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cadmium orange colour story

Colour Story: Cadmium Orange

From the fruit it is the namesake of to it's role in space travel - discover the varied history of cadmium orange.
Blue

A deep dive in to blue

From the sea to the sky, to sadness, and even denim. Explore the journey of the different contrasts of blue with our next deep dive.
Davy’s Grey

Colour Story: Davy’s Gray

Davy’s Gray is a soft grey colour developed by Winsor & Newton in the 19th century, traditionally made from powdered slate pigments. A transparent grey with a greenish tone, it…
Ruby Madder Alizarin

Colour Story: Ruby Madder Alizarin

Ruby Madder Alizarin is a new Winsor & Newton colour formulated using the benefits of synthetic alizarin. We rediscovered this colour in our archives, in a tint book from 1937,…

The meaning behind green

How often do you consider the backstory behind the colours you choose as an artist? Welcome to our deep dive on the meaning of green.
Azo Yellow Green

Colour story: Azo Yellow Green

From the history of pigments to the use of colour in famous artworks and emergence popular culture, every colour has a fascinating story. This month we explore the story behind…

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