Your Favorite Millennial Paint Brand Released a Retro New Color
Painters, rejoice! Backdrop, the millennial paint brand behind those viral color names like Tanlines and Palo Santo, just debuted a new color that evokes the pre-coronavirus bliss of late night adventures. Disco Nap, a light acid yellow described as the “dirty pastel of your dreams,” now joins Backdrop’s collection of whimsical palettes with a just-as-whimsical name. It’s available in both interior standard and semi-gloss paint, retailing at $59 for a gallon.
Backdrop co-founders Natalie and Caleb Ebel cited the haze of New York nights during their twenties as the inspiration behind the color—or, more specifically, the “running home after work,” “quick power naps,” and “out-till-late kind of fun we used to know.” The Ebels’ 3-year-old daughter, Colette, is also a source of inspiration: Her favorite photo is of an animated disco ball in the “Sesame Street” office captured by Vincent Trullo, the same photographer who captured her parents for their New York Times feature story in 2019.
Thus, Disco Nap was born, but with renewed meaning. With late nights at disco clubs far behind them, the Ebels discovered that true disco naps during these turbulent times entailed “closing their eyes for a few extra minutes of self-care whenever their daughter’s room goes quiet.”
The result is a retro acid yellow that will brighten up any home office, bedroom, kitchen, or accent wall. It’s in the same color family as Backdrop’s Miami Parasol, a muted yellow; Pablo Honey, a warm, bright yellow; Tanlines, a deep yellow; and Mood Lighting, a natural yellow beige. What’s more, Backdrop has remained true to its ethos of making painting less stressful and more fun by releasing a Disco Nap playlist on Spotify to coincide with the color’s release.
So, go forth and bump up Diana Ross and Kool & the Gang as you paint (or simply take a disco nap) with Backdrop’s Disco Nap.