Neutral Grey N5 (No. 136)

Michael Harding's Neutral Grey artist's oil paint

 

 

 

 

Inorganic

Colour Index PW 6 & PW 4 & PBk9 & PBr 6
Drying Speed Average
Opacity Covering and Tint Power Opaque
Lightfastness Excellent
Oil Content Low, Linseed
Toxic No
Conforms To ASTM D-4236

 

A blend of Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, and Zinc and Titanium Whites which gives a markedly cool black substitute. The blue undertones are similar to but much milder than those of Prussian blue. Some painters prefer this blend for its restrained Tint Power, and use it in cool reflex tones in flesh painting.

Some say it’s exactly the same shade as the Munsell grey 5 but I have never checked.