Definition of chrome yellow in English:

chrome yellow


  • A bright yellow pigment made from lead chromate, now little used.

    • ‘The woodwork was finished with an extremely light wash, or stain, composed of an indeterminate iron oxide ocher and chrome yellow, bound in linseed oil.’
    • ‘Most surprisingly, the floors were found to have been painted with chrome yellow, an extremely bright color.’
    • ‘Use the oil rag with a small amount of chrome yellow and raw sienna tube oil color to wipe over the white areas of the panel and soften into the background.’
    • ‘The pigments used - chrome yellow, red lead, red ocher, and yellow ocher - were ground in linseed oil using a marble muller and stone slab.’
    • ‘The two paint boxes were found to contain Prussian blue, chrome yellow, vermilion (a red mercury sulfide pigment), and red earth.’


chrome yellow

/krōm ˈyelō/