Which Color Paas Tablet Is Purple? Which is Red? Which is Pink?


Today I post what will surely come to be my most-referenced post of all time. Last year after yet again being annoyed that we couldn’t tell which color Paas Easter-egg tablet matched with which color I did something: I took pictures of every tablet, and how it looked mixed with vinegar or water, and how the resulting egg looked. I share that information with you here and now. In this way we can maybe prevent the catastrophe of that one tablet that’s supposed to be mixed with vinegar instead of hot water for some reason, only to find you used the other tablet of basically the same color and now everybody is shouting and there aren’t enough of those little plastic ones that wrap around the egg with a complicated scene instead and Easter is just ruined.

Colors are a hard thing to reproduce online, so I took pictures of as much as I could with a can of Coke Zero Sugar, so you can use that as reference. See if you can spot the moment when I realized I was letting the tablets be shaded by the soda can and swapped their placement!

Also there was a six-tablet Paas packet, and a nine-tablet Paas packet. I’ll label which is which. The nine-tablet packet is all the stuff from the six-tablet package, plus an extra package of three more colors. I took a picture of the six normal dye tablets before we started mixing things up, but I didn’t think to take a picture of the extra three tablets. So, well, good luck with those.

And because I forgot to mention: all the eggs were dyed to about the same length of time. It was about three minutes, although I can’t say precisely how long. I remember the fact that I timed it by some piece of music that came on the iPod but I don’t remember which song it was. Well, check my or my love’s iPods and pick a song that seems like it would have been on when we were dyeing eggs last year and there you go.

The pack of six normal dye tablets.
The pack of six normal dye tablets.

The nine eggs, as they look when they're getting more dry.
The nine eggs, as they look when they’re getting more dry.

The dyes which produced these eggs, in the same positions.
The dyes which produced these eggs, in the same positions.


The first extra-color tablet.

First, green-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.
First, green-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.

First, green, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks green.
First, green, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks green.

First egg from the extra color packet. From the green tablet. Looks green
First egg from the extra color packet. From the green tablet. Looks green


The second extra-color tablet.

Second, pink-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.
Second, pink-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.

Second, pink, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks pink.
Second, pink, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks pink.

Second egg from the extra color packet. From the pink-ish tablet. Made with water rather than vinegar because we couldn't figure out which one was pink and that's how this all got started.
Second egg from the extra color packet. From the pink-ish tablet. Made with water rather than vinegar because we couldn’t figure out which one was pink and that’s how this all got started.


The third extra-color tablet.

Third, blue-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.
Third, blue-looking dye tablet from the extra color packet.

Third, blue, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks blue.
Third, blue, tablet from the extra color packet, stirred in. Looks blue.

Third egg from the extra color packet. From the blue tablet. Looks blue.
Third egg from the extra color packet. From the blue tablet. Looks blue.



And now from the regular tablets. The first regular-color tablet.

First, orange-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet. I finally thought to put it on the better-lit side of the Coke Zero can.
First, orange-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet. I finally thought to put it on the better-lit side of the Coke Zero can.

First, orange, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks yellow.
First, orange, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks yellow.

First egg from the regular color packet. From the orange tablet. Looks yellow.
First egg from the regular color packet. From the orange tablet. Looks yellow.


The second regular-color tablet.

Second, purple or dark-blue-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.
Second, purple or dark-blue-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.

Second, purple or dark-blue, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks blue.
Second, purple or dark-blue, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks blue.

Second egg from the regular color packet. From the purple or dark-blue tablet. Looks like a darker blue from the one in the extra packet.
Second egg from the regular color packet. From the purple or dark-blue tablet. Looks like a darker blue from the one in the extra packet.


The third regular-color tablet.

Third, reddish-to-purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.
Third, reddish-to-purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.

Third, red-to-purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks orange.
Third, red-to-purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks orange.

Third egg from the regular color packet. From the red-to-purple tablet. Looks red-to-orange.
Third egg from the regular color packet. From the red-to-purple tablet. Looks red-to-orange.


The fourth regular-color tablet.

Fourth, blue-green-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.
Fourth, blue-green-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.

Fourth, blue-green, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks blue or dark green.
Fourth, blue-green, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks blue or dark green.

Fourth egg from the regular color packet. From the blue-green tablet. Looks blue-green or maybe teal.
Fourth egg from the regular color packet. From the blue-green tablet. Looks blue-green or maybe teal.


The fifth regular-color tablet.

Fifth, purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.
Fifth, purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.

Fifth, purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks dark blue or purple.
Fifth, purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks dark blue or purple.

Fifth egg from the regular color packet. From the purple tablet. Looks purple.
Fifth egg from the regular color packet. From the purple tablet. Looks purple.


The sixth regular-color tablet.

Sixth, lighter reddish-purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.
Sixth, lighter reddish-purple-looking dye tablet from the regular color packet.

Sixth, reddish-purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks orange.
Sixth, reddish-purple, tablet from the regular color packet. Looks orange.

Sixth egg from the regular color packet. From the lighter reddish-purple tablet. Looks yellow-orange.
Sixth egg from the regular color packet. From the lighter reddish-purple tablet. Looks yellow-orange.

I’m not looking for a medal for providing this. I just want the satisfaction of knowing I have made everyone’s Easter-egg-dyeing events a little less shouty.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

6 thoughts on “Which Color Paas Tablet Is Purple? Which is Red? Which is Pink?”

  1. This is great, though you have it a bit wrong. You’re supposed to use either water (for pale colors) or vinegar (for vivid colors), except that it tells you to always use water for the pink one. Then it’s impossible to tell which one is “pink.”

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