Refin launch Cromie. A unique colour palette developed for refin and it all started with Leonardo Da Vinci

Cromie is the latest collection to be launched by Italian tile brand Refin. It is the first time a tile company has developed 30 new colours. This colour palette is ready for immediate use by architects, interior designers and specifiers. Offering this kind of colour range affords users many more opportunities to seamlessly create more accurate and subtle finishes for projects. Refin is a genuine pioneer in ceramic tile research and has a team of in-house developers pushing the boundaries of tile design both scientifically and aestheically.

Using the NCS-Natural Colour System®© as a reference, Cromie embraces the world of project-planning in a complementary way, and can perfectly integrate with other design and architectural elements. This new chromatic palette uses the scientific criteria of brightness, saturation and shade to give a broad, infinite horizon. This is the first time this method has been used in the ceramics industry.

4 families developed in 9 chromatic shades to use colour in a strategic way and broaden the expressive potentials of ceramics.

POLVERE- In the Polvere family we find, arranged from light to dark, the neutral grey shades, but also the so-called chromatic grey hues, both cold and warm, with a slight hint of blue and red, that are hidden or revealed in the interaction with the other colours.

FANGO - Elementary yellow and red hues come into play in the nine bright colours that form the Fango family, arranged from light to dark: the yellow hues tend to red yet maintain low saturation levels so have a tonality very similar to the nuances of grey.

TERRA - The nine colours are organised by brightness even in the Terra family with hues that tend from yellow to red. The colours here are more saturated and full therefore the yellow tint comes through in a more dominant way.

TENDENZE - The Tendenze family emerges as the best way to suggest new trends in tile colours.

Did you know the human eye can identify 10 million colours?
NCS SYSTEM NCS – Natural Color System®© is a chromatic system based on colour description using a perceptual model. The system has its basis in an original idea by Leonardo Da Vinci to arrange colours, which has evolved over the years, resulting in the modern NCS system.

Whereas other colour systems are based on arbitrary numeric series, the notion of the NCS®© system is to give an exact description of the colour we see; with NCS®© we are able to identify the 10 million colour shades distinguishable to the human eye. NCS-Natural Colour System®© is based on six colours that the human eye identifies as elementary (not associated to any other colour). They are white, black, yellow, red, blue and green. The NCS®© notation is based on how much of a resemblance a colour has to the six elementary colours

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