SPECIAL EDITION COLOUR CHARTS

TONED COLOUR CHARTS

Limited Edition Toned Colour Charts show colours in relation to a grey mid tone paper

High value pastel colours do not show up well on white paper as their value is the same as the paper. The hue, temperature and value of these high value colours is more discernible on a mid tone paper. Because colour is relative and proximate all the colours will appear different on a mid tone paper to how they appear on white paper.

The Toned Colour Charts use Pearl Grey Pastel Paper by Fabriano, this is a highly textured true pastel paper.

Unlike standard charts that are protected in a heavy weight 250micron pouch, the Toned Colour Charts use extra-heavy weight 350micron pouches for added strength and protection.

LIMITED EDITION - maximum of 4 sets available per calendar year


COMPARE CHARTS - SCHMINCKE

Schmincke - Toned Colour Chart 1
Schmincke - Toned Colour Chart 1
  • Handmade Toned Colour Charts for Schmincke Finest Extra-Soft Artist's Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron Pearl Grey textured pastel paper
  • Sturdy Extra-Heavy Weight 350micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 400 colours (from the actual pastel sticks)
  • High values stand out on grey background
  • Colours are ordered around the colour wheel
  • Full list of colour names on the reverse of Chart 3
  • Approved by Schmincke
  • Available only at PastelColourCharts.com
  • LIMITED EDITION
  • RRP £36
Schmincke - Standard Colour Chart 1
Schmincke - Standard Colour Chart 1
  • Handmade colour charts for Schmincke Finest Extra-Soft Artist's Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white paper
  • Sturdy Heavy Weight 250micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 400 colours (applied using the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered around the colour wheel
  • Full list of colour names on reverse of chart 3
  • Approved by Schmincke
  • RRP £32.00

COMPARE CHARTS - UNISON

Unison - Toned Colour Chart 1
Unison - Toned Colour Chart 1
  • Handmade Toned Colour Charts for Unison Soft Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron Pearl Grey textured pastel paper
  • Sturdy Extra-Heavy Weight 350micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 380 colours (from the actual pastel sticks)
  • High values stand out on grey background
  • The Hue of Low values easier to discern on grey background
  • Colours are placed in alphabetical order
  • Key to colour names at the bottom of each chart
  • Approved by Unison
  • Available only at PastelColourCharts.com
  • LIMITED EDITION
  • RRP £34
Unison - Standard Colour Chart 1
Unison - Standard Colour Chart 1
  • Handmade colour charts for Unison Soft Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white paper
  • Sturdy Heavy Weight 250micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 380 colours (applied using the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered alphabetically
  • Key to colour names at the bottom of each chart
  • Approved by Unison
  • RRP £30.00

EXTRA STURDY COLOUR CHARTS

These charts are the same as the standard Unison charts but laminated in more sturdy 350micron pouches. The extra-heavyweight pouches provide a stronger, better quality finish but should be handled with just as much care as the standard charts. These charts should prove more resistant to accidental damage and bending as well as offering a more luxurious feel.

  • Extra Sturdy handmade colour charts for Unison Soft Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white paper
  • Sturdy Extra-Heavyweight 350micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 380 colours (applied using the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered alphabetically
  • Key to colour names at the bottom of each chart
  • Approved by Unison
  • SPECIAL EDITION
  • RRP £32.00
Extra Heavyweight Pouches 350micron
Extra Heavyweight Pouches 350micron

TONAL-VALUE CHARTS FOR UNISON PASTELS

Low Values
Low Values
Mid Values
Mid Values
High Values
High Values

Tonal-Value Colour Charts - Coloured in by hand with Unison Soft Pastels

These charts differ from the standard Unison Pastel Colour Charts for the colours are not grouped in their colour sets but are arranged according to their value. In fact three steps have been taken to arrange the colours for the Tonal-Value Colour Charts.

Step 1. Colours are arranged by value from lowest to highest (reading from left to right).

Step 2. Cool colour families (Blue, Green and Violet) are approximately situated in the top half of the charts. Warm colour families (Red, Orange, Yellow) are situated in the lower half.

Step 3. The most chromatic colours are situated at the outer limits (top and bottom) of the chart while the grey desaturated colours run through the centre (approximately).


Unison Tonal-Value Colour Charts could prove very useful if you are interested in knowing which colours share the same or similar value. Value is the most important attribute of colour when it comes to creating the illusion of form. If the value is correct, the illusion of form and depth can be created no matter what colour you use.

While the standard Unison Colour Charts are perfect for managing your pastel collection the Tonal-Value Charts should be considered as working documents. They are designed to be used as you work to compare the colour you are using with other colours of the same value. Make creative adjustments to your artwork by swapping your colour with a different one of the same value without loss of form.

Tonal-Value Charts might also prove helpful when creating artworks in a specific key. For example if you wanted to create an high key artwork you can refer to and use high value colours from chart 3 only.

Tonal-Value Charts show the full range of colours for Unison Soft Pastels except for two whites (G28 & LT1).

TONAL-VALUE CHARTS ARE MADE TO ORDER ONLY

  • Handmade Tonal-Value Colour Charts for Unison Soft Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white cartridge paper
  • Sturdy Extra-Heavy Weight 350micron laminating pouch
  • Glossy laminated finish
  • 378 colours (from the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered from dark to light
  • Printed value scale at the foot of each chart
  • Key to colour name references
  • Laminated A4 information document included
  • Available only at PastelColourCharts.com
  • MADE TO ORDER ONLY
  • RRP £42

Mini Slideshow of three Tonal-Value charts for Unison Pastels


MATT COLOUR CHARTS

Matt Colour Charts for Unison Soft Pastels are exactly the same as the standard Unison Colour Charts but finished in a Matt Laminating Pouch. The unusual parchment like finish of the matt laminating pouches give these charts a unique look and feel whilst retaining full colour accuracy. You would hardly know these charts are laminated at all as the surface is completely non reflective. Pastel pigment is naturally flat or matt so all the colours on these charts look the same (as near as possible) as they will on your own artwork.

Schmincke Colour Charts are also available in Matt. The video below shows a comparison between the glossy and matt versions of the Schmincke Colour Charts.

Note: The lustre of metalic and pearlescent colour is not discernible under a matt finish.


  • Handmade colour charts for Unison Soft Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white paper
  • Heavyweight 250micron Matt laminating pouch
  • Non reflective matt finish
  • 380 colours (applied using the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered alphabetically
  • Key to colour names at the bottom of each chart
  • Approved by Unison
  • SPECIAL EDITION
  • RRP £32.00
  • Matt Laminating Pouches
    Matt Laminating Pouches
  • Handmade colour charts for Schmincke Finest Extra-Soft Artist’s Pastels
  • Set consists of three A3 laminated charts
  • Large format is both practical and beautiful
  • 160micron acid free white paper
  • Heavyweight 250micron Matt laminating pouch
  • Non reflective matt finish
  • 400 colours (applied using the actual pastel sticks)
  • Colours are ordered around the colour wheel
  • List of colour names on the reverse of chart 3
  • Approved by Schmincke
  • SPECIAL EDITION
  • RRP £34.00
  • Set of Matt Colour Charts for Schmincke
    Set of Matt Colour Charts for Schmincke