Artist Oil Colors - Pigment Detail Chart

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Color Name (ItemNumber)SeriesColor Index NameColor Index NumberPigment NameLightfastness ratingOpacity / TransparencyGrind
ThumbnailBrilliant Yellow Extra Pale (6000202)
2
PW6, PY74, PY65
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Arylide Yellow 5GX, Arylide RN
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailBrilliant Yellow Pale (6000212)
2
PW6, PY74, PY175
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, , Arylide Yellow 5GX, Benzimidazolone Yellow H6G
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailNickel Yellow (6000224)
4
PY53
NA
Nickel Antimony Titanate
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailBismuth Vanadate Yellow (6001929)
7
Bismuth Vanadate
PY184
Bismuth Vanadate
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Lemon (6000246)
6
PY35
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Lemon (6000263)
3
PY3, PW6, PG18
NA
Arylide Yellow 10G, Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Hydrous Chromium Sesquioxide
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Yellow Light (6000286)
6
PY35
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Yellow Light (6000303)
3
PY3
NA
Arylide Yellow 10G
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Yellow Medium (6000383)
3
PY74, PY65
NA
Arylide Yellow 5GX, Arylide Yellow RN
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Yellow Medium (6000366)
6
PY35
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailNickel Azo Yellow (6001928)
6
Nickel Complex Azo
PY150
Nickel Complex Azo
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailIndia Yellow (6000524)
3
PY83
NA
Diarylide Yellow
ASTM 3
Transparent
Transparent
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Yellow Deep (6000423)
3
PY65
NA
Arylide Yellow RN
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Yellow Deep (6000406)
6
PY35
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Yellow Extra Deep (6000416)
6
PY35
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailNaples Yellow Italian (6000461)
2
PW6, PBr24, PY35
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Chrome Antimony Titanate, Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailNaples Yellow Reddish (6000422)
2
PW6, PY42, PO73, PY74
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Arylide Yellow 5GX, Diketopyrrole-pyrrole
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCanton Rose (6000744)
4
PW6, PR254, PR101, PY42
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Diketopyrrole-pyrrole, Synthetic Iron Oxide, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 2
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailJaune Brilliant (6000463)
2
PW6, PY42, PY74, PO73
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Arylide Yellow 5GX, Diketopyrrole-pyrrole
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMontserrat Orange (6000583)
3
PW6, PY154, PO73, PV19
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Benzimidazolone Yellow H3G, Diketopyrrole-pyrrole, Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailAlizarin Yellow (6000514)
4
PY83, PY42,
NA
Diarylide Yellow, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 3
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailUnbleached Titanium Pale (6000191)
1
PW6
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailUnbleached Titanium (6000181)
1
PW6
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Orange (6000546)
6
PO20
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Sulfoselenide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Orange (6000542)
4
PY154, PR112
NA
Benzimidazalone Yellow HG3, Naphthol AS-D
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailAlizarin Orange (6000534)
4
PY83, PR177
NA
Diarylide Yellow, Anthraquinone,
ASTM 3
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Red-Orange (6000563)
3
PO36
NA
Benzimidazalone Orange HL
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPyrrole Orange (6001927)
7
Pyrrole Orange
PO73
Diketopyrrole-pyrrole
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Red Vermillion (6000597)
7
PR108
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Red Light (6000587)
7
PR108
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailFanchon Red (6000624)
4
PR112
NA
Naphthol AS-D
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPyrrole Red (6001925)
4
Pyrrole Red
PR 254
Diketopyrrole-pyrrole
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Red Medium (6000607)
7
PR108
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Red Deep (6000647)
7
PR108
NA
Cadmium Sulfo-Selenide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Red Purple (6000657)
7
PR108
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Purple (6000658)
7
PR108
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Opaque
ThumbnailQuinacridone Red (6000665)
5
PV19
NA
Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailQuinacridone Magenta (6000775)
5
PR122
NA
Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCarl's Crimson (Permanent) (6000685)
5
PR187
NA
Naphthol AS
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Crimson (6000687)
6
PR177
NA
Anthraquinone
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailAlizarin Crimson (6000684)
4
PR83
NA
1, 2 Dihydroxy, Anthraquinone
ASTM 3
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailQuinacridone Violet (6000785)
5
PV19
NA
Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPerylene Crimson (6000686)
6
PR179
NA
Anthraquinone Perylene
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPersian Rose (6000713)
2
PW6, PR112, PY154, PV19
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Naphthol AS-D, Benzimidazolone Yellow H3G, Quinacridone
ASTM 2
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailUltramarine Pink (6000774)
4
PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailDianthus Pink (6000724)
4
PW6, PV19
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Violet Light (6000728)
8
PV49
NA
Cobalt Ammonium Phosphate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Violet Deep (6000748)
8
PV14
NA
Cobalt Phosphate
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailProvence Violet Reddish (6000734)
4
PW6, PV19
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailProvence Violet Bluish (6000754)
4
PW6, PV23,
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Carbazole Dioxazine
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailManganese Violet (6000704)
4
PV16
NA
Manganese Ammonium Pyrophosphate
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailUltramarine Violet (6000764)
3
PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailEgyptian Violet (6000805)
5
PV23
NA
Carbazole Dioxazine
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailKing's Blue (6000813)
3
PW6, PB29, PB15:3
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Polysulfide of Sodium-Alumino-Silicate, Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSevres Blue (6000823)
3
PW6, PB 15:3
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCerulean Blue (Genuine) (6000848)
8
PB35
NA
Cobalt Stannate
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Teal Greenish (6000786)
7
PG50
NA
