Carbon Black Artist Acrylic Paint

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Carbon black is a neutral dark color without funky undertones, keeping things clean and pure. It absorbs almost all light, creating a luxurious, velvety black appearance.

This pigment is the key to creating deep shadows, adding contrast, and achieving a range of gray values. Its intense black hue makes dramatic effects, emphasizes contours, and adds depth when the mood strikes in your studio.

When it comes to Carbon Black and Mars Black (coming soon), Carbon Black tends to be denser and more opaque, giving you that darker and more solid black tone. On the other hand, Mars Black is a warmer black with less opacity.

Those carbon particles are like elemental man, coming from legitimately burnt stuff, like earth and whatever. It's got that deep black magic. And get this: it's been around for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest known pigments. The best part? Carbon Black is super stable and lightfast, so it won't fade away over time. Embrace the history and durability of Carbon Black.

All Gaffrey acrylic colors are crafted in small batches with a hint of artistic mischief and paint chemistry expertise. Our colors undergo daily testing by our seasoned team of self-taught art pros.


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Customer Reviews

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Brenda Maxson (B Maxson Art Studios)
Carbon black

Gaffrey Carbon Black is a fantastic color. Actually, all of Gaffrey paints are great. There's so much pigment in the colors. It's a great medium consistency, too. It's the black in all 4 of these pieces.