Every color has a story, but Payne’s Grey acrylic paint arguably has one of the most interesting. This deep, cool blue-gray was originally created using a mixture of Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and crimson lake. It’s called Payne Gray paint after the famous 18th-century watercolor artist and British painter William Payne.
Today, this intense color is often created by mixing blue and black pigment or ultramarine and burnt sienna. The beautiful blending of colors gives Payne’s Gray paint its amazing depth, neutral tint, and perfect semi-transparent coverage.
Nova Color’s Payne’s Gray acrylic paint has darker undertones, but in fact, has no black pigment in it. This professional acrylic paint was created using the perfect mixture of blue and red to achieve its intensity and richness. These undertones are why many customers consider Paynes Grey acrylic paint to be the perfect shade of grey.
So, whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect grey or need a new hue for blending and shaping, Payne's gray paint is ideal for your next project. As a standard artist’s color, Payne’s Gray was developed to be mixed with other hues. Blend this grey transparent paint to create controlled, richer shadows for your fine art projects or different shades for your mural. The unique undertones of Nova Color’s Payne’s Grey paint give artists more control over blending than they would get from pure black acrylic paint.
In fact, any black shade, including carbon black, isn’t ideal for blending or creating shadows. Dark shades are very difficult to reverse if you make a mistake and black tends to create dull, lifeless shadows. While black is definitely an important color and has its purpose, it should be used sparingly since it can make paintings appear less vibrant. That’s why you should use Payne’s Gray paint instead!
Payne’s Gray acrylic paint should be a staple in every artist’s toolkit. Its rich pigmentation and superior blending capabilities instantly expand your palette for all kinds of projects, from murals to furniture remodels.
Experience the versatility of Payne’s Gray paint for yourself and utilize it for your next creative endeavor. Shop #140 Payne’s Gray acrylic paint from Nova Color today and have it delivered to your door in no time.