NEUTRAL GRAYS: GOLDEN Neutral Grays are Heavy Body Acrylics designed according to the Munsell Color System. The Munsell System divides the color wheel into a three-dimensional color-space, shaped like a distorted 'egg,' in which all colors are separated by their Chroma, Value and Hue. The GOLDEN Neutral Grays are made following this system, using a spectrophotometer to ensure they have graduated steps within a very tight tolerance range. They are achromatic, meaning that they have no distinguishable hue or chroma, only value. On the Munsell 'egg,' a Neutral Gray falls directly in the center, with whites on top and blacks toward the bottom. White and black represent the two value extremes. Mixing them together will produce a gray; whether or not it is a Neutral Gray depends on the pigments used. In most cases, a true neutral will not be produced; it will likely shift towards one direction of hue and/or chroma (i.e. warmer or cooler). GOLDEN Neutral Grays have been adjusted to stay absolutely neutral.
Painting with the Neutral Grays, Bone Black and Titanium White, you create a study without chroma or hue. Use with any one color to produce a monochromatic study. Several colors mixed with the same Neutral Gray and in the same ratio will produce colors with similar value (depending on the colors own current values).
Golden Heavy Body Acrylics are Golden's original line of acrylics, known for an exceptionally smooth, thick consistency. It contains the largest assortment available to the professional artist of unique pure pigments in a 100% acrylic emulsion. These colors offer excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, pacifiers, toners or dyes added.
Each color is formulated differently depending on the nature of the pigment. Colors that tolerate higher pigment 'loads' dry to a more opaque, matte finish. Colors that are more reactive and do not accept high pigment loading dry to a glossy finish and tend to be more transparent.
The 'CP' ahead of the name of cadmium colors stands for 'chemically pure'.
Color represented here for reference only.