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Understanding Paint Made With Natural Pigments

A pile of blue powdered pigment

Natural pigments come from a wild array of sources from pregnant beetles to precious stones. When used as paint they offer a natural palette of harmonious colours , especially in comparison to the synthetic look of chemical pigments. Natural pigments are your oxides, cadmiums, carbons, ochres, and siennas. See a longer list of natural pigment names at the bottom of this article. The above image shows the pigment used to make Ultramarine…

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