The paddle is painted with satin black Krylon. The central design is done with Black 1-shot, and outlined with Medium Gray 1-shot. There is also striping done in the Black and the Gray. The pictures really don't do this piece justice. It's very hard to see the Black 1-shot against the satin black in the pictures. It's a little more visible in the bottom picture, although it's not nearly as good a picture as the top one. In person, the glossy black really stands out against the satin black. If I can figure out some way to get better pics of this, I'll re-post it later (I'm a shitty photographer though).