La terre verte de Nicosie reproduction (= reproduction of green earth from Nicosia) is a pigment preparation created by Ocres de France to reproduce the colour of the real Nicosia green earth. Indeed, the real one is superb but expensive. At the request of our customers, the idea came to us to create a pigment which looks like it. Green earth from Nicosia (reproduction) has a better colouring power than the real green earth of Nicosia.
It is a synthetic pigment without any danger for health or the environment. It is composed of 92% of natural ingredients.

Pigment made by Ocres de France



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Use : lime, wax, paint, plaster, fresco, glaze, cement, fine arts.
This pigment is in powder. For use in artistic painting, it should be ground finely in a mortar before mixing it with the binder.

Terre verte de Nicosie (reproduction) mixed with linseed oil

Linseed oil : dissolve the powder in a little bit of turpentine before adding it to the linseed oil.
Water-based paint/fatty lime : dilute the pigment in some water to make it liquid before incorporating it into the paint.
Lime powder/cement/plaster : directly incorporate the pigment (up to 10% based on the weight of the binder), then mix in order to stain all of your binder.

Maximum dosage : The maximum dosage is 10% compared to the binder used. Above 10% it is recommended to incorporate fixators and adjuvant (lime use).

Photo on the left : the pigment is mixed in the badisof plus (limewash ready to use which you can find in our deco range) at the rate of 5% so 50 g of pigment per kilo of whitewash.
Photo on the right : the pigment is mixed in the badisof plus at the rate of 20% so 200 g per kilo of whitewash.

These renderings can be similar for any white base mixed with this pigment. However, differences could be possible for the use of paints more or less loaded with titanium dioxide (white pigment), which will give a final color more or less light. If you want to lighten a pigment, before coloring a transparent binder (linseed oil, wax, acryling binder, caparol, flour, etc), you can mix it with blanc Tiona (= white Tiona). 

Color : light khaki green with a transparent binder. Water green pulling toward yellow with a white binder.

This pigment is synthetic but composed of 92% of natural ingredients.

Made in France.

: Nicosia's earth ? It is beautiful but it is expensive... So we decided to create a pigment which look like it. Nicosia's green earth (reproduction) has a better coloring power than the real green earth of Nicosia.


Our packaging :

We use recyclable PET jars, to throw away, cleaned, in the yellow bins ; and glass jar that you can clean and sterilize for other uses even for food storage.


Data sheet

Chemical name
Chromium oxide III
Color Index
Bulk density
645 g/l
UV resistance
Colouring power

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