Hangin' around the shop, color has taken on new meaning for me. Each color is made up of a mix of different tints, some unexpected, some totally unrelated. It's fascinating. By far I like wet paint best, although the fumes will give ya a loopy feeling.
One of my favorite tints is "aluminum". There's fine, coarse, large flake. It adds glisten or sparkle to the color. Pearls add those fine twinkly specks plus depth. This silver has some of both. I follow my Cool, Man around like a lil' duck every time he's mixing paint 'cause I can't get enough.
And it's so beautiful when it's wet!
I'm not saying mixing house paint isn't cool - it is. But nothing's like wet automotive paint!! And is pretty much off-limits for viewing 'cause any flaws - like dust from clothes or oil from skin, never mind a bug or a stray hair - means a re-do. The entire panel has to be re-painted. Sometimes the entire car. So... these are kinda rare pictures.
Unless you own a bodyshop, I suppose. Then it's like inspiration for more color obsession!!!