Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg has possessed its own paint laboratory for over 260 years. This is where thousands of pigments and oxides for all the paints used in production are mixed and manufactured. Nymphenburg is able to prepare around 15,000 original secret paint formulas from three centuries of its history. Families for whom Nymphenburg developed specific colour scales are even after generations able to order service pieces and individual items painted in the original colours developed for them. Nymphenburg's paints are famous for their brilliance, purity and rich variety of shades. Countless gradations exist for each colour – 300 shades of green alone are produced at the laboratory for use at Nymphenburg.