What Makes A Perfect Color?

I've often times been asked, "What makes your colors perfect?" The answer is both simple and complex at the same time.

The simple part is that colors I can count on to work perfectly are full spectrum in their pigmentation. In my collection of 108, each single color combines some elements of blue, red, and yellow and/or their complements. Just as importantly, contrary to common practice in the paint industry, I use NO black pigment to tone or darken my colors. This technique more fully than ever before in architectural paint approaches the light range we see in nature. Black is the one pigment that reflects no light; therefore it is not used.

The complex part is in the cultural resonance of Philip's Perfect Colors. The full spectrum pigment technique yields richly saturated and complex colors that seduce the eye with a subtlety and nuance that approaches the lighting effects admired in the work of art history's master painters.

In further homage to those masters, Philip's Perfect Colors also have a natural affinity for one another, making color selection much easier than with conventional paint colors. A red and a blue both having 4 or 5 pigments in common -- albeit in differing amounts - will gravitate towards each other effortlessly.

In fact, the very palette of Philip's Perfect Colors mirrors that in Renaissance Art. The unsurpassed colors from paintings of that time still resonate with us subliminally. Renaissance painters created a sophisticated "color consciousness," that they have passed to us over the centuries.

Philip's Perfect Colors call on the heritage of western civilization, learning from the complex mixing techniques of Renaissance artists. The object is to bring you colors that perform as mysteriously as light itself.

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