Grey shades

Linseed oil paint outdoors – Grey shades

Colour samples that are very close to white will make a façade appear whiter than it actually is. If the sample has a slight grey-yellow tone, the façade will appear a beautiful white without smarting the eyes. If the sample is light grey without the yellow tone, the façade will appear grey-white and may have a slight tendency towards violet.

All light grey shades consist a combination of Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide . Zinc oxide gives hardness and gloss. It also provides good protection against algae and mould to painted surfaces. The combination of black and white results in light blue tones that are sometimes called “poor-man’s blue”. In order to balance this blue, yellow ochre, umbra and iron oxide yellow are used. We produce various shades of light grey in the same way.


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