Colored Pencil Info
 
 
Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Review
The Luminance line of pencils is available in 76 colors, in accordance with the highest international lightfast standard, known as  ASTM D-6901. Luminance pencils are wax-based pencils, so can be used on heated boards. The pencils have very concentrated pigment that goes on the paper very smoothly. They have natural wood exteriors that are a joy to hold. Having the hightest lightfast rating in your media is a must for the serious professional, or anyone whose work is sold and hung in galleries, homes, and businesses.
 
Caran d'Ache won the Innovative Prize 2010 of the SMAC Fair of the creative
professionals for their Luminance pencils.
 
Good selection of colors, but mostly earth tones and greys
Highest Lightfast ratings of any colored pencil.
High quality cores, sharpen well, layer very well.
Pigment information is provided by the company.
Color Names and numbers are on every pencil.
Excellent Quality (as well as packaging).
Some pencils have hard streaks
Blend extremely well with Caran d'Ache Colorless Blender
 
Luminance Color Chart
You can find full size pdf's of both the blank color chart to fill in yourself, as well as the one already colored for you in our Chart Shop. They will not have watermarks. We used a Caran d'Ache colorless blender on Stonehenge paper.
 
 
 
Caran d'Ache Luminance Pigments and Lightfastness
 
      #
Name
Pigment
LF
1
White
PW6
I
240
Lemon Yellow
PY3
I
821
Naples Ochre
PY42/PY184/PBr7
I
820
Golden Bismuthyellow
PY184
I
30
Orange
PO62
I
850
Cornelian
PO61
I
571
Anthraquinoid Pink
PR168
I
61
Permanent Red
PR242
I
585
Perylene Brown
PR179
I
350
Purplish Red
PR122/PR179
II
112
Manganese Violet
PV16
I
129
Violet Brown
PR101/PV23/PY42/PBk9
II
120
Violet
PV23
II
159
Prussian Blue
PB27
I
162
Phthalocyanine Blue
PB15:3
I
171
Turquoise Blue
PB15:3/PG7/PBk9
II
661
Light Cobalt Blue
PB28
I
180
Malachite Green
PG7/PBk9
I
739
Dark sap Green
PG7/PBk6
I
220
Grass Green
PY1/PY3/PG7
I
225
Moss Green
PY3/PB60/PBk6
I
470
Spring Green
PY3/PG7
I
15
Olive Yellow
PBk6/PY3
I
25
Green Ochre
PY3/PY42/PY13/PO62/PBk6
II
548
Raw Umber
PR101/PY42/PBk11
I
872
Burnt Ochre 10%
PR101/PY4
I
862
Burnt Sienna 10%
PR101/PBk6
I
34
Yellow Ochre
PY42/PY3
I
37
Brown Ochre
PY42/PR101/PBk9
I
77
Burnt Ochre
PY42/PR10
I
65
Russet
PR101/PR188/PY42
I
69
Burnt Sienna
PR101/PBk6
I
46
Cassel Earth
PR101/PBr7/PBk6/PBk11
I
808
French Grey 
PY42/PR101/PBk6
I
2
Silver Grey
PB15/PBk6
I
495
Slate Grey Graphite
Graphite
I
508
Payne’s Grey
PB29/PBk6
I
9
Black
PBk6
I
507
Payne’s Grey 60%
PB29 - PBk6
II
504
Payne’s Grey 30%
PB29/PBk6
I
4
Steel Grey
PB15/PBk6
I
407
Sepia
PR101/PBr7/PBk6/PBk11
I
906
Sepia 50%
PR101/PBr7/PBk6/PBk11
I
902
Sepia 10%
PR101/PBr7/PBk6/PBk11
I
803
French Grey 30%
PY42/PR101/PBk6
I
802
French Grey 10%
PY42/PR101/PBk6
I
732
Olive Brown 10%
PY42/PBk9
I
842
Raw Umber 10%
PR101/PY42/PBk11
I
39
Olive Brown
PY42/PBk9
II
736
Olive Brown 50%
PY42/PBk9
I
846
Raw Umber 50%
PR101/PY42/PBk11
I
866
Burnt Sienna 50%
PR101/PBk6
I
876
Burnt Ochre 50%
PR101/PY4
I
36
Raw Sienna
PY42
I
836
Brown Ochre 50%
PR101/PY42/PBk9
II
832
Brown Ochre 10%
PR101/PY42/PBk9
I
729
Dark English Green
PG7/PBk9
I
214
Beryl Green
PG7 
I
181
Light Malachite Green
PG7/PBk
I
182
Cobalt Green
PG50
I
185
Ice Blue
PB16
I
755
Grey Blue
PB15/PB27/PBk6
I
161
Light Blue
PB15:3/PBk9
II
660
Middle Cobalt Blue (hue)
PB15/PB29
II
662
Genuine Cobalt Blue
PB28
I
630
Ultramarine Violet
PV15
I
83
Ultramarine Pink
PR259
II
93
Violet Grey
PR101/PY42/PV23/PBk6/PBk11
I
95
Light Aubergine
PR101/PV23/PBk6
I
599
Crimson Aubergine
PR179/PV19/PB15
I
589
Crimson Alizarin (hue)
PR178/PV19
II
70
Scarlet
PR254
II
41
Apricot
PO61
II
810
Bismuth Yellow
PY184
I
242
Primerose
PY42/PY195
I
801
Buff Titanium
PY151/PR101
II