Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aerugineus :the colour Verdigris


This is a colour which looks good when used as a paint colour on metal garden furniture . The colour name has been in use since the middle of the 14th century and means "Green of Greece";greenish rust on copper. In French it is referred to as Vert de gris, in German as Grunspan, Italian Verderame,and Spanish Cardenillo.



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  1. It's also a great colour to paint all the stakes $ trellises with, provided you want them to blend in well. We may go the opposite way, as we're going to repaint our house in 'rust' - bright colors for garden accessories might be the way to go.

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    1. I like the sound of that rusty red house

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