch global private sector platform

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Bosna Bank International (BBI) signed a memorandum of understanding on May 16 in Jeddah. The MoU is related to a new initiative — the Global Platform for Private Sector — where the two institutions and community of like-minded financial entities can collaborate on business opportunities, exchanging market intelligence and laying a foundation for actual financial transactions within the member countries and across borders.
The signing ceremony took place in ICD’s headquarters in Jeddah and the document was signed by Ayman Sejiny, CEO of ICD, and Amer Bukvic, CEO of BBI.
Sejiny said: “ICD takes the lead in launching such a platform network to demonstrate productive applications of fintech in modern global business affairs, to help reduce financial transaction costs for its member banks, leasing companies and micro-finance institutions and to upgrade the advisory services that ICD offers to its partners across the Islamic developmental network.”
Bukvic added: “We welcome the initiative and we’re happy to be among the first entities to sign the MoU with ICD. Such a platform would open opportunities for Bosnia and Herzegovina, BBI bank and other partners once implemented, and will most certainly facilitate investment across borders. This will extend our efforts already expressed by organizing international events in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as the Sarajevo Business Forum and the Sarajevo Halal Fair.”

 

Bosna Bank International (BBI) d.d. Sarajevo is the first bank, both in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Southeast Europe, to operate in accordance with Islamic finance principles. BBI offers several types of financial services to retail and corporate clients through its business based on ethical principles and partnership. Shariah compliance is ensured by the BBI Shariah board with members of this board being prestigious local and international experts.
The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide. One major goal of this online platform is the sharing of investment, advisory, sukuk, financing and other deals in an environment of common Islamic values.
ICD is a multilateral development financial institution and is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group. It was established in November 1999 to support the economic development of its member countries through the provision of finance for private sector projects, promoting competition and entrepreneurship, providing advisory services to the governments and private companies and encouraging cross-border investments.
ICD has an authorized capital of $4 billion. Currently, the shareholders of ICD are the IsDB, 54 Islamic countries and five public financial institutions.

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The Global Platform for Private Sector will be a cloud-based, next-generation, full-featured networking and fulfillment platform hosted by ICD for the benefit of its network of 88 financial institutions and 12 leasing companies worldwide.