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I can’t say that I have a favorite brand. I tend to like certain colors from certain brands, though. Pigment load-vibrancy of color-is one thing I do look for. But I also look at the formulation. Even though various brands might give a color the same name and pigment index, the actual paints vary in color, granulation, transparency and re-activeness. The colors might look the same to eye but create different colors when mixed.
Some people are very invested in certain of those qualities, preferring paints that are all transparent or all granulating, etc. I like to have some of each and may have the same color in different brands just because those qualities vary.