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Spotlight on Silver

A special mix of pigments gives silver paint its metallic shine. Find out more about this eye-catching colour, first used back in the 1400s.

Spotlight on Zinc White

Discover the history of zinc white, first developed in the 1780s and later made popular for watercolour by Winsor & Newton as Chinese White.
Pyrrole Red

Spotlight on Pyrrole Red

Learn how Pyrrole red, famously known as Ferrari red, became an iconic car colour after it was created accidentally by a chemistry professor.
Raw Umber

Spotlight on: Raw Umber

Discover the story behind the colour raw umber, an artists' go-to for under-painting, monochromatic works and the rendering of shadows.
sepia colour

Spotlight on: Sepia

A black-brown colour with a reddish tone, sepia is named after the pigment taken from the ink sac of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis.

Spotlight on: Viridian

Viridian pigment is an intense bluish-green colour. Mixed with yellow, orange or red, it gives life to an impressive range of natural greens.

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