The opulence of simplicity
The choice of the paint materials for this color design is done regarding the original lime paint technique. Smoothing the surface and make it typical to the object, all walls are whitewashed up to the vaulted ceilings.
For the following colored paint layers the same limestone plaster is used, but with additives of the following dry pigments: kitchen walls, reddish raw umber; main room, Verona green earth; staircase, the intensive tinting red iron oxide. The original bright beige color of the whitewash resonates beautifully in each tinting.
In the palazzo, the ribbons at the base of the walls are generally brown colored. But theire color tone is customized according to the respective wall colors. The same approach is taken in the featured rooms, where the base ribbons are painted with individually tinted and casein bound distemper. The vaulted ceilings are refreshed with plain white distemper.
The project: Refurbishment of 3 rooms in a historical palazzo Color design, color samples and paint recipes: Farbica Paints: Limestone plaster (Romankalk), casein bound distemper, glue bound distemper Execution: 2007