It's no surprise that epoxy resin can be given a variety of vibrant or subtle colors. Many enthusiasts employ them to make resin art, build river tables, and craft pleasing items like epoxy coasters, trays, and jewelry.
But you may not know where these colors come from, or which ones will match your goals.
In this article, we'll discuss epoxy colorant choices based on common color types to help newcomers find what they need without being overwhelmed by choices.
UltraClear Epoxy Buyer's Guide for epoxy colors
We'll go over these in alphabetical order, so scroll down until you find the color you're looking for. With each color listed, we link to various pigments or dyes that best match that iconic tone.
These pigments and dyes are very easy to apply to your epoxy during mixing, and you can control the intensity of their hue by starting with a small amount and adding more until you've achieved your desired look.
Black epoxy and gray epoxy
Black and gray are monochrome colors that provide a sense of formality, order, neutrality, or prestige. They work well on their own as a solo color, and they're excellent as a base to embellish adjacent colors, allowing those to stand out more vividly.
For black and gray tones, there are five pigments in our store:
- Asphalt Magic Epoxy Pigment
- Dark Matter Epoxy Pigment
- Silver Glitter Epoxy Pigment
- Steel Power Epoxy Pigment
- Velvet Night Grey Epoxy Pigment
As well as one resin dye:
Asphalt Magic is slightly lighter than typical black, being reminiscent of newly paved roads or a brightly lit night sky. It's a beautiful option for those who want something dark, but not pitch black.
Dark Matter, on the other hand is a pitch black pigment tone. Imagine the vastness of outer space, or a darkened room with no source of lighting. As with most pigments, it has a subtle shimmering effect due to the mica particles that make up a significant portion of the powder. When light shines on it, you'll see a soft sparkle or sheen being reflected back.
Silver Glitter is one of the Glitter Series pigments, in this case featuring a silvery metallic texture. Because it's a glitter pigment, you can expect a heavy sparkling effect from the epoxy when this is mixed in. The more pigment you add, the more radiant the effect.
Steel Power is also a metallic texture. It looks like steel and has a soft shimmer as well. Steel power is a good choice for a base color to emphasize other hues in your project or otherwise nearby.
Velvet Night Grey is a darker shade of gray that resembles a dark stonelike color; it's also similar to a darkened storm cloud during the evening. It's often used to provide a rustic feel to an epoxy project.
Black Liquid Resin Dye is exactly as it sounds. Because it's a resin dye, it won't shimmer and—when applied in smaller amounts—can leave the epoxy translucent. The more you add, the darker and more opaque the epoxy will become. This dye is terrific as a base for resin art, as well as pretty much any other project type.
Blue is often considered a calming, serene color. A clear sky during the day, or the soothing appearance of the ocean. Blue is a welcoming, comforting choice that can help put the mind at ease.
For blue tones, there are nine pigments available in our store:
- Blue Glitter Epoxy Pigment
- Deep Blue Wonder Epoxy Pigment
- Electric Sapphire Epoxy Pigment
- Greek Turquoise Pearl Epoxy Pigment
- Hypnotic Peacock Epoxy Pigment
- Neon Blue Epoxy Pigment
- Real Royal Blue Epoxy Pigment
- River Table Turquoise Epoxy Pigment
- Sky Blue Glow in the Dark Epoxy Pigment
As well as four resin dyes available in our store:
Blue Glitter belongs to the Glitter Series of epoxy pigments. These pigments feature a heavy sparkling texture much like the glitter found in arts-and-crafts stores and supermarkets. In this instance, the blue is a light, cheerful shade, like a swimming pool on a warm sunny day.
Deep Blue Wonder is a darker blue with a soft shimmer. This color resembles that of deep ocean waters, where less light passes through. It's an elegant, somewhat somber tone.
Electric Sapphire is similar to Deep Blue Wonder but is a little more vibrant.
Greek Turquoise Pearl is one from the Pearlescent Series. These ones provide a more subtle texture compared to most epoxy pigments, and they can sometimes appear to be of several similar shades depending on the angle you view them. Greek Turquoise is a bright shade of blue with a very light greenish tinge.
Hypnotic Peacock is also a brighter blue but is less vivid than usual. It's got just a hint of green and fits in very well with any resin project type.
Neon Blue is part of the Neon Series. It's an intense, vibrant hue with a nearly uniform, solid appearance. It's still a pigment, so it will have a subtle shimmer unlike the resin dyes. Choose this if you want a shade of blue that will immediately grab someone's attention.
Real Royal Blue is probably the most vivid shade of the darker blues available. To many people, it stands out strongly against other colors without feeling excessively bright.
River Table Turquoise is more of a greenish-blue. In fact, one could perhaps classify it as a green tone instead. This hue resembles that of lighter, unrefined turquoise mineral. As the name suggests, it's a very popular choice for river tables and tends to look noticeably more bluish when applied over wooden substrates.
