How To Coloring Tutorial – CHOOSING COLOR PALETTE AND CHEAT SHEET – PencilStash


Today I’ll be showing you where I find my go-to color palettes and an additional trick on creating a color palette cheat sheet for easy reference so stick around [Music] Hello colorists welcome to pencil stash a weekly show all about coloring if you’re new to the channel please consider subscribing to Get all the new content and be sure to hit that like button if you’re enjoying my videos Hey there PencilStash-ers… today, we’re going to be talking about where I get my inspiration for the color palettes I use in my Coloring pages in this video will be good for those of you that have a hard time choosing an overall color palette And I’m throwing in an extra tip that. I’ve never shown you so to get started a Good well-thought-out color palette for me that starts with Pinterest now Pinterest is an app that you can have on your phone your iPad your computer. It’s basically like a search function It’s like a warehouse for Four websites with like thumbnails for any kind of photo that you want to find and save for easy reference later All you have to do is type in color palette color palates coloring palettes wherever you can think of and it’ll pull up Hundreds of them for you to sift through for inspiration now I use Pinterest because I can save them to a specific color palette board and I can have them handy Anytime I want but you can use Google or save images to your computer whatever suits your style And if you want to you can actually follow me on Pinterest and see all the color palettes that I have saved Now I particularly like these types of photos because they’re not just a picture that you have to draw from on your own And also they aren’t just a bunch of color swatches either They’re actually both in one so you can see what they all look like together all the colors together So it’s got a photo you can actually see what this color palette will look like all together make sure that they’re cohesive But they also have a swatch that kind of helps you isolate the individual colors themselves it’s kind of a no-brainer So let’s do a few of these together Let’s do this one. This great little bowl of hard candy now. It’s got a great couple of dusty blues nice rich purple coral red coral peach and a golden beige color now the first thing I do is grab my Full-color charts, and these are the Crayola color chart and the Prisma color chart now I’ve done a previous video on these babies so if you missed that one. I’ll leave a link in the description Now before I even pull out a single colored pencil This is where I start since you want to pull pencils based on the actual color they produce Not the color that you think they’ll produce based on the pencil wrapping So I’m going to start with the dusty blues on the left here now these Prisma colors and this range right here will do nicely, so I’ll pull a few of these and These two Crayolas look just the ticket as well while blue yonder and slate Now same thing for the second dusty blue the darker one I’ll pull a few of these in these ranges again to cover them both for this rich purple I’ll grab some of these here. Maybe this black raspberry and black cherry and even this black grape For the coral reds these two appear will be perfect carmine red and permanent red For the coral peach colors these Crayolas will do coral reef and Fuzzy-wuzzy may be salmon This nectar color from the prismacolor set whatever you think is kind of in this in this same range and Finally the last color is sort of a golden beige color so I think this range up here from the prismacolor sheet will be good Sand beige maybe eggshell Okay, so those are all of the colored pencils that I’m gonna Paul, and I’ve done that for us already so if you line these up these look pretty darn close right and You might be wondering why I pulled so many colors And not just the six that match the closest to the inspiration photo well There’s a reason so when you’re coloring You don’t just want one of each of your inspiration colors You want a bit of variety so that you can add different tones of those colors to your work? Which will give it dimension and interest so don’t lock yourself into too small of a palette. It’s way too limiting Okay, so this is pretty good right, but what if we went a step further? Not only do I want to make sure that these colors? I pulled go together, but I also would love an easy reference when I’m coloring Reminding me of what each of these look like without having to go all the way back to my color chart all of the time So what we’re gonna do is pull out a sketchbook and make ourselves a little palette cheat sheet and I’m gonna make a little swatch of each color and Write its name beside it and I’ll do that for each color kind of going on down the line Trying to keep light colors next to one another as they’ll be easier to compare to one another later once our cheat sheet is done Okay, so here’s the completed sheet but I actually think I need one more color in this golden beige family to round out my Selection so I’ve pulled jasmine, and I’m gonna add that in real quick Let’s see how we did all right these dusty blues look pretty good The second blue here might be Just a bit bright on the baby blue side so I might want to cross that one off of my list and not use it These Reds look good These corals look good, and the last one are golden beige color again the sand color might be a bit too gold so we can certainly you know keep it or we can cross it off if You know if you think that you might not end up using it, or if it’s kind of in the wrong family But totally up to you guys And once you have your list you can always add to it. You can always take some colors away But then you can use this as a cheat sheet Keep it close by while you’re coloring and use it for easy quick reference on what colors to choose as you go All right, let’s do one more together Which one shall we do Let’s do this one This one’s got some dark blues greens that cover a wide spectrum and this grayish green at the bottom here Let’s get out our color charts again For this top blue color we can look in this range here and dran tone blue denim blue Definitely using the creole and navy and outerspace blues Now the second color return to match here is either an extremely dark blue or an extremely green It’s a bit hard to tell on my screen, and I know I don’t have a match for this exact color So I have an idea to combine some colors, which I’ll show you later on hopefully we can get something close enough let’s move on to these greens here and just do your best and try to find ones that will work as You’re gonna make the final decisions on your cheat sheet later on anyway So just pick a bunch that you think will work and worry about it later, so I’ve pulled all of the pencils I wanted and here’s what we ended up with pretty good But let’s again pull out our notebook, and see how we did Okay, so remember I said I didn’t have an exact match to that second color That’s super dark blue or that super dark green. Let’s try to layer some colors to see if we can get close Now I’m going to place down some indigo And some cobalt turquoise Now a layer on top with my Crayola outerspace on Both of these to see if I can darken them up, and I love this outerspace color. It’s a really great chameleon color All right awesome I like those now. I have my combo colors here in my cheat sheet for easy reference, too and they came out pretty good and There you have it folks super easy super simple great inspiration ideas my color palette and cheat sheet combo trick Alright, I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial if you did do me a huge favor and hit that like button it helps new folks find My channel and also lets me know that you guys are enjoying the content Also, if you’re new please consider subscribing to pencil stash And hit the notification bell to know what I’ve uploaded new content Lots more tutorials too on my channel so be sure to check those out, and I will see you guys next time bye

