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help with colours

Ive just got a bulk lot and trying sort it out. And looking at the colour chart. But getting no where could anyone help? One top picture(L to R) pink? Bright green, sand blue, sand green

Bottom pic ?? Dark grey, light grey, old grey

If any one know the proper names or what brick link call it would be great.cheers


  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    The Bright Green looks like regular green to me but not sure. What you have as Sand Blue looks like Medium Blue. For the greys I'd say they're Dark Grey, Dark Bluish Grey, Light Bluish Grey, Light Grey.
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 240
    Bobflip said:
    For the greys I'd say they're Dark Grey, Dark Bluish Grey, Light Bluish Grey, Light Grey.
    I concur on the greys. The old (pre 2004) grey has a more yellowish tinge. The current (2004-present) grey has a more bluish tinge (hence the name "bluish grey" or "bley"). It can be hard to tell apart the light greys if your lighting isn't great but the dark greys are dead easy. Good luck with the blues. There's a million shades and they're all named some variant of "blue" or a synonym for blue. What I try to do is find a set that has a particular shade and then match the piece I have to the photos.
  • palmers9grbpalmers9grb ukMember Posts: 203
    Thanks for the advise, will try and sort the best I can
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Your "pink" is probably TLG's bright purple.

    If you're going to post pictures for colour identification, also include a few known, similar, reference pieces. It makes it easier to work out what's darker or lighter; colour reproduction is different for everyone.
  • palmers9grbpalmers9grb ukMember Posts: 203

    @tigermoth point noted.

    Should have made it more clear on what I knew. As above the mentioned the blue grey and the light grey I sort of knew. With this lot I have never seen some these shade, but will go through my sets and get good colour match if possible

  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    I was thinking more of blues and greens. I'd say the more the merrier, but you can go too far. If you don't know what it is, but where it came from, somebody will work it out - most sets don't use multiple similar colours.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    It's worth building yourself something like this as well.

    (From top to bottom, yellow, bright light orange, light bluish grey, light grey, dark bluish grey, dark grey, reddish brown, brown. Add more colours as acquired and required.)

  • palmers9grbpalmers9grb ukMember Posts: 203

    @bobflip thanks, thought I was abit crazy starting one of these.

    Again thanks for the advise mite start on the red, yellow etc.. tomorrow

  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 462
    Not crazy at all! Though depending on how many job lots you sort, you may go a bit crazy if you don't... ;-)
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