Paint the Town
Learn about the various hues and palettes inspired by our very own city, New York City.
We notice the way colors all across this great city change in streetlights, embracing new tones from day to night. We watch from rooftops as our concrete jungle dances with streams of emboldened hues, pulsing with life and rhythmically colliding. We see this endless movement—this daily ritual—that thrives within the city that never sleeps.
These hues are the rhythmic heartbeat to what is truly NYC—to what is your inspiration source.
We invite you to discover the Pratt & Lambert hues that paint your town—the spectrum of color that’s all around us. We know there are palettes reflecting off our cityscape just waiting to be noticed. In your daily walk through the districts and your casual stop for coffee, you may not note the nuanced shades and ever-present pops of color.
But they’re there—residing in the iconic landmarks and numerous attractions, and marking our city’s history and progress. So take a moment to marvel at the thoughtfully measured contrasts and paired cool color cascading off the Brooklyn Bridge. See how one of the city’s oldest sights translates into design and color.
See how this town—your town—is its own canvas, with an intricate tapestry of color and expressive colorways, both natural and man-made. Let us show you the spectrums that exist sometimes undetected; let us share the colors we have found only in NYC. Then, you can share them throughout your tribe and your beloved city—celebrating the city where true color inspiration can be found in every corner.
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Inspired by a New York City icon, this color palette pairs cool color with thoughtfully measured contrast.