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Paint Range Compatibility Chart

Paint Comparison Chart

Unable to find a paint that you used to use? Has something been discontinued? Want to find the equivalent paint in a different range? Here is the ultimate painting matrix, comparing the games workshop Citadel paints with every known equivalent. Please note, hex codes are all approximate - double check before you get a batch of paint made up to match that colour!

Colour New Citadel***** Old Citadel Vallejo Game Color Vallejo Model Color Rackham Reaper Master Privateer Press P3**** Coat D'arms*** Hex Code
  White Scar Skull White* Dead White (001) White (951) Eternal White (1) Pure White (9039) Morrow white White (101) FFFFFF
  Ceramite White Smelly Primer* White Primer (002) Foundation White (919)   Brush-on Primer (9108) Menoth white Highlight Grey Primer (141) FFFFFF
  Kislev flesh Pallid Flesh* Pale Flesh (003) Light Flesh (928) Pearly Flesh (31) Rosy Highlight (9069) Ryn Flesh Flesh (213) EEC8C7
  Bestigor Flesh Elf Flesh* Elf Skintone (004) Flat Flesh (955) Craggy Skin (30) Rosy Highlight ** (9069)   Elven Flesh (123) F7BD7B
  Dorn yellow** Bad Moon Yellow* Bad Moon Yellow (005) Lemon Yellow (952)   Clear Yellow (9095)   Dusky Yellow (146) FFF700
  Flash Gitz Yellow Sunburst Yellow* Sunblast Yellow (006) Flat Yellow (953) Lahn Yellow (40) Sun Yellow (9008)   Sun Yellow (103) FFE700
  Yriel Yellow Golden Yellow* Gold Yellow (007) Golden Yellow (948) Royal Yellow (39) Marigold Yellow (9007)   Golden Yellow (159) FFCE00
  Tallarn Sand Desert Yellow* Desert Yellow (063) Dark Yellow (978)   Faded Khaki (9129)     9C8855
  Fire Dragon Bright Fiery Orange * Orange Fire (008) Light Orange (911) Merin's Fire (38) Fire Orange (9006)   Flame Orange (105) FF7B00
  Troll Slayer Orange Blazing Orange* Hot Orange (009) Scarlet (817) Fusion Red (37) Phoenix Red (9005)   Burnt Orange (147) FF3108
  Evil Sunz Scarlet Blood Red* Bloody Red (010) Vermillion (909) Rackham Red (36) Clear Red (9094)   Blood Red (104) CE0018
  Wazdakka Red Red Gore* Gory Red (011) Cavalry Brown (982) Natural Leather (34) Carnage Red (9135)   Vampire Red (129) 940008
  Khorne Red Scab Red* Scarlett Red (012) Carmine Red (908) Arcavia Red (35) Deep Red (9002)     990033
  XV-88 Terracotta* Terracotta (065)     Clotted Red (9134) Bootstrap leather   793721
  Emperor's Children Tentacle Pink* Squid Pink (013) Pink (958) Friend Flesh (33) Pale Violet ** (9027) Carnal Pink Shocking Pink (144) EF9CB5
  Screamer Pink Warlock Purple* Warlord Purple (014) Magenta (945) Celestial Pink (46) Pale Violet Red (9027)   Warlock Purple (157) 9C004A
  Xereus Purple Liche Purple* Hexed Lichen (015) Royal Purple (810) Divine Purple (6) Clear Plum (9132) Beaten Purple (93051) Poison Purple (118) 5A005A
    Imperial Purple* Royal Purple (016) Royal Purple (810)   Deep Amethyst (9079)   Amethest Purple (160) 562F7E
    Nauseating Blue * Sick Blue (017) Violet ** (960)   Clear Purple (9099)   Nauseous Blue (162) 412A7A
    Storm Blue * Stormy Blue (018) Blue (925) Migol Blue (5) Ritterlich Blue ** (9115)     27357E
    Midnight Blue* Night Blue (019) Dark sea blue Abyssal Blue (3) Ultramarine Shadow (9187)   000031
  Kantor Blue Regal Blue* Imperial Blue (020) Dark Prussian blue   Brilliant Blue (9116)   Royal Blue (110) 08085A
  Caledor Sky Enchanted Blue* Magic Blue (021) Dark Blue (930) Ephren Blue (4) Cyan Blue ** (9117)   Wizard Blue (114) 31639C
  Altdorf Guard Blue Ultramarine Blue Ultra Marine Blue (022) Ultramarine (839) Wizard Blue ** (7) Ultramarine Highlight ** (9189)   Marine Blue (148) 29397B
  Lothern Blue Ice Blue Ice Blue (095) Azure ** (902) Glacier Blue (9)       6B9CCE
  Teclis blue Lightning Bolt Blue * Electric Blue (023) Sky Blue (961) Sacred Blue ** (8) Sky Blue ** (9018)   High Elf Blue (117) 8BB9DD
