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Sep 15, 2016
Color: Sandy Ground
We love illusive shades that defy description, and elicit a feeling in a space rather than a fact demanding attention. With its infinite variety of shades and allusions, even our September color's name contributes to this perception. SHOP SANDY GROUND | Shop all Colors of the Month
Sep 07, 2016
Art Deco Salon Redone By Our Friend Madeline Stuart
Our friend, Madeline Stuart, used DKC-55 to redo this classic home originally built by Cedric Gibbons & Dolores del Rio. SHOP DKC-55 | READ THE ARTICLE HERE.
Aug 19, 2016
Color: Frog Mud
The tactile depth of mud originates from the reverberation of light between particles of dry soil and films of water. This natural phenomenon causes our “Frog Mud” to hide its obvious identity, looking gray in some lights and brown in others. Its chameleon quality can ease the paths between adjacent color combinations. SHOP FROG MUD | Shop all Colors of the Month
Jul 21, 2016
Color: Maritime Blue
A deep blue we designed for a friend's boat evokes classic maritime associations. It achieves its decorating versatility by adding bright orange pigments to the formula, softening any potentially garish edges. SHOP MARITIME BLUE | Shop all Colors of the Month
Jun 20, 2016
Finding Your Perfect White Paint Color in Architectural Digest
When faced with 150 shades of white at the paint store, finding the perfect hue seems like an impossible task. Donald Kaufman, color guru to top designers and architects, has been helping clients navigate this sea of white for over 30 years. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2016
Color: Brown White
The lighter the color, the more light reflected, but even off whites, like this month's warm brownish hue, can brighten a space without being cold and colorless. SHOP BROWN WHITE | Shop all Colors of the Month
May 01, 2016
The hint of violet in our May pink adds an ethereal quality in the same way a rare spice adds depth to more ordinary seasonings. Seen against the grays in this Donald Kaufman gouache painting, a classic pink-gray combination is revealed. SHOP ALPENGLOW | Shop all Colors of the Month
Apr 19, 2016
Color in Context: Glass House Video
Conversations in Context invited leaders from creative fields to reflect on the site’s past, present, and future, and to contribute their perspectives on the Glass House and its significance to contemporary debates. Johnson described Donald as “the rare painter who understands architecture.” Conversations in Context: Donald Kaufman + Taffy Dahl from The Glass House on Vimeo.
Apr 19, 2016
Palm Beach custom DKC project in Veranda
It’s an axiom that a successful collaboration needs a designer and an equally committed client. The success of this color was dependent on the owner’s understanding of the region’s particular light, as on our work balancing the important red and yellow components of the blue.
Apr 01, 2016
Color: Begonia Leaves
Our group of April "Begonia Leaves" create light where it doesn’t literally exist as their star centers signify rays of a candle spreading out into murky surrounds.Such deep, unidentifiable hues on 18th century barns can cause surrounding landscapes to gleam by contrast. SHOP BEGONIA LEAVES | Shop all Colors of the Month
Mar 01, 2016
Color: Louie Blue
Aged, peeling paint is often a source of unexpected colors. We found our 18th century powder blue on the side of a brick building in a gravel yard. Sometimes rooms need nothing less than extravagant treatment. The brick’s pink emanating through the faded blue denies any cold sensations, and promises glamour to walls of austere plaster or to elaborate boiserie alike. SHOP LOUIE BLUE | Shop all Colors of...
Feb 01, 2016
Evoking surface oxidation and patina, umbers lead us to a dialogue with the elements. In a room, these varieties of non-fading earth pigments resonate through art history and serve as antidotes to the synthetic. SHOP UMBER | Shop all Colors of the Month