for lime wash and mineral paint
Introducing our Preview Palette, a selection of 20 colors for Lime Wash and Mineral Paint that represents the breadth, depth and beauty of our Master Palette of 140 colors, debuting Spring 2017. Noted color specialist Eve Ashcraft has created a range of colors that are subtle, rich and, because they are derived from natural mineral pigments, exceptionally harmonious.
Domingue Architectural Finishes P2 Medium Grain Plaster is 100% limestone, straight from the quarry, thus always a natural pale warm gray, Pierre. Subtle shifts in tone from one batch to another reflect the inherent variations in sections of the quarry.
Domingue Architectural Finishes P1 Fine Grain Plaster comes in ten colors, one of which, Pierre, is the hue of natural limestone and nine of which are colored by the addition of mineral pigments. All colors hew closely to a natural building material from a grey stone to a red brick to an earthy brown.
ABOUT MINERAL PIGMENTS
For millennia, mineral pigments have been prized as colorants. Prehistoric cave paintings, the frescoed walls of Pompeiian villas, and incandescent paintings by Dutch masters would not exist without them. Vermeer’s love for ultramarine, an exceptionally valuable pigment made from the powder of crushed lapis lazuli, contributed to the brilliance of his paintings and to his descending into debt.
The value that natural pigments add to our Lime Wash, Mineral Paint, and Plasters cannot be understated. Because they are derived from the earth they do no harm to our environment. The crystalline nature of minerals not only makes them incredibly strong but refracts light as no synthetic paint can, making for luminous surfaces. Mineral pigments simply have an unrivaled intensity, durability, stability and materiality.