Burnt Umber

A rich, warm and earthy brown with diverse uses. Recommended in a starter palette.

From our Earth Pigment Range. 

Building your own palette? Buy 4 or more individual colours and get a free Art Scribe pocket sized tin to keep your watercolours safe. Ideal gift.


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Burnt Umber


Our handmade watercolour paint Burnt Umber is an essential brown to have in your palette. The rich and earthy tones are especially good in landscape painting. Its ability to lift easily and dilute gives the artist a good tonal range. Use as a mix to create darker colours. Try mixing with Ultramarine Blue to make greys and blacks.

Qualities of Burnt Umber:

Burnt Umber – Ranging from rich dark brown to pale sandy tones when used in a wash.



Excellent lightfastness.

Earth pigment.

Colour Index: PBr8

Art Scribe Burnt Umber is made in small batches suspending Kremer Pigments  with our natural binder. Read how we make our handmade watercolours in About

Building your own palette?

Buy 4 or more individual colours and we’ll pop them in an Art Scribe pocket sized tin to keep your watercolours safe. The pans will be secured to the tin by magnets. If you do not want magnetic pans, please state this in ‘order notes’ at checkout.

Additional information

Weight 0.010 g
Dimensions 180 × 115 × 25 mm