Colorful Metal Art | Contemporary Paintings on Aluminum


Metallic Wall Artwork in Bright & Bold Colors
Most of the designs you see here are really the 'hot rod' colors of Nicholas' metal art repertoire. Striking blues, glowing yellows, powerful oranges, exciting greens, and of course, hot rod reds. It makes sense when you consider that Nicholas got his start as an artist by playing around with equipment in his dad's garage, who happens to be a hot rod buff...


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SEA BREEZE COMPOSITION | Coastal Painted Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
Price: $2,660.00
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Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0151M -

    Sea Breeze Composition is a recent twist on the 'Sea Breeze' abstract sandy beach design that Nicholas Yust created for the American Craft Council show in Baltimore. It was a smash hit, selling almost instantly with several custom commissions requested as well. The serene, coastal style and brilliant beachy vibe make this piece a gorgeous focal point in a wide variety of homes, offices, or public settings. It is crafted with carefully balanced wavy grind patterns layered both over and beneath...

    SEA BREEZE | Coastal Metal Art, Ocean Scene by Nicholas Yust coastal metal art, peaceful, serene
    Price: $2,660.00
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    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0764M -

      Sea Breeze is a breath-taking metal painting that Nicholas Yust created for the 2016 American Craft Show in Baltimore, MD. It consists of 3 crisp metal panels with linear, wavy grind patterns behind sandy brown, ocean blue, and aquatic green airbrushed acrylic paints and a high-gloss clear coat. Peaceful floating clouds hover on the horizon in a silvery bright sky over a serene ocean scene. This piece was an instant hit at the exhibit, and was without question the artwork that received the...

      Bright Spectrum : Colorful Rainbow Coastal Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
      Price: $1,320.00
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      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0128M -

        This piece features opaque acrylic paint on a long, narrow sheet of aluminum. I first painted a white layer to ensure the colors would really pop, and the result is a gorgeous rainbow of color with a hand-painted urban edge to it.

        Little Voices : Earthy Rust & Silver Contemporary Metal Artwork
        Price: $1,200.00
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        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0142M -

          Little Voices is a gorgeous contemporary piece done by Nicholas Yust in earthy browns and burnt rusty reds with exposed silver accents over a tall, reaching grind pattern. It has a very organic nature to it, like an abstract take on the trunk of a tree or wet, coppery silt. A holographic effect is created when light passes through the layers of color and reflects off of the gently curving grooves of the grind pattern. This piece displays beautifully in a wide variety of settings with the...

          FALLING INTO OUT (V2) - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
          Price: $1,080.00
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          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NYT0031M -

            Modern metal sculpture hand-crafted by Cincinnati artist, Nicholas Yust. 'Nicholas's artwork is design from the combination of energetic flowing lines in intricate patterns. 'The grind patterns overlap in many layers to create movement and multi-directional reflection of light.' This piece is now available in Nicholas's metal art gallery.

            WARM NEBULA - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
            Price: $2,440.00
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            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0749M -

              Brand new design by Nicholas Yust, incorporating a variety of new coloring techniques and shading effects he experimented with in late-2013. The piece is painted using transparent acrylic on aluminum, finished with automotive clear coat.

              URBAN THICKET - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
              Price: $5,900.00
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              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0742M -

                Multi dimensional design with organic earth tones

                URBAN MOD - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                Price: $3,480.00
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                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0741M -

                  Transparent acrylic, opaque acrylic and ground aluminum

                  THOLUS - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                  Price: $3,260.00
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                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0426M -

                    Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                    TENSION YELLOW - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                    Price: $980.00
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                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0419M -

                      Tension Yellow is a minimalist metal art piece with a bit of flair, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet layered with hand-ground decorative patterns, creating unique motion and visual aesthetics in just about any setting. The minimalist silver surface features a bright yellow accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the surface for a splash of welcomed color.

                      TENSION RED - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                      Price: $980.00
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                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0418M -

                        Tension Red is a striking contemporary metal art piece, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet layered with hand-ground decorative patterns, creating unique motion and visual aesthetics in just about any setting. The minimalist silver surface features a bold red accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the surface for a splash of warm color.

