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    Kaufman and his wife and partner, Taffy Dahl, are never satisfied unless a room is ''spectrally complete'' - meaning that it has all the colors in the spectrum. You can have an all-white room, but you should have a red white, a yellow white and a blue white - or an orange white, a green white and a violet white. That way, the room will echo the balance you always find in nature. Donald Kaufman

  • Dee Montgomery

    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: To Everyone Who Agonizes Over Color Consider color and space as one A color in a space is a synergistic event, not simply a color. Together, space and color offer a new reality. If you focus solely on frustrating details, you’ll miss the insights and inspired solutions right there before you. Palette & Paints: Donald Kaufman Color Collection for Pratt & Lambert : Remodelista

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

Donald Kaufman Paint Color Advice - How To Choose a Paint Color - ELLE DECOR This is a great article to read before you begin pursuing that "perfect paint color"

Donald Kaufman Color DKC-67: "This happens to be a great white that reflects light and changes constantly." —Jill Dienst

Soft Gray "I go back to the Scandinavians, who use a lot of gray in a cool environment. This gray is not cold. It's soft, with a slight celadon tint to it, depending on the light. It looks great with slate floors and old painted furniture. Throw in a nice woolly Moroccan rug for more texture and coziness." -Timothy Whealon

It is very helpful to compare paint samples to white. It is the easiest way to determine what undertone a color has.

"It's the color of afternoon light — that end-of-the-day moment when it feels warm and mellow and everything has a glow. I'm thinking some beautiful house on the Mediterranean, and we're sitting outside and eating figs with a bottle of white wine." -Sara Bengur Pictured, Donald Kaufman Color Collection's DKC-30

SWEDISH PAINT COLORS - Donald Kaufman Color DKC-6. "Blue can be cold or cloying, but this captures the feeling of a Swedish sky at the summer solstice. There's a luminous brightness, an almost silvery sheen. This paint has more pigments in it than the typical brands, and each reflects a different color so it changes with the light throughout the day." —Jayne Michaels

"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.