One of the most common frustrations for the pastelist is achieving deep, dark color without compromising on color brilliance and richness. Many brands simply add black to their colors, and the result is a dark but gray value. With Henri Roche, you don’t have to be afraid of the dark! This is a color wheel assortment of some of the darkest values Roche has to offer. The colors are deep and intense without losing their luminosity. We are frequently asked why Henri Roche pastels are so expensive. Its pretty simple, Henri Roche pastel sticks are virtually pure pigment sticks. You will find that Henri Roche pastels are very unique in color, texture and feel. Henri Roche pastels are formulated with a greater concentration of pigment then most pastels. Roche pastels will feel like painting with pure, unadulterated, saturated pigments.