This wax medium is a shimmering transparent violet when painted over black and displays a subtle off white with just a hint of violet over white. This color is hard to capture in a scan or photographs! As you move and the paint catches the light differently, you see purple, violet, and pink reflecting in the light. This is an amazing interference effect with a life of its own! Add to any color to give an enhanced metallic/interference effect. Especially effective when added to reds, blues, and purples!