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KT 43.6 Olive green

A capricious green that shifts from blue in the morning to gold at night.

Referenz - Le Corbusier, Salubra wallpaper, 1959

Farbfunktion - dynamic

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

The origins of this interesting color can be traced back to a method traditionally employed by artists to mix sensuous olive colors by blending brownish ochre and cobalt green. Since a color will achieve a harmonious effect if it contains elements of all three primary colors, these ochre and green blends inevitably fulfill such a condition of harmony. Olive green’s reaction to changes in the daylight is unique – it shifts from a straw-colored, luminous yellow with a green hue to a strongly yellow, equally pleasing green.

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

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