Complete List of Sharpie Marker Colors, Fine and Ultra Fine

Do you want to know ALL THE SHARPIE Fine and Ultra Fine COLORS? I have found 76 unique current Sharpie colors, 24 retired for a total of 100 color names.  This post is long overdue! But the reason it is long overdue is because it has taken me a while to figure out all the Sharpie colors. Why? It is because there is not one box of Sharpies that has all the colors, the color names are not on the markers and the color names are not always listed on the packaging. What I have had to do to find all these colors is buy the packs that have the names on the sides and find out from there what the colors are. 

There are some retired colors from past boxes, but I cannot get ahold of them and people cannot buy them. If they are rereleased, I will add them to the list. 

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Click here to get this chart and a swatch chart!

The current Sharpie marker colors are: valley girl violet, ultra violet, boysenberry, magenta, power pink, electric pink, berry, rocket fuel red, jellie pink, neon pink, ruby, pink, jupiter red, solar flare red, red, racey red, pink lemonade, peach, orion orange, optic orange, leg warmer orange, neon orange, tangerine, banana clip yellow, yellow, neon yellow, almond, supersonic yellow, martian green, venus green, lime, neon green, galaxy green, green, mint, argyle green, aqua, jetset jade, emerald, nano blue, turquoise, saffire, blue ice, neon blue, brilliant blue, surf, techno blue, blue, navy, sky, intergalactic indigo, purple, lilac, metallic gold, metallic bronze, brown, black, dark matter gray, slate gray, celestial gray, metallic silver, purple fluorite, tanzanite, peacock blue, teal tiger's eye, jasper green, amber, cabochon coral, rose quartz, citrine, aquamarine, geode, violet chalcedony, light blue topaz, and lavender mica.

Here is the swatch chart I created for all the Sharpie colors. It can be used to track which Sharpies are in a collection and easily find out which ones are needed. All the Sharpie colors have distinct caps that usually match up with one another. I did find an oddity in the Cosmic Color set. The color caps for magenta and sky do not match up. The ink color is the same. 


Click here to get this swatch chart.

To understand all the colors Sharpie offers it is necessary to understand how the release history. Sharpie has long been around for a very long time. It was introduced in 1964 and was touted as a marker that could write on anything. In 1979 new colors were introduced, blue, brown and green. They started to expand their color line up from there. Right now Sharpie is focusing on standard packs of individual colors, 8, 12 and 24 and specialty themed sets that range from 5 markers to 115. They also expanded their tip selections. I have listed where each color comes currently in the information below. In 2003 they started introducing limited editions with unique colors.

The big question is: How does one get all the colors? I wish there was a box where all the colors could be found, but for now a bunch of different packs must be purchased and there will be many duplicates! All the colors can be purchased with by getting the 45 collection, Mystic Gems and the 115 collection, but that is a lot of money. I have the 45 collection and a bunch of others. I am hoping to get my hands on all of them! Some of the colors can be bought open stock too at stores such as Michael's and JoAnn Fabrics. Here is a chart that list what colors come in each box.

There is also no fanfare for releasing new colors or retiring colors. Who knows what colors will disappear this year?

Here are all the packs with what colors are in them. There are specialty sets that come out at the holidays, but I have not listed them because they are usually only available for a short time.

Standard 8

  • Black, Yellow, Purple, Red, Green, Brown, Orange, Blue, Aqua, Berry, Lime, and Turquoise

Standard 12

  • Black, Yellow, Purple, Red, Green, Brown, Orange, Blue, Aqua, Berry, Lime, and Turquoise

Here are some themed 12 pack sets

Hero Original Colors

See above for color chart, same as standard.

  • Black, Blue, Turquoise, Aqua, Green, Lime, Yellow, Orange, Berry, Red, Purple, and Brown

Hero Vibrant Colors

  • Slate Grey, Brilliant Blue, Nano Blue, Jetset Jade, Mint, Supersonic Yellow, Tangerine, Jellie Pink, Magenta, Racey Red, Ultra Violet, and Valley Girl Violet

Ultimate Collection Boxes

The Ultimate Collection Boxes are my favorite. They come in beautifully decorated boxes that are easy to display and store all the Sharpies. I may end up getting the 115 count box, taking out the Sharpies in it and putting in all the unique colors to display!

45 Ulitmate Collection

This set contains 34 unique colors. This box contains many colors that can not be found in the 72 and 115 count boxes. I have specified with on the chart an F for Fine Markers and UF for Ultra Fine markers. 


  • Fine
    • black, celestial gray, slate gray, dark matter gray, lilac, purple, intergalactic indigo, navy, blue, aqua, green, galaxy green, lime, martian green, venus green, yellow, orange, orion orange, solar flare red, red, pink lemonade, magenta, brown, rocket fuel red, jupiter red
  • Ultra Fine
    • black, celestial gray, dark matter gray, valley girl violet, boysenberry, intergalactic indigo, blue ice, sky, galaxy green, mint, venus green, martian green, banana clip yellow, tangerine, peach, solar flare red, orion orange, rocket fuel red, pink, jupiter red

72 Ultimate Collection 

This set contains 48 unique colors. All the colors in this box are available in the 115 count box. It does have a pretty Van Goh design that makes me want to get it. I have specified with on the chart an F for Fine Markers and UF for Ultra Fine markers. 


