KT 08.010 Autumn gold
The color of terracotta in the fiery evening sun.
Referenz - Paul Baumann, Neue Farbtonkarte System Prase, Sample No. 427, 1912
Farbfunktion - materialization
Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions
An architect asked us to formulate a silicate paint with excellent weathering characteristics and the day-and-night glow of a guest house in Tuscany. Iron oxides weather well, but they generally make paints look dull, and extensive series of tests were necessary before this color was defined. The pigment selected is unusual in that it has needle-shaped particles that act like minute prisms. These mirror and magnify the incoming light. Autumn gold is at its best in combination with the colors of olive trees, lavender fields and blooming oleanders.
Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel
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