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.

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
Other
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 Pastel
Used 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
These are fluorescent colored balloons that can glow in the dark under a quality black light
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 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.

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