68 comments

  • Qru Qsk

    Love your videos! Learning a ton from you 🙂 Thanks for sharing your time and talents.

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  • Donna Fluty

    Another great video. This is always my toughest choice to make "a color palette " I'm out of the notion to color by the time I figure one out ! This will help a great deal.

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  • Sylvie Dufour

    I use Pinterest for these colors palette, they are very Helpful! Thank You Rachel, great video!

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  • Aleida Diaz

    What a brilliant idea.

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  • Rosa Valdes

    Fantastic video; you are always so great in teaching us; thank you so much🌹🤗👍🏻

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  • Beverley Gardam

    I have just looked at Pinterest for colour palette ,that was such a great tip. Would you know how to achieve rose gold in coloured pencils ? I would really appreciate help for that ,and l just cannot work out how to figure out what colour to start with , light to dark or dark to light , if someone could help with these questions. I am 75 years young and just starting out colouring.

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  • Renae Wolford

    Thank You; great idea. I will be using your palette color cheat sheet. Love it! I am enjoying your expertise!

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  • Sandy Wilkie

    Another excellent video l have learned so much from watching you thank you

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  • Pat McKnight

    Super idea to use Pintrest for ideas. I have done this as well. But you took it to the next step with swatching color selections in a range. This is clever and a very helpful tip.

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  • Penny Saver

    Thank you!! You are always so informative. I’m just starting out and you seem to have every answer to my questions. I’m leery of pallets yet so this came in handy!! Off to Pinterest to find some and to follow you there!!!

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  • LisaDawn

    Loved this tutorial! So glad to find you out there! Color palettes are really hard for me!

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  • DEB PEREZ

    hi, can u post your penterist page and the prior videos you did on pc and crayola pencils? ty soo much
    love ur vids

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  • Phyllis Stuart

    Enjoyed the video. That was a really good tip. Thank you!

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  • Debbie N.

