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Colour selection part II


Soften sharp lines in interiors, providing a feeling of space and tranquillity. There is a wide variety of neutral colours – from light to dark (fuscous). The colour palette comprises dirty white, subtle shades of cream colours, multiple shades of brown, and sophisticated grey. As they do not attract attention, they make up a perfect background or completion for many other colours. Even though they play a secondary role, it should not be marginalised. Most frequently, they are a combination of other colours. They reflect colours of the nature – mole skin, roe deer fur, fieldstone, sand, camel or bison skin. Slightly greenish – khaki sometimes resembles subtle colours of autumn. Colours of nature – shades of brown and beige provide a feeling of warmth and robustness. Beige matches all interiors while brown is perfect for studies. Natural colours go very well with each other, especially when combined with black and white in order to bring out stronger elements such as red colour and warm shades of azure. In order to avoid bland colour compositions (in particular when using only one primary colour), combine light, medium-saturated, and dark tones. Can be used with light and dark azure resembling various colours of the sky, a wide variety of forest green colours, and multiple sunny colours. We recommend applying a texture using various painting techniques (Ecorson decorative effects). Natural shades harmonise well with natural materials such as stone stairs, fireplace, benchtops, and posts. Our beautiful Travertines are available in these colours (with effects of raw sandstone and wet stones characterised by their special nature). Neutral and light colours tend to vary due to their surroundings more than darker shades.


Shades of grey range from warm tones enriched with brown, green, or pink to colder colours based on azure or a simple combination of black and white. They look great in matt, semi-matt, and glossy versions (Calce Grasello Venetian plaster is a perfect choice for bathroom ceilings), Art, Marmo, and Micro concretes, Murillo, Eco 13, Eco 12, Cromo Grey, Corado Silver, and pearlescent Velluti Magnapearl paints, and Muriston Opal plaster. Grey goes well with most colours, in particular with shades of pink, pale azure, light green, and dark red. Almost all colours harmonise with neutral colours, thus they can provide you with an extraordinary and impressive interior. Shades of natural grey are perfect for bringing out bright and intense objects present in the room. They also provide an excellent background for plants and flowers. Frequently used in modern, minimalist, simply-furnished interiors. Appropriate interior design creates a feeling of purity, clarity, order, and aesthetics. In 18th and 19th century, most interiors were painted mottled grey. Throughout the Georgian era, shades of grey were frequently combined with creamy colour to achieve a neutral look. We may safely say that grey is a perfect background for many elements of our interiors as they create a natural and unhampered atmosphere.

Colours: 1. S 2005-R90B | 2. S 2002-R50B | 3. S 4502-R | 4. S 4502-R


The most universal of all colours. This delicate colour comes in a variety of shades, from light and sand-yellow, biscuit, and vanilla to more intense brownish ones. Goes well with most colours, except very saturated natural primary ones. Can be matched with black, dark green, and navy blue. When ornamented with golden elements, such combinations are full of elegance. Cream is used as the main colour to provide transition between stronger colours. Paints recommended for shades of creams: Murimal 200, Murillo, Eco 12, Fortuna, Tifmal, and Murisil F (for outdoor application).

Colour: 1. S 0804-G60Y | 2. S 1005-Y | 3. S 0907-G90Y | 4. S 2005-Y10R


The soft colour of coffee with milk and natural wool harmonises with cream, white, and some stronger colours such as chocolate. Goes especially well with terracotta, orange, red, and rotten olive green and dark types of wood. We recommend it for all shades of Travertine (such as Calce Marmorino Travertine with antique pattern), Stucco (such as Coccio Grassello – Venetian plaster with terracotta), paints for indoor (Eco 12 and Eco 13) and outdoor use (Murisil F), and decorative paints (Corado, Impresja, Luna, Perlagrande).

Colours: 1. S 2005-Y50R | 2. S 2005-Y40R | 3. S 2005-Y30R | 4. S 4005-Y50R


Provides an atmosphere of safety. Facilitates concealing feelings. Large areas covered in brown can be depressing. As a synonym of warmth and safety,  this colour is naturally present in our life, creating a feeling of tranquillity and harmony. Recommended for those who need more stabilisation and sense of security. Not recommended for introverts with low self-esteem. It may help you get some isolation. Brown is not the best choice for those who tend to disconnect from reality and would like to avoid it.

