Introduction to Pigmently
At Pigmently, we've dedicated ourselves to providing artists and creators of all skill levels with the quality of pigments they deserve for their creations. To accomplish this, each of our pigments is produced carefully to a strict formula, using only premium-grade ingredients to ensure a vivid, pure result.
By focusing our efforts on quality assurance, we believe we can foster a positive relationship between artist and supplier. As artists ourselves, we know how important it is to have a dependable place for obtaining the colors you need for your artistic projects.
In this article, we'll be highlighting one of our signature blue pigments, Pigmently's Electric Sapphire Powder Pigment. But first, let's go over what mica powder pigments are, and how they're made, for those who are unfamiliar.
What Are Mica Powder Pigments?
Mica powder pigments are colorants created from finely ground mica.
Mica, which is a group of silicate minerals, is known for its natural color diversity and reflective sheen. When mined, cleaned, and then ground into a powder, the resulting mica particles retain their reflective qualities.
When mica powder is used as a colorful pigment, the shimmering effect of the particles imparts a subtle sparkle to any medium the pigment is applied to.
This allows creators to draw attention to certain areas of their artwork or creations. Mica pigments come in a wide variety of hues and shimmer intensity, making it possible to find just the right tone and sparkle to suit your purposes.
Electric Sapphire: One of Pigmently's Signature Blue Pigments
At Pigmently, we never compromise on the quality of our colorants, and that includes our selection of premium blue pigments, such as today's featured tone, Electric Sapphire.
Electric Sapphire is perhaps our most vivid blue shade. This highly-saturated blue pigment manages to distinguish itself from brighter or less intense blue tones like Real Royal Blue and Deep Blue Wonder through its simultaneously deep, yet remarkably intense tones.
Pigmently's Electric Sapphire is the blue pigment you want if you need something that gives an enveloping sensation. And because of its high potency, there's also much potential for creating more delicate shades of blue by combining it with other colors or simply using a lesser amount.
What Deep Blue Colors Represent in Art and Design
Deep blue, often associated with the expansive and mysterious ocean or the boundless night sky, has held a profound and multifaceted symbolism in art and design throughout the centuries. This shade is one that communicates depth, wisdom, and stability, frequently invoking feelings of tranquility and calm. It has the ability to transport observers to the infinite realms of the cosmos or the concealed, uncharted territories of the ocean, opening possibilities for exploration and reflection within artistic creations.
The Usage of Deep Blue Tones in Art
Historically, deep blue hues, derived from precious pigments like lapis lazuli, were reserved for subjects of utmost importance and sanctity in art, such as depictions of the Virgin Mary in Renaissance paintings. The utilization of this color was not only a reflection of the artist’s technical prowess but also a conveyance of divine or royal presence, often symbolizing power, integrity, and profundity. The works of artists like Yves Klein, who famously created his own shade of blue known as International Klein Blue (IKB), exemplify the ongoing fascination and experimentation with deep blue in the realm of contemporary art, showcasing its ability to evoke emotion and transcendence.
The Function of Deep Blue Tones in Design
In the domain of design, deep blue continues to be a prevalent choice, embodying a sense of reliability and elegance. It’s extensively employed in corporate identities to communicate trust and professionalism, often providing the backbone for branding endeavors in the financial and technological sectors. Additionally, interior designers leverage deep blue to cultivate spaces that radiate a sense of sophistication and serenity, allowing the depth of this color to accentuate spaces and create focal points within a room.
The Potential of Deep Blue Tones
Whether as a medium to explore the unknown and the divine in art, or as a foundational element establishing trust and sophistication in design, deep blue colors persist as powerful tools for artists and designers alike, enabling them to express the complex interplay between the seen and the unseen, the known and the unknown.
What Other Colors Pair Well With Deep Blue Tones?
Deep blue tones like Electric Sapphire harmonize well with a variety of colors, allowing for diverse aesthetic expressions in design and art.
For a regal and sophisticated palette, deep blue blends seamlessly with rich gold or silver accents, emanating a sense of luxury and refinement. The warmth and opulence of metallic tones contrast beautifully with the coolness and depth of deep blue, providing a balanced and distinguished look.
Additionally, lighter, more muted tones such as grey or pale blue can be paired with deep blue to create a sense of tranquility and space, making it a popular choice for interior designs aiming for a calming and cohesive atmosphere.
Conversely, for a more vibrant and energetic interplay of colors, deep blue pairs well with bold and saturated hues like bright orange or coral. This combination creates a dynamic contrast, with the intensity of the orange or coral enlivening the serene and substantial presence of deep blue, offering an invigorating and eye-catching visual experience.
Earthy tones like olive green or rich beige can also complement deep blue, grounding the limitless essence of the blue with a sense of natural warmth and stability. The adaptability of deep blue makes it a versatile choice, capable of conveying a broad spectrum of moods and themes, from serene elegance to spirited vibrancy.
Pigmently: Your Trusted Source for Premium Blue Pigments
At Pigmently, our focus is on providing a quality product to you, with cutting corners or compromising on safety.
When you buy from Pigmently, you get the peace of mind knowing that our pigments are top-of-the-line, with high potency, vibrant color, and ultra-fine consistency for ease of use. We make the process of obtaining premium-grade pigments convenient and affordable.
In our store, you'll find our Pigmently Value Bundles, which allow you to buy a variety of pigments at a cost-effective price. If you know exactly what you want, you can take a look our full selection of pigments individually.
And if your heart is set on Electric Sapphire—just jump straight to the Electric Sapphire store page, where you can place an order easily—and we'll have it shipped out in no time!