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Colour Reference

DuqDuq Member Posts: 26
What's the best colour reference these days? In a distant past I used the Peeron Color Chart ( Then there was Swooshable ( but that hasn't been updated for a while. Is there another colour reference that translates between LEGO, Bricklink and LDraw colour names and IDs?


  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 977
    I don't think it has Ldraw colors, but Brick Colorstream is great for comparing what colors look like in real life with their Bricklink and Lego names.[email protected]/45707004445/

  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    Have you looked at the BrickLink's color catalog? I found it incredibly helpful and accurate. This is the main page, and there are navigational buttons on the top to also see pictures for each color:
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,018
    There is also, which includes a list of useful resources.
  • DuqDuq Member Posts: 26
    Thanks guys.
    Colorstream is useful but is not what I'm looking for; a table I can use as reference.
    Similarly the Bricklink list has its use but without Lego and LDraw ids it's not what I need.
    Ryan Howerter's list, Swooshable and the LDraw Wiki list are close to what I need, but all appear to be abandoned with last updates 2 or 3 years ago and none of them are listing Coral.
    There are also missing bits on all lists and subtle differences.
    @Huw, any chance you could get an updated palette from the Mothership and maybe host and maintain a definitive colour reference here on Brickset? As much as I appreciate initiatives like Swooshable and Ryan, this site has the best prospect of remaining up to date.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,018
    edited December 2019
    Here's all the data I have in the database. LMK what you think needs updating and if it can be presented in other ways here.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,228
    I made myself a spreadsheet of colours a while ago. I don't appear to have added Coral yet though. 

    Here's a screenshot as a quick reference conversion guide between BL and Lego names. It's sorted by type and then by BL name.

    And yes I did do the same thing for all the former colours.

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,228
    Sorry, just realised that's pretty much what Huw posted!
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 696
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 948
  • LDMLDM ColoradoMember Posts: 8 will be fully up to date within a week or two! Sorry for the delay. I've been overhauling the way it's set up — should be a lot easier for me to make edits now. Plus I have a lot of official data from LEGO now, including Pantone and LAB and every color format you could want :) And yes, it will include Coral, the new glitter colors, Transparent Blue Opal...
  • LDMLDM ColoradoMember Posts: 8
    btw since Swooshable pulls my data, it should be updated soon too :D
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,164
    Very nice, and a great use for CMF stands!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,228
    Very nice!

    Where's sky blue though? ;)
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 741
    And Trans Blue Opal...

    lPaperballpark said:
    Very nice!

    Where's sky blue though? ;)

  • bennok79bennok79 AustraliaMember Posts: 16
    Yeah, there will be some gaps that remain! Never say never though I guess.
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,241
    I absolutely love it, and might have to put together one of my own!  Really great resource that I would be using all the time.
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