  • Fine
    • racey red, red, optic orange, orange, tangerine, peach, yellow, super sonic yellow, lime, green, jetset jade, aqua, sky blue, turquoise, nano blue, blue ice, brilliant blue, surf, blue, navy, purple, ultra violet, boysenberry, berry, power pink, electric pink, pink, pink lemonade, almond, brown, slate gray, black, neon orange, neon yellow, neon green, neon blue, neon pink
  • Ultra Fine
    • racey red, red, orange, leg warmer orange, tangerine, yellow, supersonic yellow, lime, green, argyle green, mint, aqua, blue ice, turquoise, surf, blue, techno blue, navy, purple, valley girl violet, lilac, boysenberry, berry, magenta, jellie pink, pink, brown, slate gray, black, metallic bronze times 2, metallic gold x 2, metallic silver x 2

115 Ultimate Collection

This box contains 49 unique colors. Right now this is the best box to get to get a bunch of different Sharpie colors. I have specified with on the chart an F for Fine Markers, UF for Ultra Fine, TT for Twin Tip and C for Chisel markers. 


  • Fine
    • racey red, red, optic orange, orange, leg warmer orange, tangerine, peach, yellow, banana clip yellow, super sonic yellow, lime, green, argyle green, mint, jetset jade, aqua green, turquoise, nano blue, brilliant blue, blue ice, sky blue, surf, blue, navy, techno blue, purple, ultra violet, valley girl violet, lilac, boysenberry, berry, magenta, power pink, jellie pink, electric pink, pink, pink lemonade, brown, slate grey, black, neon orange, neon yellow, neon green, neon blue, neon pink, metallic bronze x 2, metallic gold x 2, metallic silver x 4
  • Twin Tip
    • red, orange, lime, green, sky blue, turquoise, blue, navy, purple, berry, magenta, black
  • Chisel
    • red, green, turquoise, blue, navy, magenta, slate grey, black
  • Ultra Fine
    • racey red, red, optic orange, orange, leg warmer orange, tangerine, peach, yellow, banana clip yellow, super sonic yellow, lime, green, argyle green, mint, jetset jade, aqua, blue ice, sky blue, turquoise, nano blue, brilliant blue, blue x 2, navy, techno blue, purple, ultra violet, valley girl violet, lilac, boysenberry, berry, magenta, power pink, jellie pink, electric pink, pink, pink lemonade, almond, brown, slate grey, black x 2
Specialty Packs and Colors

In 2003 Sharpie started releasing limited edition packs starting with Earth Tones. After that they released Nature Tones, Summer splash, Caribbean, Couleurs Café, Pastels, 80’s Glam in 2012, Electro Pop and Color Burst. This year they are releasing Mystic Gems in 14 new colors! One of the most confusing things about these sets is they sell them in various sizes and for various tips and the colors can differ. I have tried to list the biggest box size available with the unique colors listed. Sometimes the colors disappear and sometimes they stay around and are put in other boxes or packs. It is a real mystery which ones will Stay or go.

Mystic Gems 24

The Mystic Gems come in 12,  20 and 24 containing other colors mixed in. There are 14 unique colors. The 20 packs have only 5 Mystic Gems. The 12 has all Mystic Gems and the 24 all 14 with 10 other colors included.

  • Red, Cabochon Coral, Orion Orange, Amber, Green, Jasper Green, Teal Tiger's Eye, Peacock Blue, Blue, Tanzanite, Purple Fluorite, Purple, Black, Pink, Rose Quartz, Peach, Citrine, Mint, Geode Green, Aquamarine, Light Blue Topaz, Violet Chalcedony, Lavender Mica, and Celestial Gray

Electro Pop

These are the unique Electro Pop colors.

  • ultra violet, nano blue, optic orange, techno blue, electric pink

Here is what is in the 25 Fine Electro Pop Pack.


  • yellow, lime, slate gray, techno blue, purple, blue, blue ice, electric pink, sky, optic orange, nano blue, brown, boysenberry, pink lemonade, green, peach, black, ultra violet, turquoise, magenta, red, orange, navy, mint, berry

Here is what is in the 34 Ultra Fine Electro Pop pack


  • lilac, jetset jade, electric pink, almond, slate gray, tangerine, red, green, lime, ultra violet, navy, mint, power pink, brown, peach, berry, turquoise, yellow, black, aqua, purple, techno blue, yellow, pink, blue, sky, brilliant blue, optic orange, boysenberry, nano blue, orange, blue ice, racey red, magenta, super sonic yellow

Color Burst

Here are the colors in the Fine and Ultra Fine Color Burst Packs.


