Green is the colour that is most distinguishable for us humans. Our eyes are more sensitive to green than any other colour. Remarkably enough, there are only a few green pigments on the market. This does not mean there is not a huge variety of green paints, however. Quite the contrary: there are opaque and transparent greens, yellowish greens, blue greens and even black greens. All these different shades allow you to achieve various effects in your paintings.
In the video below, we show you a selection of our beautiful green shades. Since the actual colours can be difficult to judge straight from the tube, each shade is mixed with white to showcase its unique properties and undertones. This might help you select the right colours for your next artwork.
Cobalt Green (610) is a greenish blue with emerald-like tones, perfect for landscapes. Olive Green (620) on the other hand is an almost black green with dark yellow undertones, great for mixing.
Colours based on Phthalo pigments offer great colour intensity. The Rembrandt range features different Phthalo shades, including the last two shades in this video: Phthalo Green Blue (880) and Phthalo Green Yellow (681). When you mix Phthalo Green Blue with white, you can easily recreate the colour of the Caribbean Sea. Phthalo Green Yellow is at the other end of the spectrum and becomes a beautiful soft fresh green.
The Rembrandt oil paint collection features various vivid green shades, made with exceptional pigments that are nearly impossible to recreate by mixing. These shades can have yellow or blue undertones. To showcase these undertones, all shades were mixed with 103 Mixed White.
The following shades of green were used in this video: