Copic Color System

Copic Color System

Copic Color System


The colors in Copic markers are organized using a unique "Copic Color System" allowing users to select colors intuitively. The system is broken down by Color Family, Blending Group, and Intesity Value, based on these criterias users will be able to understand the color code printed on the cap.




COLOR FAMILY & NAMES

Copic Color System

The letter represents which color family the marker belongs to: B is for blue, C for cool gray, RV for red-violet, etc.

Chromatic colors which have characterizing hues such as red, blue and yellow are divided into 10 levels starting with 0 through 9. While Achromatic colors are classified based on the absence or presence of color such as white, grey and black.

Copic divides its grey colors into four color families, creating 46 different shades of grey. All colors follow the same basic rule except for the Earth (E) color family.

Copic Color System

COLOR NAMES

Copic Color System

In addition to traditional color names, many colors are newly-named according to the changes of the times, and expansion of range of human activities (e.g. “Abyss Green” and “Stratospheric Blue”).

BLENDING GROUP (AKA SATURATION NUMBER)

Copic Color System

The color family is divided into 10 levels of Blending Group (0-9). The first digit in the color number represents the saturation level of each color. More vibrant colors tend to fall in the 0s, 10s or 20s color number. The higher the number the more saturated the colors become and the lower the number, the colors becomes more de-saturated and closer to grey. An increase in the first digit of the color number will show a saturation difference that could create a different outcome.

The Earth color family is a cluster of various (less-vibrant, bronwish) red and yellow-red colors. While there is a sequence of saturation between Blending Group 0-3, the Blending Group 4-9 are composed of combination of "Wine", "Olive" and "Cobalt".

The Earth color family Blending Group are indedpendet of each other, meaning there is no specfic sequence of saturation between each Blending Group.

Copic Color System

INTENSITY VALUE (AKA BRIGHTNESS NUMBER)

Copic Color System

The last digit on the color number shows the level of brightness for each color or the intensity value. This value is divided into 12 levels (0000, 000, 00, 0-9). The smaller the number, the color becomes lighter, the higher the number the color becomes darker.

As for the color family Yellow (Y) and Yellow-Green (YG), the intensity and saturation of these colors are originally higher and with a different value for the hue level compared to other color families. Due to this condition, the colors from these two color families are lighter to begin with, eventhough the number of intensity value is the same compared to the other color families.

