THE COLOUR LAB
Welcome to the Colour Lab where we
have the largest range of pigments and
colourants (+ special effect materials) in the world! If you love colour we have a interactive style factory / shop where
you can develop your own colours for
your exact needs or you can use our
Lucid Colour pigments to mix + swatch
your own unique handmade colours at
the work bench area in the Colour Lab.
We have intermediates and carriers for
all pigments and qualifications to product
formulation and development for every
industry using pigments, colour & effects.
We can colour eco plastics and any resin or make colour into... or stick to anything!
From childhood everyone loves colour
and my colour addiction has continued.
It all started when moving to Sydney
at 6 with my parents from Poland and
Sicily, both were mechanics and they
started an engine repair shop in 'The
Sydney'. They made me a mechanic
too, but my interest in the discarded
car batteries at the garage came first.
Pouring out the acid and removing the
lead plates from the batteries became
a childhood obsession, then to mixing
all metals with other acids. Chrome
badges, copper wire + coins from junk
cars were mixed into acids in old pickle
jars. Colour experiments making co-
ordinate metal complexes continued
and that year I turned the out dated
'outback dunny' at the garage into my
mini Colour Lab full of colourful jars.
These experiments went on and led to
making explosives from the same acid
and metals as a 'free radical' teenager.
After uni I worked at Australian Federal
Police (AFP) bomb squad, where my
history and technical knowledge was
innovative, but my love of art, ideas
and colour was much more rewarding.
So I returned back to reacting colour
chemistry pigments again, based in
New York for the emerging artists that
were bringing me a jar full of pennies to
convert to copper blue pigments. I also
worked directly with many world renown artists making custom colour pigments.
Home sick, I returned back to Sydney
to continue making rare and unique
colours for artists + all other industries
requests. I continue complex reactions
to feed my 'dedication and dangerous
discovery' for new colours, which adds
to making the worlds largest range of
colours for my colour loving customers.
The Colour Lab door is always open
to all colour lovers, artists, makers, or
anyone that feels a bit bored or blue...
Come in and mix up a batch of paint,
ink, eye shadow or anything of colour
you need. Then jar it up to take home to
use in your space, studio or workshop.
Make an appointment below to visit us at
the Colour Lab to make your very own
unique colour palette or come in just
for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat about
pigments, your project ideas or how we
can help you with technical colour Q&A.
Currently we are full booked out until
April 2024 for appointments or colour
product consultations. Leave a message so we can put you on the waiting list for any possible appointment cancelations.
Apologies for the ongoing wait times...