Matisse Background Colour 250ml

A highly pigmented "low tooth" gesso.

Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface.


Used directly onto wood, the Background Colour will not only cover and create a great surface to paint on, but will also seal the surface because it has a built-in sealer.

All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed and selected for traditional folk art techniques, interior domestic decoration as well as canvas and board appliation.

Select from

  •  Pale Beige Pale Beige NZD $24.95
  •  Leaf Green Leaf Green NZD $24.95
  •  China Red China Red NZD $24.95
  •  Capital Orange Capital Orange NZD $24.95
  •  Brown Brown NZD $24.95
  •  White White NZD $24.95
  •  Whisper Pink Whisper Pink NZD $24.95
  •  Whisper Green Whisper Green NZD $24.95
  •  Whisper Blue Whisper Blue NZD $24.95
  •  Vicotrian Grey Vicotrian Grey NZD $24.95
  •  Turquoise Turquoise NZD $24.95
  •  Terracotta Terracotta NZD $24.95
  •  Straw Straw NZD $24.95
  •  Pimento Pimento NZD $24.95
  •  Pale Grey Pale Grey NZD $24.95
  •  Olive Green Light Olive Green Light NZD $24.95
  •  Olive Green Deep Olive Green Deep NZD $24.95
  •  Off White Off White NZD $24.95
  •  Midnight Blue Midnight Blue NZD $24.95
  •  Lichen Grey Lichen Grey NZD $24.95
  •  Heritage Red Heritage Red NZD $24.95
  •  Heritage Blue Heritage Blue NZD $24.95
  •  Gum Tree Green Gum Tree Green NZD $24.95
  •  Forest Green Forest Green NZD $24.95
  •  Folk Black Folk Black NZD $24.95
  •  Daisy Yellow Daisy Yellow NZD $24.95
  •  Cream Cream NZD $24.95
  •  Caromello  Caromello NZD $24.95
  •  Capitol Sienna Capitol Sienna NZD $24.95
  •  Capital Purple  Capital Purple NZD $24.95
  •  Capital Blue Capital Blue NZD $24.95
  •  Burgundy  Burgundy NZD $24.95
  •  Ritz Blue  Ritz Blue NZD $24.95
  •  Haymarket  Haymarket NZD $24.95
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How to buy

Note: we do not deliver outside New Zealand.

Enter the quantity and click "add to cart". When you are ready to pay for your order proceed to checkout. Payment is made by credit card on a secure server using Paypal. Alternatively you may pay by "bank deposit" or by phone on 09 489 7213.

Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30

For privacy, returns and security policies please read our policies page.

About Takapuna Art Supplies

Located in downtown Takapuna Beach on the North Shore, our store has been serving the local art community for more than twenty years. We are owned and operated by working, professional artists and have become the place where like minded creatives choose to gather, share and inspire.

We are the only art supply store in the greater Auckland area that has a working artists' studio on premises. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are always happy, willing and able to demonstrate techniques and share tips on the use of various artist materials.

Our focus is to encourage the pursuit of personal artistic expression and to share our expertise and love for the visual arts.

- Jim Auckland & Sandy Collins

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Visit us at 124 Anzac Street, Takapuna.
Ph: 09 489 7213