Copic Color System
Color Code Color Name
BV0000 Pale Thistle 
BV000 Iridescent Mauve
BV00 Mauve Shadow
BV01 Viola 
BV02 Prune
BV04 Blue Berry
BV08 Blue Violet
BV11 Soft Violet
BV13 Hydrangea Blue
BV17 Deep Reddish Blue
BV20 Dull Lavender
BV23 Grayish Lavender
BV25 Grayish Violet
BV29 Slate
BV31 Pale Lavender
BV34 Bluebell 
V0000 Rose Quartz  
V000 Pale Heath
V01 Heath
V04 Lilac
V05 Azalea
V06 Lavender
V09 Violet
V12 Pale Lilac
V15 Mallow
V17 Amethyst
V20 Wisteria
V22 Ash Lavender
V25 Pale Blackberry
V28 Eggplant 
V91 Pale Grape
V93 Early Grape
V95 Light Grape
V99 Aubergine
RV0000 Evening Primrose 
RV000 Pale Purple
RV00 Water Lily 
RV02 Sugared Almond Pink
RV04 Shock Pink
RV06 Cerise
RV09 Fuchsia
RV10 Pale Pink
RV11 Pink
RV13 Tender Pink
RV14 Begonia Pink
RV17 Deep Magenta
RV19 Red Violet
RV21 Light Pink
RV23 Pure Pink
RV25 Dog Rose Flower
RV29 Crimson
RV32 Shadow Pink
RV34 Dark Pink
RV42 Salmon Pink
RV52 Cotton Candy 
RV55 Hollyhock
RV63 Begonia
RV66 Raspberry
RV69 Peony
RV91 Grayish Cherry
RV93 Smoky Purple
RV95 Baby Blossoms
RV99 Argyle Purple
R0000 Pink Beryl 
R000 Cherry White
R00 Pinkish White
R01 Pinkish Vanilla 
R02 Rose Salmon
R05 Salmon Red
R08 Vermilion
R11 Pale Cherry Pink
R12 Light Tea Rose
R14 Light Rouge
R17 Lipstick Orange
R20 Blush
R21 Sardonyx
R22 Light Prawn
R24 Prawn
R27 Cadmium Red
R29 Lipstick Red
R30 Pale Yellowish Pink
R32 Peach
R35 Coral
R37 Carmine
R39 Garnet
R43 Bougainvillaea
R46 Strong Red
R56 Currant 
R59 Cardinal
R81 Rose Pink
R83 Rose Mist
R85 Rose Red
R89 Dark Red
YR0000 Pale Chiffon 
YR000 Silk
YR00 Powder Pink
YR01 Peach Puff 
YR02 Light Orange
YR04 Chrome Orange
YR07 Cadmium Orange
YR09 Chinese Orange
YR12 Loquat 
YR14 Caramel
YR15 Pumpkin Yellow
YR16 Apricot
YR18 Sanguine
YR20 Yellowish Shade
YR21 Cream
YR23 Yellow Ochre
YR24 Pale Sepia
YR27 Tuscan Orange
YR30 Macadamia nut
YR31 Light Reddish Yellow
YR61 Spring Orange
YR65 Atoll
YR68 Orange
YR82 Mellow Peach
Y0000 Yellow Fluorite
Y000 Pale Lemon
Y00 Barium Yellow
Y02 Canary Yellow
Y04 Acacia
Y06 Yellow
Y08 Acid Yellow
Y11 Pale Yellow
Y13 Lemon Yellow
Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Y17 Golden Yellow
Y18 Lightning Yellow
Y19 Napoli Yellow
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
Y23 Yellowish Beige
Y26 Mustard
Y28 Lionet Gold
Y32 Cashmere
Y35 Maize
Y38 Honey
YG0000 Lily White 
YG00 Mimosa Yellow
YG01 Green Bice
YG03 Yellow Green
YG05 Salad
YG06 Yellowish Green
YG07 Acid Green
YG09 Lettuce Green
YG11 Mignonette
YG13 Chartreuse
YG17 Grass Green
YG21 Anise
YG23 New Leaf
YG25 Celadon Green
YG41 Pale Cobalt Green
YG45 Cobalt Green
YG61 Pale Moss
YG63 Pea Green
YG67 Moss
YG91 Putty
YG93 Grayish Yellow
YG95 Pale Olive
YG97 Spanish Olive
YG99 Marine Green
G0000 Crystal Opal 
G000 Pale Green
G00 Jade Green
G02 Spectrum Green
G03 Meadow Green 
G05 Emerald Green
G07 Nile Green
G09 Veronese Green
G12 Sea Green
G14 Apple Green
G16 Malachite
G17 Forest Green
G19 Bright Parrot Green
G20 Wax White
G21 Lime Green
G24 Willow
G28 Ocean Green
G29 Pine Tree Green
G40 Dim Green
Color Code Color Name
G43 Pistachio
G46 Mistletoe 
