Kelly Green Apricot Gold Blueberry Brilliant Turquoise Brilliant Aquamarine Apple Green Topaz Yellow Aubergine Brilliant Violet Dark Red Golden Brown Dark Brown Orange Brilliant Rhodamine Dark Green Red


(All dyes require the addition of 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 cup water.)

REGULAR DYES — ($1.10 per packet)

BRILLIANT DYES — ($1.15 per packet)

Black & Orange Dyes

#04 black #28 pearl grey #27 orange #14 pumpkin orange

Blue Dyes

#02 7 sec-dip Brilliant Aquamarine #08 Dark Blue #24 Blueberry #26 Navy Blue #32 Royal Blue #36 7 sec-dip  Brilliant Turquoise

Purple Dyes

#01 Aubergine #03 Bengal Rose #03 3 sec-dip Bengal Rose #21 Magenta #21 3 sec-dip Magenta #38 Violet

Pink Dyes

#20 Lily Rose #29 Plum Rose #33 Rubine #33a 1 sec-dip Rubine #37 Violamine

Red Dyes

#22 Maroon #30 Red #11 Dark Red #34 Scarlet

Brown & Yellow Dyes

#09 Dark Brown #19 Light Brown #19 1 sec-dip Light Brown #13 Golden Brown
#15 Apricot Gold #18 Lemon Yellow #35 Topaz Yellow

Green Dyes

#10 Dark Green #12 Kelly Green #16 Jade Green #17 Teal Green #23 Olivine #25 Apple Green

Brillliant Dyes

#07 Brilliant Yellow #05 Brilliant Blue #31 Brilliant Rhodamine #06 Brilliant Violet #02 Brilliant Aquamarine #36 Brilliant Turquoise


Black & Orange Dyes

Blue Dyes

Purple Dyes

Pink Dyes

Red Dyes

Brown & Yellow Dyes

Green Dyes


Brilliant Dyes



This chart is to aid you in your color selection. In some instances, the colors are even more vibrant than what can be viewed on your monitor. In the case of blue-greens and greens, this is definitely the situation. They remind me of peacock colors but are difficult to represent with a single one-color chip.

One important thing to remember...The colors you achieve are dependant upon your own dyeing conditions. Every eggshell dyes differently. Some of many factors include initial shell preparation, freshness of dye, type of shell, length of dyeing time, underlying colors, the use of various chemicals on the shell during the course of making your pysanka, etc.

These color samples were prepared on white chicken eggshell, using a pre-bath of vinegar, dyeing for approximately 15 minutes to achieve vivid color. (Exceptions: Rose Bengal - 2 minutes for "rose" color, 15 minutes for "hot pink". Magenta - 3 seconds for "lavender", 15 minutes for "magenta". Also shown are 7 second dips for Brilliant Turquoise and Aquamarine and a quick dip for Light Brown.) It is important to note that many pastels can be achieved by using a quick dip method. There is a vast range of colors available ranging from a one second dip to a full 15 minute dip.

To place an order send an email with color number and name of your selections to Pysankyshowcase@aol.com. Regular dyes are $1.10 per pkg. and brilliant dyes are $1.15 per pkg., plus shipping. (Please use our printable order list or our printer-friendly" mailable form to calculate your order charges.)


Dye Tests, Color Charts & Logo by GBarkman Art & Design,
Created expressly for Pysanky Showcase. GBarkman 2002-2009.