    Thank you, this was a really informative video. I have used color pallets before but not quite in the same way. Your way looks less limiting and more enjoyable.

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  • unicorn

    Amazing! I'm going to trace the circles on the color chart since I couldn't find a blank one I like and I use tombow irojitens not prismas

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  • One of a Bind

    That was great! I already use Pinterest for color palettes, but the idea of a cheat sheet for those palettes is genius! I'm definitely going to start doing that. Thanks so much for sharing. I was wondering if you would share coloring a page using one of those palettes. I would love to see you pick a palette, your pencils and creating the cheat sheet, the final pencils selection and then the actual coloring.

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  • powermom74

    Thanks. This is very helpful

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  • Shelley Tappan

    Thank you! I love that idea. I am wondering if you could do a video that shows you using those colors to color a picture.

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  • Disnerdy Princess

    Great video! 👏 Another great tool for making the color palette cheat sheet is an app called Arty! It will actually tell you what pencil from the Prismacolor, Polychromos, & Luminance ranges is closest to a color. It has changed my coloring game completely, and I highly recommend it!

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  • nattyGamer

    ahhh thankyou ! just thankyou!

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  • Hilary Lloyd

    Very helpful video. Just wondering do you look at a page to colour and have an idea of a palette in mind or look at the palettes for inspiration? I'm always spending ages choosing which colours to use when starting a project! Thanks for your help

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  • Erica Sendel

    I have been doing this for a very long time. I actually print out the pages put them in sheet protectors and label the colours……

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  • Julie McCullough Hale

    Excellent. Ty.

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  • Mireille G

    Hello 👋 thanks you 😁 very much… ☺ for your video, it help me a lot in coloring… But I didn't know that we could extended the palette color.. I'm using often Pinterest but only the 4, 5 or 6 colours from color palette, but now I know… Thank you 😁 😘, and I see that it's interesting to have others brand of pencils… Good continuation… ☺

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  • Rosemarie Sawyer

    MAY I PLEASE HAVE YOUR PINTEREST LINK. 🙂

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  • Gabri’s Colorama

    Can you please show how you use the palette once you’ve chosen it? I find it very difficult to make it work harmoniously on the page.

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  • Mandy Ronaldson

    Really enjoyed this tutorial.  Thank you.  Excellent tips

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  • Alain Levaufre

    Merci, pour tous vos conseils, j'apprends beaucoup avec vous. Continuez à nous surprendre et à nous enchanter. Bizz.

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  • Julia Bos

    THAT was a SUPERtip you gave us!! I have Pinterest too and was wondering how to work with those palet-pictures you used here.
    Wow!! Thank you soooo much.Now i cab make sets of darks, mediums and lights with it.
    Hope you have a lot more of these tips🤗👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  • Sheetal Kumar

    Hi!
    I'm an artist. I'm just starting with watercolor.i have never done watercoloring before.maybe got overwhelmed.but now that I have started using it. I love it. I really enjoyed your video.
    Could you show me how to do a water colour cheat sheet?

    Thanking you
    Sheetal

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  • Jennifer Lambert

    Rachel I tried to find you on Pinterest, what popped up is blank. What did I do wrong.

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  • FernCurtis

    What a great idea! I've been keeping a "log" of the colors I've been using on each page since Dec/Jan but I love the idea of a color swatch!

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  • Linda Wrage

    This video is a huge help to me. Trying to figure out what color palette to use is one of my biggest challenges. I've been collecting color palettes on Pinterest lately but hadn't really started working with any of them. I wasn't really sure where to begin. I like the way you presented the information on your video — very informative!

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  • dlwrules

    awesome video.

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  • Marcia Lawhorn

    I wish tht I could totally understand the reason of going to all the work of making.thd chart a drug what. For some reason I simply am not understanding the why for it alli have, a hex chart.how is this different?

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  • Ingeborg van Essen

    A very helpful tutorial. Thank you Rachel. I had some trouble finding the right color pencil, but seeing you using different shades it made a lot of sense. Sometimes I use Adobe Capture so I can make my own color palette.

