Designers' Gouache

The table below provides all the important information about the composition, characteristics and permanence of the Designers' Gouache Colour range. You can use it to tell you how a colour will appear on your surface (transparency/opacity), how long it will last (permanence) and what pigments it is made from (chemical description) plus much more.

For a detailed explanation of terms used, see terms explained here.
Colour
Name
Transparency
/ Opacity
Permanence Lightfastness
(ASTM)
Colour Index Name Series Number
Alizarin crimson 004 SO B IV PR83 1
Bengal rose 028 SO C PR169 2
Brilliant green 046 O A I PY3, PW6, PG7 1
Brilliant red violet 050 SO B PV1 1
Brilliant violet 052 SO B PB29, PV1 1
Brilliant yellow 055 SO A II PY65, PY74 3
Burnt sienna 074 SO AA I PY42, PR101 1
Burnt umber 076 O AA I PBr7, PY42 1
Cadmium lemon 086 O A I PY35 4
Cadmium orange 089 O A I PY35, PR108 4
Cadmium red 094 O A I PR108 4
Cadmium scarlet 106 O A I PR108 4
Cadmium yellow 108 O A I PY35, PO20 4
Cadmium yellow deep 111 O A I PY35, PR108 4
Cadmium yellow pale 118 O A I PY35 4
Cerulean blue 137 O AA I PB35 4
Cobalt blue 178 O AA I PB28 4
Cobalt turquoise light 191 O AA PG50 4
Cyprus green 211 O A I PG7, PW6, PB15 2
Flame red 249 O A PR170, PO72 1
Flesh tint 257 O A PR9, PO72, PY42, PW6 1
Gold 283 SO A 3
Gold ochre 285 O A II PBr7, PR101, PY74 1
Indigo 322 O A I PB15, PBk6, PB29 1
Intense blue (phthalo blue) 327 O A I PB15 2
Ivory black 331 O AA I PBk9 1
Jet black 335 O A I PBk1 1
Lamp black 337 O AA I PBk7 1
Lemon yellow 345 SO A I PY3 1
Light purple 360 O B V PV2, PV 3 2
Linden green 369 SO A PY74, PY3, PG17 2
Magenta 380 ST C 2
Marigold yellow 384 SO A PO72, PO73 1
Naples yellow hue 422 O AA I PW6, PBr24 1
Naples yellow deep 425 O AA I PBr24 1
Neutral gray 3 436 O A I PW6, PBk7, PY42 1
Opera pink 440 SO C 2
Olive green 447 O A II PY65, PG7, PB15 2
Opera rose 448 SO C 2
Orange lake deep 452 O A II PY65, PR9 1
Orange lake light 453 SO A II PY65, PR9 1
Brilliant purple 455 O B V PV3, PV2 2
Oxide of chromium 459 O A I PG17 2
Permanent alizarin crimson 466 SO A PR176 3
Perylene violet 470 O A PV29 3
Permanent green deep 482 O A II PY74, PG7 2
Permanent green light 483 SO B I PY3, PG7 2
Permanent green middle 484 O A II PY3, PY74, PG7 2
Permanent rose 502 O A I PV19 3
Perylene black 505 O A PBk31 3
Perylene maroon 507 O A PR179 3
Permanent yellow deep 508 SO A II PY65 1
Permanent white 512 O A I PW6 1
Phthalo blue (red shade) 514 O A I PG7, PB15 1
Primary blue 523 O A I PB15 1
Primary red 524 SO B PR170 1
Primary yellow 527 SO A PY74, PY138 1
Prussian blue 538 O A I PB27 1
Quinacridone violet 550 O A II PR122 3
Raw sienna 552 O AA II PY42, PR101, PY65 1
Raw umber 554 O AA I PY42, PBr7 1
Red ochre 564 O A I PR101, PV19 1
Rose tyrien 593 SO C 2
Sap green 599 O A II PY74, PB15 2
Sepia 609 O AA I PBr7, PY42 1
Silver 617 SO A 3
Sky blue 621 O A I PW5, PB29, PB15 1
Spectrum red 623 O A II PR170, PBr25 1
Spectrum violet 625 O B V PV3 1
Spectrum yellow 627 SO A II PY74 1
Turquoise blue 656 O A I PB15, PW6, PG7 2
Ultramarine 660 O A I PB29 1
Ultramarine (green shade) 667 O A I PB29 1
Vandyke brown 676 O AA I PY42, PBr7 1
Venetian red 678 O A II PR101, PY74 PR9 1
Viridian 692 T AA I PG18 3
Winsor blue 706 O A I PB15 3
Winsor green (phthalo) 720 O A I PG7 3
Winsor red 726 SO A PR254 3
Winsor violet (dioxazine) 733 O A II PV23 3
Yellow ochre 744 O AA I PY42 1
Zinc white (mixing white) 748 O A I PW5 1
For a detailed explanation of terms used, see terms explained here.