Color index

Color Index pigments vallejoThe pigments used for artists’ colors are inorganic as well as organic. The inorganic pigments have been used since antiquity; most of them are extracted from minerals and soil, such as natural earth colors, siennas and ocres. Titanium, carbon and ultramarine pigments also belong to this category, as well as cobalt and cadmium. Many of these pigments are now also manufactured synthetically.

Organic pigments have their origins in the 19th century. Industrial production developed at the beginning of the twentieth century owing to new manufacturing processes in organic chemistry. These synthetic pigments have become an important group in the manufacture of artists’ colors, producing bright and luminous shades of great intensity and excellent light fastness and permanence.

The range has extended continuously, and now besides the familiar phtalocyanines and naphthols, includes azo compounds, dioxacines and pyrroles, antraquiniones and quinacridones.

PB / Pigments Blue

PB15Phthalocyanine (Copper phthalocyanine)74160 a
PB15:3Phthalocyanine (Copper phthalocyanine)74160 b
PB15:4Phthalocyanine (Copper phthalocyanine)74160 b non. floc.
PB15:6Phthalocyanine (Copper phthalocyanine)74160 e
PB16Phtalocyanine74100
PB22Anthraquinone69810
PB27Ferric ferrocyanide77510
PB28Cobaltous aluminate77346
PB29Polysulphide of sodium alumino silicate77007
PB35Cobaltous stannate77368
PB36Cobaltous/ chromium/ alumino oxide77343
PB60Indanthrone69800
PB66Indigo
PB74Phenacite (Cobaltous-Zinc-Silice)

PBk / Pigments Black

PBk1Azine (Aniline black)50440
PBK6Carbon (Carbon black)77266
PBk7Carbon (Carbon black)77266
PBk8Amorphous Carbon of vegetable origin77266
PBk9Mixture of mainly calciumphosphate & carbon (Bone black)77267
PBk10Graphite (Crystallized Carbon)
PBk11Synthetic iron oxide77499
PBk31Perylene

PBr / Pigments Brown

PHBr6Iron Oxide77491
PBr7Calcined natural iron oxide77491
PBr8Brown Coal
PBr24Antimony/ chromium/ titanium oxide77310

PG / Pigments Green

PG7Phthalocyanine (Chlorinated copper phthalocyanine)74260
PG8Nitroso10006
PG10Monoaza12775
PG17Chromium sesquioxide77288
PG18Hydrated chromium sesquioxide77289
PG19Mixture of cobalt zincate and zincoxide77335
PG23Natural green earth77009
PG24Polysulphide of sodium alumino silicate77013
PG26Spinel(Cobaltous-Chromium)
PG36Phthalocyanine (Chlorinated brominated phthalocyanine)74265
PG50Cobalt titanate (Cobaltous/ nickel/ zinc/ titanium alumino oxide)77377

PO / Pigments Orange

P05Monoazo12075
PO20Cadmium sulfoselenide77202
PO34Disazo21115
PO36Monoazo11780
PO43Perinone71105
PO48Quinacridone73900/ 73920
PO49Quinacridone
PO60Benzimidazolone
PO62Benzimidazolone11775
PO67Pyrazoloquinazolone12915
PO69Isoindoline56292
PO71Diketopyrrolopyrrole561200
PO73Isoindoline561170

PR / Pigments Red

PR4Monoazo (Naphthol)12085
PR5Monoazo (Naphthol ITR)12490
PR7Monoazo12420
PR9Monoazo12460
PR12Monoazo (Naphthol)12385
PR14Monoazo12380
PR17Monoazo12390
PR23Monoazo (Naphthol)12355
PR57:1Monoazo15850:1
PR83Anthraquinone58000:1
PR101Synthetic iron oxide77491
PR108Cadmiumsulphoselenide/ Cadmium selenide77202/ 77196
PR112Monoazo (Naftol)12370
PR119Monoazo
PR122Quinacridone73915
PR123Anthraquinone71145
PR146Azo12485
PR149Antharaquinone71137
PR168Antharaquinone59300
PR170Monoazo12475
PR173Rhodamine (Triarylcarbonium)45170:3
PR175Monoazo12513
PR176Monoazo
PR177Anthraquinone65300
PR178Antharquinone71155
PR179Antharquinone (Perylene)71130
PR184Naphtol AS12487
PR188Monoazo12467
PR190Antharquinone71140
PR192Quinacridone
PR206Quinacridone
PR207Quinacridone73900/ 73906
PR209Quinacridone73905
PR251Pyrazoloquinazolone12925
PR254Diketopyrrolopyrrole56110
PR255Diketopyrrolopyrrole561050
PR264Diketopyrrolopyrrole561300

PV / Pigments Violet

PV1Rhodamine (Triarylcarbonium)45170:2
PV3Triphenylmethane (Triarylcarbonium)42535:2
PV14Cobalt phosphate77360
PV15Polysulphide of sodium alumino silicate77007
PV16Manganese ammonium pyrophosphate77742
PV19Quinacridone73900
PV23Dioxazine51319

PY / Pigments Yellow

PY1Monoazo11680
PY3Monoazo11710
PY17Disazo (Diarylide)21105
PY35Cadmium zinc sulphide77205
PY37Calcined Cadmium Sulphide77199
PY40Potassium cobalt nitrite77357
PY42Hydrated synthetic iron oxide77492
PY43Hydrated natural iron oxide77492
PY53Nickel/ antimony/ titanium oxides77788
PY65Monoazo11740
PY73Monoazo11738
PY74Monoazo11741
PY83Disazo21108
PY97Monoazo11767
PY98Monoazo11727
PY108Antraquinone70600
PY109Isoindolinone56284
PY110Isoindolinone56280
PY112Anthraquinone70600
PY119Spincel (Zinc-Iron)
PY128Disazo20037
PY129Azomethine48042
PY138Quinoline
PY150Monoazo12764
PY151Monoazo
PY153Nickel Complex
PY154Benzimidazolone11781
PY155Disazo
PY156Benzimidazolone
PY157Priderite (Nickel-Barium-Titanium)
PY175Monoazo
PY184Bismuth vanadate

PW / Pigments White

PW4Zinc oxide77947
PW5Coprecipitate of zinc sulphide and barium sulphate77115
PW6Titanium dioxide77891
PW6/PW15/PW20Titanium dioxide and tin oxide coated mica77891/ 77861/ 77019
PW18Calcium Carbonate
PW21Barium Sulfate
PW26Magnesium-Aluminium Silicate