Colored Pencil Info
 
Caran d'Ache Pablo Pencil Review
Pablos are an oil based pencil, that are used dry, or with a colorless blender or solvent.
They are water resistant, and have 3.8 mm thick cores. Pablos come in 120 colors, that match the watersoluble line, Supracolors.
The exteriors are hexagonal, made of FSC certified cedar wood.
They are easy to hold and they will not roll off of your table easily.
Pencils have the interior color painted on the outside, and they have the color name, color number, and lightfast ratings on the end of each pencil.
Developed and made in Switzerland. These pencils come in pre-sharpened sets with well designed containers. I usually re-arrange the color order slightly. They are high quality, have a good pigment load, 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. The metallic gold is a little hard and scratchy.
These pencils layer quite well. They are a top choice for professional colored pencil artists.
 
Pigment information and lightfast ratings are provided by the company.
 
  Caran d'Ache Pablo 120 Set Colors Color Chart
 
Caran D'Ache PABLO Pigments and Lightfast Ratings









Number
Name
Pigments
LF
Number
Name
Pigments
LF
001
White
PW6
3
139
Indigo Blue
PBk7 - PB15:3 - PV23
2
002
Silver Grey
PB15 - PBk7
2
140
Ultramarine
PB29 - PB1
2
003
Light Grey
PB15 - PBk7
2
141
Sky Blue
PB15:3 - PV23
1
004
Steel Grey
PB15 - PBk7
3
145
Bluish Grey
PB60
2
005
Grey
PB15 - PBk7
3
149
Night Blue
PB15 - PR202
3
006
Mouse Grey
PB15 - PBk7 - PY175
3
150
Sapphire Blue
PB15:3 - PB15
3
007
Dark Grey
PB15 - PBk7
3
151
Pastel Blue
PB60 - PB15
2
008
Greyish Black
PBk7
3
155
Blue Jeans
PB60 - PB15 - PBk7
2
009
Black
PY13
3
159
Prussian Blue
PB1 - PG7 - PBk7
2
010
Yellow
PY3 - PY154
2
160
Cobalt Blue
PB15:3 - PG7
3
011
Pale Yellow
PY3 - PBk6
2
161
Light Blue
PB15
3
015
Olive Yellow
PY3 - PBk6
3
169
Marine Blue
PB15:3 - PB15 - PBk7
3
016
Khaki Green
PY3 - PBk6
3
170
Azurite Blue
PB15:3 - PG7
3
018
Olive Grey
PY3 - PBk6
3
171
Turquoise Blue
PB15 - PG7
2
019
Olive Black
PY3 - PBK6
3
180
Malachite Green
PB15 - PG7
3
020
Golden Yellow
PY83
2
181
Malachite Light Green
PB15 - PG7
2
021
Naples Yellow
PY83
2
190
Greenish Blue
PB15 - PG7
3
025
Green Ochre
PY1 - PY13 - PY42 - PO62 - PBk7
2
191
Turquoise Green
PB15 - PG7
2
030
Orange
PY13 - PO13
2
195
Opaline Green
PB15 - PG7 - PBk7
2
031
Orangish Yellow
PO36 - PO62
2
200
Bluish Green
PB15:3 - PY3
3
032
Light Ochre
PY42
2
201
Veronese Green
PY3 - PB15:3 - PG7
2
033
Golden Ochre
PY42 - PY151 - PO62
2
210
Emerald Green
PY3 - PB15:3
2
035
Ochre
PY42
2
211
Jade Green
PG7 - PY1
2
037
Brown Ochre
PY42 - PR101 - PBk7
3
215
Greyish Green
PY3 - PG7 - PBk7
2
039
Olive Brown
PY42 - PO62 - PBk7
2
220
Grass Green
PB15:3 - PY3
3
040
Reddish Orange
PO62 - PR112
2
221
Light Green
PB15:3 - PY3
2
041
Apricot
PO61
2
225
Moss Green
PY3 - PY175 - PG8 - PBk7
2
043
Brownish Orange
PR101 - PBk7
3
229
Dark Green
PY1 - PO13 - PB15:3
3
045
Vandyke Brown
PY42 - PR101 - PBk7
2
230
Yellow Green
PY3 - PG7
2
047
Bistre
PY42 - PR101 - PBk7 - PBk11
3
231
Lime Green
PY3 - PB15:3
2
049
Umber
PY3 - PR3 - PG8 - PBk7
2
239
Spruce Green
PY3 - PY42 - PB15
2
050
Flame Red
PR9 - PO62
2
240
Lemon Yellow
PY3
3
051
Salmon
PR168 - PO62
1
241
Light Lemon Yellow
PY154
2
053
Hazel
PY42 - PR101
3
245
Light Olive
PY3 - PO13 - PB15
2
055
Cinnamon
PR112 - PO62 - PBk7
2
249
Olive
PY3 - PB15 - PO13 - PBk7
2
057
Chestnut
PY42 - PR101 - PBk7
3
250
Canary Yellow
PY151
3
059
Brown 
PY3 - PR3 - PG8 (old)
PY3-PR3-PG7- PO61 (new)
2
260
Blue
PB15
3
060
Vermilion
PO34 - PR170
2
270
Raspberry Red
PR209
2
062
Venetian Red
PR166 - PY42
2
280
Ruby Red
PR170
2
063
English Red
PR166 - PY42
2
290
Empire Green
PY3 - PB15:3
3
065
Russet
PY1 - PR3 - PO13 - PB15
2
300
Fast Orange
PO62
3
067
Mahogany
PR101
3
350
Purplish Red
PR202 - PR209
3
069
Burnt Siena
PR101 - PBk7
2
370
Gentian Blue
PB15:3
3
070
Scarlet
PR112 - PO13
2
371
Bluish Pale
PB15
1
071
Salmon Pink
PR168
1
401
Ash Grey
PY42 - PBk7
3
075
Indian Red
PR170 - PR112 - PBk7
2
402
Light Beige
PR101 - PY42 - PBk7
2
080
Carmine
PR209 - PR23
2
403
Beige
PR101 - PY42 - PBk7
2
081
Pink
PV19
1
404
Brownish Beige
PR101 - PY42 - PBk7
3
082
Rose Pink
PR178 - PR48:4
2
405
Cocoa
PR101 - PY42 - PBk7 - PB15
2
085
Bordeaux Red
PR48:4 - PR209 - PBk7
2
407
Sepia
PR101 - PY42 - PBk7 - PB15
2
089
Dark Carmine
PR48:4 - PR209 - PBk7
2
409
Charcoal Grey
PBk11
3
090
Purple
PR202
2
460
Peacock Green
PG36
2
091
Light Purple
PV19
2
470
Spring Green
PY3 - PB15:3
2
099
Aubergine
PR202 - PBk6
2
491
Cream
PY42
3
100
Purple Violet
PR209
2
493
Granite Rose
PR101
3
110
Lilac
PR122 - PV23
2
495
Slate Grey
Graphite
3
111
Mauve
PV2 - PR122 - PV23
1
496
Ivory Black
PBk6
3
120
Violet
PR122 - PV23
2
497
Bronze
/
3
130
Royal Blue
PV23 - PB15
2
498
Silver
/
3
131
Periwinkle Blue
PV23
1
499
Gold
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