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New Shade of Blue Accidentally Discovered by Scientists

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Very interesting, but at the moment all of that is advertising hype.

 

I notice that in discussing other blue pigments they only mention the poisonous or problematic ones. And the Artnet article they link to, although it mentions the luscious, permanent, relatively non-toxic Ultramarine Blue, claims that is made from ground lapis lazuli, which while technically true once upon a time, has not been practically true for two full centuries (Napoleon's scientists figured out how to make a very pure form of it dirt cheap).

 

No mention at all of Phthalocyanine Blue.

 

Anyhow, it looks promising, and one can forgive them for hyping it.

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It's not really a new shade of blue.  It's a new pigment to make that shade into paint.  

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It's not really a new shade of blue.  It's a new pigment to make that shade into paint.

 

I was just coming back to say that.

 

It's easy to confuse colors with pigments.

 

Colors are abstractions, concepts of certain wavelengths of light that humans are capable of perceiving.

 

But all paint is made from pigments, and the colors available in paint are limited by the range of available pigments.

 

This new pigment expands the range of possible colors we can use.

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