What do US-based French designers stock up on during visits home? Tester-size cans of house paints from Ressource Peinture. Corinne Gilbertâ€”whose Brooklyn apartment is featured in our new bookâ€”says Ressource offers “a range of gorgeous saturated colors that you can’t find anywhere else.” Unlike other paint lines that we love, such as Farrow & Ball and its cool English colors, Ressource specializes in joie de vivre shades: unabashedly rich, full-bodied, and sexy.
Above: Ressource offers several palettes from the recent past; The 1970s Colors shown here include Burnt Orange and Purple Ink. On trips home to Paris, Corinne Gilbert stocks up on the company’s tester-size cans, which she uses back in New York for decorative painting.
Above L: Ressource is best known for its vibrant shades; shown here samples from the Subtles Patinas group. Above R: The company also offers a collection of 24 different “broken whites”.
Above L: Ressource’s Confluence Collection was created by architect designer Robert Gervais and consists of eight shades that he envisioned for his dream cabin situated “between sea and forest.” Above R: Confluence colors in a rustic setting. For matte fans, the paints are available in three versions: Matte Powder, Classic Matte, and Matte Silky.
Above: Ressource has eight locations in France, two of them in Paris, at 62 rue de la Boétie, on the Right Bank, and 2-4 Avenue du Maine (shown here) on the Left Bank. It also has 120 distributors in Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. For details, go to Ressource.
Above: A group of 48 shades make up Ressource’s 1950’s Colors collection. Shades deemed relevant for today were selected from the first ready-to-use paints established by the British Standards Institute in 1955.
Easier to procure paints? Have a look at all the posts in our Paint & Palettes section. And if you’re after a pop of color, check out the new Veronica Valencia Lighting Collection from Barn House Electric.