KT 43.26 Aubergine
The festive crib color of newborn byzantine princes.
Referenz - Katrin Helbling, 2004
Farbfunktion - dynamic
Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions
The conversion of iron vitriol to sulfuric acid leads to a dark brownish-violet pigment that was a great disappointment to its inventor. He gave it the name caput mortuum, which in Latin means “dead head,” or worthless remains. This morbid name is not a reference to the toxicity of the pigment, because it is entirely non-toxic. Good news followed in 1918, when the pigment used for Aubergine became popular. It provides architects with a restrained, noble color that forfeits nothing of its beauty regardless of the ambient lighting.
Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel
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