Prussian Blue Hue

Prussian Blue Hue is a Series 1 transparent color. It has a masstone of a intensely deep blue, with a rich blue undertone. This color is available in 80ml, 250ml and 500ml sizes.

Color Detail



Blended with Titanium White

Washed with water


Color Comparisons

Comparison of Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue was one of the first synthetic pigments to be produced in the 19th Century and was a favourite colour used by Van Gogh, however until quite recently the pigment could not be stabilized for use in acrylic paints. If you compare Prussian Blue to the Pthalo Blues, although superficially the dark masstones might appear to be almost identical, you will find that the Prussian Blue pigment used at full strength actually looks darker and richer than the Pthalo pigments, while when it is reduced with White as shown in the two tints it is quite greyish when compared to the Pthalo pigments. It is a transparent pigment and when shown as a glaze it has a moody undertone.

With white




Color Information

  • Chemical Description: Iron-hexacyanoferrate
  • Pigment Type: Organic
  • Lightfastness: 1
  • Permanency: Generally good but is sensitive to strong alkali
  • Pigment Strength: Excellent
  • Colour Index Name: PB 15, PR 175
  • Opacity or Transparency: Transparent

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