Pale Violet (No. 227)

Pale Violet artist's oil paint


Inorganic and Organic Pigments – Adorable for any landscape painter Pale Violet adds vibrancy to any sky. Those confusing violet shadows we all see in clouds, which are hard to express, are now made easily achievable with this colour.

Pale Violet is a wonderful addition to my range of colours. It is made from three highly stable, highly reliable and highly lightfast pigments. Although these pigments are available in pure pigment form in my range artists always tell me they can’t achieve quite the same vibrancy when mixed together in their studio.

For the portrait artist, my Pale Violet also allows them to achieve interesting shadow combinations, for example as a complimentary to create vibrancy in greys. Pale Violet has an obvious place for still life, room interior and modern artists. Enjoy!

Colour IndexPB29, PV23, PW6
TransparencyVery Opaque
Oil ContentLow
Tint PowerHigh
ASTM D-4236 ✔

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6 Responses to “Pale Violet (No. 227)”

December 04, 2018 at 3:52 pm, Sheila Chezar-Hershkowtiz said:

Never used your paints! Can’t wait to try them!

December 10, 2018 at 9:14 pm, Michael said:

Some people have suggested there should be a health warning on them, “Highly Addictive” 🙂
Happy Painting!

December 10, 2018 at 2:35 am, Mary said:

My husband HENRY Morgan is a professional Irish Landscape /sea scape artist of 50 yrs. He uses rich texture and colour. He loves experimenting with new colour
Can you recommend colours as a gift
Thank you
Mary Morgan

December 10, 2018 at 9:13 pm, Michael said:

Hi Mary,

I would recommend Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White Number 2, Yellow Ochre Deep, Pthalo Green Yellow Shade, Emerald Green, either Venetian or Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber.

I have tried to keep to the lower series to keep the price low and therefore give him more colour options, if you would like to push the boat out a bit then do come back to me and I can recommended colors of a higher series.

Best Wishes,


March 06, 2019 at 8:38 pm, Denise said:

It’s a beautiful color, but I’m hesitant to add it to my palette because it includes PW4, zinc white, which new research is showing can cause cracking with even the smallest amounts. Have you considered reformulating to remove it?

April 23, 2019 at 3:21 pm, Michael said:

Absolutely! It is all in the works.

Best Wishes!