About our Paints
Featured in February 2005 Architectural Digest Magazine
ELLEN KENNON FULL SPECTRUM PAINTS
Our paints are blended from the 7 colors of natural sunlight and closely mimic nature's elements such as sky, water and stone, with infinite color and variation. Standard paint colors are usually a blend of two or three pigments that includes black, which absorbs light. Ellen's paints omit black and have a broader range of pigments that reflect a broader range of light and coordinate more easily with the colors and furnishings around them. They are chameleon-like in their ability to pick up colors from adjacent materials and to change character as the light changes. Also, because of the absence of black and the perfect balance of a full spectrum of pigments, they don't tend to turn muddy or lose their character in low light conditions.
"The general reaction is WOW! . . . One contractor I work with refers to them as my 'magic paint colors,' which always makes me smile."
-Richard Morrison, AIA, ASID in his article "Color Magic", Home + Garden Design, Palo Alto Weekly
Our paints have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, House Beautiful, Southern Accents Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Beautiful Southern Homes Magazine, Renovation Style Magazine, Home Living Connecticut, Palm Beach Cottage & Gardens Magazine, The Times Picayune and The Advocate, as well as in numerous home decorating forums on The Garden Web and HGTV websites. Ellen's philosophy on color therapy is quoted alongside Johann Wolfgang von Geothe in the critically acclaimed book, Chasing Matisse, by James Morgan and House Beautiful Magazine quoted her as "three of the best" color consultants.
Once you order the paint from our office in St. Francisville, Louisiana, we fax our special formulas to a store near you where they tint the paint and have it ready locally. We use Akzo Nobel's highest quality low VOC paints, including the award-winning Lifemaster VOC-free "green" paint, which is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
"New York designer Marc Charbonnet often turns to ellenkennon.com, a small paint maker who he says 'can match anything. . . and she always comes through'."
-Quoted from "Decorators Name Names" article in The Wall Street Journal
Although we have many stock colors to choose from, we create custom colors for a $200 fee per color, which includes the gallon we use to create the color and as many 8"x11" samples needed to send to you for approval.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 until 5 CST.
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In addition to numerous glowing testimonials about our paint, we take great pride in the rave reviews we receive for our customer service, which includes free color consultations when you purchase our paint.