Triarch Products and StratoTone™ High
Triarch products combine color and texture to provide finishes that make a statement, be it subtle, elegant, bold or sassy. Additionally we engineer our products to meet sustainable building practices. Most Triarch pigmented products utilize the StratoTone system; a VOC and APEO free pigment system that provides high performance and environmental sensitivity. StratoTone pigments provide exceptional resistance to fading caused by UV exposure, weathering , time and repeated washing . Bleach and most common detergent-based cleaning compounds will not affect Triarch materials using StratoTone pigments. See individual product cleaning instructions for proper cleaning techniques.
The following products use the StratoTone Pigment Package:
||Collection of Joy™
||Spatula Stuhhi® Venetian Plasters (see separate
StratoTone pigments are completely compatible with near neutral pH coatings and the higher pH found in our lime based finishes, such as Spatula Stuhhi and Spirito Libero branded Venetian Plaster products.
Color Perception = gloss, texture and
lighting affect perceived color
Gloss level and texture are perhaps two of the greatest variables that may affect the perceived color. Imagine the highly polished hood of a black luxury car compared to soft unpolished black leather. Both may be the same color, but their color appearance is dramatically altered by the degree of gloss; potentially causing the belief that one color is lighter than the other.
So too does lighting affect perceived color. Incandescent , fluorescent, halogen, and natural daylight all affect color. Upon request Triarch will perform color matched under prescribed lighting conditions. LRV testing is also available for project specifications.
Hue: The first element commonly identified when classifying one color from another is "hue" - the name of the color. Color wheels typically display several hue divisions: primary hue, complementary hues, warm and cool hues.
Value: The amount of white or black in a color. More specifically, value measures the amount of lightness or darkness of a color compared to a neutral gray scale that extends from absolute white to middle gray to absolute black. Light reflectance value (LVR) is a measurement of this value. The three terms often associated with this "value" are "shade, tint and tone". a shade is obtained when only black is added to any given hue. A tint is obtained when only white is added to any given hue. A tone is a hue that has had both white and black (gray) added to it.
Chroma: Indicates the amount of pure pigment saturation of a color. The chroma of a color is the pure form; any addition of another color reduces chroma. Some of the words used to describe strong chroma colors may be: rich, saturated, electric, loud and vibrant.
Mock-ups: Recommended: Successful installations
start with a successful mock-up. Insist on mock-ups created by the
installation contractor by writing the requirements into any
specification. Air pressure, orifice size, application thickness and the
distance of the spray gun from the substrate must remain constant in
order to achieve a uniform appearance. For these reasons, installation
quality control standards must be established by a job site mock-up
using the proper products and using the same techniques which are
employed on the particular project. The mock-up should be approved by
the appropriate design authority prior to allowing the project