Chinese Vermilion. Half pan, full pan or bottle cap of handmade watercolor paint


Chinese Vermilion.

This listing is for a half pan, full pan or bottle cap of handmade Chinese Vermilion watercolor paint. This color is a lighter, warm pinkish red. It is non granulating and can vary from opaque to translucent. This color is created from a single pigment, PY3, and has a lightfastness rating of average. It is a wonderful color for florals and skin tones, and mixes well with other colors. The name of this color comes from its long history in China as a color for lacquerware. This is a non-toxic substitute for traditional vermilion as traditional vermilion is made from cinnabar which contains mercury. Eliminating toxins in our lives and our homes is always a good thing, which is why Ruby Mountain only makes non-toxic watercolors. (No cadmium, cobalt, lead or mercury.)

A small magnet can be added to the pan, at no cost, to allow it to stick to a metal tin, if the artist prefers. Please be sure to select that option.

Ruby Mountain Paint Company specializes in micro-batch, artisanal watercolors using pigments ethically sourced from around the world. Our paints are always non-toxic (cobalt, cadmium, mercury and lead free), lovingly hand poured into whole pans, half pans, or bottle caps. These are not commercially made paints squeezed into pans, but carefully made high quality watercolors for all types of artists. Each color is made from high quality, artist-grade pigments and our own all natural binder formula, which includes gum arabic, local honey, and clove oil as a preservative. Each pigment is mulled by hand until it is the proper, luscious consistency. Each pan is poured once, slowly cured, then topped off multiple times so that the pans are as full as possible.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

Ruby Mountain Paint Co. does not share customer information with anyone. Customer information we collect and use is solely to process your order.

A different type of Vermillion. A bit more of an earthy red than regular vermillion. Good customer service and communications. Rapid delivery.

Such amazing paints. Fast, dependable service. Have purchased again from this supplier.

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