Reference: Sample of Colour Chart.....

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  1. OK Girls, here is just a sample of what I'm doing so far. I have all the colours charted, but thought I'd just post one colour to see if it works for everyone.

    Any comments are appreciated!

    PLEASE NOTE: due to the unstable and unpredictable manner in which the different leathers can take to a dye, there would be minor variations and subtle differences in how the colors may appear from batch to batch. The color swatches are to be used as a general guideline for color depiction. (PLEASE REMEMBER YOU ARE VIEWING THIS ON VARIOUS COLOR MONITORS AS WELL AND ALL OF THESE FACTORS SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT)


    HERMES BLUES:

    Brighton Blue – new colour
    Bleu Jean – one of the most popular H colours. Lovely bright "sky" blue. Paler in croc. bright sky blue, shade varies as to which leather it's on. Very bright and rich on Clemence, pale on Epsom leather.
    Thalassa – deeper blue-Mediterranean Sea Blue, same color family as Blue Jean but darker
    Navy – a very dark French navy, very effective in box calf
    Bleu Roi – Bright royal blue, becomes very denim-blue like on exotics
    Bleu Saphir –
    Aqua – So far only in chevre and in small accessories
    Turquoise – Bright green-blue, new color
    Petrol –
    Indigo – Dark Navy Blue, purple undertones.
    Midnight Blue –
    Cobalt Blue –
     
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  2. Blues:

    Brighton Blue – new colour
    Bleu Jean – one of the most popular H colours. Lovely bright "sky" blue. Paler in croc. bright sky blue, shade varies as to which leather it's on. Very bright and rich on Clemence, pale on Epsom leather.
    Thalassa – deeper blue-Mediterranean Sea Blue, same color family as Blue Jean but darker
    Navy – a very dark French navy, very effective in box calf
    Bleu Roi – Royal blue, becomes very denim-blue like on exotics
    Bleu Saphir – Bright “electric” blue in most leathers.
    Aqua – So far only in chevre and in small accessories
    Turquoise – Bright green-blue, new color
    Petrol –
    Indigo – Dark Navy Blue, purple undertones.
    Midnight Blue –
    Cobalt Blue –
    Blue France – “French Blue”
     
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  3. When you open the thumbnail attachment (colour chart), if it is too small you will need to put your cursor over the picture and in the bottom right-hand corner will appear an icon with four arrows - click on this box, and your computer should re-size the swatches so you can view them.

    DISCLAIMER: I took the liberty of calling an SA today to enquire why Hermes does not keep a chart like this themselves...apparently, due to the unstable an d unpredictable nature of leather, they are unable (or unwilling - LOL!!) to guarantee the exact colour of a leather at any given time. Many factors come in to play that ultimately affect the dying process (leather, weather, different dye-lots amongst others) and therefore the same colour on the same leather-type can sometimes appear a different shade.

    I have taken these swatches from Members bag Photos, and from swatches that were sent to me via Members. Therefore there will be some discrepancies, and some personal objections to the colours I have posted, please bear in mind, these are the colours most people have agreed upon to be closest to accurate at the time!!:flowers:

    Enjoy!

    Crocodile Swatches were put in one group for eye-candy, and in honour of Lilach, who helped immensely with the croc colours!!:flowers:

    Many thanks to Hermesgroupie, who helped with EVERYTHING!!!!!!!:flowers:
     
  4. Greens:

    Vert Cru – not being produced currently. The brightest green Hermes has produced.
    Vert Anis - Bright Apple green…the current "brightest green"....will appear very bright and true to color in togo, clemence, box..paler in chevre and exotics - not dissimilar to...
    Vert Chartreuse - a "yellow" based green, just like the liqueur of the same name. Fab when paired with palladium
    Vert Amande - a medium shade, grass green. Blue-based
    Vert Jasmin - a dreamy shade of green very watery pale green with lots of yellow in it but surprisingly really beautiful I would compare it as a mixture of aqua with vert anis definitely a dream!
    Vert Olive - olive green. dark. rich in colour
    Vert Fonce - forest green
    Vert Pale - light green, almost grey
    Vert Moyen
    Lichen - only for Garden Parties
    Vert Sapin
    Vert Foret
    Vert Claire - kelly green
    Pistache
    Vert Bronze
     
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  5. Pinks:

    Fuschia - a very slight purple undertone. Rich, Bright pink! But not "Pepto" pink! :smile:
    Rose Shocking - more pink undertone, bright.
    Rose Dragee
    Framboise - med red
    Cyclamen - Mixture of lavender and pink, like the flower
    Baby Rose
     
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  6. Barenia Colours:

    Natural
    Black
    Olive
    Red
    Orange
     
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  7. Metallics:

    Gold
    Silver
    Bronze
     
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  8. Reds:

    Rouge H - deep burgundy deep wine red, blue/pink undertone
    Brique - Brick Red
    Rouge Vif - bright red bright cherry or lipstick red, raspberry pink undertone
    Vermillion - bright tomato red with orange undertone
    Braise
    Rouge Garance
    Rouge Moyen - like a very deep candy apple red--lots of cool blue undertones, darker than Rouge VIF & Rouge Garance, slightly brighter and more red than Rouge H
    Rouge Imperial – only available in the Garden Party.
    Chilli
    Rouge Exotique - Very bright light red colour. Probably only for small leather goods or possibly discontinued colour
     
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  9. Blacks/Greys:

    Noir
    Noir Nacre
    Ebene
    Graphite - dark grey, blue-toned...v.effective on croc DARKER in croc, lighter in other leathers
    Anthracite
    Gris Touterelle
    Gris
    Gris Pale
     
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  10. Purples:

    Violette - deep bright purple
    Violine
    Raisin - Very Dark purple that really shows in bright lighting, more subtle than violet, really just like a raisin
    Myosotis - (only in accessories). Like lilac in color.
    Mauve
    Lilac
    Iris
    Prune - It is very dark warm purple. Same colour as prunes. In croc and in chevre.

     
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  11. Yellows/Beige:

    Jaune - bright, clear, sunny yellow
    Saffron
    Beige-Rose - only available in croc. Basically beige with a hint of pink, very feminine

    Oranges:

    Potiron - a Pumpkin colour, paler than "Hermes Orange", brown-based orange colour. More subtle orange with brown undertone. Looks very dark and rich on Chevre leather, brighter on Togo and Clemence
    Orange – The traditional bright Hermes Orange. Classic Hermes color, bright tangerine shade of orange.
    Tangerine
     
    Orange-Yellow-Beige.JPG
  12. Browns:

    Marron-Fonce
    Chocolate - looks like chocolate!!!! Rich warm-toned
    Havanne
    Etrusque - a terracotta brick colour. Still produced in certain leathers.
    Meil
    Etoupe
    Noisette
    Wood
    Gold
    Caramel - Caramel, on Chevre can look like Grey Poupon mustard......delicious!!!!
    Natural Sable
    Cognac
    Moka
    Brun Nacre - Like a bronze color
    Natural
    Cocoan - A cool, "bitter" chocolate brown hard to tell apart from Marron Fonce in pics.
    Nicotine
    Tabac
    Ficelle – French for ‘string’.
     
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  13. Crocodile:
     
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  14. Ok, cleaned up for you Kristy! Thank you again for everything you did to make this happen!!

    THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR CHATTING! PLEASE USE THIS THREAD TO DISCUSS THE COLORS! THIS IS A REFERENCE ONLY THREAD!

    Any information that you would like to have added to this thread, please contact a mod.

    Thank you!
     
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