"As Architects of challenging, specialist & high-rise projects, we seek special paints that can withstand the demands of surfaces in High-rises and coastal conditions. As a rule, we only work with hands-on product specialists with in-depth knowledge of their own products, a breed rare in Sri Lanka. There is hardly any paint vendor or applicator in the Sri Lankan and Indian markets that has the in-depth knowledge to work with Architects like us and provides long-term application solutions for such adverse and challenging requirements other than Mr. Afzal Nazlie of Colors & Shades.

Colors & Shades brings to the table knowledge of and experience in mature markets like Singapore and carries an innovative range of products to suit High-rises, especially in terms of silicone coatings, textures and construction chemicals, while working with renowned principles.

We have been specifying their products for some of the landmark projects in India & Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka the projects include Altair, Access Tower 2, Onthree20, Dusit Thani in Balapitiya, Cinnamon Red Kandy, Ekroma Fortune etc. They are well equipped to assist us in obtaining long-term solutions with correct specifications and product selections and subsequently to carry out specialist application under their own supervision with minimal third party supervision in large-scale projects."

Athula Amarasekera

Principal Architect of DT3

"I have known Mr. Afzal Nazlie of Colors and Shades from when he was a professional working in Singapore and India and was very pleased when he set up operations in Sri Lanka in year 2013. With the fast growing construction industry in Sri Lanka there was always a vacuum for professional companies in the market and Colors and Shades has done an excellent job in pioneering nano-silicon paints and other innovative construction chemicals here, which has become the benchmark amongst the discerning in the market now.

We have specified and used the products carried by Colors and Shades since their inception for our projects both in Sri Lanka and overseas. The high quality, well-reputed brands they carry and their excellent customer-oriented service attitude have earned them the reputation of being one of the top players in the market within a very short time period. Having worked with them in many projects, we were very confident in specifying and using their products in "Luna Towers", which is a high-end 50 storied residential development in Colombo. It is indeed a luxury to find an excellent professional company that takes care of all the aspects from specifying appropriate products to execution at site level and we look forward to their continuous service for our future projects as well."

Philip Weeraratne

Principal Architect of PWA

"Colors and Shades is a company that always goes the extra mile to deliver on its promises however challenging they may be and has always delivered an end product which is exceptionally good. I have used their products in many projects including Hilton Colombo, Asiri Hospital, Summer Hut of Mr. Ashok Pathirage and many others. They always stand out in their high quality paints and texture products and most importantly in their masterful workmanship, which sets them apart from their competitors."

Upula Madhushanka

Director of SWA




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