Our pigments are environmentally safe and non-toxic - use them in fine art, crafts, home decorating and more:
Paints · Glazes · Washes · Plasters · Waxes · Stuccos · Cements · Concrete · Sealants · Stains · Fresco & More
Homeowners & Restorers: bring warm and traditional colors to your environment with safe paints, plasters, waxes and many other finishes.
Professionals: stand out from the competition by offering your customers superior products with colors that are unmatched by synthetics.
We offer over seventy pigment colors in five distinctive categories, all with either permanent or excellent UV resistance and high compatibility:
Natural Earth and Ocher Pigments: rich colors including Ochers, Siennas, Umbers and Natural Iron Oxides with a depth of color unmatched by synthetics.
Ocher-based Mineral Pigments: 90% Ocher based with 10% Mineral pigments in beautiful colors unique to our quarry.
Manufactured Oxide Pigments: manufactured from earth elements with high tinting strength for both traditional and modern uses.
Colonial Natural Pigments: from deep in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, our Colonial Natural pigments are all natural with no manmade ingredients.
Mayan Pigments: After nearly 15 years of intensive archaeological and laboratory research, the secret of how ancient Mayan pigments were made has been discovered.
Our Natural Earth and Ocher, and Ocher-based Mineral pigments make up the foundation of our pigment selection. These colors come from
the Société des Ocres de France, owners of the last remaining Ocher quarry near Apt, in the Provence region.
Founded in 1901, “La Société des Ocres de France” is now the only remaining European company operating the Ocher deposits in the
quarries of Gargas and Rustrel nestled in a 12 mile long enclave, in the heart of the Luberon Mountains, the Provencal Ocher country.
It’s the only quarry supplying all European distributors and retailers, as well as an international clientele, with natural pigments.
Ochers are the worlds oldest earth pigment used by Prehistoric people for cave painting and funeral rites. Not only is Ocher a color,
it is also a material that provides depth as much as color. Light highly contributes to the vividness of this palette of shades which
is a symphony of colors ranging from pale yellow through the orange range to an intense red.