ISSUE 45  |  Scandinavian Rustic

Palette & Paints: Guggenheim Colors by Fine Paints of Europe

November 08, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Lydia Lee

We often find ourselves wandering through museums admiring the spot-on paint choices ("How did they achieve that perfect charcoal blue gray?") as much as the art on the walls. So we took notice when Fine Paints of Europe collaborated with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on a new collection called Guggenheim Color. For more than half a century, the Guggenheim gallerists have been perfecting a palette of wall colors to complement the modern art showcased in its Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home on Fifth Avenue. Now homeowners, designers, and architects have access to the formulations via Fine Paints of Europe's Guggenheim Colors collection. Go to Fine Paints of Europe for more information.

Above: The Classical Colors line is comprised of 150 colors taken from the palette of works by Cezanne, van Gogh, and others; a Classical Colors Fan Deck is $100.

Above: The Gallery Colors collection includes 50 wall colors chosen for the Guggenheim galleries.

Above: The Gallery Colors Fan Deck is $50.