This creamy white is inspired by the stunning Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is considered the largest example of marble mosaic in the world. One of the world’s largest mosques, its features 82 domes, 24 carat gold chandeliers, 1,000 columns, and the largest hand-knotted carpet.
The red was inspired by the red sandstone walls of the Agra Fort in Agra, India. The Agra Fort was built in the 1500s and was used as the residence for the emperors of the Mughal dynasty until 1638. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this is considered the sister monument to the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort comprises of beautiful architecture such as the Jahangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, Diwan-I-Khas, and two beautiful mosques. Agra [ah-gruh] is a classic bold red, perfectly opaque in just one coat.
This nude color was inspired by the sandy capital of Iraq, Baghdad. Once known as the world’s “centre of learning” and the largest city of the Middle Ages, the city was significantly destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century and then again by the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Though many of the cultural and historical pieces of the city are gone, there are still some that stand today, like the Al-Khulafa Mosque. This 10th century mosque dates back to the abbasid era and its sand-toned architecture is the main inspiration for the color. Baghdad [buhg-dad] is best described as a sandy beige-nude, opaque in just one coat.
This metallic silver is inspired by the fifth richest nation in the world, Brunei. One of the traditional forms of art in this country is silverwork or silver crafting, an ancient practice that is now known to be a profitable industry for the cottages. This sultanate nation is also known as having incredible mosques, lush forests, and the famous village of Kampong Ayer that is entirely on stilts over water. Brunei [broo-nei] is best described as a vivid silver with a metallic foil finish.
This dark metallic color was inspired by the treasures of Ancient Egypt. Cairo is the home of the famous Giza pyramids and the fallen city of Memphis and is the largest city of the Arab world. Cairo [kahy-roh] is a bronze metallic color that adds the perfect amount of sparkle.
This pearly pink was inspired by the beautiful city of Casablanca, Morocco. The 1942 movie “Casablanca” has branded this city as a romantic location, but you can also find beautiful architecture at the Hassan II Mosque, painted pink walls and bustling markets in the old Medina district, and enjoy the beachfront. Casablanca [kas-uh-blan-kuh] is best described as pearly light pink. One coat provides a pale nude and two coats give an opaque finish.
LIMITED TIME ONLY! Cebu will only be available through the end of 2019. Once it is gone, it is gone. Get this limited time only color before it runs out! This warm-toned red is inspired by the red flowers found in the Sirao Flower Garden of Cebu, Philippines. The Sirao flower garden is also known as the Celosia Flower Farm, named after its famous Celosia plant – the name means “burning” after its flame-like shaped flower head. These flowers are often called “Dr. Suess flowers” due to their unique shape, looking like something out of his books! Cebu [se-boo] is an elegant red with a warm undertone. Cebu has a slightly more pink tone than Agra.
This blue-green color was inspired by the intricate blues and greens found on the tile art throughout the “Blue pearl” of Morocco, Chefchaouen. This beautiful and mountainous city is famous for its painted blue buildings, a tradition that has lasted over 500 years. Chefchaouen [shef-shah-wen] is best described as a deep and opaque blue-green teal, similar to a navy blue.
This pretty light pink nail polish is inspired by Dakar, Senegal and it’s pink Lake Retba, also fondly called “Lac Rose” or “Lake Rose”. The lake gets its pink hue from an algae that produces a red pigment, and is at its most vivid during the dry seasons. It’s currently under consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dakar [dah-kahr] is best described as a nude with a light pink, rosy tone.
This edgy taupe color was inspired by one of the richest places in the world, Doha, Qatar. This beautiful city is known for the pearl diving off its shores, its rich industry of natural gas, and its desert and sand dunes. Doha [doh-hah] is a warm-toned and bold taupe color, a perfect neutral for any occasion or outfit.
The rich gold of “Dubai” is inspired by the Gold Souk of its namesake. The gold market is one of the most popular destinations of the Emirates – with the city being known for its gold. Put on this metallic shade and feel as glamorous as the city itself. Dubai [doo-bahy] is best described as a vivid and opaque metallic gold with a shimmer.