Oxides of Nickel, Cobalt & Titanium
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Teal Bluish (6000817)
7
PB28
NA
Oxides of Cobalt and Aluminum
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Turqoise Greenish (6000887)
7
PB36
NA
Cobalt Chromate Spinel
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Turqoise Bluish (6000907)
7
PB36
NA
Cobalt Chromate Spinel
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailUltramarine Blue (6000942)
2
PB29
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Blue (6000927)
7
PB28
NA
Oxides of Cobalt and Aluminum
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Blue Deep (6000937)
7
PB28
NA
Oxides of Cobalt and Aluminum
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailUltramarine Blue French (6000962)
2
PB29, PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino Silicate, Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailIndanthrone Blue (6000985)
7
PB60
NA
Indanthrone
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPrussian Blue (6000982)
2
PB27
Ferriammonium Ferrocyanide
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPhthalo Blue (6001004)
4
PB15:3
NA
Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPhthalo Turquoise (6001024)
4
PB15:3, PG7
NA
Copper Phthalocyanine, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailIndigo (6001043)
3
PB27, PBr7
NA
Sodium Ammonium Ferroferricyanide, Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCerulean Blue French (6000857)
7
PB36
NA
Cobalt Chromate Spinel
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCourbet Green (6001323)
3
PR102, PB27, PY65
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, Ferriammonium Ferrocyanide, Arylide Yellow RN
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailTurquoise (6000863)
3
PW6, PG7, PB15:3
NA
Titanium White, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine, Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailVeronese Green (6001103)
3
PW6, PY3, PG7
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Arylide Yellow 10G, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 2
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCinnabar Green Light (6001153)
3
PY3, PW6, PB29, PB15:3
NA
Arylide Yellow 10G, Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Polysulfide of Sodium-Alumino-Silicate, Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCadmium Green Light (6001146)
6
PY35, PG18
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide, Hydrous Chromium Sesquioxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Green Light (6001163)
3
PY3, PG7
NA
Arylide Yellow 10G, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 2
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPermanent Green (6001263)
3
PY74, PG7, PY65
NA
Arylide Yellow 5GX, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine, Arylide Yellow RN
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCobalt Green (6001250)
6
PG26
NA
Cobalt Chromite Green Spinel
N/A
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailViridian (6001245)
5
PG18
NA
Hydrous Chromium Sesquioxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailPhthalo Green-Yellowish (6001264)
4
PG36
NA
Brominated & Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPhthalo Green (6001284)
4
PG7
NA
Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSap Green (6001303)
5
PY42, PY129, PG7
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Azomethine Copper Complex, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailCadmium Green (6001186)
6
PY35, PG18
NA
Concentrated Cadmium Zinc Sulfide, Hydrous Chromium Sesquioxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailChromium Oxide Green (6001223)
3
PG17
NA
Anhydrous Chromium Sesquioxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailOlive Green (6000322)
6
PY129, PY42, PG36
NA
Azomethine Copper Complex, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Brominated and Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Coarse
Coarse
ThumbnailBohemian Green Earth (6001021)
2
PY42, PBk11, PR101
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Black Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailEarth Green (6001122)
2
PY43/PG7
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailGreen Gold (6000518)
7
PY129
NA
5G Copper Complex of Azomethine
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMars Violet (6001442)
2
PR101
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailTitan Buff (6000160)
1
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
PW6, PY42, PR101
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailNaples Yellow (6000442)
2
PW6, PY42, PY65, PV15, PY175
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Benzimidazolone Yellow H6G, Polysulfide of Sodium-Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 2
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailTransparent Yellow Iron Oxide (6001920)
4
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
PY42
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very FIne
Very FIne
ThumbnailYellow Ochre (Domestic) (6001401)
1
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailRaw Sienna (6001501)
1
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailCyprus Orange (6001512)
3
PY43, PO73
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide, Diketopyrrole-Pyrrole
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailStil De Grain (6001464)
4
PY42
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Coarse
Coarse
ThumbnailTransparent Red Iron Oxide (6001922)
4
PR101
PR101
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailBrown Pink (6001484)
4
PR101
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Coarse
Coarse
ThumbnailQuinacridone Gold Brown (6000874)
8
PO48, PR206
NA
Quinacridone, Quinacridone
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Pink (6001474)
4
PY42 PR101
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Coarse
Coarse
ThumbnailVan Dyke Brown (6001680)
1
PBk9, PR101
NA
Amorphous Carbon produced by charring animal bones. Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailBurnt Sienna (6001521)
1
PR 102
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailYellow Ochre Burnt (6001541)
1
PY42, PR101, PR102, PY43
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide, Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailBrown Ochre (6001561)
1
PY42 PR101
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailRed Ochre (6001581)
1
PR102
NA
Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailSpanish Earth (6001601)
1
PR102
NA
Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMars Yellow Light (6001342)
2
PY42
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMars Yellow Deep (6001362)
2
PY42, PR101
NA
Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide, Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMars Orange (6001382)
2
PR101 PY42
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide, Synthetic Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailMars Red Light (6001402)
2
PR101
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailMars Red (6001422)
2
PR101
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailBurnt Umber (6001661)
1
