Welcome to a new feature on Tale of Painters: Stahly’s paint picks. Here, I’ll be showcasing my favourite paints for specific colour groups. In this post, I’ll be focusing on vibrant pinks, rich magentas, and deep purples, spanning from light to dark shades.

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Here on Tale of Painters and on my YouTube channel, I’m constantly testing out the latest paint ranges. However, only the finest colours from each range earn a spot in my rotation. I like to keep my options open and explore a variety of brands, cherry-picking the best paints and colours from each range.

My best picks for painting pink, magenta, and purple

So, let’s delve into my staples for painting vibrant pinks, magentas, and purple on Warhammer and tabletop miniatures:

My first quartet features bright, vibrant pinks:

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In line with the pinks, here are four darker, intense magenta tones:

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Comparing colours with my digital swatches

The colour squares shown above are taken from my hand-painted colour swatches, which I have created for many paint ranges such as Citadel, Vallejo Game Color, Warpaints Fanatic, and Two Thin Coats. All of them are hand-painted on plasticard and professionally photographed under consistent, neutral lighting conditions, making them much more accurate and true to life than the manufacturers’ colour charts. Additionally, my swatches are compatible with each other, allowing you to compare different paint ranges to find the best matches for tutorials from sources like White Dwarf or the Warhammer YouTube channel, or to convert your old colour schemes to paints from other manufacturers. You can find my swatches on my Patreon, either for a small donation in my shop or by becoming an Autarch tier member.

My paint range top list

And if you want to know what my current favourite paint ranges are, I’ve summarized my current recommendations for you in this post:

I hope my paint picks might be an inspiration for your next Warhammer or scale modelling project. Feel free to react and let me know in the comments what your favourite pinks and magentas are, or which colour groups you’d like me to put together next. Until next time, and happy hobbying!