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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pigment en coupelle OCRE JAUNE FONCE JFLES
Starts from Price €1.32

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 JAUNE CLAIR OCRE JAUNE CLAIR
Starts from Price €1.29

Ocre jaune clair (= light yellow ochre) is the lightest ochre of Vaucluse.
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE JAUNE CLAIR

OXY APT JAUNE OXY APT JAUNE
Starts from Price €1.30

L'Oxy Apt jaune is a pigment preparation based on our yellow ochre. First called "yellow oxide of Apt" in reference to the city of Apt -where is the Ocres de France's factory-, it has become over the time the Oxy Apt jaune (yellow oxy Apt).
This pigment is 98% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OXY APT JAUNE

OCRE ICLÈS-SOF OCRE ICLÈS-SOF
Starts from Price €1.38

L'ocre Iclès-Sof (= Iclès-Sof ochre) is a pigment preparation based on our yellow ochre, made in 2004.
This pigment is 98% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE ICLÈS-SOF

TERRE JAUNE D'ITALIE TERRE JAUNE D'ITALIE
Starts from Price €1.65

Terre jaune d'Italie (= yellow earth from Italy) is a coloured earth which come from the Verona hills. It is dried, purified and ground using hammer mills.
This pigment is 100% natural.

TERRE JAUNE D'ITALIE

JAUNE INDIEN JAUNE INDIEN
Starts from Price €1.30

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

Pigment made by Ocres de France

JAUNE INDIEN

OCRE HAVANE OCRE HAVANE
Starts from Price €1.32

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 ROUGE RFLES OCRE ROUGE RFLES
Starts from Price €1.32

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

OXY APT ROUGE OXY APT ROUGE
Starts from Price €1.30

L'Oxy Apt rouge is a pigment preparation based on our yellow ochre. First called "red oxide of Apt" in reference to the city of Apt -where is the Ocres de France's factory-, it has become over the time the Oxy Apt rouge (= red oxy Apt).
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OXY APT ROUGE

ROUGE VÉNITIEN ROUGE VÉNITIEN
Starts from Price €1.68

Rouge Vénitien (= red Venitian) is a colouring earth extracted in the region of Veneto (Verona). Known since Antiquity, it is sought after in the artistic and restoration fields.
This pigment is 100% natural.

ROUGE VÉNITIEN

ROUGE ERCOLANO ROUGE ERCOLANO
Starts from Price €1.72

Rouge Ercolano comes from crushed natural red earth extracted from the quarries of San Giovanni Ilarione Veneto (Italy).
This pigment is 100% natural

ROUGE ERCOLANO

ROUGE INDIEN ROUGE INDIEN
Starts from Price €1.30

Rouge Indien is a natural earth from India. 
This pigment is 100% natural

ROUGE INDIEN

SIENNE CALCINÉE SIENNE CALCINÉE
Starts from Price €1.36

La sienne calcinée (= burnt sienna) results from the calcination of natural sienna.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

SIENNE CALCINÉE

SIENNE NATURELLE SIENNE NATURELLE
Starts from Price €1.35

La sienne naturelle (= natural Sienna) is of very old use. Before, the Sienna earth came from Italy, near the city of Sienna. It is also found in the Ardennes, Cyprus, Germany, England, Mexico, southern China and India. Since 2017, our Sienna earth is not the same that it used to be before. For any work continuity prior to this date, please contact us.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

SIENNE NATURELLE

OMBRE DE CHYPRE D OMBRE DE CHYPRE D
Starts from Price €1.66

L'ombre de Chypre D (= umber D of Cyprus) is an umber that comes from Cyprus. The umber earth probably owes its name to the latin "umbra" (shadow) which was once used to cast down the colors. Cyprus is the largest producer of earths in the Mediterranean basin. Traces of this earth can be found everywhere. They are taken in the form of clay which makes them accessible and cheap pigments.
This pigment is 100% natural

OMBRE DE CHYPRE D

OCRE MARRON OCRE MARRON
Starts from Price €1.35

Ocre marron (= brown ochre) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France.
This pigment is composed of ochre and other iron oxides, 93% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OCRE MARRON

OMBRE CALCINÉE OMBRE CALCINÉE
Starts from Price €1.35

L'ombre calcinée (= calcinated umber) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France, from Sienna earth.
This pigment is 96% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OMBRE CALCINÉE

OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE B OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE B
Starts from Price €1.59

L'ombre de Chypre B (= umber B of Cyprus) is an umber that comes from Cyprus. The umber earth probably owes its name to the latin "umbra" (shadow) which was once used to cast down the colors. Cyprus is the largest producer of earths in the Mediterranean basin. Traces of this earth can be found everywhere. They are taken in the form of clay which makes them accessible and cheap pigments.
This pigment is 100% natural

OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE B

OMBRE CPR OMBRE CPR
Starts from Price €1.60

L'ombre CPR (= CPR umber) is a purified and ground natural earth from Italy.
This pigment is 100% natural

OMBRE CPR

OMBRE DE CHYPRE HG OMBRE DE CHYPRE HG
Starts from Price €1.68

L'ombre de Chypre HG (= umber HG of Cyprus) is an umber that comes from Cyprus. The umber earth probably owes its name to the latin "umbra" (shadow) which was once used to cast down the colors. Cyprus is the largest producer of earths in the Mediterranean basin. Traces of this earth can be found everywhere. They are taken in the form of clay which makes them accessible and cheap pigments.
This pigment is 100% natural

OMBRE DE CHYPRE HG

OMBRE NATURELLE OMBRE NATURELLE
Starts from Price €1.34

L'ombre naturelle (= natural umber), produced by Ocres de France, is not in its natural state because it results from the mixture of several natural pigments. It remains nevertheless a flagship pigment of the range with a high resistance to UV and an indispensable shade in the decoration or patina of the stone.
This pigment is 96% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OMBRE NATURELLE