Colored Pencil Info
 
 
  Faber-Castell Polychromos Review
Polychromos are used by professional artists all over the world. They have a very smooth laydown and layer very well. The notable exception are their metallic colors, which are very hard and scratchy, and very difficult to get any color off of them at all. They have round exteriors, and the colors match their water-soluble line, while giving artists a bit greater lightfastness than their water-soluble line. Lightfast ratings for these pencils has changed to be higher over the last several years. We don't know if they were actually reformulated, or retested, or just 'bumped up' for greater marketing. These pencils come in a beautiful, logically arranged color selection. They are of high quality, and don't break easily, since their cores are glued. We have never come across one that had off-centered cores or was warped, even the very old ones. These pencils layer quite well. They are a top choice for traditional, professional, colored pencil artists.
 
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Faber-Castell Polychromos Oil-Based   Dry Pencils
 
 
 
 
Faber-Castell Polychromos Color Charts
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  Faber-Castell Lightfast Ratings
*
Reasonably Lightfast (fades in direct sunlight)
**
High Lightfastness (colors may change slightly in direct sunlight)
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Maximum Lightfastness (no color change)


Polychromos



Color
Color #
LF

White
9201-101
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Ivory
9201-103
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Cream
9201-102
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Light Yellow Glaze
9201-104
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Cadmium Yellow
9201-107
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Cadmium Yellow Lemon
9201-205
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Light Cadmium Yellow
9201-105
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Light Chrome Yellow
9201-106
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Dark Cadmium Yellow
9201-108
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Dark Chrome Yellow
9201-109
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Cadmium Orange
9201-111
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Orange Glaze
9201-113
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Dark Cadmium Orange
9201-115
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Light Cadmium Red
9201-117
**

Scarlet Red
9201-118
**

Pale Geranium Lake
9201-121
***

Deep Scarlet Red
9201-219
***

Permanent Carmine
9201-126
***

Deep Red
9201-223
**

Middle Cadmium Red
9201-217
***

Dark Red
9201-225
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Madder
9201-142
***

Alizarin Crimson
9201-226
**

Pink Carmine
9201-127
**

Rose Carmine
9201-124
***

Light Purple Pink
9201-128
*

Fushsia
9201-123
**

Magenta
9201-133
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Light Magenta
9201-119
*

Pink Madder Lake
9201-129
**

Middle Purple Pink
9201-125
**

Crimson
9201-134
*

Manganese Violet
9201-160
*

Violet
9201-138
*

Purple Violet
9201-136
*

Blue Violet
9201-137
*

Mauve
9201-249
**

Delft Blue
9201-141
***

Dark Indigo
9201-157
***

Indanthrene Blue
9201-247
***

Helioblue-Reddish
9201-151
***

Cobalt Blue
9201-143
**

Ultramarine
9201-120
**

Light Ultramarine
9201-140
***

Smalt Blue
9201-146
***

Cobalt Blue-Greenish
9201-144
**

Phthalo Blue
9201-110
***

Middle Phthalo Blue
9201-152
**

Light Phthalo Blue
9201-145
**

Bluish Turquoise
9201-149
***

Prussian Blue
9201-246
***

Helio Turquoise
9201-155
***

Cobalt Turquoise
9201-153
***

Light Cobalt Turquoise
9201-154
**

Cobalt Green
9201-156
***

Deep Cobalt Green
9201-158
***

Hooker's Green
9201-159
***

Dark Phthalo Green
9201-264
**

Chrome Oxide Green Fiery
9201-276
***

Phthalo Green
9201-161
***

Emerald Green
9201-163
***

Light Phthalo Green
9201-162
**

Light Green
9201-171
***

Grass Green
9201-166
***

Leaf Green
9201-112
***

Permanent Green
9201-266
**

Permanent Green Olive
9201-167
**

Pine Green
9201-267
***

Chrome Oxide Green
9201-278
***

Juniper Green
9201-165
***

Olive Green Yellowish
9201-173
***

Green Gold
9201-268
***

May Green
9201-170
***

Earth Green Yellowish
9201-168
***

Chrome Green Opaque
9201-174
***

Earth Green
9201-172
***

Caput Mortuum
9201-169
***

Caput Mortuum Violet
9201-263
***

Burnt Carmine
9201-193
***

Red-Violet
9201-194
***

Light Red-Violet
9201-135
**

Dark Flesh
9201-130
***

Medium Flesh
9201-131
***

Light Flesh
9201-132
***

Cinnamon
9201-189
***

Venetian Red
9201-190
***

Pompeian Red
9201-191
***

Indian Red
9201-192
***

Sanguine
9201-188
***

Burnt Ochre
9201-187
***

Terracotta
9201-186
***

Light Yellow Ochre
9201-183
**

Naples Yellow
9201-185
***

Dark Naples Ochre
9201-184
***

Brown Ochre
9201-182
***

Raw Umber
9201-180
***

Bistre
9201-179
**

Van Dyck Brown
9201-176
***

Nougat
9201-178
***

Burnt Umber
9201-280
***

Burnt Sienna
9201-283
***

Walnut Brown
9201-177
***

Sepia
9201-175
***

Warm Gray VI
9201-275
***

Warm Gray V
9201-274
***

Warm Gray IV
9201-273
***

Warm Gray III
9201-272
***

Warm Gray II
9201-271
***

Warm Gray I
9201-270
***

Cold Gray I
9201-230
***

Cold Gray II
9201-231
**

Cold Gray III
9201-232
***

Cold Gray IV
9201-233
***

Cold Gray V
9201-234
***

Cold Gray VI
9201-235
***

Payne's Gray
9201-181
***

Black
9201-199
***

Silver
9201-251
***

Gold
9201-250
***

Copper
9201-252
***