The range of shades of brown includes varieties of yellow, orange, red, and violet colours. Usually used to complement the design, soften contrast, or as natural wood. Goes very well with orange colours and can be complemented with turquoise and grey. We recommend applying these shades to natural decorative effects of stone and sandstone such as Calce Marmorino Travertine that look great on fireplaces, staircases, and large areas, to Oxidecor E, Muriston Opal, and paints for indoor (Murillo, Eco 12) and outdoor use (Murisil F).

Colours: 1. S 8010-Y50R | 2. S 6010-Y30R | 3. S 5010-Y30R | 4. S 3010-Y60R


Theoretically, black means a complete lack of visible light. Christian liturgy associates it with sadness, however, every culture perceives it differently. It boosts the sense of support and and helps those who are looking for value in their life. Coming in multiple varieties, it absorbs all light. Many shades of black can be found – greyish, brownish, and reddish black, even cold black with a touch of azure. The darkest shades are ebony, anthracite, and bone black. Before 20th century it was used for details only, presumably due to the fact that it makes interiors look smaller. Provides a wide variety of available textures – glossy and smooth black surfaces are especially attractive (Calce Grassello, Muriston Black). Black surfaces appear to be more vivid and detailed. Combined with golden or silver colours, it provides an elegant appearance. We offer a wide variety of shades of available decorative effects.

Colours: 1. S 9000-N | 2. S 7500-N | 3. S 6000-N | 4. S 5000-N


In interior design it usually requires combining with another colour or, at least, shade. Europeans associate it with purity and innocence, it is a colour of restoring spirituality. Brings tranquillity and well-being. Diffuses emotions. A good cure for stress that gives you a sense of freedom. When used excessively (such as painting all walls white), it may cause a feeling of loneliness. Recommended for those who wish to take control of their own life, think clearly, and have an open mind. However, if you need to make a final decision, it is not the best choice. Not recommended for those who feel lonely and need to act quickly. May intensify the feeling of desolation.

Colour combinations

Universal background for other colours. If no other colours are used, white creates a feeling of cold and lack of comfort. Harmonises perfectly with other colours. Light makes white look delicate and change under the influence of adjacent colours. White comes in various shades and it is more susceptible to the influence of surroundings as they reflect light. Diffusing dissonance, it is a perfect background for introducing contrast. White makes interiors breathe and look bright and spacious. It does not attract attention, requiring appropriate emphasis provided by subtle elements.

White is perfect for all ECORSON products: matt (Murillo, Eco 12), pearlescent, (Revello, Luna, Impresja), smooth (Lumicenta Satinato and Plus), textured (Muricon, Deriva, Corado, Travertine, Concretes), and with embedded depth (Muriston White, Velluti Magnapearl).


Pure colours mixed with white. They perfectly harmonise with each other, creating beautiful colour compositions. Vivid colours that could stand out, such as lemon green or pink fuchsia, become refreshing and calm when mixed with white as they maintain the vibration of the dominant colour. If you do not like the sugary, sweet appearance, pastel colours can be combined with saturated natural colours, such as navy blue and forest green, providing a sophisticated and expressive finish. Grey shades of pastel colours look good with cold, strong colours. Pastels that contain a lot of white pigment make surfaces look flat – a warm accent of an intense colour is helpful here. A palette created in a pastel interior can be traditional or brave and expressive (pastel shades of grey and pink provide a feeling of elegant order). Perfect for stylish Art Deco and colonial interiors, pastels also add a gentle and soft touch to modern interiors. Pastel interiors appear to be larger and more spacious.

Colours: 1. S 0907-G90Y | 2. S 0907-R10B | 3. S 0510-R90B | 4. S 1015-G40Y


Fully saturated colours which create the special feeling of rooms with hot, warm, and cosy atmosphere, as well as cold and sterile interiors. Painted rooms can appear to be smaller and cosier. Usually used to emphasise the nature of interiors as they can make small interiors more vibrant. When applied to whole surfaces without softening elements on the walls (such as paintings), they may be overly dominant, strongly affecting our body and mind. Some people apply intense colours to large surfaces to provide stimulating, relaxing, cold, or warm atmosphere. They feel very comfortable in such interiors. Primary colours are the most intense: blue, red, yellow, and green.

