Fine Paints of Europe are noted for being both luxuriant and long-lasting: ".We have the shiniest paint in North America.. .And doors are our thing!"Started in 1987, Fine Paints of Europe provides the finest paints and personalized service to discriminating homeowners, paint professionals, and the architectural and design community.Fine Paints of Europe (FPE), located in Vermont, is the sole North American importer of paints and varnishes manufactured in the Netherlands by Wijzonol Bouwverven B.V. Noted for being both luxuriant and long-lasting, Dutch paints are formulated from the finest ingredients to the high standards which have established the Netherlands as the world leader in coatings.One of the many notable features of Holland is the beautiful front doors to their homes, usually painted in deep, glossy sheens. Beautiful doors are a specialty of FPE also, even being used on the door at No 10 Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister."We have the shiniest paint in North America," said John Lahey, president and CEO of the company, which is based in Woodstock, Vt. "And doors are our thing," (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)FPE paints are also known for their durability, its Eurolux Matte, for example, is as scrubbable as gloss enamel and can reasonably be expected to yield ten to fifteen years of beauty, pleasure and service.
More photos can be seen on facebook or pinterest.Fine Paints of Europe has a enormous catalog of colors and can also create custom colors based on a sample, so their selection is almost unlimited.FPE also groups its many colors into collections, such as The Fine Paints of Europe Collection. For more than 50 years the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has selected the perfect wall colors to complement the celebrated collection of modern art showcased in its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on Fifth Avenue.
Now through an exclusive licensing arrangement with Fine Paints of Europe, the Guggenheim shares these trade secrets with homeowners, interior designers, architects, and art lovers everywhere.The Guggenheim Collections. For more than 50 years the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York has selected the perfect wall colors to complement the celebrated collection of modern art showcased in its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on Fifth Avenue.
Now through an exclusive licensing arrangement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc., of Woodstock, Vermont the Guggenheim shares these trade secrets with homeowners, interior designers, architects, and art lovers everywhere.Each time the Guggenheim mounts an exhibition it embarks on an elaborate design process to plan the gallery ambiance. Guggenheim Gallery Colors includes the original colors chosen for the museum by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as colors preferred by generations of curators and living artists. The Classical Colors Collection reflects the Guggenheim’s celebrated collection of modern masterpieces, and recreates the color palette of artists such as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Robert Delaunay, Giorgio de Chirico, and Vasily Kandinsky. Each Classical Color relates to the painting from which it was derived and the artist who created it.The Mount Vernon Estate of Colours® collection was created from the rich legacy of color of one of America’s most historic and beloved homes. Inspired by the past, these rich and vibrant hues are as relevant and exciting today as they were more than two centuries ago. Mount Vernon and Fine Paints of Europe are honored to offer these colors that so inspired our nation’s founding for use in fine American homes today.The Susan Sargent Collections based on books The Comfort of Color and Colorscpapes by multi-dimensional artisan and color evangelist Susan Sargent, who is known for the brightly colored, quality home furnishings and accessories found in her stores.The Color Our World ™ Collection by Gillian Rose, environmental designer + color expert. Relying on her personal mix of science, art and intuition, Gillian creates personalized, on site, color palettes that will evoke your desired emotion or response.Eve Ashcroft Colors: The Essential Palette a finely-edited range of 28 colors that not only stand alone but work seamlessly with each other. In a helpful cross-pollination.The Dorothy Draper - Carleton Varney Collection, from one of the longest established interior and industrial design firms in America, brings their range of paint colors—colors that will bring charm and warmth and magic into your home.The Designer Collections I and II serve as the single most popular source for interior color specification. The 110 colors contained in these collections are presented in four distinct formats to meet to meet needs of all specifiers:Fine Paints of Europe offers our coating in over 9,000 colors from more than 14 different fan decks. Fine Paints is the only paint company in North America offering Pantone, RAL, NCS, and British Standard colors"Our paints are formulated from the finest ingredients to the high standards which have established the Netherlands as the world leader in coatings. Our paints are embraced and enjoyed by clients who recognize that the true value of a paint is determined by the number of years it will beautify and protect. They understand that,
'There is nothing more expensive than cheap paint.™' "More photos can be seen on facebook or pinterest. Read an interview with FPE's colorist Emmett Fiore which appears on apartmenttherapy.com.
Spaces and Places
Some prominent spaces enhanced by Fine Paints of Europe:Mount Vernon Estate
President Lincoln and Soldier's Home National Monument
Chinese Gate - Chinatown - Philadelphia
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project."Fine Paints of Europe is committed to providing beautiful, durable coatings formulated to minimize environmental impact.""Fine Paints of Europe has been at the forefront of the green paint movement in America since our founding in 1987. We are active members of the U.S. Green Building Council and more than 75% of the paints we sell qualify for LEED® certification".
"* All Eurolux™ paints and primers and all ECO™ paints and primers meet requirements for compliance with LEED® EQ credit 4.2: Low-emitting materials. The intent of this credit is to reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants. For information on U.S. Green Building Council, please visit www.usgbc.org. For access to most recent technical supporting documents prepared by Air Resources Board please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/coatings/arch/docs."LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.Read FPE's article the Fog Surrounding Green, Earth Friendly Coatings, and No UTCs for FPE,
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