                        TENSION PURPLE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                        Price: $980.00
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                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0417M -

                          Tension Purple is a very contemporary metal art piece, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet with countless layers of grinds, which creates unique motion and visual appeal in just about any lighting. The otherwise minimalist surface features a bold purple accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the silver surface for a splash of rich violet color.

                          TENSION LIGHT BLUE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                          Price: $980.00
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                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0416M -

                            Tension Light Blue is a modern artistic metal piece, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet with multiple layers of hand-ground decorative grinds, to create unique motion and visual appeal in just about any lighting. The otherwise minimalist surface features a bright blue accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the surface for a splash of cool, light blue color.

                            TENSION GREEN - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                            Price: $980.00
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                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0415M -

                              Tension Green is a very contemporary metal art piece, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet with multiple layers of grinds, creating unique motion and visual appeal in just about any lighting. The otherwise minimalist surface features a clean green accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the surface for a splash of earthy green color.

                              TENSION BLUE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                              Price: $980.00
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                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0414M -

                                Tension Blue is a very modern metal art piece, hand crafted by Nicholas Yust. The main back panel is a natural aluminum sheet with layer upon layer of decorative grinds, to create unique motion and visual appeal in just about any lighting. The otherwise minimalist surface features a crisp blue accent strip, which is painted and mounted to the surface for a splash of cool color.

                                SUNRISE - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                Price: $1,840.00
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                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0712M -

                                  Ground aluminum with opaque and transparent acrylic

                                  SPECTRAL STRIATIONS - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                  Price: $5,955.00
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                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0696M -

                                    Multiple strips of ground aluminum with both natural metal and vibrant rainbow coloring.

                                    SLICE - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                    Price: $1,820.00
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                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0367M -

                                      Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                                      SILICATE RED - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                      Price: $2,340.00
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                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0363M -

                                        Nicholas Yust's 'Silicate Red' is a striking, powerfully captivating wall sculpture full of complexity and texture. The interwoven narrow metal strips are painstakingly cut, ground, layered, and crafted in artistic balance and precision. The layers create natural texture and shading, and the bold red back panel with gently waving vertical grinds etched into the surface creates a gorgeous fiery-colored backdrop in contrast to the silver weave.

                                        SILICATE BLUE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                        Price: $2,340.00
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                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0362M -

                                          Nicholas Yust's 'Silicate Blue' is a striking, powerfully captivating wall sculpture full of complexity and texture. The interwoven narrow metal strips are painstakingly cut, ground, layered, and crafted in artistic balance and precision. The layers create natural texture and shading, and the brilliant blue back panel with criss-crossing grinds etched into the surface creates a gorgeous cool colored backdrop in contrast to the silver weave.

                                          SEASONAL PLANES - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                          Price: $1,940.00
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                                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0669M -

                                            Seasonal Planes is a multi layered organic abstract wall scuplture. This design incorporates heavy decorative grinding with the use of vibrant transparent acrylic paints. A great selection of colors for any season.

                                            SC COMPOSITION 3 - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                            Price: $1,420.00
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                                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0667M -

                                              SC Composition 3 is one of a collection of abstracts that Nicholas created using thick, opaque acrylic paints applied with palette knife painting techniques, all in a wide array of colors. This squared abstract features both a darkened plaid-like pattern in the background as well as an angled linear pattern in striking hues of orange, red, blue, grey, yellow, and more.

                                              SC COMPOSITION 2 - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                              Price: $1,820.00
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                                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0666M -

                                                SC Composition 2 is one of a collection of abstracts that Nicholas created using thick, opaque acrylic paints applied with palette knife techniques and drizzled accents, all in a wide array of colors. This broad rectangular piece features a very interpretive, abstract representation of urban life. The colorful starburst-like lines gives the vibe of a subtle nod to the rock and roll music scene of the United Kingdom through an abstract (and more colorful) rendering of the UK flag.

                                                SC COMPOSITION 1 - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                Price: $1,780.00
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                                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0665M -

                                                  SC Composition 1 is one of a collection of abstracts that Nicholas created using thick, opaque acrylic paints applied with palette knife techniques and drizzled accents, all in a wide array of colors. This long, narrow abstract features darkened blues and greens, with gold, orange and white highlights.

