Custom Special Edition YInMn Blue Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor Paints


In 2009, a chemist at Oregon State University named Mas Subramanian and his team discovered a new blue pigment named YInMn Blue after the elements of which it was created; a mixture of yttrium, indium and manganese oxides. This pigment was approved for commercial use in 2017 and now finally approved for artist paints in 2020. YInMn Blue is the first new inorganic pigment in over 200 years. The color space it occupies is somewhere between Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue.

YInMn Blue is exclusively licensed to and brought to commercialization by The Shepherd Color Company and Golden Artist Colors is happy to announce that we are making YInMn Blue pigmented paints available to artists in Custom Special Edition Heavy Body Acrylics, Williamsburg Oil Paints and QoR Watercolors. As of the time of publication of this article, we expect the paints to be available to ship in 2 – 4 weeks.

We published an article in 2016 about the YinMn Blue pigment right here on For more information about the color, follow this link:

The paints and sizes we have available are:

Heavy Body Acrylics YInMn Blue 22 ml Tube

Heavy Body Acrylics YInMn Blue 2 oz. Tube

Williamsburg Oils YInMn Blue 5 ml Tube

Williamsburg Oils YInMn Blue 37 ml Tube

QoR Watercolors YInMn Blue 5 ml Tube

For a limited time, these sizes will be available without a Custom Lab Fee. If larger sizes are desired, it can be ordered through our Custom Lab and our standard Lab and Mixing Fees will be applied. Ordering information can be found at this link:

This video shows us making our very first batch of Heavy Body YInMn Blue Acrylic Paint!


10 Responses to Custom Special Edition YInMn Blue Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor Paints

  1. greg card July 15, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

    Am I correct in assuming there is no longer a “print” (mailed) version of Just Paint ?
    What is cost of the new blue heavy body in both sizes ?
    how to get same ?

  2. William Alberti July 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

    I was placed on a list several months ago to receive tubes in Acrylic and QoR watercolor. Do I need to oder again?

    Bill Alberti

    • Stacy Brock July 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

      Hi William,

      If you filled out the survey a while back, we will be contacting you soon. Please check your emails and your spam folder as sometimes emails from companies wind up there.

  3. Ramiro Muniz July 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm #

    Will this color be running for a limited time? this is exciting news!!! now if we could just know the pricing

    • Stacy Brock July 20, 2020 at 2:05 pm #

      Hi Ramiro,

      Yes, this is a limited Edition Custom product. For pricing, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-959-6543.

  4. Marc July 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm #

    Very nice, but I think I’d rather have Manganese blue back.

    Is there any advantage to this colour and just mixing cobalt blue and cobalt violet together?

    • Stacy Brock July 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm #

      Hi Marc,

      It is not really possible to match a single pigment color with other pigments, but this color is very close to Ultramarine Blue and Cobalt Blue and sits somewhere between these two colors.

  5. Xavier Stone July 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm #

    amazing!! cant wait, how long shall we expect this to limited run to go for? I received an email about pricing but with the current times i am unable to splurge on multiple OZ’s. Any hints would be lovely 🙂 you are all beautiful for running such a fantastic site! love from California friends

    • Stacy Brock July 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm #

      Hi Xavier,

      Thank you for the kind words! We will be selling this until we run out of stock, so it really depends upon how quickly it sells. It is a Custom Limited Edition, so best if you order as soon as you are able.


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