Transparent purple watercolor paints are either staining or non-staining. In addition, there are semi-transparent purple watercolors.
Transparent Non-Staining Purple Watercolor Paints
Quinacridone Magenta contains PR122-Quinacridone Magenta pigment. It is a powerful bluish red with an impressive mixing range excellent for glazing color.
Quinacridone Violet contains PV55-Quinacridone Purple pigment.
Transparent Staining Purple Watercolor Paints
Permanent Magenta contains PV19-Quinacridone Violet and Quinacridone Red (PR192) pigments. It is the most lightfast organic pigment in this shade range.
Winsor Violet contains PV23-Dioxazine Violet pigment. When it is used at full strength, it is very dark valued appearing almost black.
In addition to transparent non-staining purple, there are semi-transparent purple watercolors.
Semi-Transparent Non-Staining Purple Watercolor Paints
Permanent Mauve contains PV16-Manganese Violet pigment. Bluish-violet in color, it is one of the most lightfast, balanced violets in watercolor form.
Ultramarine Violet contains PV15-Ultramarine Violet pigment. It is the bluest of the violets ranging from dull purple to pale violet.
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- Quinacridone Magenta
- Quinacridone Violet
- Permanent Magenta
- Winsor Violet
- Permanent Mauve
- Ultramarine Violet
Want to know what colors work well with purple? See my color scheme blog posts below:
To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”