006 Neutral Grey
010 Sea Blue
011 Steel Blue
YOU AREN'T EVEN thinking about it while it happens: our eyes perceive over 205 different shades of colour, differentiate completely between the most detailed nuances and recognise over 20 saturation and 500 brightness levels. Every day we assimilate millions of colour stimuli – a dream-like world of colours.
The nuances of our palette are from meticulous observation and being committed to the same colour house in eastern Germany. Michael Ruh routinely travels to meet his Schmelz Meister (colour master), and has been doing so for over fifteen years. A single colour may take up to 30 days to make – delicately blending precious minerals such as silver, gold and arsenic.