Friday, January 14, 2011

Cafe au Lait

Cafe au lait is a neutral tint of brown, resembling the color of equal parts of average strong coffee and hot milk. The color name is French for "coffee with milk".

To mix this color with paint, here is the recipe:
170 parts Zinc White
8 parts Yellow Ochre
1 part Burnt Umber

Recipes for paint colors can be found in Bustanoby's Color Manual, copyright 1939.

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