                                                  REFLECTIVE SCAPE - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                  Price: $2,360.00
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                                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0339M -

                                                    The ol' luck of the Irish.. you've got it. Good things just seem to come your way. Or so they think. You smile to yourself. Because as you know, the really lucky people make their own luck. They may shake their heads in disbelief when more good news smiles upon you, but you know you are just getting what you've earned. It takes a lot of work to be as lucky as you. Well, let them think what they want. That's why green is your color. The color of luck. True luck, earned fair and square. That's...

                                                    RED BURST - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                    Price: $1,640.00
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                                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0658M -

                                                      Aluminum panels with starburst grind overlayed with red transparent acrylic and black opaque acrylic.

                                                      PROMINENCE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                      Price: $2,180.00
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                                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0309M -

                                                        Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                                                        PALLICO - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                        Price: $1,460.00
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                                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0281M -

                                                          Brand New Design by Nicholas Yust. Available Now.

                                                          ORANGE CONDUCTION - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                          Price: $1,080.00
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                                                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0633M -

                                                            Ground aluminum panel with opaque black paint and transparent burnt orange acyrlic.

                                                            OCEANUS - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                            Price: $3,860.00
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                                                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0273M -

                                                              The first time I caught a true glimpse of life under the sea I thought, "this is a different world." I watched as long tendrils of seaweed moved with the currents, and fish of every size and description darted through the water and knew that on my very own planet was a realm completely foreign to me; one that had no place with the hustle and bustle of life on land. Way out here, these creatures knew nothing of human life, nothing of global warming or deforestation. They lived in a beautiful,...

                                                              BLACK ON WHITE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                              Price: $880.00
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                                                              Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0482M -

                                                                Opaque acrylic and ground aluminum

                                                                SUMMER ESCAPE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                Price: $1,680.00
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                                                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0710M -

                                                                  Opaque acrylic on steel

                                                                  3AM - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                  Price: $1,960.00
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                                                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0001M -

                                                                    A stunning work of art in the painted metal art collection by artist Nicholas Yust. This four panel piece will add a bright pop of color to any modern space. The textured, colorful panels are placed on sheets of aluminum, adding dimension and contrast to the piece. The graduated rainbow hues are made even more visually interesting by the order in which they are placed. The wavy grind patterns give the impression of water running down the front of the panel. The four panel design makes it easy...

                                                                    NOIA BALANCE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                    Price: $880.00
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                                                                    Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0629M -

                                                                      Noia Balance is a 4 panel wall sculpture. This unique design is made from brushed and ground aluminum with vibrant transparent acrylic paints and epoxy resin.

                                                                      NIOBIUM - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                      Price: $960.00
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                                                                      Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0265M -

                                                                        12x12in. each (price includes 3 panels) – by Nicholas Yust, created for the Art Expo New York, April 2010. Available Now.

                                                                        NIGHT WALK - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                        Price: $1,280.00
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                                                                        Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0628M -

                                                                          Nicholas' newest experimental painting process! Abstract opaque acrylic painting on ground aluminum - as you can see Nicholas incorporates several colors: Red, baby blue, turquoise, yellow, black, white, charcoal, and more... Very energetic style that makes a bold statement and really jumps out off the wall...

                                                                          MORNING GLORY - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                          Price: $1,200.00
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                                                                          Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0626M -

                                                                            Hand painted acrylic on aluminum

                                                                            LOST IN SPACE - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                            Price: $2,610.00
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                                                                            Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0618M -

                                                                              Textured stainless steel with transparent acrylic paint. This artwork hangs horizontal or vertical.

                                                                              LAVA FLOW V2 - Dip-Painted Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                              Price: $1,480.00
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                                                                                Opaque and Transparent Acrylic on Aluminum

                                                                                LAUNCH - Layered Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                Price: $1,920.00
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                                                                                Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0606M -

                                                                                  Ground aluminum with opaque and transparent acrylic

                                                                                  JULPA - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                  Price: $2,910.00
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                                                                                  Nicholas Yust Fine Metal Art Item #: NY0224M -

                                                                                    Aluminum panel with broad, sweeping grind pattern. Hand-painted with green/blue/yellow semi-transparent coloring. Also features an aluminum accent raised off of the surface. A very sleek, aquatic-feeling abstract wall piece.

