Chromium oxide green

Chromium oxide green is a pigment that gives green colours. The pigment has a high degree of opacity, lightfastness, tinting strength and permanence. It became commonly used during the second half of the 19th century for painting both interior and exterior surfaces.

Chromium oxide green pigment has been produced industrially since the 1860’s. It is sometimes called chrome green, but that name can also refer to a mix of chrome yellow and Prussian blue.

Compared to zinc green the colour of chromium oxide green is darker. Chromium oxide green is more lightfast and permanent than zinc green. It has been used for trim and architectural details but, unlike zinc green, it has also been used for larger exterior building surfaces.

Other green pigments in Kulturkulör: Zinc green

Mixing chart

Kulturkulör’s mixing chart describes how you can mix traditional linseed oil paints to achieve specific colours. The chart shows the result of mixing ready-made paints and the parts are stated in percent by weight.

NCS – Natural Colour System®© is a logical colour system which builds on how the human being sees colour. The NCS notation makes it possible to describe the colours of all surface materials. You can read more about the NCS system here. 

There are mixing charts for a selection of the colour samples in Kulturkulör. In the sample collection you can find more nuances that you can create with linseed oil paint and traditional pigments. The mixing charts will give you an idea of how the colour changes when mixing with white and in some cases when adding black. The mixing ratios are approximate and the properties of the pigments vary.

The mixing chart is colour coded to give an idea of the result of the mixture and what colours you can achieve with the traditional pigment, but keep in mind that the colour display varies between computer screens.

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