Prismacolor Professional Thick Lead Pencil Colors
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reproduce all colors accurately on line. Colors shown here are approximations only.


 
 Art Pencil Color Chart
Lightfastness Rating
Lightfastness is the ability of a color to retain its original characteristics and/or withstand the effects of light over time. Prismacolor has established this lightfastness rating:
 
I Excellent; II Very Good; III Good; IV Poor

Color Number Color Name Lightfastness Rating Item number
PC901 Indigo Blue Very good 03332
PC902 Ultramarine Poor 03333
PC903 True Blue Very Good 03334
PC904 Lt. Cerulean Bleu Poor 03335
PC905 Aquamarine Excellent 03336
PC907 Peacock Green Very Good 03338
PC908 Dark Green Excellent 03339
PC909 Grass Green Very Good 03340
PC910 True Green Excellent 03341
PC911 Olive Green Very Good 03342
PC912 Apple Green Poor 03343
PC913 Spring Green Excellent 03344
PC914 Cream Very Good 03345
PC915 Lemon Yellow Excellent 02680
PC916 Canary Yellow Very Good 03346
PC917 Sunburst Yellow Poor 03347
PC918 Orange Poor 03348
PC919 Non-Photo Blue Very Good 03349
PC920 Light Green Very Good 02686
PC921 Pale Vermilion Poor 03350
PC922 Poppy Red Poor 03351
PC923 Scarlet Lake Excellent 03352
PC924 Crimson Red Excellent 03353
PC926 Carmine Red Poor 03354
PC927 Light Peach Excellent 03355
PC928 Blush Pink Poor 03356
PC929 Pink Poor 03357
PC930 Magenta Poor 03358
PC931 Dark Purple Good 03359
PC932 Violet Poor 03360
PC933 Violet Blue Poor 03361
PC934 Lavender Poor 03362
PC935 Black Excellent 03363
PC936 Slate Grey Very Good 02707
PC937 Tuscan Red Good 03364
PC938 White Excellent 03365
PC939 Peach Good 03366
PC941 Light Umber Excellent 03367
PC942 Yellow Ochre Excellent 03368
PC943 Burnt Ochre Excellent 03369
PC944 Terra Cotta Excellent 03370
PC945 Sienna Brown Excellent 03371
PC946 Dark Brown Excellent 03372
PC947 Dark Umber Excellent 03373
PC948 Sepia Excellent 03374
PC949 Metallic Silver Excellent 03375
PC950 Metallic Gold Excellent 03376
PC951 Metallic Copper Excellent 03377
PC956 Lilac Poor 03378
PC988 Marine Green Very Good 02771
PC989 Chartreuse Very Good 03379
PC992 Light Aqua Very Good 03380
PC993 Hot Pink Poor 03381
PC994 Process Red Poor 03382
PC995 Mulberry Poor 03383
PC996 Black Grape Very Good 03384
PC997 Beige Excellent 02780
PC1001 Salmon Pink Poor 03385
PC1002 Yellowed Orange Poor 03386

Color Number Color Name Lightfastness Rating Item number
PC1003 Spanish Orange Poor 03387
PC1004 Yellow Chartreuse Excellent 03388
PC1005 Limepeel Poor 03389
PC1006 Parrot Green Excellent 03390
PC1007 Imperial Violet Poor 03391
PC1008 Parma Violet Poor 03392
PC1009 Dahlia Purple Good 03393
PC1010 Deco Orange Poor 03394
PC1011 Deco Yellow Good 03395
PC1012 Jasmine Good 03396
PC1013 Deco Peach Poor 03397
PC1014 Deco Pink Poor 03398
PC1015 Deco Blue Very Good 03399
PC1016 Deco Aqua Excellent 03600
PC1017 Clay Rose Very Good 03401
PC1018 Pink Rose Good 03402
PC1019 Rosy Beige Very good 03403
PC1020 Celandon Green Very Good 03404
PC1021 Jade Green Excellent 03405
PC1022 Mediterranean Blue Very Good 03406
PC1023 Cloud Blue Very Good 03407
PC1024 Blue Slate Poor 03408
PC1025 Periwinkle Poor 03409
PC1026 Greyed Lavender Good 03410
PC1027 Peacock Blue Very Good 03411
PC1028 Bronze Excellent 03412
PC1029 Mahogany Red Good 03413
PC1030 Raspberry Very Good 03414
PC1031 Henna Excellent 03415
PC1032 Pumpkin Orange Excellent 03416
PC1033 Mineral Orange Very Good 03417
PC1034 Goldenrod Excellent 03418
PC1035 Neon Yellow Poor 03419
PC1036 Neon Orange Poor 03420
PC1037 Neon Red Poor 03421
PC1038 Neon Pink Poor 03422
PC1039 Neon Green Poor 03423
PC1040 Electric Blue Good 03424
PC1041 Steel Excellent 03425
PC1045 Metallic Purple Poor 03429
PC1048 Metallic Green Good 03432
PC1049 Metallic Blue Poor 03433
PC1050 Warm Grey 10% Excellent 03434
PC1051 Warm Grey 20% Excellent 03435
PC1052 Warm Grey 30% Excellent 03436
PC1054 Warm Grey 50% Excellent 03437
PC1056 Warm Grey 70% Excellent 03438
PC1058 Warm Grey 90% Excellent 03439
PC1059 Cool Grey 10% Excellent 03440
PC1060 Cool Grey 20% Excellent 03441
PC1061 Cool Grey 30% Excellent 03442
PC1063 Cool Grey 50% Excellent 03443
PC1065 Cool Grey 70% Excellent 03444
PC1067 Cool Grey 90% Excellent 03445
PC1068 French Grey 10% Excellent 03446
PC1069 French Grey 20% Excellent 03447
PC1070 French Grey 30% Excellent 03448
PC1072 French Grey 50% Excellent 03449
PC1074 French Grey 70% Excellent 03450
PC1076 French Grey 90% Excellent 03451

