Carbon Black

Carbon Black is a Series 1 transparent color. It has a masstone of strong neutral black, with a similar undertone. This color is available in 80ml, 250ml, 500ml and 1 litre sizes.

Color Detail



Blended with Titanium White

Washed with water

Color Comparisons

Comparing Carbon Black to Mars Black

The top colour is Carbon Black which is a very strong pigment and is also very neutral as we can observe when it is used to mix greys or thinned out as a glaze. Mars Black is somewhat weaker in tinting power and has a distinctly warm undertone which can be seen in the tints, and although it is classified as an opaque pigment, as you can see from the sample you can glaze with it.

Carbon Black

Mars Black

Carbon Black glaze

Mars Black glaze

Color Information

  • Chemical Description: Inorganic
  • Pigment Type: Amorphous Carbon
  • Lightfastness: 1
  • Permanency: Excellent
  • Pigment Strength: Strong
  • Colour Index Name: PBk 7
  • Opacity or Transparency: Transparent

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