Chanterelles exhibit their range of yellows as our vision blends the sensations of red and green. Their glow attracts us to flickers of incandescence on the forest floor.
Color of the Month
Colors of the Month are inspired by new discoveries and possibilities.
SHOP COLORS OF THE MONTH
We are enveloped by one of nature's wondrous atmospheres when clouds descend to earth as fog. The opposite of foam, where air is trapped by water, fog's mystery results from water encapsulated by air.
Infinitely varying sizes of these captured droplets fracture light into multicolored myriads of gray and inspire our August color.
The unique poetry of our July Green is inspired by Utamaro's famous Book of Insects. Created by multiple layers of earth derived inks impressed upon paper made from mulberry bark, the Ukiyo-e book plates draw us into the intimate depth we relish with close-up inspections of summer ground cover.
The Marx Brothers remind us that humor can temper the challenges of decorating. June's color celebrates the aged white subtleties of faded celluloid. Groucho´s apron appears to illuminate the destroyed room, showing that even the monochromatic palette we associate with black and white movies is full of colored light.
Azurite from the Villa di Livia's enchanting garden frescos inspired our May blue. In hand grinding this natural earth mineral, the artists produced varying particle sizes and shapes, enhancing the color's depth, and creating the mural's ephemeral atmospheres.
To mimic the multicolored resonance of this 1st century process, and compensate for the shallow dimension of current chemically synthesized blue colorants, we have added quantities of red, yellow, orange and violet.