A sand-colored facade made with natural pigments. Natural pigments mirror the light by specular refelction. This allows them to look reddish in the morning and cool at noon. They are always related to their surroundings.
KT 09.003 Light Sahara sand
Privathaus in Meersburg, Photo kt.COLOR
Le Corbusier preferred to use local whitewash for his facades. His Maison Blanche demonstrates the beauty of this reliance on local lime: the beautifully colored Jura lime relates the architecture to the magnificent landscape.
KT 08.001 Champagne white
Charles-Eduard Jeanneret 1912, Photo kt.COLOR 2012
Reddish facade colors have a special effect: sunlight is redder in the morning and evening and bluer at noon. Colors with a red tint therefore shift their coloration gracefully throughout the day. It is a calming pleasure to watch this daily ritual take place on your facade.
KT 14.003 Pale Venetian red
Lux Guyer, 1928, Photo Marc Niedermann
Pigments with specular reflection are the most important component for beautiful facades. They reflect the evening light from the facade of Eileen Gray's famous house E1027. Watching these subtle effects becomes a daily pleasure when natural pigments are used.
KT 232.000 White light
E.1027 von Eileen Gray, Roquebrune, Photo Manuel Bougot, 2021
The wood house is one of a series of bath houses at Dreiweieren in St. Gallen. It was painted with our classic linseed oil paint. It dries a bit slower but penetrates deeper into the wood. It is like slow food for historic buildings.
KT 32.014 Natural gray
KT 16.001 Shale gray
Drei Weieren, St. Gallen, Photo kt.COLOR
Frank Lloyd Wright famously said to stay close to nature. It will never fail you. This paint made with a natural, volcanic red pigment illustrates this point. It will last for decades. It blends in with its natural surroundings and turns this finca into a special place.
KT 11.114 Venetian red
Jordi Miralles Fotografia, 2020