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KT 20.318 Light chestnut brown

A comforting color, as classic as a cashmere sweater.

Referenz - Plastor, color sampler, 1930

Farbfunktion - differentiation

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

This time-honored color has its origin on a color chart distributed by French paint manufacturer Plastor around 1930. The sampler shows 24 delightfully matt glue paints. They represent the muted “natural/neutral” palette that “attained its contemporary form in the 1920s […] If architecture is not to resemble billboards, color should be both technically and psychologically permanent.” One of the Plastor samples features this lightened burnt umber. White elements emerge beautifully against a background painted in this color.

Katrin Trautwein, 225 Farben, 2017 ©Birkhäuser Verlag GmbH, Basel

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