Q is for Quinacridone

From Nightjar,

Q is for Quinacridone ©Nightjar, all rights reserved


A family of widely used synthetic pigments with a deep red to violet color range. This opening Petunia flower is reminiscent of some quinacridone shades.


Link to previous alphabet post.


  1. chigau (違う) says

    google translate has a function that speaks the word in the translation box

  2. voyager says

    Gorgeous. The light is amazing and so is the flower. And, best of all I learned a new color. At my age that’s pretty cool.

  3. Nightjar says

    Thanks! I also didn’t know about quinacridone pigments prior to this. The only other option I could find for Q was “queen blue”, but I didn’t think that was as appropriate. “Queen” is not a color and blue doesn’t start with Q. And I thought quinacridone was much more interesting anyway. :)

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    The metallic sheen is nice with the quinacridone violet.

    English (along with French and Italian) at least has some common q-words, but there are some languages that have almost no words beginning with q.

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