I have wanted to discuss LEGO® colours more often on this blog but it's a horribly complicated subject. Thankfully there are those far more qualified than I - one is Ryan Howerter, who you may know from his charming Record Store, now on LEGO Ideas. His Flickr stream (eldeeem) is a fascinating mix of gorgeous builds, graphic design and of course colours - or should I say colors, given Ryan hails from the US. Recently Ryan has produced several valuable resources for AFOLs, which he explains for us today. But for the ease of your future reference, I'll list them up front:
There are always more LEGO colors than you expect.
With the help of a few other AFOLs, I’ve been attempting to catalogue every color that LEGO has produced. I’m not the first to do this (see Peeron, Isodomos, BrickLink, Brickset, LDraw…), but in combining the existing lists and frequent updates I hope to have a reference for the AFOL community that is as complete as possible.