Beautifying and revitalizing communities around the world
Color holds possibilities — and purpose. In every community, color has the ability to transform the way people think and feel about their surroundings and experiences. A drab classroom becomes a canvas for students’ learning. A cold, institutional hospital ward becomes a source of warmth and comfort for its patients. A dreary, bleak orphanage becomes a safe, cheerful home.
In the hands of committed volunteers, PPG paint can make life-changing differences. That’s why thousands of PPG volunteers are protecting and beautifying special places in their lives through our global Colorful Communities program.
Thanks to the energy and passion of PPG's global employees, we have positively impacted more than 9.2 million people and completed 500+ projects in 50 countries since the program launched in 2015. And, we have exceeded our $10 million commitment to support this important initiative. In 2023, PPG committed an additional $5 million to the Colorful Communities program through 2030.
Colorful Communities Project Videos
NEW PAINT FOR A NEW START
PPG’s Colorful Communities program dedicated the month of July 2022 to protecting and beautifying schools around the world. Through New Paint for a New Start, PPG employees from every region volunteered their time to complete more than 30 projects and transform classroom environments to create engaging spaces for students to learn and grow.Learn More
CREATING COMMUNITY INSPIRATION WITH MURALS
Many of our projects include a special aspect that ties the story together: a mural. Hear from artists around the world that have brought these colorful scenes to life.Learn More
COLOR AND COATINGS EXPERTISE
PPG knows paint. As a leading color authority and a company that specializes in coatings, we understand and are inspired by the positive influence of color.
We are purposeful in how we approach each Colorful Communities project, mobilizing our product and color experts to select just the right hues and apply them in the safest way. We put our talents to work to create the best possible colorful outcomes for people in our neighborhoods. After all, it’s not just about the paint we apply — it’s about the lives we touch.
CEO, UNION RESCUE MISSION
"Not only did the PPG volunteers provide a cosmetic transformation to the facility, they also brought a transformation of attitude through the kindness and compassion they demonstrated to our families and staff. The efforts of PPG truly made for an overwhelming day for all who were involved."