View Full Version : king's blue vs cerulean blue

06-14-2002, 04:33 PM
anyone used both and know the differences - I'm considering switching from cerulean to king's blue


06-15-2002, 12:50 PM
Kings blue is cobalt blue, which you surely have seen or used. Cerulean is a greenish blue, cobalt is often considered a 'true blue'...to me it looks a bit purplish, though less than ultra. blue. Cerulean and cobalt blue both have excellent permanence. Cerulean is opaque, the cobalt blue I had seemed only moderatley opaque. They are so different in hue that I don't know if you could switch from one to the other.

Maybe you were thinking about another wierd name like Paris blue or iron blue?

06-15-2002, 01:17 PM
You're right... I misunderstood what "king's blue" was.

Thanks so much for the information! :)

06-15-2002, 01:29 PM
Which brand/s and medium? If memory serves the name King's Blue used to be a synonymous with Cobalt Blue, these days it is just a silly commercial name for any number of mixed blues which tend to be light-valued tints of common pigment colours, like Cobalt Blue lightened with Zinc White.


Dang, I see Patick beat me to it, ah well...