A deep red ochre, found in every culture from Venetian Palaces to Vietnamese Temples. This colour is often associated with priming furniture and as the base coat for gilding. It is a wonderful colour on its own or as a base for other colours particularly when distressing. Add 6 parts of Old White to 1 part of Primer Red and you will have the distinctive brown pink of Venice. Primer Red works well under Chateau Grey.