Colored Pencil Info
 
 
Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle Review
Museum Aquarelle pencils are the most water-soluble pencils on the market. They dissolve nearly completely with water, leaving little to no residue behind. In addition, they were all formulated to be exceptionally lightfast. The pencils are hexagonal in shape, with 3.8 mm cores. Their exteriors are made of FSC certified cedar wood. They come in a range of 76 colors, although full sets are difficult to find.
 
Good selection of colors
High quality cores, sharpen well, layer very well.
Dissolve nearly completely with adequate water.
Pigment information and lightfastness is provided by the company.
Color Names and numbers are on every pencil.
Excellent Quality (as well as packaging).
Company has a very long history making water-soluble pencils of high quality.
 
  Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle
 
Each color has been filled in with Hard, Medium, and Light pressure.
A wet brushed was passed over the bottom half to show what each color looks
like, both dry (top) and wet (bottom).
 
 
Number
Name
Lightfast
Pigment
001
White
5-star
PW6
242
Primerose
5-star
PY53/PY42
821
Naples Ochre
5-star
PY42/PY184/PBr7
240
Lemon Yellow
5-star
PY3
010
Yellow
4-star
PY13
020
Golden Yellow
5-star
PY83
530
Gold Cadmium Yellow
5-star
PO62/PY74/PY83
030
Orange
5-star
PO62
850
Cornelian
5-star
PO61
060
Vermilion
3-star
PR254/PO43/PY3
560
Light Cadmium Red
5-star
PR188
070
Scarlet
5-star
PR170/PR254
571
Anthraquinoid Pink
5-star
PR168
599
Crimson Aubergine
3-star
PR179/PV19/PB15
575
Carmine Lake
5-star
PR179/PBk6
583
Violet Pink
3-star
PR101/PR168/PO82/PR122
106
Dark Plum
2-star
PV23/PV19/PR3
350
Purplish Red
5-star
PR122
112
Manganese Violet
5-star
PV16
131
Periwinkle Blue2
4-star
PV23/PV16
120
Violet
4-star
PB15/PR122
630
Ultramarine Violet
5-star
PV15
661
Light Cobalt Blue
5-star
PB28
662
Genuine Cobalt Blue
5-star
PB28
660
Middle Cobalt Blue
5-star
PB15/PB29
640
Dark Ultramarine
3-star
PB29/PB1
149
Night Blue
5-star
PB60
159
Prussian Blue
5-star
PBk7/PB60
161
Light Blue
4-star
PBk9/PB15:3
162
Phthalocyanine Blue
5-star
PB15:3
670
Permanent Blue
5-star
PG7/PB15:3
185
Ice Blue
4-star
PB16
171
Turquoise Blue
5-star
PB15/PG7
181
Light Malachite Green
5-star
PG7/PBk9
182
Cobalt Green
5-star
PG50
212
Chromium Oxyde Green
5-star
PG17
225
Moss Green
5-star
PB15/PBk6/PY74/PY3
719
Dark Phyhalocyanine Green
4-star
PB15/PBk6/PY74/PY3
249
Olive
5-star
PY1/PG7/PBk7/PO61
245
Light Olive
5-star
PO61/PY1/PG7
025
Green Ochre
3-star
PY3/PY42/PO62/PBk7/PY13
015
Olive Yellow
5-star
PY3/PBk6
470
Spring Green
5-star
PG7/PY3
720
Bright Green
5-star
PG36/PY1/PY3
220
Grass Green
5-star
PY3/PG7/PY1
210
Emerald Green
5-star
PY3/PB15:3
214
Beryl Green
5-star
PG7
710
Phthalocyanine Green
5-star
PG7
739
Dark Sap Green
5-star
PG7/PBk7
736
Brown Olive 50%
5-star
PY42/PBk7
039
Olive Brown
5-star
PBk7/PY42
037
Brown Ochre
5-star
PR101
036
Raw Sienna
5-star
PY42
034
Yellow Ochre
5-star
PY42/PY154
548
Umber
5-star
PBk11/PY42
052
Saffron
4-star
PO82/PR101
542
Light Flesh 10%
5-star
PO82
041
Apricot
5-star
PO61
055
Cinnamon
5-star
PY42/PY184
077
Burnt Ochre
5-star
PR101/PY42
059
Brown
5-star
PR101/PBk7
044
Terracotta
5-star
PR101/PO82
065
Russet
5-star
PY42/PR101/PR188
866
Burnt Sienna
4-star
PR101/PBk7
057
Chestnut
5-star
PBk11/PY184
049
Raw Umber
5-star
PY42/PR101/PY184/PBk7
046
Cassel Earth
5-star
PY42/PR101/PY184/PBk7
746
Dark Flesh 50%
5-star
PR101/PY42/PBk7
808
French Grey
5-star
PY42/PR101
906
Sepia 50%
5-star
PR101/PBk6/PBr7/PBk6
902
Sepia 10%
5-star
PR101/PBk6/PBr7/PBk6
004
Steel Grey
5-star
PBk6
508
Payne's Grey
4-star
PBk7/PB29
495
Slate Grey
5-star
Graphite
496
Ivory Black
5-star
PBk6
009
Black
5-star
PBk7
 
 
Caran d'Ache Museum Core Set
Museum is a line of water-soluble artist leads, that can be used directly on paper or dissolved in water to create watercolor paint. The set comes with a lead holder.
 
 
#
Name
Pigment
Lightfast
240
Lemon Yellow
PY3
*****
530
Golden Cad. Yellow (Hue)
PO62/PY74/PY83
*****
30
Orange
PO62
*****
560
Light Cad. Red (Hue)
PR188
*****
70
Scarlet
PR170/PR254
****
350
Purplish Red
PR122
*****
120
Violet
PR122/PB15
*****
640
Dark Ultramarine Blue
PB29/PB1
***
670
Permanent Blue
PG7/PB15:3
*****
171
Turquoise Blue
PG7/PB15:3
*****
710
Phtalocyanine Green
PG7
*****
720
Bright Green
PG36/PY1/PY3
*****
245
Light Olive
PG8/PY1
****
34
Yellow Ochre
PY42/PY154
*****
59
Brown
PR101/PBk7
*****
548
Genuine Umber
PY42/PBk11
*****
508
Payne's Grey
PBk7/PB29
*****
9
Black
PBk7  
*****