Cadmium Yellow Medium

Cadmium Yellow Medium is a Series 4 opaque color. It has a masstone of intense rich yellow, with a very similar undertone. It has a strong Cadmium pigment which is sensitive to moisture and should not be used outdoors. This color is available in 60ml, 250ml and 500ml sizes.

Color Detail




Color Information

  • Chemical Description: Synthetic Inorganic
  • Pigment Type: Cadmium Zinc Sulfide
  • Lightfastness: 1
  • Permanency: Do not use outdoors
  • Pigment Strength: Strong
  • Colour Index Name: PY 37
  • Opacity or Transparency: Opaque

Artists need to make personal decisions regarding the toxicity and dangers of the materials they use. A good starting point is to apply your paint to your painting and not to your person!

Entry Points to the Body for Toxic Pigments. Pigments are crystalline solid particles that can enter your lungs if you spray them or if you use sandpaper to remove them when dry.

Smokers should be aware that Cadmium pigments when passed from your hand to your cigarette can explode when you smoke. Cadmium pigments are sensitive to heat – please use with caution.

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