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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OMBRE DE CHYPRE D OMBRE DE CHYPRE D
Starts from Price €1.51

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 €1.23

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

OMBRE AEK OMBRE AEK
Starts from Price €1.40

L'ombre AEK (= AEK umber) is a natural earth purified, calcined and ground from Italy.
This pigment is 100% natural
Warning : end of stock for this pigment.

OMBRE AEK

OMBRE BRÛLÉE CCCN OMBRE BRÛLÉE CCCN
Starts from Price €1.40

L'ombre brûlée CCCN (= burnt CCCN umber) is a natural earth purified, calcined and ground from Italy.
This pigment is 100% natural
Warning : end of stock for this pigment.

OMBRE BRÛLÉE CCCN

OMBRE CALCINÉE OMBRE CALCINÉE
Starts from Price €1.23

L'ombre calcinée (= calcinated umber) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France, from Sienna earth.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OMBRE CALCINÉE

OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE B OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE B
Starts from Price €1.44

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 €1.46

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 €1.53

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 €1.22

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 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

OMBRE NATURELLE

SIENNE CLAIRE (SAHARA) SIENNE CLAIRE (SAHARA)
Starts from Price €1.19

Sienne claire, also called "Sahara", is pigment preparation from natural iron oxides created by Ocres de France. 
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

SIENNE CLAIRE (SAHARA)

PATINE TERRE PATINE TERRE
Starts from Price €1.58

Le Patine Terre is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France in 2019. Its neutral and natural colour reminds us earth and sand.
This pigment is 100% natural.

Pigment made by Ocres de France

PATINE TERRE

TERRE VERTE DE BRENTONICO TERRE VERTE DE BRENTONICO
Starts from Price €1.50

Terre verte de Brentonico (= green earth from Brentonico) is used since Roman times. It is extracted in the region of Verona.
This pigment is 100% natural.

TERRE VERTE DE BRENTONICO

TERRE VERTE DE NICOSIE TERRE VERTE DE NICOSIE
Starts from Price €1.89

La terre verte de Nicosie (= Nicosia green earth) is an earth extracted in Cyprus. It has a very good covering capacity and a unique color.
This pigment is 100% natural

TERRE VERTE DE NICOSIE

TERRE VERTE ANCIENNE TERRE VERTE ANCIENNE
Starts from Price €1.50

La terre verte ancienne (= ancien green earth) is a earth which comes from the region of Prun, near Verona. It is dried, purified and ground with ball mills. 
This pigment is 100% natural.

TERRE VERTE ANCIENNE

TERRE D'OMBRE VERDÂTRE TERRE D'OMBRE VERDÂTRE
Starts from Price €1.52

La terre d'ombre verdâtre (= greenish umber earth) is naturally present in nature. This pigment is refined, ground, has good colouring power and can be used in various techniques.
This pigment is 100% natural

TERRE D'OMBRE VERDÂTRE

GRIS ARDOISE GRIS ARDOISE
Starts from Price €1.21

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

GRIS ANTHRACITE GRIS ANTHRACITE
Starts from Price €1.20

Gris anthracite is a pigment preparation, created by Ocres de France in 2021.
This pigment is 100% natural

Pigment made by Ocres de France

GRIS ANTHRACITE

NOIR DE ROME NOIR DE ROME
Starts from Price €1.46

Noir de Rome is earth ground lignite from Verona in Italy. This pigment has been used since the XV century.

NOIR DE ROME

OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE C OMBRE BRÛLÉE DE CHYPRE C
Starts from Price €1.50

L'ombre de Chypre C (= umber C 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 C

BRUN DE CASSEL D'ITALIE BRUN DE CASSEL D'ITALIE
Starts from Price €1.49

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

NOIR DE VIGNE NOIR DE VIGNE
Starts from Price €1.47

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