UPDATED: February 1, 2021
Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax crayons are a vibrant and bright range of artist wax crayons. There are 50 colours in the range. 10 are metallic colours. Previously, we took a closer look at the colours in the range of the Caran d’Ache Neocolor II range of water soluble artist crayons.
Both the Neocolor I and Neocolor II crayon ranges are part of Caran d’Ache’s hobby products. Here’s a link to Caran d’Ache’s Neocolor I page.
Let’s have a look at the colours in this range.
How this post can help you
You have limited time and energy, yet you want to thoroughly know your coloured pencils. You know it will take time to make colour charts.
This post will help you get to know your crayon colours a bit better without you having to sit and swatch out your colours – especially if you need them in a hurry. This post will also help you to choose the colour combinations you need in your creations.
With this range of wax crayons, the names are highlighted on the crayon wrapping. However, lightfast ratings are not provided.
You can access an expanded interactive colour chart where you can search and sort the Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax crayons. You can search and sort the crayons by colour wheel colour family, name, and number. See hand drawn colour swatches for each crayon. You can access this chart by clicking on the image below.
Read this disclaimer about the analysis.
This post has images of hand drawn colour swatches for each art crayon in the range.
Let’s separate these crayons into three colour family groups – the colour wheel colours, neutral colours, and the metallic colours.
The 50 Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax crayons Colour Wheel Colours
The Colour Wheel Clock
The colour wheel moves clock-wise around the wheel. The image below shows the colour family positions on the clock.
In the image below, you see a pie chart showing a count of the colour wheel colours, and neutral colours we have identified in the 40 Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of artist crayons, excluding the metallic crayons.
This information is also shown in a line graph below.
Of the colour wheel colours, while the colours are of varying shades and tones, the predominant base colour belongs to the colour wheel family in which it has been placed.
Let’s get a closer look at the colour wheel colours. The image below shows that the range has colours in all of the 12 colour wheel colour family groups.
Let’s look at them one by one.
Red – 12.00 o’clock
We will start with red at the 12.00 o’clock position.
Red-Orange – 1.00 o’clock
The next colour family group is red-orange at 1.00 o’clock.
Orange – 2.00 o’clock
Next colour wheel colour family is orange at 2.00 o’clock.
Orange-Yellow – 3.00 o’clock
Orange-Yellow sits at the 3.00 o’clock position.
Yellow – 4.00 o’clock
At 4.00 o’clock sits Yellow.
Yellow-Green – 5.00 o’clock
Yellow-Green sits at 5.00 o’clock.
Green – 6.00 o’clock
The colour family of green sits at 6.00 o’clock.
Green-Blue – 7.00 o’clock
Green-blue is at 7.00 o’clock.
Blue – 8.00 o’clock
The colour wheel colour family blue sits at the 8.00 o’clock position.
Blue-Violet – 9.00 o’clock
Blue-violet sits at the 9.00 o’clock position.
Violet – 10.00 o’clock
Violet sits at the 10.00 o’clock position.
Violet-Red – 11.00 o’clock
Violet-red is the last colour that sits at the 11.00 o’clock position.
Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax crayons Colour Wheel Colour Family – Summary
As you can see from the above images, the small Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range (excluding metallic colours) holds crayons in all the colour family groups. The bar chart below shows this breakdown.
Now let’s look at the neutral colours included in the group of Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons.
Caran d’Ache Neocolor I wax crayons – Neutral colours
This pie chart shows a breakdown of the neutral colours available in the Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons.
Another way of looking at these numbers is provided in the bar chart below.
There are 6 neutral coloured crayons in the Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons.
There are four neutral family groups.
There is neutral-cool brown.
Next up is neutral-cool grey.
Neutral-white follows next.
Finally, neutral-black is available.
Next, there are 10 metallic wax crayons in this range of crayons.
They follow next.
The 10 metallic colours in Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons
The Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons holds 10 metallic colours. They are visually represented in the pie chart below.
These metallic coloured crayons are shown in a count in the following line chart.
These pretty metallic colours are grouped together in the following image. These colour swatches are all hand drawn.
Colour summary of the 50 Caran d’Ache Neocolor I artist wax crayons
As you can see, the collective Caran d’Ache Neocolor I range of wax crayons is made up of a variety of metallic, neutral, and colour wheel colours.
As noted above, the selection of colour is subjective and the reviewer has chosen colour by looking at the actual coloured crayon swatches. Nevertheless, you may find that particular colours belong in different groups or families.
This set of crayons does not list any lightfast ratings.
Make your own colour chart
For your knowledge, it’s advisable to draw up your own colour chart so you can get to know the actual colours of your crayons. You will then be able to see how the crayons perform on the papers you use.
However, it takes a long time to make your own chart, and it usually is something that we don’t get around to doing.
If you’ve made your own charts – that’s great. But – is as practical, you might also have your charts in one physical place while you draw in another. You need to have access to the colours where you are – hopefully, you’ll be there with internet access to your mobile device.
50 Caran d’Ache Neocolor I artist wax crayons interactive colour chart
To help you with this, we created a Neocolor I interactive colour chart where you can search and sort all the 50 wax crayons. You can search and sort this range of crayons by colour wheel colour family, name, and number. You can also see hand drawn colour swatches for these crayons. You can access this chart by clicking the image below.
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