This sparkly turquoise is inspired by the stunning blue and mint artwork found in Fez, Morocco. The turquoise can be spotted in the tilework of the Al-Attarine Madrasa and the Medersa Bou Inania, on the frames of the Golden Gates of the Palais Royale, and throughout the marketplace in pottery, rugs, and souvenirs. Fez [fez] is best described as a shimmering turquoise with a hint of green mixed in. The silver sparkles mixed in give this shade a soft look. Add a second coat for a more opaque finish.
Inspired by the lavenders found all over the beautiful Spanish city, Granada. These flowers can be found growing along the path beside the citadel, covering the hills of the mountainous Andalusia, and coat the gardens of the Alhambra Palace. Granada [gruh-nah-duh] is best described as a light but opaque lavender purple.
Himalayas is a salmon pink with a peach undertone, a perfect pink nude color!
Our vibrant hot pink was inspired by the lively and colorful city of Hyderabad, India. This city provides heritage monuments and museums as a look into the past but has now become a bustling metropolitan. Hyderabad [hahy-der-uh-bahd] is best described as a bright hot pink.
This gorgeous warm mauve is inspired by the beautiful city of Isfahan, Iran and its famous “ispahan” roses. These damask roses can be found throughout the city’s famous gardens as well as rose fields in the province. Isfahan [is-fuh-hahn] is a soft mauve cream. It is a deeper and slightly warmer version of our best-seller, Kashmir.
Istanbul is inspired by the vibrant reds of the Turkish city. The beautiful red walls of the Hagia Sofia, the low red lighting of the basilica cistern, and of course the reds of spices and souvenirs in the spice market and grand bazaar. Istanbul [is-tahn-bool] is a deep maroon shade that provides full coverage in one swipe.
Jaipur is inspired by the “the pink city” of India, a color scheme that’s enforced by local law and seen on every building in the city. In the late 1870’s, In order to impress the royal English family, the Maharaja of Jaipur painted the entire city pink as it was a color that represents welcoming and hospitality. His wife loved the color and had him pass a law that made it illegal for the building to be painted any other color. Jaipur [jahy-poor] is best described as a deep and bold pink, bright but not hot.
This opaque black was inspired by the black panthers, or melanistic leopards, found on the Indonesian island of Java. Java is the 13th largest island in the world and formed mostly as a result of volcanic eruptions. Java [jah-vuh] is best described as a deeply pigmented onyx black.
This deep evergreen color is inspired by the cosmopolitan city of Karachi, Pakistan and the green of the Pakistan flag. Considered Pakistan’s most ethnically and religiously diverse city, Karachi is also one of the most populous and fastest growing cities in the world. Karachi [kuh-rah-chee] is best described as a deep evergreen color with an iridescent finish. This opaque dark green is vivid in one coat.
Our best-selling color is inspired by Kashmir’s traditional tea, Kashmiri chai and the pink blossoms and tulips of the Mughal Gardens. A World Heritage Site, the terraced gardens are coated with flowers, have a mountain backdrop, and are filled with the rich history of the Mughal empire. Kashmir [kazh-meer]is best described as an opaque dusk pink color – with a slightly purple tone.
This emerald green is inspired by the tropical rainforests and jungles found in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Called the “Garden City of Lights,” Kuala Lumpur is home to skyscrapers, colonial and mughal architecture, the 400 million year old Batu Caves, and so much more. Kuala Lumpur [kwah-luh loo-m-poor] is best described as a bright emerald green with a hint of teal. Kuala Lumpur has more green tones than Lagos.
Lagos is inspired by the magnificent blue of the Lagos Lagoon in the largest city in Nigeria and the Nigerian flag. Lagos is known for Victoria Island’s beaches and lively nightlife, Lagos Island’s National Museum Lagos’ display of cultural artifacts, and Freedom Park, a large venue for public events. Lagos is the most populous city in Africa and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Lagos [ley-gohs] is described as a deep teal nail polish. Lagos has more blue tones than Kuala Lumpur.