Share in the Sunshine

Craving that warm Puerto Rican sun? Now you can experience it anytime, anywhere in the U.S.!

From the sunrises of Fajardo to the sunsets of Rincón, Puerto Rico has sunshine to spare. If you’ve ever wished you could bottle it up and bring it home with you...now you can! We partnered with Pantone Color Institute® to re-create the vibrant red-orange shade of our sunny skies to brighten up your world during the darkest winter months. Introducing Puerto Rico Sunshine!

Pantone color chip showing Puerto Rico Sunshine.

An exuberant and exotic sun-kissed orange shade infused with energizing warmth and a gregarious presence, Puerto Rico Sunshine wraps you in a welcoming and joyful embrace. Animated in style with an enticing allure, Puerto Rico Sunshine celebrates the openhearted spirit, passionate character and flamboyant nature of this lush tropical paradise.

A home decorated using Puerto Rico Sunshine inspired paint.

Sunshine in a Can

Experience this warm and energizing color with limited-edition Puerto Rico Sunshine from ECOS Paints®, a leading manufacturer of non-toxic, VOC-free paint made with sustainable ingredients. The paints are handcrafted in small batches and tinted to order by their manufacturing and production team based in South Carolina, and available to order from every state in the U.S.

Fun Fact: Sunshine has been proven to increase the release of the “happy hormone,” serotonin. Brightly painted walls have also been shown to boost energy levels and spark creativity. Learn more about how the colors of Puerto Rico can affect your mood.
 

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Headshot of Dr Jimenez.

Capturing the Color

To capture the shade of our Island sunshine, we looked to Héctor J. Jiménez, Ph.D., a physicist at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. Through a series of models and calculations, Dr. Jiménez measured everything from the sun’s temperature to its movements around the Island throughout the day.  

“Puerto Rico’s constant breeze continuously cleans the atmosphere of smog and other polluting gasses, allowing the sunlight to shine through the atmosphere and reach the Island in a purer state.” – Dr. Jiménez

Designer Christian Cowan fixes model dress during New York Fashion Week.

Designer Christian Cowan created a stunning dress inspired by our vibrant, red-orange shade Puerto Rico Sunshine.

Lighting Up NYFW

Puerto Rico Sunshine lit up the runway during the iconic New York Fashion Week.

The incredible designer Christian Cowan created a one-of-a-kind dress inspired by the vibrancy of the Island’s sunshine and included it in his Fall 2022 collection. Shout out to Puerto Rican model Neiris Gabriela, who made her NYFW debut wearing the vibrant dress!

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Puerto Rico Sunshine Paint Tips & Inspiration

Need some ideas for using ECOS Puerto Rico Sunshine in your home? The possibilities are as endless as the Island sun! Check out these tips from Cristina Villalón, co-founder, principle interior designer and director of San Juan-based Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón® Architecture & Interior Design:

  • Add a splash of color to an entryway
  • Create an eye-catching accent wall
  • Refresh an older piece of furniture or mirror frame
  • ECOS Paints are EN-71 certified for use on children’s toys. This means it is also safe to be used on kitchen countertops and other surfaces that food may touch.
  • Be sure to use a primer if applying paint over a bare or heavily sanded surface, or if painting over a higher gloss finish, darker color, or applying an accent color.

“Orange is a dynamic color oftentimes used to add energy to a room and make a space come alive. If you live in a cold place, adding an orange wall will automatically add warmth to the space.” – Cristina Villalón