TOHO Color Number Suffixes

Use the charts below to gain a better understanding of the TOHO color numbers and their suffixes! It’s a clever system used to show and define the subtle differences between each shade of a particular standard (or base) color. This will be very handy to have while shopping and picking out color palettes and designing. Click on the charts to download them for your reference at home or to keep in your beading studio!

An extra tidbit: When there’s a “BD” as the color number suffix, is has special meaning to indicate that the color “has more blue” than the standard or base color. So for example, TOHO Color# 27BD is more blue than 27B.