Transparent red watercolor paints are either staining or non-staining. In addition, there are semi-transparent red watercolors.
Transparent Non-Staining Red Watercolor Paints
Permanent Rose contains Quinacridone Violet (PV19) and Quinacridone Red (PR192) pigments, producing a red color with a hint of red.
ROSE MADDER GENUINE
Rose Madder Genuine contains NR9-Rose Madder pigment, a crimson violet color resembling rose pink.
Transparent Staining Red Watercolor Paints
Alizarin Crimson contains PR83-Alizarin Crimson pigment, a clear ruby-red with a maroon masstone and a bluish undertone.
Winsor Red contains PR254-Pyrrole Red pigment, a highly staining, saturated mid-shade red color.
In addition to transparent non-staining red, there are semi-transparent red watercolors.
Semi-Transparent Non-Staining Red Watercolor Paints
QUINACRIDONE BURNT SCARLET
Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet contains PR206-Quinacridone Pyrrolidine Red pigment, a deep maroon or bordeaux red color.
Vermilion contains PR108-Cadmium Red pigment, a bright, warm red color.
Purchase watercolor paints using my affiliate links below:
- Permanent Rose
- Rose Madder Genuine
- Alizarin Crimson
- Alizarin Crimson (Permanent)
- Winsor Red
- Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet
In addition, Daniel Smith has a transparent synthetic version of red iron oxide called Transparent Red Oxide. It has mostly replaced natural red iron oxides and is brighter and more permanent.
Red Color Scheme
Want to know what colors work well with red? See my Alizarin Crimson blog post.
To learn more about transparent watercolors, click the link to my blog post “Which watercolor paints are transparent.”