The colors can be bright or subtle, even on dark backgrounds. Their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage. There are five different categories of colors within the Lumiere line. While all the colors are metallic pearlescents containing mica pigments, there are several different formulas within the line. Knowing the characteristics of each will help you get the very most out of your paint. In the image to the left, we’ve brushed each color across a striped canvas in order to show the effect on three different grounds: raw canvas, gessoed canvas and black canvas.
All the colors in the Lumiere line are made with coated mica pigments. The different colors and effects within the line are achieved by modifying the depth of the coating, the particle size of the pigment and, in some cases, by pairing pigments.