  • Power Pink, Racey Red, Supersonic Yellow, Jetset Jade, Brilliant Blue, Aqua, Berry, Black, Blue, Blue Ice, Brown, Green, Lime, Magenta, Mint, Navy, Orange, Peach, Pink Lemonade, Purple, Red, Slate Gray, Turquoise Blue, and Yellow

Cosmic Colors

Here are the colors in the Fine Cosmic colors pack.


  • boysenberry, magenta, rocket fuel red, jupiter red, solar flare red, red, peach, orange, orion orange, yellow, green, galaxy green, venus green, martian green, aqua, blue, navy, sky, brown, lilac, intergalactic indigo, black, dark matter gray, celestial gray

Here are the colors in the Ultra Fine Cosmic Colors pack. I think it is slightly different including jellie pink instead of magenta and sky blue instead of sky because the caps are different colors.


  • boysenberry, jellie pink, rocket fuel red, jupiter red, solar flare red, red, peach, orange, orion orange, yellow, green, galaxy green, venus green, martian green, aqua, blue, navy, sky blue, brown, lilac, intergalactic indigo, black, dark matter gray, celestial gray

Neon

  • neon orange, neon yellow, neon green, neon blue, neon pink

Metallic

  • metallic ruby, metallic emerald, metallic sapphire, metallic silver, metallic bronze, metallic gold

80's Glam

  • valley girl violet, jellie pink, leg warmer orange, argyle green, banana clip yellow
Pastel

  • sky blue, pink, lilac, peach, mint

Retired Packs

For the retired boxes I do not have swatches of the old color names, but I have included what was in each box. Thank you for documenting these 2old2color! Thank you Jason Cospelich for your careful research so I could complete this list.

The officially retired colors from Sharpie are: burgundy, marigold, olive, plum, brick red, dandelion, ocean blue, spruce green, kiwi, coconut, flamingo, lime daiquiri, stingray, blueberry, early gray, hibiscus tea, mocha, rain shower, clover, pumpkin, rose, violet, teal blue and pomegranate. Let me know if there are others. The retired ones are in italics.

Nature Tones (2003)

  • burgundy, marigold, navy, olive, plum

Earth Tones (2004)

  • brick red, dandelion, ocean blue, slate gray, spruce green

Summer Splash (2006)

  • almond, blue ice, boysenberry, kiwi, pink lemonade
Wild Flowers (2006)
  • rain shower, clover, pumpkin, rose, violet

Couleurs Cafe (2008)

  • blueberry, early gray, hibiscus tea, mocha, pomegranate

Caribbean (2009)

  • coconut, flamingo, lime daiquiri, stingray, surf
Special Release (2015)
  • teal blue
Wood Touch UP, not official retired colors, but retired product
  • Light Brown, Medium Brown, Dark Brown

12 comments:

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING THIS!!! I have been trying to get the color names for my Sharpies forever and have only managed to identify a few. This has made my week!

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  2. I don't understand how Bic can put actual color names on their markers, but Sharpie, a company known for their color range, cannot do the same.
    If a name is too much, then how about a color number?
    The only way I've been able to identify 14 of the 37 Sharpies that I have is because I bought them singularly and left the UPC sticker on it that had the color name!
    I had bought the 80's Glam set and used another marker to write the color on the barrels and then sealed the names with a thin coat of resin. I used that set so much that I used them up while other Sharpies I've had for a few years are still sitting in their various cups.
    I think fans of Sharpies should get a petition going that states how important it is to us that The markers have a color name or number on them. State that they did it on the Silver, Gold & Bronze Metallic set and the holiday Red & Green Metallic set, so it can't be that hard to do. Then send the hard copy to Sharpie Corp.
    It has to be a hard copy over electronic to show them page after page of fan signatures wanting the names on.
    I think I'll do a test on my Twitter account tonight just to see how many agree.
    What do you think? Has it already been done and Sharpie ignored it?

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  3. There’s a set I believe was called “Wildflower” (or perhaps “Wildflowers.” It included

    • rose;
    • pumpkin;
    • clover;
    • rainshower; and
    • violet

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  4. Another set included
    rose
    pumpkin
    clover
    rainshower
    violet

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  5. The pastel set also included tangerine and (though it isn’t what you’d think of as a pastel) magenta.

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  6. I've been keeping track too, but *FUDGE* I can't make custom colors in my mobile Google sheets app. I've counted now officially 100 different colors! O.O!!
    Where or how may I show you my spreadsheet?

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  7. Thank you, thank you so very much. One would think Sharpie would have done what you have. You have made fantastic and organized lists and charts. Thank you again!

    Happy coloring to you
    R.A.Crutcher

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  8. These lists are fantastic, thank you! Question, and maybe you have answered it and I missed it, so my apologies if I am asking you to repeat yourself...what do the numbers below the color names in each chart represent?

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    2. Hex color codes and equivalent RGB (red, green, blue) decimal codes. Google hex codes and you’ll get a plethora of info explaining. 😁

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    3. Hex codes and equivalent RGB (red, green, blue) decimal codes. Google hex codes for a plethora of info.😁

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  9. Hex color codes and equivalent RGB (red, green, blue) decimal codes. Google hex codes and you’ll get a plethora of info explaining. 😁

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