> Nattier’s blue

KT 20.305 Nattier’s blue

A steely blue nuance with plenty of gray.

Referenz - Plastor, color sampler, 1930

Farbfunktion - materialization

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

An impermeable, metallic quality characterizes this strongly grayed blue, making it a special case among the class of usually receding blue colors. The reference Nattier’s blue is based on was found on a color card from Le Corbusier’s estate. Jean-Marc Nattier, a French portrait painter, apparently used such a paint to depict the rich velvet of royal clothing. Le Corbusier used a similar shade for steel tubing. Nattier’s blue is too heavy to be used for a ceiling, but it can be used to impart a wall surface with weight and solidity.

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

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