                                                                                    INVERSION (Green/Blue) - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                    Price: $680.00
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                                                                                      The 'Inversion' collection by Nicholas Yust features a variation of his spectacular wave-patterns ground into an aluminum panel. Nicholas has an uncanny ability to make the metal appear as though it were in motion, like a flowing lake of silver mercury, rippling and glistening in the sun. Nicholas achieves this through countless layers of masterfully etched lines with a variety of grind pads, textures and techniques. Raised in a glorious accent in the sea of mercury is a colorful strip of...

                                                                                      HARVEST 3-PANEL - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                      Price: $2,840.00
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                                                                                        Ground aluminum with subtle/warm earth tones of gold, red, brown, and teal - uniquely adapted into the raised front panels, each of which is formed into a wavy shape and situated on a ground metal back panel.

                                                                                        GALACTIC TRAILS - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                        Price: $2,440.00
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                                                                                          Transparent acrylic on ground aluminum

                                                                                          FLOWING MAGMA - Abstract Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                          Price: $1,480.00
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                                                                                            Meant to mimic the fiery rivers of magma found below the surface of the earth, ‘Flowing Magma’ is filled with rich shades of red, white, black, and grey. The colors swirl together, and truly create a near perfect essence of real-life magma. You can almost see the panels bubbling in anticipation of erupting into lakes of lava upon the earth’s surface. Nicholas is an innovative artist who is absolutely determined to keep progressing and trying new processes to create something...

                                                                                            FIRE & ICE - Dip-Painted Metal Art by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                            Price: $1,480.00
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                                                                                              Fire & Ice is a stunning representation of Nicholas's signature 'Liquid Fusion' painting style, incorporating rich orange and black coloring, with a charcoal spread and a blue/purple accent. This particular painting style involves a careful procedure of swirling custom paint colors and floating them on a mixed water surface, then dipping a prepared metal panel with a treated surface through the swirls and layers of color to produce an entirely organic, fluid work of art. PLEASE NOTE:...

                                                                                              ESNE V5 - Original Metal Painting by Nicholas Yust
                                                                                              Price: $2,600.00
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                                                                                                Description: Another spectacularly whimsical design by Nicholas Yust. The imagination runs wild with the playful abstract colors and unique swirls and wavy grinds decorating the surface of this metal masterpiece. The large size and multiple panels cover a wide space and create a visual treat on any wall.

                                                                                                Colorful Metal Art | How Does Nicholas Do it?

                                                                                                All of these colorful metal designs have been hand-painted, and the acrylic paints are hand-mixed to color. It took Nicholas years to develop his metal coloring techniques, and the results that you see here are not much different from what you would expect from a colorful paint job on a car - he even treats all of these designs with an automotive clear coat (same coating used by Lexus on their cars) to finish them off. Thus the 'hot rod' analogy becomes even more applicable!

                                                                                                Although some of his coloring processes are proprietary, he does share some of the detail of his artistic process here. In a nutshell, the swirls and waves and patterns that you see below are not painted onto the metal panel, but they are in fact grind patterns on the surface of the metal, with semi-transparent acrylic paint layered on top - applied using a touch-up gun and/or airbrush gun. The semi-transparency in the colors allows the metal to take on the colorful acrylic paints, while still permitting light to pass through and reflect off of the surface texture from the grind patterns.

                                                                                                Color Matching | Request a Custom Color on Any Piece

                                                                                                If you see a design you like and simply want to modify the colors, Nicholas will do that at no extra cost - just add the item to your cart, place the order, and in the "Notes" field you may specify the color customization that you would like. If you have a very specific color that you would like to match, just send us the paint swatch or the Sherwin Williams color code, and we can even mail you a small sample of the actual painted metal in your custom color before Nicholas paints the whole thing.

                                                                                                Please Note: There are some situations where customizing colors may result in an additional charge, which will be told upfront. For example, adding color to a piece that is shown in pure metal, exact-match paint batches (not hand-mixed to visually match, but ordered from the manufacture in an exact color code), etc.