G82 Spring Dim Green
G85 Verdigris
G94 Grayish Olive
G99 Olive
BG0000 Snow Green 
BG000 Pale Aqua
BG01 Aqua Blue
BG02 New Blue
BG05 Holiday Blue
BG07 Petroleum Blue
BG09 Blue Green
BG10 Cool Shadow
BG11 Moon White
BG13 Mint Green
BG15 Aqua
BG18 Teal Blue
BG23 Coral Sea
BG32 Aqua Mint
BG34 Horizon Green
BG45 Nile Blue
BG49 Duck Blue
BG53 Ice Mint
BG57 Jasper
BG70 Ocean Mist
BG72 Ice Ocean
BG75 Abyss Green
BG78 Bronze
BG90 Gray Sky
BG93 Green Gray
BG96 Bush
BG99 Flagstone Blue
B0000 Pale Celestine 
B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
B00 Frost Blue
B01 Mint Blue
B02 Robin’s Egg Blue
B04 Tahitian Blue
B05 Process Blue
B06 Peacock Blue
B12 Ice Blue
B14 Light Blue
B16 Cyanine Blue
B18 Lapis Lazuli
B21 Baby Blue
B23 Phthalo Blue
B24 Sky
B26 Cobalt Blue
B28 Royal Blue
B29 Ultramarine
B32 Pale Blue
B34 Manganese Blue
B37 Antwerp Blue
B39 Prussian Blue
B41 Powder Blue
B45 Smoky Blue
B52 Soft Greenish Blue
B60 Pale Blue Gray
B63 Light Hydrangea
B66 Clematis 
B69 Stratospheric Blue
B79 Iris
B91 Pale Grayish Blue
B93 Light Crockery Blue
B95 Light Grayish Cobalt
B97 Night Blue
B99 Agate
E0000 Floral White 
E000 Pale Fruit Pink
E00 Cotton Pearl
E01 Pink Flamingo
E02 Fruit Pink
E04 Lipstick Natural
E07 Light Mahogany
E08 Brown
E09 Burnt Sienna
E11 Barley Beige
E13 Light Suntan
E15 Dark Suntan
E17 Reddish Brass
E18 Copper
E19 Redwood
E21 Soft Sun
E23 Hazelnut
E25 Caribe Cocoa
E27 Milk Chocolate
E29 Burnt Umber
E30 Bisque 
E31 Brick Beige
E33 Sand
E34 Toast
E35 Chamois
E37 Sepia
E39 Leather
E40 Brick White
E41 Pearl White
E42 Sand White 
E43 Dull Ivory
E44 Clay
E47 Dark Brown
E49 Dark Bark
E50 Egg Shell
E51 Milky White
E53 Raw Silk
E55 Light Camel
E57 Light Walnut
E59 Walnut
E70 Ash Rose 
E71 Champagne
E74 Cocoa Brown
E77 Maroon
E79 Cashew
E81 Ivory
E84
Khaki
E87 Fig
E89 Pecan
E93 Tea Rose
E95 Tea Orange
E97 Deep Orange
E99 Baked Clay
C-00 Cool Gray No.00
C-0 Cool Gray No.0
C-1 Cool Gray No.1
C-2 Cool Gray No.2
C-3 Cool Gray No.3
C-4 Cool Gray No.4
C-5 Cool Gray No.5
C-6 Cool Gray No.6
C-7 Cool Gray No.7
C-8 Cool Gray No.8
C-9 Cool Gray No.9
C-10 Cool Gray No.10
N-0 Neutral Gray No.0
N-1 Neutral Gray No.1
N-2 Neutral Gray No.2
N-3 Neutral Gray No.3
N-4 Neutral Gray No.4
N-5 Neutral Gray No.5
N-6 Neutral Gray No.6
N-7 Neutral Gray No.7
N-8 Neutral Gray No.8
N-9 Neutral Gray No.9
N-10 Neutral Gray No.10
T-0 Toner Gray No.0
T-1 Toner Gray No.1
T-2 Toner Gray No.2
T-3 Toner Gray No.3
T-4 Toner Gray No.4
T-5 Toner Gray No.5
T-6 Toner Gray No.6
T-7 Toner Gray No.7
T-8 Toner Gray No.8
T-9 Toner Gray No.9
T-10 Toner Gray No.10
W-00 Warm Gray No.00
W-0 Warm Gray No.0
W-1 Warm Gray No.1
W-2 Warm Gray No.2
W-3 Warm Gray No.3
W-4 Warm Gray No.4
W-5 Warm Gray No.5
W-6 Warm Gray No.6
W-7 Warm Gray No.7
W-8 Warm Gray No.8
W-9 Warm Gray No.9
W-10 Warm Gray No.10
0 Colorless Blender
100 Black
110 Special Black
FRV1 Fluorescent Pink
FYR1 Fluorescent Orange
FY1 Fluorescent Yellow Orange
FYG1 Fluorescent Yellow
FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet
FYG2 Fluorescent Dull Yellow Green
FBG2 Fluorescent Dull Blue Green
FB2 Fluorescent Dull Blue