The curious case of LEGO colors

This post explores the difficulty of defining the exact LEGO color palette. I discuss the various lists, conversions and color systems.

UPDATE: My new book entitled “The Unofficial LEGO Color Guide” is now available. Here is a short video introduction:

LEGO’s color’s palette continues to be mystery to LEGO fans. The Bricks Magazine (#14) dedicated several articles to the topic and several AFOLs had a go at cataloging and understanding the LEGO color spectrum. New Elementary wrote a good post and several collectors attempted to find at least one brick of every LEGO color (Ryan Howerter, Jeremy Moody). LEGO itself seemed to have published its palette in 2010 and 2016. The LEGO Digital Designer also comes with its own color palette:


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