Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Light (Scarlet) is a Series 4 opaque color. It has a masstone of deep scarlet red, with a cooler yet similar undertone. Cadmium Red Light is sensitive to moisture and should not be used outdoors. This color is available in 80ml, 250ml and 500ml sizes.
Blended with Titanium White
Washed with water
Comparing Cadmium Reds with Organic Reds
Shown first as masstone with two tints mixed with White. The colours are Pyrrole Red, which has an almost blueish undertone, Cadmium Red Light which has a warm undertone and Napthol Red Light which looks similar to Cadmium Red Light but tints in a slightly blueish direction as more White is added. Next is Cadmium Red Medium followed by Napthol Crimson which looks similar in masstone and mid tint but is cleaner and bluer looking in a pale tint.
When we look at the glazes of these colours the top colour Pyrrole Red is a very middle red, whereas Cadmium Red Light shown next is decidedly warm and is really too opaque to use in glazing. The next colour is Napthol Red Light which has a warm undertone and lastly Napthol Crimson which has a cool undertone. Cadmium Red Medium is so opaque that it is not shown in this glazing format.
Pyrrole Red with white
Cadmium Red Light with white
Napthol Red Light with white
Cadmium Red Medium with white
Napthol Crimson with white
Pyrrole Red glaze
Cadmium Red Light glaze
Napthol Red Light glaze
Napthol Crimson glaze
- Chemical Description: Synthetic Organic
- Pigment Type: Cadmium Sulfo Selenide
- Lightfastness: 1
- Permanency: Do not use outdoors
- Pigment Strength: Strong
- Colour Index Name: PR 108
- Opacity or Transparency: Opaque
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