KT 32.130 Chestnut brown
Richer than dark chocolate, a nuance for the paint connoisseur.
Referenz - Le Corbusier, Salubra wallpaper, 1931
Farbfunktion - differentiation
Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions
When raw umbers are heated, they lose bound water. Light, greenish-gray raw umbers are thereby converted to deep, reddish-brown burnt umbers. Their rich colors give them by-names such as chestnut and velvety brown. They are fundamentally different from other brown colors. Their unique depth, much valued by artists for depicting shadows, makes them “shadow colors” in an architectural sense: they make space appear deeper and direct attention to lighter elements. The dark surfaces look shaded and the appear to recede.
Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel
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