Lightfastness: Completely lightfast, even when lightened. ★★★
Opacity: Transparent ◻
Characteristics: Blue with a hint of red.
Blues: Most blues are pthalocyanine pigments except for ultramarine (combination of aluminum and silicate) and Prussian blue (ferrous complex). The last two colors have a weak covering and coloring power. However, they have a very good lightfastness and are compatible with all the pigments. Phthalocyanine pigments are transparent, highly colored and very stable.
Drying: The drying time for Charbonnel blues is 10 days (except for Orient Blue and Concentrated Blue: 20 days).
|★★★ Completely Light-fast colors, even when lightened||◻ Transparent Colors|
|★★Very Light-fast colors||◪ Transparent / Opaque Colors|
|★ Light-fast colors used in a pure state||◼ Opaque Colors|
| PW = White Pigment ||PO = Orange Pigment|| PB = Blue Pigment |
| PBr = Brown Pigment || PV = Violet Pigment || PY = Yellow Pigment |
| PR = Red Pigment || PG = Green Pigment || PBk = Black Pigment |