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailRaw Umber (6001621)
1
PBr7
NA
Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailBrown Umber (Natural) (6001631)
1
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailDutch Brown (Transparent) (6001494)
4
PR101
NA
Synthetic Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Transparent
Semi-Transparent
Coarse
Coarse
ThumbnailTurkey Umber (6001641)
1
PBr7 PG7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese, Chlorinated Copper Phthalocyanine
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailRed Umber (6001671)
1
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailGerman Earth (6001792)
2
PBk 11
NA
Natural Black Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailMars Black (6001742)
2
PBk11
NA
Synthetic Black Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailIvory Black (6001721)
1
PBk 9
NA
Amorphous Carbon produced by charring animal bones
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailDavy's Gray Deep (6001701)
1
PBk 19
NA
Hydrated Aluminum Silicate
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailGraphite Gray (6001702)
1
PBk 10
NA
Crystalized Carbon
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailPayne's Gray (Violet) (6001063)
2
PBr7,PV23,PB29
NA
Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese, Carbazole Dioxazine, Polysulfide of Sodium-Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailPayne's Gray (6001703)
2
PB29, PBk9
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate, Amorphous Carbon produced by charring animal bones
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailLamp Black (6001761)
1
PBk 6
NA
Nearly Pure Amorphous Carbon
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailCold Black (6001732)
1
PBk9, PB29
NA
Amorphous Carbon produced by charring animal bones, Polysulfide of Sodium- Alumino-Silicate,Amorphous
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Fine
Fine
ThumbnailFlake White (6000104)
6
PW 1
NA
Basic Lead Carbonate
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailTitanium - Zinc White (6000121)
1
PW6, PW4
NA
Tiranium Dioxide Rutile, Zinc Oxide
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailZinc White (6000141)
1
PW4
NA
Zinc Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailTitanium White (6000101)
1
PW6
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailFrench Terre Verte (6000052)
4
PG23
NA
Natural Ferrous Silicate containing Magnesium and Aluminum Potassium Silicates
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Yellow Ochre Deep (6000040)
2
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Raw Sienna (6000041)
2
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Ochre Havane (6000042)
2
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide, PR 102 - Natural Red Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Rouge Indien (6000043)
2
PR102
NA
Natural Red Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Brown Ochre (6000044)
2
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Burnt Ochre (6000046)
2
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Burnt Umber (6000045)
3
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Light Sienna (6000051)
2
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Ardoise Gray (6000050)
2
PBlk19
NA
Hydrated Aluminum Silicate
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailFrench Raw Umber (6000047)
2
PBr7
NA
Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Terra Verte (6000013)
3
PG23
NA
Natural Ferrous Silicate containing Magnesium and Aluminum Potassium Silicates
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Lemon Ochre (6000014)
3
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Yellow Ochre (6000015)
3
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Raw Sienna (6000024)
3
PY43
NA
Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Green Ochre (6000017)
3
PBr7, PY43
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Orange Ochre (6000016)
3
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide, PY 43 - Natural Hydrated Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Pompeii Red (6000018)
3
PR102
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Rosso Veneto (6000019)
3
PR102
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Pozzuoli Earth (6000020)
3
PR102
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Terra Rosa (6000021)
3
PR102
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Burnt Sienna (6000023)
3
PBr7
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Raw Umber (6000025)
3
PBr7
NA
Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailItalian Black Roman Earth (6000022)
3
PBr7, PBk6
NA
Calcined Natural Iron Oxide containing Manganese, Nearly Pure Amorphous Carbon
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailSF Flake White (6003104)
6
PW1
NA
Basic Lead Carbonate
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Porcelain White (6003103)
4
PW5
NA
Complex co-precipitate of barium sulfate and zinc sulfide
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Titanium White (6003101)
1
PW6
NA
Titanium Dioxide Rutile
ASTM 1
Opaque
Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF French Ardoise Gray (6003050)
2
PBlk 19
NA
Hydrated Aluminum Silicate
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailSF Ultramarine Pink (6003774)
4
PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Cobalt Violet Light (6003728)
8
PV49
NA
Cobalt Ammonium Phosphate
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Ultramarine Violet (6003764)
3
PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Cerulean Blue French (6003857)
7
PB36
NA
Cobalt Chromate Spinel
ASTM 1
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Ultramarine Blue (6003942)
2
PB29
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Ultramarine Blue French (6003962)
2
PB29, PV15
NA
Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate, Polysulfide of Sodium Alumino-Silicate
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Very Fine
Very Fine
ThumbnailSF Italian Terra Verte (6003013)
3
PG23
NA
Natural Ferrous Silicate containing Magnesium and Aluminum Potassium Silicates
ASTM 1
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailInterference Violet (6001813)
4
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailInterference Red (6001873)
4
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailInterference Blue (6001803)
4
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailInterference Green (6001893)
4
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide Coated Mica Particles
N/A
Transparent
Transparent
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Copper (6001883)
3
NA
NA
Iron Oxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Pale Gold (6001823)
3
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide and Iron Oxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Pearl White (6001863)
3
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Bronze (6001853)
3
NA
NA
Iron Oxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Silver (6001833)
3
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium
ThumbnailIridescent Pewter (6001843)
3
NA
NA
Titanium Dioxide coated Mica Particles
N/A
Semi-Opaque
Semi-Opaque
Medium
Medium

