Lumiere metallic Essence pigments are a versatile class of coloring agents, composed of fine particles of malleable metals in elemental form. They provide stunning visual effects that are impossible using traditional organic and metal compound pigments. Lumiere metallic essence retains many of the attributes of the bulk metal, such as solidity (opacity), metallic color, sheen, malleability, ductility and density. Aluminum and gold bronze pigments provide the appearance of silver and gold respectively, with the aura of quality and prestige that these metals imply. For this reason, Lumiere designer epoxy flooring is often used in prestige applications to add value.