Competition: three NCS Glossy indexes to be won

Dezeen promotion: we've teamed up with Färginstitutet (Scandinavian Colour Institute) to give Dezeen readers the chance to win one of three Natural Color System Glossy indexes worth €200.

The sets include all of the 1,950 NCS Original Colours in a glossy finish, presented in a fan.

This competition is now closed

Three winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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Here's some more information from Färginstitutet:


NCS Glossy - For Your Bright Ideas

Gloss as a surface finish is one of the important factors affecting colour design. The difference in the perception of a surface with a colour in a glossy or matte format can be considerable, therefore it is worthwhile using both matte and glossy colour samples to perceive colour at all stages of the colour communication process.

NCS Glossy has been developed with exactly this in mind - making it easier to assess colours, communicate requirements and convey colour concepts. Glossy is based upon NCS - Natural Color System®© featuring all 1,950 NCS Original colours in an Index format, each with a unique long-lasting glossy finish, and the unbeatable NCS accuracy in its premium colour samples. It’s the gloss collection developed to perform no matter what your requirements are and the perfect glossy collection for all your bright ideas.

NCS - Natural Color System is the world’s most powerful colour system for design and architecture. NCS has hundreds of thousands of users worldwide – drawn to the system by its unrivalled accuracy across all its products and the system’s ability to give a precise notation to any colour we can perceive. It’s an intuitive language which opens up a new level of colour communication regardless of which language you speak, materials you work with or where you or your clients are based.

Congratulations to our winners! Paivi Mervio in Finland, Agile Mazonaite in Lithuania and Philipp Langenbacher in Switzerland.