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An open container of Purple Ink Pigment by Pigmently, a signature purple mica powder. Viewed from above to showcase the deep color tone.

Pigmently Presents: Purple Ink - A Signature Purple Mica Powder

Introduction to Pigmently

Welcome to Pigmently, our online store for high-quality mica powder pigments and liquid dyes.

At Pigmently, we're committed to providing artists and creators of all skill levels with the colorants they need to achieve their artistic goals. As artists ourselves, we know how important it is to have a reliable source of pigments and dyes for your creative projects, and that's why we founded Pigmently.

Here at Pigmently, we put the artist first, with an emphasis on quality assurance and affordability over profit. Each of our mica powder pigments is carefully produced to an exacting formula, with only premium-grade ingredients. This enables us to make vibrant, long-lasting pigments that are non-fading.

In this article, we'll be highlighting the Purple Ink Pigment, a signature purple mica powder here at Pigmently. But first, let's cover what mica powder is, for those who aren't yet familiar.

What Is Mica Powder and Mica Pigment?

Mica powder is the finely ground powder form of mica. In turn, mica is the label for a group of silicate minerals found throughout the earth's crust. These minerals exist in a wide variety of colors and textures but have a distinct shared quality, reflectiveness.

When mica minerals are mined from the earth, then cleaned and ground into dust, the fine particles retain the mica's inherent reflective sheen. Then, when used as a pigment, the mica powder can impart this quality into the medium (e.g., epoxy resin, paint, etc.) as a gentle shimmering effect.

Mica powder has several properties that make it popular as a pigment, such as:

  • Mica minerals are non-toxic. This can vary for mica powders that contain color-boosting additives.
  • Mica powder gives a shimmering effect. This makes it subtly shine and sparkle in the light. This shimmer is less overt than glitter, which uses larger particles—perfect for when you don't want the sheen to be overbearing.
  • Mica powder is non-soluble. This means it doesn't dissolve in water and retains its full color intensity and shine in most liquid mediums.
  • Mica powders are versatile and easy to use. It can be used in many different crafts, and has become significantly more popular in the 21st century, due to greater availability.

Now that we've explained the basics of mica powder, let's turn to the star of the show, the Purple Ink Mica Powder by Pigmently

A sealed container of Pigmently's Purple Ink, a signature purple mica powder. It's seen from the front to show the labeling.

Purple Ink - A Signature Purple Mica Powder by Pigmently

Among the range of mica powders we have in our store, Purple Ink stands out for its distinctive dark tone.

Purple Ink is our darkest purple mica powder, with a deep, enveloping shade of purple that borders on black—yet make no mistake, this purple hue is quite noticeable once applied to a suitable medium.

We like Purple Ink for its intense, somber tones. This mica powder will imbue mediums like epoxy resin and candle wax with a mild shimmer and vivid hue that contrasts beautifully with lighter shades such as our Gold Diamond or Lavender Spell.

Colors That Pair Well With Dark Purple

Purple, especially dark purple, is a color associated with royalty, luxury, and sophistication, offers versatile pairing options that can create both subtle elegance and striking contrasts.

One of the classic and most harmonious pairings for dark purple is with light neutral colors, such as grey, beige, or cream. These lighter tones can balance the deep richness of dark purple, creating a refined and graceful ambiance. Soft shades of lavender or lilac can also complement dark purple beautifully, providing a monochromatic scheme that’s soothing and cohesive. Metallic hues like gold or silver can additionally accentuate the luxurious feel of dark purple, adding a layer of opulence and shine.

Conversely, for a more vibrant and energetic palette, dark purple can be paired with bold and saturated colors like emerald green or deep turquoise, creating a dramatic and visually arresting contrast. This dynamic interplay of colors can bring vibrancy and life to any design, making it suitable for creating standout pieces or focal points in a space.

Dark purple can also be paired with warm colors like burnt orange or mustard yellow for an unconventional and eclectic combination that’s both warm and inviting. The depth and versatility of dark purple make it a potent color tool in creating diverse moods and styles in art and design.

A sample resin cube made using epoxy resin and the Purple Ink Pigment by Pigmently.

Pigmently: Your Trusted Source for Purple Mica Powder

Having clean, reliable mica powders to use in your artwork is essential for bringing your creative vision into reality. At Pigmently, we've dedicated ourselves to being a dependable, trustworthy provider for premium mica powders and dyes.

In our store, you'll find a wide array of high-quality pigments, including several purple mica powders. And if you'd like to try a variety of different shades, take a look at our cost-saving Colorant Bundles, which are curated selections of our Pigmently Mica Powders.

And if your heart is set on today's feature tone, head on over to the Purple Ink Mica Powder page, where you can conveniently place an order—we'll have it shipped out in no time!

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