Category: Yellow colors

Aureolin eller Koboltgult (PY40) 0

Aureolin or Cobalt Yellow (PY40)

The pigment was first produced by the German chemist Nikolaus Wolfgang Fischer in 1831, hence the name Fischers yellow. But later, when the pigment became a paint for artists’ colors, it was called aureolin....

Nickel Azo Yellow 1

Nickel Azo yellow (Transparent Yellow) PY150

Maybe I should admit right away: Nickel Azo yellow is my favorite among yellow colors nowadays. Previously, it had competition from Nickel Dioxin yellow (PY153) and Quinacridone Gold (PO49), but none of these colors...

Lemon yellow PY175 0

Lemon yellow (PY175)

The original pigment with the name lemon yellow is Barium chromate, it has the index name PY31, the pigment is toxic and is no longer used in watercolor paint. Instead, various AZO pigments have...

Gummigutta gamboge 3

Gamboge, a closed chapter

Once upon a time there was a color, extracted from the tree Clusiaceae, which was called gamboge. Unfortunately, the paint had poor lightfastness, it faded quickly in sunlight. Therefore, it was replaced as soon...