Artist Paints & Pigments

Pigment database

Introduction

This page is an easily accessible reference of 429 artist brands, 28303 paints and other materials with pigment information and 2602 hand painted swatches. You can also browse by companies or mediums. With a registered user you can maintain your own paint collection or palettes, or use it as a wishlist. New: try the Munsell or HLC Color Atlas navigators (super experimental).

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Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolour 108 Chinese White PW4 watercolor swatch
Royal Talens Van Gogh Watercolour (watercolor)
★★★ ASTM
 PW4

Pigment Database — Color Codes

The database contains 450 artists' pigments, with references to paints. The most popular pigments:

 PW6  PG7  PR101  PY42  PB29  PBr7  PBk7  PY3  PB15:3  PBk11  PB15  PW4  PV23  PV19  PY74  PR122  PY35  PY83  PR108  PBk9  PB27  PG17  PR112  PY43  PB28  PY1  PO20  PBk6  PG36  PR254  PB15:1  MICA  PR170  PV15  PG18  PB36  PW20  PY65  PY53  PO13  PY150  PY184  N/A  PY154  PO73  PR83  PR102  PG50  PB60  PY14 and more...

Painting & drawing mediums + artist pigments

Watercolors

» 95 watercolor brands in the database, some highlights:

Acrylic Gouaches

» 6 acrylic gouache brands in the database, some highlights:

Oils

» 100 oil brands in the database, some highlights:

Gouaches

» 38 gouache brands in the database, some highlights:

Acrylics

» 91 acrylic brands in the database, some highlights:

Pigments

» 27 pigment brands in the database, some highlights:

There are some other mediums, including: colored pencils, water-soluble colored pencils, egg temperas, inks, acrylic inks, water mixable oils, poster colors, soft pastels, liquid watercolors