Color of the Month

Colors of the Month are inspired by new discoveries and possibilities.

April 2015: Cartoon Sky

The cartoon sky of Harrison Cody’s Peter Rabbit tin plate is greener than the sky we observe overhead.  But it evokes the spring we’re patiently anticipating after this year’s long winter. The warmth of April’s greenish blue has more yellow than the cooler atmosphere of nature’s sky, but contrasted behind the happy antics of Peter’s characters it does signal childhood contentment, another example of color sensations as more than exclusively visual.

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March 2015: Beach Grass Gray

The fluid light where ocean and land connect reveals strong shifts between warm and cool colors. We especially love watching how this constant change amplifies the depth of the beaches’ grasses. Our March color formulation mimics the effects of this changing illumination combining warm sandy highlights with cool violet recesses to arrive at the atmospheric depth of our violet gray.

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February 2015: Building February’s Gray

This gray is the result of my wife, Taffy, and I working together on our own apartment.  We needed a restful hue, subtly interacting with the wool carpet, a slightly warmer color on the ceiling, and just the right background for our antique cream shutters. We got there without using black or opaque earth pigments, to preserve the maximum play with changing light.

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To achieve your final paint color, take the Paint Pigment to your local Benjamin Moore dealer and have them mix it with the Regal Select base indicated on the Paint Pigment label following mixing instructions below.

1. Pour Paint Pigment into 1 gallon of untinted specified Regal Select base indicated on Paint Pigment label. Paint Pigment is made with colorants compatible with the specified bases. Contact the Color Factory for additional information.

2. Add 1 or 2 oz. of water to Pigment jar, close top, shake and pour the remainder into the base.

3. Agitate gallon on shaker for 6 minutes.

4. Apply enclosed "Donald Kaufman Special Pigment Formula" sticker to blended gallon.

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