Payne's grey

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Payne’s GreyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #536878
sRGBB  (rgb) (83, 104, 120)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (31, 13, 0, 53)
HSV       (h, s, v) (206°, 31%, 47[1]%)
Source Ridgway:[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Payne's grey is a dark blue-grey colour used in painting. It can be used as a mixer in place of black. Being less intense than black, it is easier to get the right shade when using it as a mixer. Originally a mixture of iron blue (Prussian blue), yellow ochre and crimson lake,[3] Payne's grey now is often a mixture of blue (ultramarine or phthalocyanine) and black [4] or of ultramarine and Sienna.

The colour is named after William Payne, who painted watercolours in the late 18th century.

The first recorded use of Payne’s grey as a colour name in English was in 1835.[5]

The source of the colour displayed above is the Robert Ridgway color list, entered onto the Internet from his 1912 book Color Standards and Color Nomenclature.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ www.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #536878 (Payne’s Grey):
  2. ^ Of the various tones of Payne’s Grey shown on the web page of the Ridgway color list, the color displayed in the color box above matches most closely the color called Payne’s Gray in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color Payne’s Gray is displayed on page 117, Plate 47, Color Sample A9.
  3. ^ http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/waterw.html
  4. ^ http://www.winsornewton.com/products/water-colours/artists-water-colour/colour-chart/payne%E2%80%99s-gray/
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201; Colour Sample of Payne’s Grey: Page 117 Plate 47 Colour Sample A9

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