Lightfastness

The Lightfastness Ratings are provided by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in the standard for "Artists' Acrylic Emulsion Paints". (ASTM D 5098, Annual Book of Standards, Volume 6.02). Colors with a Lightfastness Rating of I are considered Excellent and those with a Lightfastness Rating of II are Very Good. Where Lightfastness Ratings have not been obtained according to ASTM test protocol, "N/A" is used. In those cases, data from pigment manufacturers and our own test facilities have been used and an appropriate description assigned under Permanency.

Lightfastness I: Excellent

Artist colors are let down with white to arrive at a pastel shade. These samples are exposed to an accelerated dose of light energy equivalent to that which would be expected to occur during approximately 100 years of museum-lit conditions. This exposure is condensed into approximately 15 weeks of testing time, or less, depending upon the accelerated test methods used. For the purposes of the official test, before and after color difference is determined using a spectrophotometer, and difference units are mathematically calculated. Less than 4 units color change earns a color the designation of Lightfastness I. In practicality, this means that a visual comparison of the unexposed and exposed samples, when held adjacent, would reveal, at worse, a barely perceptible color change.

Lightfastness II: Very Good

Under the same test conditions, a visual comparison of adjacent unexposed and exposed samples will reveal a perceptible color change. This change will quickly become imperceptible to most observers as the sample pieces are moved apart from one another. When expressed mathematically, change falling within the range of 4-8 units is covered by this category.

Permanency

Lightfastness and durability based on our testing and manufacturer's data. The levels of permanency are:

  • Excellent (Exc.)
  • Very Good (V.G.)
  • Poor

Opacity / Transparency

We have determined that an eight-point scale is most appropriate for describing the properties of our colors. We have assigned each color in the chart a number from 1 (most opaque) to 8 (most transparent) to indicate the opacity/transparency of that color.

Color Index Name & Number

The Colour Index Name and Number are internationally recognized codes assigned to a particular "colorant" by both the Society of Dyers and Colourists and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. The C.I. Name consists of the category (type of dye or pigment), general hue and serial number, based on its chemical constitution. For example, PB 60, Anthraquinone Blue, indicates a specific Pigment Blue. The C.I. Number is a five-digit reference number assigned in the Colour Index based on the chemical structure of a colorant, regardless of usage class. For more information on these check out the following article:

Pigment Classification

Designates whether the pigments used in a color are based on Organic or Inorganic chemistry. When containing both types, the term Mixed is used.

Abbreviations

  • C.P. - indicates concentrated cadmium pigments (CC)
  • G.S. - Green Shade
  • B.S. - Blue Shade
  • R.S. - Red Shade
  • Y.S. - Yellow Shade