Green now follows as the fifth main colour. It is this saturated colour, mixed from blue and yellow, through which the two colours just mentioned merge into one another. When the ray of light is refracted through the prism, a kind of green is obtained, which is an intermediate between grass green and siskin green; it appears between the sky blue and the lemon yellow.

Although green is not exactly common in the fossil kingdom, it is found there far more often than the blue that precedes it. While the green colour seems peculiar to copper, it also claims lead, various other metals, and many kinds of earth and stone. Among the fossils one has the following modifications of it:

Source: Von den äußerlichen Kennzeichen der Foßilien, abgefaßt von Abraham Gottlob Werner, Vienna 1785

Green, the colour sensation which the portion of the visible spectrum between blue and yellow evokes in a normal eye. Spectral green and spectral red mixed together create the impression of white, they are complementary to each other. See colour harmony and colour symbolism.

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

Single Pigment Colours

A small overview of green (PG) single pigment colours suitable for miniatures, models, and dioramas.

  • Cobalt Turquoise (PG 50, semi-opaque), PRIMAcryl 13.456
  • Turmaline Green (PG 26, opaque), PRIMAcryl 13.561
  • Chromoxide Green firy (PG 18, semi-translucent), PRIMAcryl 13.562
  • Phthalo Green bluish (PG 7, translucent), PRIMAcryl 13.563
  • Phthalo Green yellowish (PG 36, translucent), PRIMAcryl 13.564
  • Oriental Green (PG 19, opaque), PRIMAcryl 13.565
  • Green Earth
    • Green Earth (PG 23), Old Holland : New Masters Acrylic AH250709
    • Green Earth Pigment, Vallejo 73.111
  • Lamorine Green, BLOCKX Artist Oils 561
  • Blockx Green, BLOCKX Artist Oils 563
  • Phthalo Green, BLOCKX Artist Oils 565
  • Cobalt Green light, BLOCKX Artist Oils 661
  • Emerald Green, BLOCKX Artist Oils 862

Mixed Pigment Colours

Model Paints