Unearthed paints and plasters are tinted with earth and mineral pigments- not the synthetic colorants typically found in conventional paints. We seek out these naturally beautiful pigments around the world, where the unique regional geology creates one-of-a-kind colors based on the mineral composition of the rocks and soil. For more information about what gives our pigments their rich colors, please see our guide, What are Natural Pigments?
Most of our paints (except Plant Glue Paint) are available bundled with the required pigments for your application. Should you wish to blend your own colors or use our pigments in other applications, you can buy them here in bulk.
Lime Plasters are typically sold without pigments as a white base, so you can use this page to buy the colors you like. All pigments can be blended and added to any of our white products up to the maximum amount allowed in the specification sheets (10% for paints and 5% for lime plasters).
Using one pigment as the main color and a small amount of a secondary pigment to refine the color often leads to great results. For example, the center wall of our trade show booth at Dwell on Design was painted with lime paint and 5% Spinel Blue as well as 1% Iron Oxide Black. For the dark sparkling wall plaster, we use 5% Iron Oxide Black and 1% Ocher Red. The addition of red is hardly noticeable, but creates a much more interesting and warmer black.
For the best results in our "warm concrete plaster" we use 3.5% Umber Natural.
Enjoy mixing your paints! Remember, the dry color will be much lighter than the wet color you see in the bucket when mixing. Natural products lighten when drying, but the opacity (coverage power) increases.