Category: Blue colors

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Cerulean Blue (PB35, PB36)

If you search for “Cölinblå” on Google, which is the traditional Swedish name for the color, you only get a few results, most from Riksantikvarieämbetet (The Swedish National Heritage Board), but if you change…

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Phthalo blue green shade (PB15:3)

Phthalo blue is available in several variants. The most common are PB15:1 and PB15:3, PB15:1 is warmer than PB15:3 and is often called red shade while PB15:3 which is greenish is often called green…

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Indanthrone (indanthrene) PB60

The dye PB60 was developed by the German chemical company BASF in 1901, but it took until the 1950s before it was used as a pigment among artist’s paints. The idea with the pigment

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Cobalt Blue (PB28)

Long before cobalt blue there was a pigment called smalt, cobalt glass ground to a fine powder. Smalt dates back to 2000 BC. It was used mainly for ceramics in ancient Egypt and in…

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Prussian blue (Iron blue)

Iron blue or Prussian blue is a very old synthetic pigment, it was invented in 1704, by chance, by Heinrich Diesbach who was active in Berlin which was in then Prussia, therefore the color…

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French Ultramarine

French ultramarine is a synthetic pigment, original ultramarine is extracted from semi-precious stone lazurite. Lapis lazuli is another name for the color. Good quality of Lapis lazuli could once be more expensive than gold…

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Phthalo blue (red shade)

Some people hate it and others like it. I understand why so many don’t like it, it is so intense that it becomes difficult. It dries with lost of color joy. It is difficult…