  Sotek Green Hawk Turquoise Falcon Turquoise (024) Light Turquoise (840) Precious Blue (12) Marine Teal (9077)   Aquamarine (132) 006B5A
    Vile Green * Foul Green (025) Park Green Flat (969) Antique Green (13)       82C59C
    Jade Green* Jade Green (026) Light Turquoise (840)   Reptilian Greens Triad ** (9184/9185/9186)   Jade Green** (158) 069B7D
    Scaly Green * Scurf Green (027) Emerald (838) Chitin Green (19) Clear Viridian (9131)     026B67
  Caliban Green Dark Angels Green* Dark Green (028) Deep Green (970) Diisha Green (18) Pine Green ** (9010) Gnarls Green ** Dark Elf Green (111) 005221
  Warpstone Glow Snot Green* Sick Green (029) Intermediate Green (891) Avagddu Green (17) Clear Green (9096)   Bogey Green (121) 106B21
  Warboss Green Goblin Green* Goblin Green (030) Pastel Green (885) Chasm Green (16) Field Green ** (9167)   Goblin Green (108) 63B521
  Elysian Green Camo Green* Camouflage Green (031) Olive Green (967)   Camoflage Green ** (9177)     A5A542
  Moot Green Scorpion Green* Scorpy Green (032) Light Green (942) Quithayran Green (14) Pale Green (9012)   Scorpion Green (152) A5D610
    Bilious Green * Livery Green (033) Yellow Green ** (954) Mystic Green (15) Spring Green ** (9146)     A9D171
  Castellan Green Catachan Green* Cayman Green (067) Olive Grey (888)   Muddy Olive (9034)     455440
  Ushabti Bone Bleached Bone* Bonewhite (034) Buff (976) Wildcat Gray ** (42) Yellowed Bone (9143) Menoth white base Bone (112) EFD9A8
  Nurgling Green Rotting Flesh* Dead Flesh (035) Green sky Dead Flesh (11) Pale Olive (9036) Jack Bone Putrid Green (125) E7EFC6
  Bronzed Flesh * Bronze Flesh (036) Dark Flesh (927)   Burnt Orange ** (9111)   Tanned Flesh (115) F7944A
  Tau Light Ochre Vomit Brown* Filthy Brown (037) Beige Red ** Tanned Skin (29) Tanned Leather (9031) Rucksack tan Bilious Brown (130) DE9408
    Leprous Brown* Scrofulous Brown (038) Gold Brown (877)   Saffron Sunset ** (9182)   Leprous Brown (156) D88E2D
  Zamesi Desert Bubonic Brown* Plague Brown (039) Yellow Ochre (913) Forgotten Gold (25) Palomino Gold (9074) Moldy ochre Festering Brown (126) C68400
  Balor Brown Snakebite Leather* Cobra Leather /Leather Brown (040) Brown Sand (876) Kalliene Yellow (23) Chestnut Gold (9073)   Barbarian Leather (116) 9C6B08
  Ratskin Flesh Dwarf Flesh* Dwarf Skin (041) Brown Sand   Rosy Skin (9068)   Dwarven Flesh (124) F78C5A
  Skrag Brown Vermin Brown* Parasite Brown (042) Orange Brown (981) Syhar Soil (24) Chestnut Brown ** (9071)   Rat Brown (119) 843910
  Mournfang Brown Bestial Brown* Beasty Brown (043) Flat Brown (984) Soil of Avagddu (22) Intense Brown (9138) Bloodtracker brown Hairy Brown (120) 663300
  Steel Legion Drab Graveyard Earth* Earth (062) US field drab   Uniform Brown (9127) Gun corps Brown   655138
  Karak Stone Kommando Khaki* Khaki (061) German Cam. Beige WWII (821)   Terran Khaki (9122)     9B8C7B
  Doombull Brown Dark Flesh* Dark Fleshtone (044) Mahogany Brown (846) Beastly Flesh (21) Chestnut Brown (9071)     630808
  Bugman's Glow Tanned Flesh * Tan (066)     Antique Rose (9139) Khardic Flesh   A95C3E
  Rhinox Hide Scorched Brown* Charred Brown (045) Burnt Umber (941) Dirty Leather (20) Muddy Brown (9028) Umbral umber   390008
  Ulthian grey Ghostly Grey * Ghost Grey (046) Flat Aluminum (993)   Ghost White (9063)     C3C6CD
  Fenrisian Grey Space Wolves Grey* Wolf Grey (047) Pale Greyblue (907)   Snow Shadow (9021)   Lupin Grey (151) CEDEE7
  The Fang Shadow Grey* Sombre Grey (048) Oxford Blue (807)   Twilight Blue (9020)   Shadow Grey (150) 4E5067
  Administratum Grey Fortress Grey* Stonewall Grey (049) Pale Grey Blue (907) Sharp Gray (43) Weathered Stone (9087)     B5B5B5
  Dawnstone Codex Grey* Cold Grey (050) Basalt Grey (869) Gray of Darkness (45) Rainy Grey (9038)     999999
