Written by Kat McEachern
Portola Paints and Glazes is known for its rich pigmented colors. The company was founded by brothers Jamie and Casey Davis in 1998 when their father Jim Davis, a high-end contractor in Los Angeles, imported lime wash from Europe for a project he was building. “He was struck by the power and beauty of the texture and colors, and from there we began working to create a line of unique specialty finishes.” Over time they’ve become equally known for their acrylic paints and colors, so we wanted to learn more from Jamie and Casey about how dark, moody colors can set the mood for a room.
“Dark paint can do so many things, it evokes emotion and can bring romance and a sense of mystery to a room. Color has a wonderful ability to transport you through multiple sensations and feelings.” The guys do have some words of advice for those considering a dark color.