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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

Spotlight on: 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

Spotlight on: 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

Spotlight on 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…

Spotlight on Silver

The Bauhaus school in Dessau, Germany ran from 1919-1933, during which time the students, known as ‘Bauhauslers’, held festivals or parties several times a year. Each party would have its…

Spotlight on Zinc White

The colour zinc white was first developed in the early 1780’s as a safer option to the widely used toxic lead white used by oil painters. In 1782 the French…
Pyrrole Red

Spotlight on Pyrrole Red

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…
Raw Umber

Spotlight on: Raw Umber

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…
sepia colour

Spotlight on: Sepia

Sepia is a black-brown colour with a reddish tone. It is named after the Sepia cuttlefish from which this pigment derives. Cuttlefish store their ink in sacs situated between their…

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