Colours: 1. S 2060-G50Y | 2. S 4040-R50B | 3. S 2065-R20B | 4. S 2565-R80B

Additional tips

Colours achieve their proper appearance when seen in natural sunlight, i.e. when an interior is brightened with full-spectrum light. Bear in mind that standard tungsten light bulbs give colours a yellow-red shade. Cold, white fluorescent lightning distorts colours as well, making them appear more blue. Remember that paint rarely comes in a pure colour. Mixing creates subtle tones which are not immediately noticeable, nevertheless, they affect the final effect. Adding white to intense colours softens them, for example strong blue is relaxing and almost soporific while light blue is relaxing. Strong red is very stimulating, pink has a slight stimulating and alerting effect.

As one of a few companies on the market, we offer Muriston plaster in intense, saturated colours of the compound that do not fade even after several years.


Everything has its opposite: South and North Magnetic Pole, males and females, light and darkness, etc. Opposites are like two halves – they complement one another and constitute a whole. Each half contains the potential of the other one. Colours have their complementing opposites as well: red and blue-green, yellow and violet, blue and orange. Keep in mind that all shades have their complementation as well. The nature of complementary colours can be illustrated using the phenomenon of afterimage. If you look at a red spot for approx. 30 seconds and then turn to a blank, white page, you will see a blue-green spot (complementary for red). Complementary colours intensify their opposites. When adjacent, such colours provide the strongest contrast. Contrasting colours can be found opposite one another on the colour wheel. They provide sharp combinations, sometimes intrusively attracting your attention, can be used to emphasise interesting elements of furniture and finish, and to cover defects. We recommend coating one wall in an interior using textured paint (such as Metalfin) and other walls using matt Murillo or satin Eco 12 paint in a proper tone. Combining one wall coated with Art concrete with very light grey Murillo on other walls provides a very interesting appearance as well.


Mixing primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) enables us to create secondary colours: green, violet, and orange. An analysis of the colour wheel may lead to a conclusion that adjacent colours are harmonious, for example blue and dark violet. Harmonious selection of colours provides an optically consistent appearance of interiors. The walls, floor, furniture, and curtains constitute a single body. They make you feel calm and relaxed.

Such selection of colours is perfect for rooms intended for resting such as living rooms and bedrooms. Overusing harmony, however, may cause a monotonous effect. If you wish to have fun and play with harmony, we recommend textured paints such as Deriva, Muricon, and Cromo.

Colours: 1. S 1030-R70B | 2. S 4040-R80B | 3. S 4050-R60B | 4. S 5040-R50B


Keep in mind that colours can be categorised as warm and cold depending on their content of hot red colour or cool blue (or even cold azure). This is crucial when creating proper colour combinations. Colours can trigger various feelings: cold, warmth, purity, freshness, overloading, and overwhelming. They can also provide effects of depth and space (cold colours such as shades of azure and blue), and proximity, causing an illusion of reduced space (warm colours such as shades of red, orange, and yellow). If you are planning to warm up a sunny interior or cool down a darker one, consider the "colour temperature" as colours can be used to provide a balanced atmosphere. Matt paints such as Eco 13, Murillo, Murimal 200, and Fortuna add a warm touch while Eco 12 with a satin afterglow and Lumicenta Satinato in some colours provide the interior with brightness.

Colours: 1. S 6020-R90B | 2. S 1060-Y50R | 3. S 3060-G20Y | 4. S 7020-R50B
Our pigments
We are proud to say that our pigments are multi-purpose products designed to be used with water-based and solvent-based materials. ECORSON uses pigments that are free of xenoestrogens and harmful chemical substances such as alkylphenol ethoxylates (APE-free) and solvents. They are perfect for pigmentation of materials intended for housing, public utility, and industrial construction. Characterised by the highest resistance to weather conditions and sunlight, they provide excellent coverage and resistance to solvents and alkalis.

Our pigments can be classified as organic and non-organic. Combining their advantages allows us to provide spectacular results when it comes to pigmentation. Organic pigments have greater resistance to weather conditions, solvents, and alkalis. Non-organic components produce vivid, beautiful, and highly opaque coatings.