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Spotlight on Prussian blue

Created by happy accident, Prussian blue was used by artists including Monet, Constable and Lowry. Learn more about this celebrated colour.

Spotlight on: Indigo

Dive into the deep blue world of indigo, from its use for centuries as a natural textile dye to the synthetic artists’ pigment created in 1878.

Spotlight on ultramarine

Once considered more precious than gold, ultramarine was often used for the Virgin Mary's robes. Trace the evolution of this special colour.

Spotlight on rose madder

Discover Winsor & Newton's place in the long history of highly prized rose madder, and why we still make it based on a 19th century recipe.

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