Iridescent & Interference Colors

Williamsburg makes a line of iridescent colors that are both colorfast and permanent. We make these with ground mica so that even the metallic colors will not tarnish. There are some limitations inherent in the composition of these colors: in order to refract light and appear metallic or nacreous, the mica particles must be ground too small. They should be almost like tiny crystalline prisms sparkling with glints of light. Because of this, the paint has a semi-translucent quality - not the heavy covering power of aluminum radiator paint. Imagine the colors that shoot out of a fire opal, except each color is isolated. For example interference violet goes on like an almost colorless glaze but violet "fire picks up and reflects the light. These interference colors work best in glazes - they lose their opalescent sheen when mixed too much with other colors.

     
Interference Blue Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Interference Blue Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137938
$44.45
Interference Green Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Interference Green Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137937
$44.45
Interference Red Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Interference Red Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137936
$44.45
Interference Violet Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Interference Violet Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137935
$44.45
Iridescent Bronze Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Bronze Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137926
$36.50
Iridescent Copper Williamsburg Aoc 37ml
Iridescent Copper Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Copper Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137925
$36.50
Iridescent Pale Gold Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Pale Gold Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137922
$36.50
Iridescent Pearl White Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Pearl White Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137919
$36.50
Iridescent Pewter Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Pewter Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137916
$36.50
Iridescent Silver Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

Iridescent Silver Williamsburg Aoc 37ml

137913
$34.75