Sky Blue Glow in the Dark is one of the peculiar Glow-in-the-Dark Series. These pigments tend to look desaturated at first, but after absorbing light they let off a luminescent glow that gently lights up the immediate space around them. It's a remarkable effect that's delightful with certain types of resin art.
Blue Liquid Resin Dye is a strong, iconic shade of blue. It's probably the color that most people imagine when they hear "blue". Because it's a dye, it shows as a uniform tone without any shimmering. Using less will keep the epoxy resin translucent; using more will make it darker and more opaque.
Peacock Blue is similar to Blue Liquid, but with a darker tint.
Sapphire Blue is also similar to Blue Liquid, but this is a more vivid tone, meaning more intensely blue.
Teal Liquid Resin Dye is a light, cheery blue with just a small amount of green to give it that teal look.
Gold is a prestigious color that carries a refined beauty. In epoxy resin, it's a particularly great choice for river veins and resin art, and many users enjoy applying it in elegant splashes as a secondary color.
For gold tones, there are four pigments available in our store:
- Gold Glitter Epoxy Pigment
- Gold Pearl Epoxy Pigment
- Gold Diamond Epoxy Pigment
- Vegas Dust Epoxy Pigment
As well as one resin dye:
Gold Glitter is a glittery metallic textured pigment. When added to epoxy, you'll find that it brings a strong golden sparkling effect. It's a good choice for those who want an intense, vibrant gold tone.
Gold Pearl is a softer gold-toned pigment. It's a less vivid yet deeper shade of gold with an elegant sheen.
Gold Diamond is the lightest shade of gold. Its delicate texture is great for a more subtle approach.
Vegas Dust has a mellow golden tone reminiscent of the golden-tinge found in the interior decor of many casino establishments.
Golden Yellow is a resin dye designed to give resin a smooth gold tint. Because it's a dye, it won't have a textured look, instead appearing as translucent glass.
For many people, green is a color that speaks of nature, health, and happiness. It's a lovely option for almost any environment.
For green tones, there are nine pigments available in our store:
- Emerald Green
- Green Glitter
- Lime Green
- Malachite Green
- Neon Green
- Pine Green
- Pistachio Green
- Turquoise Glitter
- Yellow-Green Glow-in-the-Dark
As well as three resin dyes:
Emerald Green is a shimmering tone that looks very much like a refined, polished emerald.
Green Glitter provides a dark, sparkling green tone with a metallic appearance.
Lime Green is a softer, lighter shade of green. Think of a young lime fruit or bright grass.
Malachite Green is a very deep and almost bluish green hue that gives epoxy resin an intense shimmering effect. As suggested by its name, it's a color that strongly resembles malachite mineral.
Neon Green is an extremely vibrant, bright-toned green. It has a much smoother tone than most pigments, with a delicate shimmer. It's a good choice if you want something vividly eye-catching.
Pine Green is a dark, pale green with a wintry feel. This color resembles the leaves of trees in frosty, northern regions. For example, this would be a great color to pair with certain types of wood for a winter forest theme.
Pistachio Green is a light, pale green resembling ripened pistachios or perhaps pale green peas.
Turquoise Glitter is another of the sparkling Glitter series, this one featuring a dark blue-green tone.
Yellow-Green Glow in the Dark belongs to the Glow-in-the-Dark series, which features epoxy pigments that absorb light during the day and emanate it when it's dark. This one radiates a gentle, vibrant green light.
Grass Green Resin Dye is a liquid dye, adding a consistent, smooth green hue to resin. Its depth and intensity can be changed by adding more, allowing the resin to go from translucent green to opaque.
Jade Green Resin Dye is a liquid dye with a dark green hue. The amount added determines the translucency of the epoxy resin.
Neon Green Resin Dye is the third green dye available. This one is very bright and vibrant, and—like the others—can be adjusted for intensity by starting small and adding more to your resin as desired.
Orange is considered an energizing color, often evoking mental images of the sun, fire, warmth, bright flowers, and even exotic birds.
For orange tones, there are three pigments available in our store:
And two resin dyes, as well:
Lemonade Orange is an intense version of the iconic tone. It's perhaps a slightly deeper version of what most people think of when they imagine orange.
Neon Orange is a very bright and vibrant variant from the Neon Series.
Orange Glitter is a sparkling textured orange tone. This one will sparkle when light hits it.
Mango Orange Resin Dye is a lighter, yellowish orange color. It is very similar to the internal color of mango fruit and pulpy orange juice.
Orange Liquid Resin Dye is a quintessential orange hue. It's a resin dye, so it keeps the epoxy translucent at first, and will deepen as you add more to your resin batch.
