The saturated hues of the Devis-Purdy house wowed readers and had our inboxes flooded with requests for information about the colors. We contacted the project contractor, who told us the following:
"In order to get the color brightness and hues seen on the stucco walls we used a custom mixed process listed below:1. The design team selected the following colors: Benjamin Moore Pink Punch 2006-50, Benjamin Moore America Cheese 2019-40.2. We acquired a lacquer concrete stain that custom-matched the colors.3. We added a yellow and pink color pigment to the stucco mix before applying both the base and finish coats on walls. (From Davis Colors)4. Before the 'finish stucco coat' had completely dried we applied the custom matched lacquer stain.
In the Dayton Residence, coral paint goes from backsplash to floor and beyond. The architect explains that the recessed wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.