Liquitex 380 Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade).

Ultramarine (translucent blue, azure blue), blue pigment, which was originally obtained by a mechanical process from the translucent stone (lapis lazuli) and was of very high value. It is now artificially produced, in equal beauty and very cheaply, from iron-free clay, sulfur and soda (soda ultramarine) or from clay, Glauber‘s salt and coal (sulphate ultramarine). A distinction is made between low-silica ultramarine with a light, pure blue hue, easily decomposed by alum, and high-silica ultramarine with a peculiar reddish hue and better resistance to alum.

Single Pigment Colours

A small overview of ultramarine blue (PB 29) and ultraviolett (PV 15) single pigment colours suitable for miniatures, models, and dioramas.

  • Cobalt Blue Ultramarine (PB 29, semi-translucent), Amsterdam Acrylic 512
  • French Ultramarine Blue (PB 29, semi-transparent), Atelier Acrylic
  • Ultramarine Blue (PB 29, semi-translucent), Chroma A2 0072
  • Ultramarine Blue (PB 29, semi-translucent), Golden Artist Colors 1400
  • Ultramarine Blue Green Shade (PB 29, translucent), Liquitex 380
  • Ultramarine Blue Red Shade (PB 29, translucent), Liquitex 382
  • Ultramarine Blue (PB 29, translucent), PRIMAcryl 13.433
  • Ultramarine Violet (PV 15, translucent), Golden Artist Colors 1401

Mixed Pigment Colours

  • Light Ultramarine Blue (PB 29 • PW 6, opaque), Golden Artist Colors 1566
  • Ultramarine deep (PB 29 • PW 6, opaque), Lascaux Studio 942
  • Ultramarine light (PB 29 • PW 6, opaque), Lascaux Studio 943
  • Ultramarine Blue RAL 5002, gloss, Revell 361.51
  • Blue RAL 5002, Vallejo Model Air 71.004


  • Fürstenau: Das Ultramarin und seine Bereitung (Wien 1880)
  • Hoffmann, Reinhold: Die Entwicklung der Ultramarinfabrikation (Braunschw. 1875)
  • Hoffmann, Reinhold: Ultramarin (Braunschw. 1902)
  • Vogelsang: Natürliche Ultramarinverbindungen (Bonn 1873)

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