About DDW, The Colour House

Welcome to The Color House – where we strive to enhance the visual appeal of foods and beverages through naturally derived colours. DDW is the world leader in natural colours, colouring foods, caramel colours, and burnt sugars for food and beverage products.

At DDW, we’re passionate about colour, whether it’s natural colours, caramel colour, colouring foods, or burnt sugars. Our R&D team is constantly looking for new colour sources, ways to improve existing colour stability, and how to creatively combine colours for a wide variety of applications. That is why our high quality colour solutions are used by leading food and beverage companies around the globe.

Founded in 1865, DDW now operates ten natural colour manufacturing facilities on five continents. The product standards resulting from our quality systems exceed those required by all national and global food agencies. In addition, we back those standards with a global team of dedicated professionals and 150 years of experience in the colouring industry. This combination of innovation, experience, and dedication, makes us the best source for companies looking for natural colours for food and beverage applications.

The DDW Story

Hear our story, as told by Chairman and CEO Ted Nixon and his father, former DDW CEO Gouverneur “Bo” Nixon.