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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

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

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…

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.
Winsor & Newton pigments

Winsor & Newton pigments

Discover Winsor & Newton's proud history of pigment innovation, producing colours with greater brilliance and resistance to fading.
Gold Ochre

Spotlight on: Gold Ochre

A distinctive, reddish golden yellow that's been used since prehistoric times, gold ochre is enjoying a contemporary comeback.
Red Ochre

Spotlight on: Red Ochre

Red ochre is quite possibly the first colour that was used as paint. Find out more this classic earth pigment's rich history here.

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