Permanent Orange | Matisse Acrylic Paint

Chemical Description: Blend Benzimidazolone and Arylide Yellow

Pigment Number: PO36 PY74

Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I

Pigment Opacity: Semi-transparent

Paint Opacity: Transparent

Series 3

Permanent Orange | Matisse Acrylic Paint

Understanding the Palette: Composition of Permanent Orange


Permanent Orange, a beloved hue, is an amalgamation of Vermilion (Azo) and Yellow Mid Azo. Pigment Orange 36, as it is formally known, possesses a remarkable characteristic — its seamless integration into various mixtures, yielding a diverse array of colours. Beyond its vivid appearance, this colour brings forth commendable qualities, including enhanced weather resistance. This attribute makes Permanent Orange an excellent choice for outdoor murals, ensuring longevity even when exposed to the elements. Its non-toxic nature further adds to its appeal, making it a safe and ideal option for murals in children's play areas. Additionally, Permanent Orange exhibits excellent flow characteristics, contributing to a smooth painting experience.


Versatility Beyond the Canvas: Automotive Insights


Vermilion, a key component of Permanent Orange, is renowned for its prowess in mixtures. Automotive paints frequently leverage Vermilion to produce a spectrum of reds and oranges. The durability of colours on cars is a noteworthy indicator, as automotive paints endure more significant degradation from light and environmental conditions within a 10-year lifespan than a painting does in 500 years indoors. The popularity of Vermilion in the automotive realm attests to its enduring qualities, making it a reliable choice for artists across various applications.


Artistic Expression: Applications of Permanent Orange


Permanent Orange finds a broad spectrum of applications in the artist's toolkit, spanning graphical work, abstract art, and landscape painting. Being complementary to blue, it offers a rich interplay of colours. When combined with lighter blues, it produces soft light greys. The more intense hue of Permanent Orange engages harmoniously with Cerulean Blue, while deeper blues like Ultramarine result in darker greys and other neutrals. The versatility of orange as a colour is truly remarkable — it not only contributes to the creation of neutrals but also invigorates earth colours when blended. In the arid regions of central, western, and northern Australia, where intense red and orange ochres prevail, Permanent Orange serves as a vital catalyst. By enhancing earth colours with its bright tones, it breathes life into the vivid landscapes of these regions.

Safety Data Sheet for Matisse Permanent Orange (SDS)

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Permanent Orange is available in Matisse Structure, Matisse Flow

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