THE PHILIPPINES' culture, history and distinct sceneries have inspired a paint manufacturer to develop its product into a collection of colors that are representative of the country.
The color collection contains 180 paint shades showcasing the story of the Filipino people through rich colors and hues as inspired by the many scenic wonders the country.
Culture and destinations in the Cordillera Administrative Region were among those featured in the selection called "Colors of the Philippines."
Among the color shades were Banaue Soil, Innapal Verdant and Ifugao Stone that featured the scenery of the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
Other Cordillera-inspired color mixtures are Cordillera Kahle, Tungul Thistle, Kiangan Green, Itogon Mines, Mayoyao Magenta, Bangaan Brown, La Trinidad Apricot, Benguet Sky, Bayah Beige, Eight Wonder, Batad Blue and Mumbaki Smoke.
Davies Paints president Johnlee Garcia who introduced the Colors of the Philippines said these paint shades were used in the painting of the house murals in Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (STOBOSA) villages of Balili, La Trinidad.
The house mural painting was sponsored by the company thru its corporate social responsibility campaign "We care, we share."
"The STOBOSA house mural was the biggest CSR project of Davies," he said. The company spent about P2 million worth of paints that resulted to a vibrant hillside of art in Benguet.
Before the STOBOSA painting, Davies has been sponsoring the painting of street walls, schools, churches and orphanages.
The local government of La Trinidad led by Mayor Edna Tabanda has also proposed to Davies the painting of houses opposite STOBOSA to make the area a circle of vibrant colors.
Meantime, the company is also brewing another project with the Department of Tourism for the painting of house roofs in Batad, Ifugao where the Innapal Verdant shade will be used.
For parts of the Cordillera having a cooler climate, Davies recommended the use of Liquid-Tile, a moisture resistant type of paint that suits the weather of Baguio and Benguet.