Gold ochre + Green umber

A mixture of equal parts gold ochre and green umber gives yellowish-brown and beige colours. Both are earth pigments, the ochre has a higher degree of opacity and the umber reduces the intensity of the colour. The paint can be used for both interior and exterior surfaces.

Gold ochre is one of the lighter ochres. The ochres are commonly occurring clay earth pigments. The pigment consists of iron oxide and varying amounts of other minerals.

The colour of green umber is greyish and umber can be used in paint mixtures to reduce the intensity of other colours. The colours vary depending on where they are extracted and which minerals they contain. Mostly natural iron oxides and manganese compounds determine the colour.

The names of the earth pigments vary, even if the colours are similar or even identical. Distributors sometimes present them with the name of the location in which they are found. Green umber and grey umber are very similar, gold ochre and yellow ochre are also very similar.

See also: Gold ochre, green umber

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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