Table of contents:
Video: 888 Shades
In a three-year development period, Baumit has developed a new color system that includes 888 colors for indoor and outdoor use. The new system including all documents will be available from March 2012. Stephanie Kälble, Baumit According to a survey, over 80 percent of homeowners want more color in the design of their facades and interiors. Baumit has therefore been working on a new color system and the development of a new color fan since 2008. An international group of experts, consisting of application engineers, product managers, architects and color designers, took up the challenge of finding new shades and putting them together in color groups. The aspiration in finding these new shades: picking up on trends from recent years and creating shades with brightening and graying,that can be used both indoors and outdoors. The new color system comprises 888 colors and will be available with all documents from March 2012. The first objects have already been designed using the new system. First design examples The Life color program, as the name of the new color system is currently used, was used to renovate a settlement in Saarbrücken. The color planning experts Vomfell & Partner from Wiesbaden, responsible for the color design, have incorporated structures (broom technology). Light changes between smooth and textured surfaces produce interesting effects, especially in sunshine. At the first certified passive hotel in Germany in Fischen, which opened in December 2010, the color concept for the building was the focus of the system selection. The location of the facade also had to be taken into account, as the facade envelope is exposed to fluctuating weather conditions at this location. A different structure had to be chosen for the entrance area than for the rest of the facade. A mineral, medium-layer fabric filler, primer and a colored silicone plaster were used for the bright green facade. The black entrance area, on the other hand, was made with a cement-free reinforcement layer, primer and a synthetic resin plaster. The focus here was on the light reference value and the expected thermal heating of the facade. Both parts of the facade were also given a double coat of silicone paint or, in the entrance area, a pure acrylic emulsion paint. In the rooms, traditional and alpine architecture in harmony with modern smooth surfaces and intense colors create a harmonious whole. The necessary primers and interior paints were made according to the desired color concept. The right mood could be created from the 888 colors available. Quality and abrasion resistance, especially in the guest rooms, placed high demands on the interior color. In addition, very intense shades were desired, which could only be achieved with a matt latex paint. Quality and abrasion resistance, especially in the guest rooms, placed high demands on the interior color. In addition, very intense shades were desired, which could only be achieved with a matt latex paint. Quality and abrasion resistance, especially in the guest rooms, placed high demands on the interior color. In addition, very intense shades were desired, which could only be achieved with a matt latex paint.
The new Life color system with many support tools will be available from March 2012. A total of four different color fans are available: a high-quality color fan that contains important information via USB stick, a handy color fan that shows the entire color spectrum, a pull-out fan for advice to end users and to round off a complete fan with textures and mosaic colors. Furthermore, online at www. baumit.de/life offered a color search (Life Search). In addition, a color measuring device (Life Color Finder) can be purchased for practical use on the construction site. Further information: Baumit Tel.: (08324) 921-0 / Fax: -470 www.baumit.com