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KT 32.060 Light ochre

An ancient color for dwellings, it fulfills the yearning for warmth.

Referenz - Le Corbusier, Salubra wallpaper, 1931

Farbfunktion - materialization

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

This was architecture’s quintessential yellow until about 1940. Painting a building described at the time as “yellow” with today’s yellow instead of with such an ochre would, in fact, substantially change its impression. The color change would eliminate the warmth that emanates from this ochre, and this would rob the building of its ability to blend into the landscape. The natural pigment and the lightfastness of the paint explain why this sandy color continues to be a beloved choice for living spaces and exteriors.

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

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