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Cromology, 3 minutes to understand

Creation of the Cromology Fandeck

#Color Editor

All of our clients, whether they be building or decoration professionals or even end consumers, seek out the perfect colour. The fandeck is the most indispensable tool to choose the perfect colour, according to the surface it will be applied on, the desired finish, the light and shadow effects, of chromatic contrast, even perspective.

We have decided to aim for excellence by creating a new fandeck to be used by all our brands.

To do so, we have pooled together all of our colour experts’ knowledge, from all countries, throughout a year. We have also created the 300 colours of tomorrow, in partnership with Lidewij Edelkoort’s teams, one of the most well-reputed fashion and future trends visionaries in the world. Duha, a long-time partner, has once again helped us print this fandeck, with a finish that respects the final product on printed paper.

1,236 shades were selected amongst the most appreciated by the market, without forgetting timeless as well as tomorrow’s classics. Included are a wide range of shades of white and a large selection of pastels. All these colours are replicable no matter the substrate, thanks to our tinting system. The fandeck includes a colour organisation structure, to visually highlight the chromatic palette. 700 shades to be applied in exteriors, while waiting for the new “Façade” fandeck, due next year. There you have it: the Cromology fandeck in a nutshell.

Click this link to watch the video (only in French) recorded especially for this launch or visit our page Color Editor.

Our reference projects

“Les orgues de Flandre”

Group of buildings including the highest inhabited building of Paris, (19th arr)

ETICS, Armaterm poudre roche, Zolpan

“Mur des Canuts”

Europe’s largest outdoor trompe l’oeil fresco (1,200 m²), 300 colours used
Lyon, France
Paint for renovation: Zolpan

Casablanca Cathedral Gardens

Installation consisting of three series of temporary arches
In-situ work
Casablanca, Morocco
Artist: Daniel Buren
Paint: Arcol

Quirinal Palace

Courtyard of Honour
Rome, Italy
Paint for renovation: Settef

Musée d’Orsay

Partnership since 2011
Paint: Tollens

Exterior of the Museo Reina Sofía

(20,000 m²)
Madrid, Spain
Paint for renovation: Revetón

Grande Hotel do Luso

Spa town of Luso, Portugal
Architect: Cassiano Branco
Decorative Paint: Robbialac

Imagine Institute

Europe’s largest Research Centre for Genetic Diseases
Paris, France
Paint: Tollens

Torre Agbar

144m, 38-storey building, 40 different colours
Barcelona, Spain
Paint: Revetón et Alp

Palazzo Pfanner

Lucca, Italy
Paint for renovation: Settef

Student Housing

Oullins, France
ETICS, Reflective Pigments: Zolpan

Residential building with 200 apartments

Thermal insulation, 17,000 m²
Toulouse, France
External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems: Plasdox

Royal Tropical Institute

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paint for renovation: Classidur

Trindade metro station

Porto, Portugal
Paint for renovation: Viero


Exhibition room walls
Vienna, Austria
Paint for renovation: Classidur