Our Colours

Derivan Artist Colours \\o// Learn how to use these colours at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com
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Why is good paint important?

When you are learning to mix colour, it is incredibly important to use paint that:

  1. Is consistent from batch to batch.
  2. Retains maximum chroma (brightness, saturation) when mixing
  3. Behaves like the natural pigment

Colour naming conventions

We name our colours by Hue and Temperature, e.g. Warm Yellow, Cool Yellow. We use the Chevreul Colour System , as did the Impressionists . Study this system in this session: Colour Wheel Mastery.

Derivan's names are based on historical usage, you will find these names are used by most paint manufacturers and art systems, although Derivan's naming conventions are probably the most accurate. Other brands may vary. As you work through the Syllabus in our Gallery Quality Painting stream you will become familiar with both conventions.

Colour Swatch Derivan colour name Inglis Academy Colour description
Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Pyrrole Red
Crimson | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Crimson Cool Red
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Scarlet Red Light | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Scarlet Red Light Warm Red
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Burnt Umber | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Burnt Umber
Raw Umber | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Raw Umber
Burnt Sienna | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Burnt Sienna Red Ochre
Red Oxide | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Red Oxide Orange
Raw Sienna | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Raw Sienna
Yellow Oxide | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Yellow Oxide Yellow Ochre
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Yellow Deep | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Yellow Deep
Cadmium Yellow | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Cadmium Yellow Warm Yellow
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Lemon Yellow | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Lemon Yellow Cool Yellow
Australian Sap Green | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Australian Sap Green
Australian Leaf Green | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Australian Leaf Green
Phthalo Green | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Phthalo Green Turquoise
Cerulean Blue | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Cerulean Blue Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Phthalo Blue Cool Blue
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Ultra Blue | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Ultra Blue Ultramarine Blue
Purple family
Purple | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Purple
Magenta | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Magenta
Whites
Titanium White | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Titanium White White
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Derivan Matisse only Zinc White Cool White
Blacks
Carbon Black | Derivan Artist Colour \\o// Learn how to use this colour at Inglis Academy - www.inglisacademy.com Carbon Black