Purple is a Series 1 transparent color. It has a masstone of a deep muted purple useful to artists who find Dioxazine Purple difficult to control. This color is available in 80ml, 250ml and 500ml sizes.

Color Detail



Blended with Titanium White

Washed with water


Color Comparisons

Purple and Dioxazine Purple

The purpose of having a dull Purple when Dioxazine Purple is so clean and bright is that some artists find Dioxazine Purple difficult to control because it is so vivid, while the dull Purple is much more tonal and makes an easily mixed base colour for shadows in landscapes.

Dioxazine Purple




Color Information

  • Chemical Description: Mixed Pigments
  • Pigment Type: Inorganic Ultramarine, Organic Nap Crimson
  • Lightfastness: 2
  • Permanency: Excellent
  • Pigment Strength: Strong
  • Colour Index Name: PR 48.4, PB 15.3
  • Opacity or Transparency: Semi Transparent

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