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Daniel Smith Luminescent Watercolours Colour Information

Use alone or mix into standard colours for striking effects of light and colour. Miniscule particles of titanium-coated mica are the secret. Different sized particles and thicknesses of coating provide the dazzling array of choices.

 

Duochrome colours

Duochrome colours bounce between two distinct colours depending on the reflective light. Pure visual excitement! The Iridescent colours reflect light directly and provide a fascinating sense of depth, along with intense colour and sheen.

Colour
Information
Properties

Duochrome Oceanic

284 640 029
Duochrome Oceanic shifts between a subtle green gold and a brilliant metallic gold sparkle.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Green Pearl

284 640 040
Duochrome Green Pearl shifts between shimmering sea green and reflective metallic sliver.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Blue Pear
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284 640 039
Duochrome Blue Pearl shifts between a shimmering sky blue and a reflective cool silver.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Turquoise

284 640 043

Duochrome Turquoise shifts between a vibrant Caribbean blue and a sparkling sea green.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Cabo Blue

284 640 044
Duochrome Cabo Blue adds a third reflective colour shifting from blue to metallic gold, then finishing with a shimmering metallic blue.
 

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Aquamarine

284 640 030
Duochrome Aquamarine shifts between a soft blue-green and a shimmering iridescent blue.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Emerald

284 640 042
Duochrome Emerald shifts between two different shades of green—a lovely emerald and a reflective green-gold.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Desert Bronze

284 640 035
Duochrome Desert Bronze shifts between an earthy terra cotta and a brilliant metallic jade.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Saguaro Green

284 640 037
Duochrome Saguaro Green shifts between rich copper and brilliant metallic green-gold.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Adobe

284 640 036
Duochrome Adobe shifts between saturated copper and a brilliant red metallic.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Autumn Mystery

284 640 047
Duochrome Autumn Mystery is an earthy russet that shifts to a vibrant copper metallic.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Cactus Flower

284 640 038
Duochrome Cactus Flower shifts between an earthy sienna and a sparkling metallic violet.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Hibiscus

284 640 031
 Duochrome Hibiscus shifts between red violet and a shimmering iridescent blue violet.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Violet Pearl

284 640 041
Duochrome Violet Pearl shifts between shimmering soft lavender and reflective cool sliver.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Mauve

284 640 026
Duochrome Mauve shifts between pale pinkish-purple and brilliant sparkling sapphire.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Tropic Sunrise

284 640 048
Duochrome Tropic Sunrise shows its colours best over black paper or darker watercolour; it shifts from reflective green to red.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Lapis Sunlight

284 640 049
Duochrome Lapis Sunlight shows its colours best over black paper or darker watercolour; it shifts from reflective green to blue.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Violet Fantasy

284 640 045
Duochrome Violet Fantasy shows its colours best over black paper or darker watercolour; it shifts from reflective violet to green.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Duochrome Arctic Fire

284 640 046
Duochrome Arctic Fire shows its colours best over black paper or darker watercolour; it shifts from reflective green to violet.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining

 

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Interference and Pearlescent

Interference and Pearlescent colours appear almost colourless but when applied over a dark colour they bounce back gleaming colour. Interference pigments display a subtle sheen when used on white paper. The interference colour take on different hues depending on the point of view and how the light is striking them. Viewed from one angle, Interference Green is a shimmering, pearly green. Viewed from another angle, it refracts a reddish hue.

Pearlescent colours give white paper a pearl-like luster.

Colour
Information
Properties

Interference Blue

284 640 001
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Blue is a transparent and glimmering cool blue.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Copper

284 640 002
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Copper is a transparent and sparkling soft copper.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Gold

284 640 003
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Gold is a twinkling and transparent warm gold.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Green

284 640 004
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Green is a glimmering and transparent emerald.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Lilac

284 640 005
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Lilac glows with a transparent shine of violet.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Red

284 640 006
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Red sparkles with a light red shimmer.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Interference Silver

284 640 007
Used on black paper, or as a glaze over dark colours, Interference Silver shines with an icy veil of transparent silver.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Pearlescent Shimmer

284 640 024
Use Pearlescent Shimmer as a glaze for a snow-like glimmer or mix with other colours to add sparkle and shine.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Pearlescent White

284 640 025

Use Pearlescent White as a slightly opaque glimmering glaze or combine with other colours to create sparkling pastel tones.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-stainingBack to top

 

 

Iridescent colours

Iridescent colours reflect light directly and provide a fascinating sense of depth, along with a distinctive sheen. The colour ranges of these colours are the most intense.

Colour
Information
Properties

Iridescent Moonstone

284 640 034
Iridescent Moonstone reflects in shades white and deep silver—a perfect choice for fish scales or moonlit water. Iridescent Moonstone shows up as a silvery-gray on white, but when applied over black becomes a glowing silver-white - like the reflection of the moon on a night-darkened sea.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Blue Silver

284 640 014
Iridescent Blue Silver is a rich metallic steel tone.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Sunstone

284 640 022
Iridescent Sunstone is a soft metallic pink with a glimmering gold surface.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Aztec Gold

284 640 012
Iridescent Aztec Gold is a warm reddish shade midway between traditional copper and gold hues.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Bronze

284 640 015
Iridescent Bronze is highly reflective with a warm bronze sheen.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Goldstone

284 640 018
Iridescent Goldstone is a rich gold with a slight reddish undertone.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Copper

284 640 016
Iridescent Copper is the bright and reflective colour of a newly minted penny.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Gold

284 640 017
Iridescent Gold is the quintessential gold shade – bright, reflective and regal.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Topaz

284 640 023
Iridescent Topaz is a pale yellow-gold with just the slightest hint of a green undertone.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Jade

284 640 019
Iridescent Jade is a shimmering soft green with a golden metallic surface.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Garnet

284 640 028
Iridescent Garnet is a rose coloured metallic that creates a dynamic pink reflection even in light washes.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Russet

284 640 020
Iridescent Russet is a highly saturated burnt bronze with remarkable granulating qualities.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Ruby

284 640 032
Iridescent Ruby is a sweet and soft metallic pink—try this colour on bird's wings or flower petals for subtle shine.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Scarab Red

284 640 021
Iridescent Scarab Red is a complex burgundy with a delicate surface sparkle of blue-green pigment.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Electric Blue

284 640 027
Iridescent Electric Blue is our most bright, vibrant Luminescent—it is the colour of sun striking the blue tones of peacock feathers.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Sapphire

284 640 033

Iridescent Sapphire is a shadowy neutral from one angle that bursts into a brilliant metallic violet when the light hits it from another. Iridescent Sapphire, a subtle, silvery blue-gray on white, pops and sparkles when applied over black paper or dark colours. It has a cool elegance and mixes beautifully with other colours.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Antique Bronze

284 640 008
Iridescent Antique Bronze is among the darkest luminescent colours with its warm metallic bronze sheen.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Antique Copper

284 640 009
Iridescent Antique Copper is a burnished cinnamon tone with a dark, saturated quality.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Antique Gold

284 640 010
Iridescent Antique Gold has a deep shine without the bright, brassy quality found in some metallic gold watercolours.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining


Iridescent Antique Silver

284 640 011

Iridescent Antique Silver is a pewter shade that is deeper in tone than other metallic silver watercolours.

ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent

Transparency: Transparent

Granulating: No

Staining: Non-staining

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