Sanford is committed to continuously improving the lightfastness of Prismacolor pencils. Sanford has worked with the ASTM subcommittee D01.57 (Artists' Paints and Related Materials) for many years to determine appropriate lightfastness testing for colored pencils. The above categories are a result of this work. The Prismacolor pencils have been tested using a Xenon Arc Accelerated Testing Device. The length of exposure is consistent with the Artists' Paint Test Method D4303 and the assigned categories are equivalent to those in D4304. The lightfastness results will enable the Colored Pencil Artist to choose pencils that can be compared to Category 1 Gouache, Acrylic, Watercolor and Oil Paints.

 
 Spectracolor Pencil Substitution Chart
Spectracolor was discontinued in 1997. If you are looking for a replacement color in the Prismacolor line, please refer to this chart.

Spectracolor Number and Color Prismacolor
Match
1404 White 938**
1402 Vermillion Red 921**
1403 Crimson Red 924**
1404 Dark Brown N/A
1405 Purple 931**
1406 Black 935**
1407 Indigo Blue 901*
1408 Real Blue 903**
1409 Grass Green 908*
1410 Real Green 910**
1411 Lemon Yellow 916*
1412 Orange 918**
1413 Salmon 1010**
1414 Scarlet Red 922*
1415 Yellow Ochre 942*
1416 Burnt Ochre 943*
1417 Terra Cotta 944*
1418 Sienna Brown 945*
1419 Tuscan Red N/A
1420 Ultramarine 902*
1421 Aquamarine N/A
1422 Apple Green 989*
1423 Canary Yellow 917**
1424 Carmine Red 926**
1425 Scarlet Lake 922**
1426 Crimson Lake 1030**
1427 Pink 929*
1428 Silver 949**
1429 Gold N/A
1430 Magenta N/A
1431 Violet 932*
1432 Slate Gray N/A
1433 Light Blue 904*
1434 Dark Green N/A
1435 Olive Green 911*
1436 Yellow Orange 1003*
1437 Sand 1011*
1438 Raw Umber 941*
1439 Burnt Umber 946*
1440 Sepia 948*
1441 Light Salmon 997*
1442 Blush 928**
1443 Blue Violet 1007**
1444 Lavendar 934
1445 Holland Blue N/A
1446 Peacock Green 907*
1447 Green Bice 913*
1448 Cream 914*

Spectracolor Number and Color Prismacolor
Match
1449 Light Green 1016**
1450 Light Violet N/A
1450 Copper 951**
1452 Cold Gray, Dark 1067*
1453 Cold Gray, Medium 1065*
1454 Cold Gray, Light 1063**
1455 Cold Gray, Very Lt. 1060**
1456 Warm Gray, Dark 1058**
1457 Warm Gray, Medium 1054*
1458 Warm Gray, Light N/A
1459 Warm Gray, Very Lt. 1050**
1460 Non-Photo Blue 919*
1461 Cinnamon N/A
1462 Golden Sienna N/A
1463 Mineral Orange 1033**
1464 Goldenrod 1034*
1465 Bistre 941**
1466 Dark Umber N/A
1467 Blue Slate 1024**
1468 Light Carmine 930*
1469 Light Aqua 992**
1470 Raspberry 1029*
1471 Sap Green 1006**
1472 Limepeel 912**
1473 Periwinkle N/A
1474 Viridian Green N/A
1475 Moss Green 912**
1476 Swamp Green 988*
1477 Celadon Green 1021**
1478 French Gray 90% 935**
1479 Dark Olive 988**
1480 French Gray 50% 1072*
1481 Soft Black 935**
1482 Imperial Violet N/A
1483 Bright Orange N/A
1484 Parrot Green 1006*
1485 Process Red 994*
1486 Deep Violet N/A
1487 Mediterranean Blue 1022**
1488 Peacock Blue 1027*
1489 Silk Yellow 915**
1490 Leaf Green N/A
1491 Rose Madder Lake N/A
1492 Watermelon N/A
1493 Deco Peach 929**
1494 Blue Gray 936*
1495 Mulberry 995**
1496 Blush Peach 929**

* Match     **Close Match      N/A Not available at this time.

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