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  • Dana Melton

    Thank you for this tutorial. It has helped a lot. Now, I just need to start using it in a coloring page…

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  • Melissa Clair

    This is really helpful. i saw these color pallets but was still unsure about how to go about using them, and this really helped clear it up for me, so thanks!

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  • S & S and the RV Cats

    Recent subscriber here. This is a cool trick and something I think I would enjoy doing. I'm new to coloring so I'm just learning the tricks but I've enjoyed the videos of yours that I've seen so far. I'm looking forward to implementing some of your tips.

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  • tonyafromaz

    Awesome video! Thank you!

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  • Lauren Berman

    Thanks for the video. I recently discovered an iPhone App called Arty to which you can upload a photo and then use their color picker to find the matches to Polychromos, Prismacolor and Luminance pencils. Its very useful for finding pencils that match specific colors.

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  • MelittaDilemma

    https://www.coolors.co and die App "Arty" will be very useful for exactly this 🙂 Both of them are able to tell you by a photo or a colouring palette, which pencil colours you need from prisma, polycromos and copics. Not from the cryola though, but its very cool 🙂

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  • Lynn Harris

    I don’t use color palettes because I’m not always sure of my colors because I’m part color blind and cannot always tell what color is what

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  • Lynn Harris

    I’m new to your channel and love it

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  • Erica Stafford

    I need a prisma color chart

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  • jason hardy

    Nice when money seems to be no object. Wish I could afford to buy every colour pencil out there.

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  • Delores Pumphrey

    Wow…this is a great tip. I have looked at Pinterest but never got as far as what you did.  This is fantastic.  Thank you.

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  • lfc2230

    Thank you so much! I've been frustrated with choosing colors and related colors. This was exactly what I needed.

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  • pinkclassic

    💕

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  • Sherry Utah

    Great tip. Thanks!

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  • Shannon Wooters

    That's awesome you showed the color palletes I have been using those for a while now I looked up what are good retro colors one day for a page I was coloring in my flair markers and the palletes pictures came up, there was hundreds to choose from.. lol now I have alot saved in my phone and Pinterest.. thought it was neat I'm not the only one who uses them. I love all of your tips and informational videos, your coloring inspires me Everytime. 😁

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  • Fréderique MARTINEZ

    what crayola donc you use please?

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  • Hal Moni

    You need to acknowledge design-seeds.com

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  • cesar Salinas

    choose the colors and generate palettes is easy, how hard to know how to use the palette, that is, what color to use as a background, what color for the letters, etc., the video was useless

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  • Geodifey Hannah

    Thank you for the tips! Pinterest ideas are great!

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  • Andrea Flagg

    What book is that..that you show quickly underneath.. after first color pallete..but before 2nd one please. Thank you.

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  • Joyce vaughn

    Wow love the colors right on point great job I really enjoy your video I learn a lot thank you so much big creative colorful hugs to you my friend

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  • Joyce vaughn

    Are you on Facebook

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  • Sabreena Graves

    This vidoe changed they way i color for the best thank you

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  • Art By TessieJo

    I have been using Prisma colored pencils for years. Are the Crayola pencils really that good? How do they react? Thanks!

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  • Elizabeth Zelinka

    Cheat sheet is a great idea! I have been using Sarah Ranae Clark's "The Color Catalog," and I love it, but adding palettes from Pinterest is something I hadn't thought of. I will be using that. P. S., I tried to find you to follow you on Pinterest, but I couldn't find you. What name should I be searching for?

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  • chefdianenomore

    That Pinterest tip is golden! Thank you!

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  • jayteadesigns

    The best ever site for FREE color palettes, there are more than 4000 to choose from!

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  • Doreen Hyde

    Im new to this and i love the idea of a cheat sheet but unfortually my Staedtler pencils dont have numbers or names on them. So how would i use this merhod?

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  • MichelleW

    This was a huge help! Thank you!

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  • Leonora Parker

    Stunning! I learned so much.

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  • Nan Heimovics

    New sub. Great video.

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  • Jet Bernie

    What should I look for in Pinterest for your name and your boards. I just subscribed and love but you did. I go by the name Fran Post

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