Our February color was designed for The New York Public Library exhibition “Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50.”
Violet celebrates this transformative moment by combining barely visible blue and red spectral extremities to make its color. It symbolizes to us the equally illuminating and poetic power of inclusion.
In the same way that light imbues an extra glow to the transparent colors of Tiffany glass, light can also impart an extra glow to the apparently opaque colors of painted surfaces.
We like to imagine the drama taking place within the layers of our December green as luminous energy penetrates its surface, interacts with the crystalline structure of its pigments, bounces off its white primer, and finally escapes through the paint's outer skin and into our view.
Cahuilla Native Americans used dried oasis palm leaves to thatch the roofs of their brush-walled dwellings. We can imagine how our earthy October Thatch could modulate and animate the desert light filtering through these modest interiors.
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.