We are happy to provide you with the benefit of our experience, and make your space reflect what you want it to. If you are a designer, we work hard to assist you in the creative process. We give careful consideration to the personal styles of each designer, and the preferences of our clients, on each and every project. Rarely do we start a job without creating custom samples an sketches. We will bring out the best that your home has to offer.
We bring custom design and color ideas into each new project. We take time to prepare — in the designing of samples, color schemes, and overall theme of the job. We are in the business of beauty, and we maintain high standards for our workmanship and interpersonal relationships. We enjoy creating beautiful and elegant spaces, using color and texture. Whether it is a unique wall glaze, or a French antique finish on a piece of furniture, we bring beauty to any surface.
Faux finishes are techniques that simulate surfaces like marbling, wood graining, leather, tortoiseshell and other organic materials found in nature. Most of the historic houses and palaces in Europe boast some form of marbling and wood graining because these materials were so expensive to acquire that it made sense to commission a craftsman to give an acceptable rendering of them. In some cases actual marble was too heavy to be installed so that faux marble was a more logical option.
Techniques such as striéing (dragging), color washing, sponging, ragging and stippling are not faux finishes. They are collectively called decorative techniques, or broken color effects. This simply means that a colored glaze is applied to a wall, for example, and then broken up with a brush, cloth, sponge etc.
Gilding, patination, aging and distressing come under the very large umbrella of a finishers' repertoire. Stencilling, découpage and trompe l’oeil are other skills that have to be acquired in order to fully round off a faux finisher's portfolio.
Primal Colors creates custom finishes to enhance the environment you live or work in. From traditional to contemporary, elegant to eccentric, we can create a gorgeous finish for your project.
A few of our finishes:
We will coordinate your project with your existing décor, and provide expert color guidance for othis areas. We can design around themes, and coordinate complex projects. We provide extraordinary services so that you obtain the full benefit from your interior designer or general contractor.
We will be happy to consult with you for any of your professional needs.
Murals are large paintings, and are most commonly created on expansive walls in private homes, as well as on public buildings.
Paintings can also adorn your palace. David uses the combined techniques of faux finishes and trompe l'oeil in his canvas paintings. You'll be absolutely thrilled when the piece designed for your home or business enhances your new environment.
The advantage to this approach is being able to decide exactly how you want your finished room to look. When you commission a hand-painted design, you can be sure it will be a one-of-a-kind piece that will be admired for generations to come.
Trompe l'oeil is a French term which means “trick the eye.” Sometimes called illusionism, this unique style of painting gives the appearance of three-dimensional or photographic realism. It has flourished since The Renaissance, and can be playful or intellectually serious.