Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Integrating Nature with Donald Kaufman by Erin Ferucci, Designs 4 Living

By Erin Ferucci
Celebrity Lifestyle Designer

It's spring and I feel inspired by nature! One of my favorite ways to bring nature into any space is to start with paint. There is no better paint to do this with than Donald Kaufman Paints and I have to tell you his new architectural colors are impeccable! I was in New York on a shopping trip for a client a last fall and couldn't resist. The paint chips alone were $75. Who charges $75 for paint chips? Donald Kaufman does. Why? Because his colors are to die for. Seriously, you can't go wrong. He has the perfect cream, the perfect french blue. He is an amazing colorist with impeccable good taste.

And they are all beautifully inspired by nature. Look at how rich these colors are! The bottom line is that Donald Kaufman Colors are incomparable and there are some very important reasons why. DK colors contain as many as 13 different pigments making them both rich and transparent. The transparency of the paint is what sets them apart from commercial paints. Also DK never adds oxides to their paints, oxides diminish paint's ability to reflect light. So with DK colors you getter a richer tone that reflects light and actually transforms the light in the room.
What is truly amazing is that he draws inspiration for his colors from raw nature,
creating rich, expressive color that is unique and lush. DK colors are more expensive than other paints, but the colors are unsurpassed. For maximum results DK colors suggests painting over white primer, as opposed to neutrals and expect to use 2 to 3 coats in order to achieve the best results.

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