Purple is a rich, prestigious color often associated with refinement, luxury, and composure.
For purple tones, there are five epoxy pigments in our store:
- Lavender Spell Epoxy Pigment
- Neon Purple Epoxy Pigment
- Purple Glitter Epoxy Pigment
- Purple Ink Epoxy Pigment
- Violet Night Epoxy Pigment
And one resin dye:
Lavender Spell is a low-saturation purple, meaning it is less vivid than the other tones. This color is a good choice to match similarly muted tones, such as a medium-brown wood or light-gray stone minerals.
Neon Purple is quite the opposite. It features intense, vibrant purple tones that make for stunning epoxy projects. For example, it's excellent for beautiful resin art and coasters, and it can be used to make colorful epoxy veins for an attractive and less conventional river table aesthetic.
Purple Glitter is another of the Glitter Series. It's a dark purple tone with a heavy sparkling effect that plays off the light in the room. It's a wonderful choice for a mosaic design or epoxy inlays on tables and other types of decor or art.
Purple Ink is similar to Purple Glitter in tone, but doesn't have the sparkling effect. It still has the signature shimmer of powder pigments, but is otherwise more subdued than Purple Glitter. It also fits right into most of the same types of projects.
Violet Night is the quintessential purple pigment. It's the one that conveys the most iconic shade of the color. Adding a lot will bring out the visual effect more strongly.
Purple Liquid Resin Dye is the only purple resin dye currently available. It's similar to other dyes in that it doesn't have a shimmer, and will produce a singular, consistent tone when added to an epoxy resin batch. The more you add, the more opaque and deeper the color becomes.
Red is a bold, eye-catching color that enhances its surroundings. To many, it represents motivation, passion, progress, and life. For epoxy resin, it's a terrific option frequently seen in all project types.
For red tones, there are two epoxy pigments available in our store:
And two liquid resin dyes:
Magical Magenta is a lighter, almost pinkish red. It can provide a light, upbeat tone or a deep shade of magenta depending on how much is added to the resin.
Watermelon Red is a mellow red tone. The color is quite similar to the ripened interior of actual watermelon fruit. It makes for a lovely choice in resin art and trays.
Red Liquid Resin Dye is very much an iconic red shade. Think of things like ketchup, tomatoes, and vibrant red cardinal birds. It's liquid dye, so it won't add a shimmering effect like powder pigments and will enable the epoxy to retain its translucent appearance.
Rose Red Resin Dye is a pinkish-red hue. It's similar to colors in nature such as adult flamingos, Himalayan salt, or the final moments of a sunset. It's a liquid dye, too, so your resin will keep a semi-transparent appearance unless you add extra amounts of the dye.
White is the color of snow, clouds, and light. It is often associated with cleanliness, peace, and charity.
For white tones, there are three epoxy pigments in our store:
And one resin dye:
Comet Tail Dust is sort of a chalky white color. This is the one you would choose if you didn't want a bright and pure white tone for your project. Comet Tail Dust tends to blend well with other colors that aren't super vibrant.
Porcelain White is close to a pure white powder pigment. This color is very bright and highly saturated. Imagine a bright, fluffy cloud on an otherwise clear sunny day.
Snow Queen is an earthy white tone. This one is a little more vivid than Comet Tail Dust, but still has a bit of shading to it—think of foamy water or natural white pearls.
White Liquid Resin Dye is a clean white tone that doesn't have the textured look of its pigment counterparts. This is good for giving your project a smooth, consistent tone. When using dyes, adding more will make the effect appear more solid and opaque, by letting less light pass through.
Yellow is the color of sunlight, sand, many species of flowers, and much more. It is commonly associated with youth, energy, and optimism.
For yellow tones, there are three epoxy pigments available in our store:
As well as two resin dyes:
Lemon Yellow is a soft yellow tone that looks a lot like a ripened lemon. When mixing it into an epoxy resin batch, you can add more of the pigment to deepen the color.
Neon Yellow is an exuberant, vibrant shade of yellow. It's similar in brightness to a yellow highlighter marker, though it can be made a little darker by adding more pigment.
Yellow Glitter is part of the Glitter Series. It has a cheery sandy-textured appearance that sparkles in the light.
Neon Yellow Resin Dye is one of two yellow-toned dyes. This one is very vibrant and somewhat greenish. As with other dyes, the epoxy will remain translucent, gradually becoming more opaque as you add additional dye to the resin batch.
Golden Yellow Resin Dye, as mentioned above in our gold epoxy section, is a yellow-gold resin dye that allows you to give your epoxy a gold tint without losing the transparency.
Other epoxy colors
There are also quite a few pigments and dyes that didn't quite fit into the above categories. To see all of the epoxy resin colorants we carry, use the links below:
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