Balloon manufacturers will group balloons into categories by colors and finishes and there are no industry standards for terms used to describe the different groupings of colors and finishes into categories.

For Example: 

  • 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.


 

Qualatex

Kalisan

Decomex

Betallatex

Tuftex

Standard: 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.

 Fashion

Retro

and 

Pastel*

 Pastel* 

or 

Deco

 Fashion

or

Deluxe

 Designer

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

Neon

Neon

N/A

N/A

Neon

N/A

Jewel and/or Crystal: Semi-Transparent Balloons

Jewel

Crystal

Crystal

Crystal

Crystal

Crystal Pastel: A subset of Jewel and Crystal colors made popular by Sempertex.

 N/A

Crystal Pastel

 N/A

Pure Crystal Pastel

 N/A

Metallic and/or Pearl: Used 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,

or

 Pastel Pearl

 Metallic

 Metallic or Pearl

 Metallic

or 

 Pearl

Metallic

Chrome: Made by Qualatex. These balloons became so popular, other companies have introduced similar balloons using other names.

 Chrome

 Mirror

Coming Soon

 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.