Reordering Dupont colors lately has been a challenge! With Dupont dropping their selection of colors so significantly, and changing and renaming their new offerings, I’ve had to really sort through my old records to try to make sense of what I might be able to replace. One old favorite looks gone for good! But here’s what I have been sorting through…
When I bought a big batch of Dupont dye colors from Dharma Trading years ago, February 2004, I made a color chart. Now that Dupont has scaled down their selection, and renamed so many colors as well, I thought I’d revisit my chart.
Here is my list of my colors, with the old numbers, and what I found that corresponded to the new numbers.
In the blue range:
- Bleuet # 526 (there is a new color named Bleuet, though not the same.)
- Limoges #314 … new# 205
- Bleu Roy #108 …new #265
In the red family:
- Cerisette #390 … new # 460
- Fuchsia #353 (there is a new color named Fuschia though not the same.)
- Camellia #474 …gone
- Muira# 801 … new # 409N
In the green range:
- Veronese # 354 …gone… MY FAVORITE!
- Amande #402 … new # 616
- Menthol # 807 … gone
And my favorite, the yellows:
- Helianthe # 330 … new # 702
- Canari ? (I am not sure)
- Cigare #413 …new# 811N
Does anyone else have comments about the new Dupont Dye system ? Or can anyone let me know how Dupont compares to other brands? I hope my chart helps to sort out some questions with the new Dupont dyes. I will be ordering more dyes soon, I think, and hope to answer some more questions then. Especially this one… WHAT WILL REPLACE MY BELOVED VERONESE # 354?!