Yellows | Oranges | Reds & Magentas | Pinks & Purples | Blues
Greens |Earth Yellows | Earth Reds | Browns | Blacks & Greys

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Yellow Pigments

Natural Yellow (NY2)

Common Name: weld yellow

A cool, light, dull, and transparent yellow pigment. Fugitive.

Nickel Titanium Oxide (PY53)

Common Name: nickel titanate yellow

A cool, light, dull, and semi-opaque yellow pigment. Very lightfast.

Arylide Yellow (PY3)

Common Names: lemon yellow, hansa yellow light

A cool, light, semi-transparent yellow pigment. Moderately lightfast.

Video Resource: Hansa Yellow Light Color Spotlight

Bismuth Vandate Yellow (PY184)

Common Name: bismuth yellow

A cool, light, semi-opaque yellow pigment. Moderately lightfast.

Benzimidazolone Yellow (PY151)

Common Name: azo yellow

A bright, light, semi-transparent, mid-yellow pigment. Very lightfast.

Arylide Yellow FGL (PY97)

Common Name: hansa yellow medium

A vibrant, semi-transparent, mid-to-warm yellow pigment. Lightfast.

Cobalt Yellow (PY40)

Common Name: aureolin

A vibrant, transparent, mid-to-warm yellow pigment. Fugitive in watercolors. Toxicity warning.

Quinophthalone Yellow (PY138)

Common Name: permanent yellow

A vibrant, semi-transparent, mid-to-warm yellow pigment. Lightfast.

Benzimidazolone Yellow (PY154)

Common Namepermanent yellow

A vibrant, semi-transparent, mid-to-warm yellow pigment. Very lightfast.

Nickel Dioxine Yellow (PY153)

Common Names: new gamboge, indian yellow hue

A vibrant, semi-transparent, mid-to-warm yellow pigment. Very lightfast. Discontinued Pigment.

Cadmium Yellow (PY35)
Common Name: cadmium yellow pale, lemon, light, and deep
A vibrant, semi-opaque, light to warm yellow pigment. Lightfast to impermanent. Toxicity warning.

Additional Cool to Mid Yellows

Diarylide Yellow (PY83)

Common Name: azo yellow deep

A semi-opaque, warm yellow orange pigment. Moderately lightfast.