Permanent Orange has a wide range of uses for the artist from broad areas of pure color in graphical work to abstract art to landscape painting. All oranges are complementary of blue. A lighter orange with mix with a lighter blue to make soft light grays. A more intense orange like Permanent orange will also do delightful things with Cerulean Blue but it is equally at home mixed with deeper blues like ultramarine to make darker grays and other neutrals. It is a mark of the versatility of orange as a color that it can be used to create neutrals on the one hand and can also be added to earth colors to liven them with orange. A lot of arid areas of central, western and northern Australia have very intense red and orange ochres that need to be made by boosting the earth color from the tube with brighter colors such as Permanent Orange.
Chemical Description: Blend Benzimidazolone & Arylide yellow
Pigment Numbers: PO36 PY74
Lightfastness Rating: ASTM I
Pigment Opacity: Semi-Transparent
Paint Opacity: Transparent