It is well established that much of the time is spent indoors. From work spaces to domestic ones, passing through schools and gyms, well-being mostly depends on how the indoor space is designed. Not only light, choice of colors, furnishings affect your well-being, there is an equally important element which is the quality of the air. “Designing healthy environments, which make us feel better, means taking care of our well-being. We are convinced of this and for this reason we continue to develop products that can improve the places of our life, homes, work spaces, schools and in general any indoor environment where we spend time. Only in this way can we have a positive impact on people's lives ”explains Paola Mattioli, Marketing Director PPG Architectural Coatings Italy.
Living indoor spaces well
But what does it mean to feel good within the walls, "live well"? Univer, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, has created a sustainable product that allows you to embellish living spaces making them healthy. This is Acqualife Plus Matt, an innovative water-based enamel which, in addition to being Ecolabel and A + certified, eliminates one of the most common harmful substances indoors, formaldehyde, purifying the air. Super washable, it guarantees the performance of an enamel (abrasion resistance, coverage, perfectly smooth aesthetic appearance), is suitable for pre-treated wall surfaces, wood and metals and is available in sizes 0.75, 2.5 and in the special format of 10 liters. Acqualife Plus Matt is ideal for those transit areas where accidental contacts may occur which alter the opacity on normal opaque paints, leaving shiny marks especially on strong colors: with Acqualife Plus Matt the opaque aesthetic aspect is protected even in case of contact and remains unchanged.
In the Univer home, well-being also passes through the design of a harmonious environment, capable of enhancing the living spaces and having a positive impact on the well-being of those who live there: the combination of balanced colors capable of stimulating different emotions depending on the space use function. This is why Absolu System is used, the PPG tinting system that allows the creation of a high definition color. The innovative system allows the maximum precision in the realization of the dye, a better duration of the color applied even outdoors, colors with perfect coverage and infinite chromatic possibilities: software and databases have over 75 thousand formulas in the archive.
60-30-10 for the best shade
Univer bases the design of an environment on the principle of 60-30-10 as a reference from which to draw to choose the shades of a room. But how does it apply? To balance the color of the walls of an environment it must be considered that about 60% of the chromaticity of the room, including the ceiling, must be made with the main color, to be applied to the larger walls; 30% with a secondary color, on a small wall or ceiling only; for the remaining 10% a vibrant color accent that can also relate to a piece of furniture. The creation of harmonious color combinations and the skilful use of color make it possible to completely change the perception of the volumes of a room.