Donald Kaufman: To Everyone Who Agonizes Over Color Don’t be distracted by mass-market jargon that is masquerading as expert advice The world of painting and decorating is not immune from the allure of “quick fixes” and advertising. An ad may claim that a particular white will impart the feeling of the Caribbean sky, but an actual room painted with that color will never be the same as a two-dimensional picture. Mass-market colors are ok if your sights are not set too high. samples of samples
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Donald Kaufman Color Collection for Pratt & Lambert :
DONALD KAUFMAN COLOR COLLECTION DKC-5: "You know what my color is — white. And it's always Donald Kaufman #5. I think there's every color in that white. It catches light and shadow and does a little magic thing around the edges of paneling. My whole apartment is #5, from top to bottom, front to back. It's like Chanel No. 5. You always feel good in it." -Mariette Himes Gomez
Donald Kaufman Color (DKC) 37. "What I like about Donald Kaufman paints is that they're indescribable. They're almost edible colors. This particular shade has green and blue in it, and brown and gray. A February sea blue, that’s what I'd call it. I always use it in flat, so it has this rich velvety quality, like soft moonlight." —Marshall Watson
"Green is in the middle of the spectrum, so in a sense it incorporates both ends and embraces all the realms of light that people need for nourishment. It evokes both warmth and coolness. Since it's ubiquitous in nature, it takes us back to nature. Try it in a guest room or a garden room, accented with white." —Donald Kaufman. DKC-63 by Donald Kaufman Color.