There is something undeniably glamorous about a minimalist stance — the balancing act of reduction; the idea of “less is more”. But to eclipse color and blanket everything with black holds a magic of its own. We often underestimated the value of black as an exclusive choice, perhaps fearing that this strikingly dramatic solo player might possibly overplay its hand. When used correctly, black - or in our world - near blacks can create a sophisticated, soothing experience...with a mysterious and secretive world of its own.
Today, there are many variations of the standard black-black that instead of feeling mired in the darkness, highlight the subtle undertones: bruised blue-black, deep amazon green-blacks, black with a warm red or umber influence that looks like dark roasted coffee beans — all rich and intoxicating.
The C2 Paint line of “near blacks” represents a full range of the dark side with colors like Aperture,Stout and Baritone. The saturation of our finely ground pigments provides a “black” with undertones of dark greens and blues that have much higher resolution and an intense depth.
Here are a few ways to capture the beauty of deep tone walls while expressing your personal style: