Balloon manufacturers group balloons into categories by colors and finishes typically. There is no industry standard for terms used to describe different groupings of colors and finishes into categories.
- Qualatex includes 8 colors in their Standard Color line.
- Decomex has 12 colors in their Standard Color line of latex balloons and uses the terms ‘Pastel’ or ‘Deco’ to describe their balloons outside of their Standard Color line.
- Betallatex does not use the term Standard, but instead groups what would normally be standard colors into a group called ‘Fashion’ which has 14 colors.
Almost every manufacturer uses this term to describe their 8-10 most popular colors (white, yellow, orange, pink, red, blue, green)
| Standard|| Standard|| Standard|| Fashion|| Standard|
All latex balloon colors that do not have a unique finish and/or do not fit into the Standard category, are grouped by some manufacturers into one or multiple categories.
| Pastel* |
Pastel Matte or Macaroon PastelUsed to describe a line of popular pastel colors made by Sempertex (Betallatex). Other companies do make similar colors but have not categorized them.
| N/A|| |
Macaroon Pastel Matte
|N/A|| Pastel Matte|| N/A|
NeonThese are fluorescent colored balloons that can glow in the dark under a quality black light
Jewel and/or CrystalSemi-Transparent Balloons
Crystal PastelA subset of Jewel and Crystal colors made popular by Sempertex.
| N/A||Crystal Pastel|| N/A||Pure Crystal Pastel|| N/A|
Metallic and/or PearlUsed interchangeably to describe balloons with a glitter-like finish. Some companies like Qualatex break the balloons down in color sets like Pastel Pearl or Radiant Pearl.
|Metallic, Radiant Pearl,|
| Metallic|| Metallic or Pearl|| Metallic|
Chrome and/or Mirror Chrome is a patented name by Qualatex. These balloons have a rich, reflective solid color that has a metallic shine.
| Chrome|| Mirror||N/A|| Reflex|| N/A|
*Pastel: The standard definition of pastel is "a soft and delicate shade of a color." However, many manufacturers, like Decomex and Kalisan, use the term loosely by including an entire color selection that most customers would agree– is NOT a pastel color. Therefore, Bargain Balloons removes the term 'pastel' on our website to avoid confusion even though the term pastel may appear on the product packaging.