  Abaddon Black Chaos Black* Chaos Black / Black (051) Black (950) Accursed Black (2) Pure Black (9037) Thamar Black Black (102) 000000
  Runefang Steel Mithril Silver* Mithril Silver / Silver (052) Silver (997) Polished Silver (49) Polished Silver (9054) Quicksilver Enchanted Silver (106) B5B5BD
  Ironbreaker Chainmail* Chain Mail (053) Natural Steel (864)   Honed Steel (9053) Cold steel Chainmail (109) 7B737B
  Leadbelcher Boltgun Metal* Gunmetal / Gunmetal Metal (054) Gunmetal Grey (863)   Shadowed Steel (9052) Pig Iron Gun Metal (142) 393939
  Auric Armour Gold Burnished Gold* Glorious Gold (056) Gold (996)   New Gold (9051) Brass Balls **   E7BD42
  Gehenna's Gold Shining Gold* Polished Gold (055) Old Gold (878)   Antique Gold (9050) Solid Gold Bright Gold (107) CCCC33
  Hashut Copper Dwarf Bronze* Bright Bronze (057) Bronze (998)   Ancient Bronze (9049) Molten bronze Dwarven Bronze (143) 9C5221
  Runelord brass Brazen Brass * Brassy Brass (058) Brass (801)   Tarnished Brass ** (9198)   Brass (131) 735A21
  Brass scorpion Beaten Copper * Hammered Copper (059) Copper (999)   Coppery Orange (9102)     73372D
  Warplock Bronze Tin Bitz* Tinny Tin (060)     Scorched Metal (9125)   Magic Metal (113) 393121
    Black Ink * Black Ink (94)           000000
    Dark Green Ink * Green Ink (89)           108473
    Flesh Wash *           Ink Wash - Flesh (133) CE8C42
    Magenta Ink *             513D3C
    Purple Ink * Violet Ink (87)           513D3C
  Mechanicus Standard Grey Adeptus Battlegrey* Heavy Grey ** Basalt Grey   Military Green** Great Coat Grey   7C8286
  Celestra Grey Astronomicon Grey* Heavy Bluegrey (144) Pale Blue Grey (905)   Weathered Stone (9087) frostbite   96A5A9
  Mournfang Brown Calthan Brown* Heavy Siena (154) Flat Brown (984)   Dark Highlight (9042)     6D5044
  Stormvermin Fur Charadon Granite* Heavy Charcoal (155) German Grey (995)   Pure Black (9103)** Bastion grey   4D4A4A
  Rakarth Flesh Dheneb Stone* Heavy Warmgrey **(148)           B9ADA1
  Deathworld Forest Gretchin Green* Heavy Khaki (149) Russian Uniform   Worn Olive (9159)     6A6445
  Daemonette Hide Hormagaunt Purple* Heavy Violet (142) Violet (960)   Nightshade Purple (9022)     4F566C
  Averland Sunset Iyanden Darksun* Heavy Goldbrown (151) Goldbrown (877)   Green Ochre (9128) Sulferic yellow   9C8A53
  Baneblade Brown Khemri Brown* Heavy Brown (153) Green Brown   Woodstain Brown (9160)     705E48
  Loren Forest Knarloc Green* Heavy Green (146) Luftwaffe Ca. Green (823)   Olive Drab (9158)     434F38
  Jokaero Orange Macharius Solar Orange* Heavy Orange (152) German Orange (805)   Phoenix Red (9005)     A4593D
  Mephiston Red Mechrite Red* Heavy Red (141) Red (926)   Clotted Red (9134)     793638
  Macragge Blue Mordian Blue* Heavy Blue (143) Prussian Blue (965)   Breonne Blue (9055)     2D567C
  Kantor Blue Necron Abyss*             273E51
  Waaagh! flesh Orkhide Shade* Heavy Blackgreen (147) Black Green (980)   Jungle Moss (9082)     384E49
  Balor Brown Tausept Ochre* Heavy Ochre (150) Ochre Brown (856)   Half Orc Highlight (9204)     976F3C
  Cadian Fleshtone Tallarn Flesh* Heavy Skintone (140) Brown Rose   Leather Brown (9030)     8D736C
  Drakenhof Nightshade Asurmen Blue Wash* Blue Shade Wash (73207)           273E51
  Carroburg Crimson Baal Red Wash* Red Shade Wash (73206)           630808
  Nuln Oil Badab Black Wash* Black Wash (73201)       Armor Wash   0
  Agrax Earthshade Devlan Mud Wash* Umber Shade Wash (73203)           393121
  Seraphim Sepia Gryphonne Sepia Wash* Sepia Wash (73200)           843910
  Druchii Violet Leviathan Purple Wash* **** Pale Grey Shade Wash (73202)           842994
  Reikland Fleshshade Ogryn Flesh Wash* Fleshtone Shade Wash (73204)           CE8C42
  Biel-Tan Green Thraka Green Wash* Green Shade Wash (73205)           434F38


