— Colour coordinates —
|RGBB||(r, g, b)||(64, 64, 72)|
|HSV||(h, s, v)||(240°, 11%, 28%)|
| B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)|
Payne's grey is a very dark blue-grey used in painting. It can be used as a mixer in place of black. Being less intense than black, it is easier to get the right shade when using it as a mixer. Payne's grey is a mixture of ultramarine and black or of Ultramarine and Sienna.
The colour is named after William Payne, who painted watercolours in the late 18th century.
Common variations in colour, darkest to lightest:
|Shades of grey|
|Grey||Arsenic||Bistre||Black||Charcoal||Davy's grey||Feldgrau||Liver||Payne's grey||Seal brown|
|Silver||Slate grey||Taupe||Purple taupe||Medium taupe||Taupe grey||Pale taupe||White|