Woodsmoke: Weathered driftwood. A gentle blend of white and brown, darker than Fossil and paler than Barn Owl.
Nest: Rich mink brown flecked with white.
Fossil: Stags’ velvety antlers. Fossil is white warmed with a whisper of brown.
Pumpernickel: Good earth. This mix of black and brown is richly dark and warm, like a strong cup of coffee.
Sweatshirt: Flakes of ash from last night’s campfire. Sweatshirt is a calm middle grey.
Soot: Salt and pepper in equal measure. Soot is a strong cinder grey.
Thistle: Red-purple lilac blossoms. This sprightly purple is muddled with navy, brown, red, and white for warm and cool notes.
Homemade Jam: A syrup of mixed ripe berries. Homemade Jam is a cool red tempered with blues, purple, black and brown.
Long Johns: Woodsmen’s flannel shirts. Long Johns is a shadowy crimson tinged with brown as well as black.
Wool Socks: Peak autumn foliage. Wool Socks is a red brown warmed by rust, camel, orange, and yellow, the roasted version of Embers.
Embers: Fox fur gilded by late sunlight. Embers has a ground of rust burnished with red, brown, orange, and yellow.
Hayloft: Harvest time amber gold. Hayloft is yellow caramelized with brown and garnished with orange and olive.
Sap: Green-gold tree frogs in full spring chorus. Sap is built on a base of yellow shot with olive, bright green, orange, and brown.
Tent: Pickle green, just the shade of dilly beans and cucumbers brined for summer canning. This lively green is a blend of olive, lime, brown, and yellow with subtle undertones of navy and rust.
Button Jar: Mallard’s plumage. Button Jar is a playful but sophisticated teal of bright blue and green muddled with brown and black and then deepened with olive and yellow.
Almanac: Bluewater sailing. This seafarer’s blend of three blues is shaded with black and enlivened with a few frisking whitecaps.
Faded Quilt: Riffles in the lake. Faded Quilt is a smoky blend of blues with white, brown, and grey.
Camper: Red dawn streaked with wisps of cloud. Camper is a soft red, heavily frosted with white and revealing hints of rust, purple, and grey.
Fauna: Maple leaves at the first turning. One of our most complex colors, Fauna is a stew of rust and olive lit with yellow, green, and red but simultaneously shaded with brown and black.
Foothills: Prairie haze. Fields after the harvest. Foothills is a mild sage green comprising white, grey, and yellow shaded with black.
Birdbook: The world beneath the Amazon canopy. A smoky, complex middle green containing both warm and cool elements, Birdbook is a jungly mix of olive, black, and green shot with parrot streaks of yellow, red, and navy.
Artifact: Late summer in a conifer forest. Our darkest and earthiest green is a blend of black, yellow, olive, and brown, touched with white and navy.
Stormcloud: The river at flood stage. Stormcloud is a dusky blue-brown blend of grey, brown, white, and a peppering of navy.
Old World: An Impressionist’s starless night. Old World is a meld of black and navy grounded with a touch of grey and brown and shot through with bright blue and a frisson of red.
Plume: Inky, regal purple. A symphony of black, purple, and navy with undertones of red.
Blanket Fort: Twilight on the porch swing. Blanket Fort is a nostalgic cool lavender with hints of navy, purple, and red.
Postcard: The pearly first light of winter dawn. Postcard is a gentle newsprint grey lit with flickers of red.
Barn Owl: Milky cocoa. A warm mid-brown.
Truffle Hunt: Sleek seals’ fur reflecting the waves. Truffle Hunt is a milky brown shaded with black and navy.
Meteorite: An unearthly metallic brown shaded with black and laced with primary blue, yellow, and red.
Cast Iron: Moonlight on the water. Cast Iron is black grizzled with luminous white.
Snowbound: Gathering clouds. The palest of our greys.
Tartan: The green and blue of the banks and braes. This dashing peacock hue melds all our blues with teal and a shading of black.
Tallow: Moroccan sand dunes. This warm, light camel color gets a faint apricot blush from sparse flecks of rust.
Cinnabar: Poppy red. This fiery vermilion is lit with orange, rust, a touch of calmer camel, and just a few wisps of black.
Bale: Summer hay meadows. Bale is a gentle, pale, straw gold touched with brown and rust.
Flannel: Work-worn denim. This comfortable color is a mixture of blues distressed with white, black, and a touch of grey.
Yellowstone: Warm moss agate, freshly collected from the river valley. Yellowstone blends many a warm shade of gold, rust, and umber in an organic harmony that exudes a beguilingly rustic appeal.
Iceberg: Glacial horizons on a clear summer day. Iceberg is a pale icy blue that radiates a cool, cheerful brightness. Flecks of aquamarine, turquoise, and cerulean are under-lit with creamy white that makes Iceberg appear to glow from within.
Pumice: Coastal cairns. Foggy shorelines.
Narwhal: Fossil and Sweatshirt combine in a medium-value marl with warm and cool currents.
Caribou: Barn Owl and Fossil entwine in a warmly glowing marl.
Newsprint: Cast Iron and Fossil twist and shout in high contrast. Fossil’s light heathering of brown gives a warm cast to this graphic marl.