The Sikkens Color Initiative NL is a program that ran from 2015 to 2018 for employees of AkzoNobel Nederland. The employees could nominate a primary school, for example their (grand) child, niece or nephew to give a central room in the school a colorful refurbishment. Sikkens arranged the paint, gave the color advice and took care of the coordination of the execution. The painting, however, was done by pupils from the painters' trade schools in the region concerned under the guidance of former Sikkens employees. In this way the school was freshened up and the primary school students came into contact with young people who are enthusiastic about their profession. In addition, primary school children learn everything about color through an education package "There was once color".