Natural pigments

This range contains mineral pigments (ochre, earth, umber, siena) extracted in quarry, which undergo only a process of grinding, baking and mixing. Regarding our ochres, Ocres de France is today the last autonomous producer in Europe, thanks to its quarry located in Gargas and its factory in Apt (Vaucluse).
The natural pigments have an excellent resistance to light, a good colouring power and they are very covering. On the other hand, they have colors less vivid than synthetic pigments.

Natural pigments

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OCRE ROUGE RFLES OCRE ROUGE RFLES
Starts from Price €1.09

Ocre rouge RFLES (= red ochre RFLES - dark red washed extra superior) results from the cooking of the ocre jaune JFLES (yellow ochre JFLES), extracted from our quarry in Gargas (Vaucluse). It is the finest ochre, the most followed and the most loaded in iron oxide (for more information, read our article on the manufacture of ochre HERE).
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE ROUGE RFLES

pigment en coupelle OCRE JAUNE FONCE JFLES
Starts from Price €1.08

Ocre jaune foncé JFLES (Jaune Foncé Lavé Extra Supérieur) (= dark yellow ochre JFLES - Dark Yellow Washed Extra Superior) is our ochre star. It is extracted from ochre ore in our quarry at Gargas (Vaucluse). To recover it pure, it is necessary to follow a long process of extraction, separation, washing, settling, drying and grinding (for more information on the manufacture of ochre, clic HERE). It is also with ocre jaune JFLES (dark yellow ochre JFLES) that ocre rouge RFLES (red ochre RFLES) is made by calcinating it. Its color is luminous, soft.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE JAUNE FONCE JFLES

OCRE HAVANE OCRE HAVANE
Starts from Price €1.06

Ocre Havane (= havane ochre) is the only orange hue of the ochres of Vaucluse. It is manufactured in Apt by Ocres de France.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment fabriqué par la Société des Ocres de France

OCRE HAVANE

OCRE MARRON OCRE MARRON
Starts from Price €1.11

Ocre marron (= brown ochre) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France. This pigment is composed of ochre and other iron oxides.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE MARRON

BRUN DE CASSEL D'ITALIE BRUN DE CASSEL D'ITALIE
Starts from Price €1.34

Brun de Cassel d'Italie is an earth which comes from the Vérone area (Italie). This earth was originally harvested in peat or lignite deposits. Because of its poor resistance to light it was replaced in the nineteenth century by pigments based on calcined oxides.
This pigment is 100% natural

BRUN DE CASSEL D'ITALIE

GRIS ARDOISE GRIS ARDOISE
Starts from Price €1.12

Le gris ardoise (= slate grey) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France in 2015.
This pigment is 98% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

GRIS ARDOISE

JAUNE INDIEN JAUNE INDIEN
Starts from Price €1.10

Jaune Indien is a pigment preparation made by Ocres de France.
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

JAUNE INDIEN

NOIR DE VIGNE NOIR DE VIGNE
Starts from Price €1.40

Noir de Vigne is a black iron oxide that reproduces fairly faithfully the original color of the real black of Vine, obtained by the charring of branches of vines collected during the pruning of the vines.
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

NOIR DE VIGNE

NOIR D'IVOIRE NOIR D'IVOIRE
Starts from Price €1.85

Noir d'Ivoire is a  pigment preparation designed by Ocres de France in 2016. True ivory black was obtained by calcination of animal bones. For a long time, and fortunately for our animal friends, it is now obtained from iron oxide. The name remained in order to signify the resemblance of the color.
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

NOIR D'IVOIRE

OCRE ABRICOT DE PUISAYE OCRE ABRICOT DE PUISAYE
Starts from Price €1.18

L'ocre abricot de Puisaye (= apricot ochre from Puisaye) is extracted in a clay quarry of Puisaye (whose "discovery" is ochre), in the Bourgogne area, then baked, grinded and conditioned in the factory of Ocres de France, in Apt. 
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE ABRICOT DE PUISAYE

GRIS ANTHRACITE (OCRE GRISE C) GRIS ANTHRACITE (OCRE GRISE C)
Starts from Price €1.10

Gris anthracite (ocre grise C) is a pigment preparation, created by Ocres de France in 2015.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

GRIS ANTHRACITE (OCRE GRISE C)