Colours from nature: new paint inspired by butterflies and peacocks

News

Colours from nature: new paint inspired by butterflies and peacocks

Published on
May 21, 2019

Researchers from Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter have developed a paint that never fades. They were inspired by nature: butterfly wings and peacock feathers let light through instead of absorbing it. That way, the colours retain their intensity for a very long time. Furthermore, the paint doesn’t contain any harmful toxic pigments.