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92Y Summit: Paint the City

92Y City of Tomorrow Summit: Paint the City

Saturday, March 16, 10am

A discussion with master colorist Donald Kaufman, who creates custom paint colors for clients from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to art collectors’ homes, to the offices of high-tech firms. He will be joined by author and editor Sophie Donelson to discuss the impact of architectural color past and present.

“City of Tomorrow”, now in its third consecutive year, unites key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable two-day symposium, with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics.

92nd Street YMCA, 1375 Lexington Avenue (between 91st & 92 Street), NYC
Tickets: $65 General Admission

More info here.


Color: Pigeon Breast

A pigeon’s feathers shimmer with iridescence.

Similar color scintillations can be seen everywhere: in the flickering shadows on a stone wall; across a rippling puddle skimmed by the breeze; on a carved molding traced by slanting light.

Our vision elicits color poetry if we take the time to look.


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Color: Tiffany Green

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.


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Color: Uccello Pink

We recently rediscovered Paolo Uccello’s “The Battle of San Romano “ in London’s National Gallery. Awed by its pink, created by faded Red Lake layered over gold and silver leaf, we are reminded how effects of light can reside in thin films of interacting pigments.

This is what inspires us in tinting paint.


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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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