It’s aquamarine blue for Kochi metro coaches

The exterior of Kochi metro coaches will be painted in aquamarine blue – a blend of green and blue colours.

Updated - April 29, 2015 07:23 pm IST

Published - April 29, 2015 12:00 am IST - KOCHI:

The exterior of Kochi metro coaches will be painted in aquamarine blue – a blend of green and blue colours.

“The colour will prevail on the facade of trains, and might also run as a belt or as waves through coaches that will have stainless-steel body,” said Elias George, the managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL).

Aquamarine blue will also adorn general seats, while bright lime light-green will be used for priority seats (for handicapped people, senior citizens and women) and for overhead hand grabs.

This was decided on Tuesday following a series of presentations by Tata Elxsi, the metro’s consultant for customer experience and branding. The walls and the ceiling will have a light shade of grey to bring about a balance in the colour scheme. Textured grey along with a pattern of the main colours will be used for the floor of coaches. “The main colours were selected considering that Kochi is surrounded by water bodies and the alluring richness of green vegetation in Kerala,” KMRL sources said.

 “Kochi is one of the most beautiful port cities in the world, where the land melts into the water. We kept this in mind when we zeroed in on colours for metro coaches,” Mr. George said. “The colour aquamarine blue symbolizes calmness, sophistication and water. It also represents clarity of mind and is considered a soothing shade,” said a press release issued by KMRL.

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