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KT 10.075 Zurich white

The elegant white of the aristocrats’ mansions in Zurich.

Referenz - Limestone from the river Sihl

Farbfunktion - atmospheric

Wirksamkeit - good under all lighting conditions

Before industrialization, local limestone and ochre deposits informed the color schemes of nearby architectural projects. Glacial limestone sediments from the Sihl River once supplied the inhabitants of Zurich with a beautiful white pigment with lightly colored mineral inclusions specific to the region. However, this pigment was no longer purified once synthetic white pigments were introduced in the twentieth century. But the return to local color cultures is rewarding, since paint colors look particularly delightful in the region from which they stem.

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

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