In 2009, a chemist at Oregon State University named Mas Subramanian and his team discovered a new blue pigment named YInMn Blue after the elements of which it was created; a mixture of yttrium, indium and manganese oxides. This pigment was approved for commercial use in 2017 and now finally approved for artist paints in 2020. YInMn Blue is the first new inorganic pigment in over 200 years. The color space it occupies is somewhere between Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue.
YInMn Blue is exclusively licensed to and brought to commercialization by The Shepherd Color Company and Golden Artist Colors is happy to announce that we are making YInMn Blue pigmented paints available to artists in Custom Special Edition Heavy Body Acrylics, Williamsburg Oil Paints and QoR Watercolors. As of the time of publication of this article, we expect the paints to be available to ship in 2 – 4 weeks.
We published an article in 2016 about the YinMn Blue pigment right here on justpaint.org. For more information about the color, follow this link: https://justpaint.org/yinmn-blue/.
The paints and sizes we have available are:
Heavy Body Acrylics YInMn Blue 22 ml Tube
Heavy Body Acrylics YInMn Blue 2 oz. Tube
Williamsburg Oils YInMn Blue 5 ml Tube
Williamsburg Oils YInMn Blue 37 ml Tube
QoR Watercolors YInMn Blue 5 ml Tube
For a limited time, these sizes will be available without a Custom Lab Fee. If larger sizes are desired, it can be ordered through our Custom Lab and our standard Lab and Mixing Fees will be applied. Ordering information can be found at this link: https://www.goldenpaints.com/press_releases/new-yinmn-blue
This video shows us making our very first batch of Heavy Body YInMn Blue Acrylic Paint!
12 thoughts on “Custom Special Edition YInMn Blue Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor Paints”
Am I correct in assuming there is no longer a “print” (mailed) version of Just Paint ?
What is cost of the new blue heavy body in both sizes ?
how to get same ?
We only publish a print version once every two years now, but publish article every month on this website.
For information about ordering the YInMn Blue paints, please fill out the survey ar this link: https://www.goldenpaints.com/press_releases/new-yinmn-blue
I was placed on a list several months ago to receive tubes in Acrylic and QoR watercolor. Do I need to oder again?
If you filled out the survey a while back, we will be contacting you soon. Please check your emails and your spam folder as sometimes emails from companies wind up there.
Will this color be running for a limited time? this is exciting news!!! now if we could just know the pricing
Yes, this is a limited Edition Custom product. For pricing, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-959-6543.
Very nice, but I think I’d rather have Manganese blue back.
Is there any advantage to this colour and just mixing cobalt blue and cobalt violet together?
It is not really possible to match a single pigment color with other pigments, but this color is very close to Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt Blue and sits somewhere between these two colors.
amazing!! cant wait, how long shall we expect this to limited run to go for? I received an email about pricing but with the current times i am unable to splurge on multiple OZ’s. Any hints would be lovely 🙂 you are all beautiful for running such a fantastic site! love from California friends
Thank you for the kind words! We will be selling this until we run out of stock, so it really depends upon how quickly it sells. It is a Custom Limited Edition, so best if you order as soon as you are able.
Just got my email. So very excited.
Very excited. My tube of Heavy Body ships this week.