(* = discontinued, ** = approximate, *** = coat d'arms match the OLD citadel colours so there might be some difference. Shining gold has the most noticeable difference,
**** P3 Paints did not really match very closely with the old GW range, but a detailed explanation of each paint can be found here: http://www.brushthralls.com/pre-painting-prep/color-theory-10p3.html
***** GW's new range matches with the old range are the matches claimed by GW. However, many of the paints do not match very closely at all and some mixing will be required to get close to the original colours. If you are trying to match old GW with new GW, you'd be better just getting Vallejo game color or coat d'arms for the closest match )

References

This table has been compiled using data from the following sources:

http://home.att.net/~katamaran/vallejo.html
http://myminiaturepainting.com/conversion/citadelgame.html
http://www.nugaming.com/html/vallejo_paints.html#CitadelVallajoConversionTable
http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi-bin/_modelis_carta.asp?p1=ing&p2=modelcolor&p3=1&p4=0
http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi-bin/_modelis_info.asp?p1=ing&p2=modelcolor&p3=1#modelcolorinfo
http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi-bin/_modelis_carta.asp?p1=ing&p2=gamecolor
http://www.ttfxmedia.com/vallejo/cgi-bin/_modelis_info.asp?p1=ing&p2=gamecolor&p3=1#gamecolorinfo
http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.uk?do=List_Models&code=300952&orignav=300810
http://colors.silicon-dragons.com/full_line.php
http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/paint.htm
http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?s=c770bc029dd218be5d17fff14fecefeb&showtopic=17678&st=0&p=266494&#entry266494
http://www.dakkadakka.com/s/i/at/at2/2010/4/8/d08819ffe37e45c97ce2e5b4770e92a7_4435.jpeg
http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/media/e588d28183cec31ffd6dcee6d3718fc3.cms/equivalencias-rev05.pdf



http://www.wargamesfoundry.com - also do a range of similar to Citadel paints, will update when can get chance.

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/media/ffaec40fee318838a2ede0a267faef4e.cms/cc072-rev10.pdf has an equivalency chart for Vallejo Game Colour, Vallejo Model Colour and Reaper Master Series paints to the new Citadel paint line.

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