Permanent Light Violet is a beautiful pastel shade of violet that some artists might not see the need for at first glance. Yet this color has been selling for many years which is an indication of a real need since a lot of artists are using it. Graphic artists like these colors and it is easy to imagine using it in large poster style artworks, but it has a larger story to tell than that. For a start it has a large role to play as an off-white. Off-whites are very valuable for the artist. As their name implies they are whites with a little bit of color added. Matisse offers several of different colors. Using pure Titanium White does lighten colors but it can also be a little harsh and drain the color from the color. Thus it is always better to lighten using a lighter color rather than just white and pure Titanium should be used only for the very lightest tints. Permanent Light Violet is just right for lightening violet colors.
Chemical Description: Blend Titanium doxide & Carbazole dioxazine
Pigment Numbers: PW6 PV23
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM II
Pigment Opacity: Opaque
Paint Opacity: Opaque