Artist Paints & Pigments

Pigment database

Introduction

This site is an easily accessible reference of 524 artist brands, 30711 paints and other artist materials with pigment information and 2949 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. It's free, and freely re-usable under CC license.

New Try the Munsell or HLC Color Atlas navigators (super experimental).

New You can download paint lists (including pigment information) as excel files, or machine readable JSON (with color measurement data when available). Check the sidebar on the brand pages.

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Roman Szmal Aquarius 410 Perylene Green Deep PBk32 watercolor swatch
Roman Szmal Aquarius (watercolor)
★★★★★★★★

Painting & drawing mediums + artist pigments

Watercolors

» 105 watercolor brands in the database, some highlights:

Acrylic Gouaches

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

Oils

» 123 oil brands in the database, some highlights:

Gouaches

» 42 gouache brands in the database, some highlights:

Acrylics

» 110 acrylic brands in the database, some highlights:

Pigments

» 33 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