Matte Pigment Powder

Best Black Matte Pigment Powders

Black is a colour that has fascinated artists for centuries. Black matte pigment powders have been used to create dramatic contrasts, add depth and shadows, and even convey emotions. Whether you are a painter, a ceramicist, or a crafter, having a range of high-quality black pigments at your disposal can help you achieve your desired effect. That’s why we are excited to offer a range of natural and synthetic black matte pigment powders that are all of the highest quality, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.

Natural Black Matte Pigment Powders:

Indian Black:

Indian Black matte pigment powder is a beautiful, all-natural black pigment that was traditionally made from the charred bones of animals. This ancient pigment has a slightly bluish hue and is perfect for creating deep shadows and dramatic contrasts. It is ideal for use in oil paints, watercolours, and tempera, and can also be used in ceramics and other craft applications.

Our Indian Black matte pigment powder is made with 100% natural iron oxide from India. It gives very good coverage and gives a bluish mouse grey in transparent binder, and a cold grey in white binder.

Ivory Black:

Ivory Black is another black matte pigment powder that was traditionally made from charred ivory and the bones of animals. Our Ivory black matte pigment powder is all natural. It replicates the deep, neutral black colour of the traditional pigment, but it is made from iron oxides and plant-based charcoal, and therefore is vegan friendly.

It is ideal for use in oil paints, watercolours, and tempera, and can also be used in ceramics and other craft applications.

Ivory black gives a dark grey with a clear binder and a beautiful dark charcoal/anthracite colour in a white binder.

Rome Black:

Our Rome Black matte pigment powder is a natural black pigment made from lignite, which is a type of coal formed from the compressed remains of ancient plants. This traditional pigment has a slightly brownish hue and is perfect for creating soft, subtle black tones. It is ideal for use in watercolours and tempera, and can also be used in other painting and craft applications.

Rome black is a soft black, with a brown hue in a transparent binder, and is a grey/brown colour in a white binder.

Rome Black is completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Vine Black:

Our Vine Black pigment is a natural black pigment made from charred vine shoots. This pigment has a neutral hue with a subtle bluish undertone and is ideal for creating deep, dark shadows. It is suitable for use in a range of media, including watercolours, tempera, and oil paints. Vine Black is completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

Vine black is a warm, brownish-black hue, and is not as dense or opaque as our other black pigments. I it an intense black with bluish tint when mixed with a clear binder. It is a deep grey mixed with a white binder.

This pigment is 100% natural. Vine black is non-toxic and safe for your health and the environment.

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Synthetic Black Matte Pigment Powders:

Carbon Black:

Carbon Black is one of the oldest and most widely used black matte pigment powders. It is produced by the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons, such as oil or natural gas. The resulting soot is then processed to remove impurities and form the pure pigment.

Our synthetic Carbon Black pigment replicates the deep, rich black colour of the traditional pigment, and has a neutral hue. It is ideal for use in a wide range of media, including acrylics, oils, and watercolours.

Carbon black is a deep black with excellent coverage in a transparent binder. It is solid neutral grey in a white binder.

Carbon black is the ‘blackest black’ in our range and has the strongest colouring power.

Lime black

Noir à la Chaux, also known as Lime Black or Milk of Lime Black, is a traditional black matte pigment powder that has been used in painting and decorative arts since ancient times. Our synthetic Noir à la Chaux pigment replicates the deep black colour and bluish undertone of the traditional pigment. It is ideal for use in fresco painting, where the pigment is applied to wet plaster and allowed to dry and set.

This pigment is warm black, black with brown undertones mixes to a warm grey with a white binder. It is similar to rome black.

This pigment is synthetic, with 80% natural ingredients. Lime black is non-toxic and safe for your health and the environment.

Mars Black:

Mars Black is a synthetic black pigment that was developed in the mid-20th century. It is made from a combination of iron oxide and carbon black, and has a slightly warm, reddish hue.

Our Mars Black pigment offers excellent opacity and hiding power, making it ideal for creating solid areas of black in paintings and other applications. It is also very stable and lightfast.

Mars black is a deep black, giving very good coverage with a transparent binder and a solid neutral warm grey with a white binder.

Iron Black

Also known as Iron Black, it is a black pigment made from iron oxide, which is a common mineral. It has a slightly bluish-black colour and is often used in paints, inks, and other art materials. Iron Black has good lightfastness and is resistant to fading and weathering.

Iron black is a deep black that gives very good coverage with a transparent binder. It is solid neutral grey with a white binder.

This pigment is synthetic. Iron black is non-toxic and safe for your health and the environment.

In conclusion, having a range of high-quality black pigments at your disposal can be a game-changer for your artwork. Our range of natural and synthetic black matte pigments offers a variety of hues, textures, and properties that can help you achieve your desired effect. All of our pigments are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and of the highest quality, ensuring that you can use them with confidence. Check out our product descriptions to see how each pigment behaves in various binders and applications, and start creating your next masterpiece today!

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