Color News

Color: Kelp Orange

Considering this month’s Kelp Orange, in contrast with the ocean’s sandy grays, makes me marvel how our vision can present us with this evocative scene.

“We do not have direct access to the physical world. We may feel we have direct access, but this is an illusion created by our brain”.

–Frith, C.2007. Making Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World: Oxford: Blackwell.

DKC Jan 2020: KELP ORANGE

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Color: Baby Pine Cone

We were surprised to discover the vivid green pine cones blown prematurely off their pre-autumn branches.

It reminded us of the varied and complex hues that underly a mature forest, and account for its multicolored depth and how an unexpected addition to a color formula can create magic.

DKC Dec 2019: BABY PINE CONE

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Color: Cool Yellow

Patterns in graffiti often overpower the individual colors, but here strong black outlines frame and emphasize the wonderful interweave of acid pinks and yellows.

Dark painted details in a room can prompt us to see the glow in adjacent fields of lighter colors.

We have chosen the yellow for its express reference to the the often overlooked, sustaining energy of the sun.

DKC Sep 2019: COOL YELLOW

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PAINT PIGMENT MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

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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