List of Crayola crayon colors

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Twelve of Crayola's 170 standard crayon colors (showing Vivid Tangerine, Jungle Green, Shocking Pink, Cornflower, Vivid Violet, Silver, Tan, Brick Red, Yellow, Purple Mountains' Majesty, Blue Bell, and Tickle Me Pink)
Crayola's 13 of 50 officially retired crayon colors (showing Lemon Yellow, Violet Blue, Blue Gray, Orange Red, Maize, Raw Umber, Orange Yellow, Green Blue, Blizzard Blue, Magic Mint, Mulberry, Teal Blue, and Thistle)

Crayola crayons have come in many colors since their introduction in 1903 with 8 colors.[1] By 1905, Binney & Smith's Crayola crayon product line had reached 30 colors.[2]In 1949, the number of colors increased to 48. In 1958, the number of colors increased to 64. The 8 fluorescent colors were introduced in 1972, increasing the number of colors to 72. In 1990, the total increased to 80 colors with the introduction of 16 colors and the discontinuation of 8 colors. The 16 new colors were introduced in 1993, increasing the number of colors to 96, with their names chosen in the "Name the New Colors" contest and their names today were the winning names. The 24 new colors were introduced in 1998, increasing the number of colors to 120. While a total of 50 colors have been retired, the total number of existing colors is 170. In 2000, one color was replaced by one "retiring" color. In 2003, four colors were replaced by four "retiring" colors. [3] Along with the regular packs of crayons, there have been many specialty sets, including Silver Swirls,[4] Gem Tones,[5] Pearl Brite,[6] Metallic FX,[7] Magic Scent,[8] Silly Scents,[9] and more.

Several colors have been renamed through the years. In 1958, Prussian Blue was renamed Midnight Blue, supposedly because educators complained that children could not relate to Prussian history. Flesh was renamed Peach in 1962, reflecting the fact that flesh comes in many different colors. Indian Red was renamed Chestnut in 1999, due to concern that children might believe that the color represented the skin color of American Indians,[3] although in fact Indian red is a reddish-brown pigment from India.[3] Torch red was renamed to Scarlet in 2000. Two colors were renamed in 2005: Brink Pink was renamed to Pink Sherbert, and Cranberry was renamed to Blush. Some crayons have also been given temporary names as part of special promotions, such as the 2004 State-Your-Color Contest[10] crayons and the eight Kids' Choice Colors in the 2008 50th anniversary 64-count box.[11]

Standard colors[edit]

This is a list of the 170 standard Crayola crayon colors as of 2015. According to its chronology page, each "core color" was introduced in a specific year. The pack added shows what pack the crayon color is added in. Packs come in 4, 8, 12 [not in the U.S.], 16, 24, 32, 48, 64, 96, and 120.[3] There were 72 packs and 80 packs, but those packs are discontinued as there were discontinued colors in them. These dates are shown in the table below. The words 'fluorescent,' 'metallic,' 'neon,' and 'pastel' shown in the "Notes" section describe the colors. The hex triplets below are approximately representative of the colors produced by the named crayons. [12] The current version of the 96 pack has some Metallic and Gel FX crayons.

120 existing colors[edit]

Color Hex Code
(approximate)†
RGB
(approximate)†
Pack added (currently) Issued Notes
1 Almond #EFDECD (239, 222, 205) 120 1998
2 Antique Brass #CD9575 (205, 149, 117) 120 1998 Special type: Metallic.
3 Apricot #FDD9B5 (253, 217, 181) 24 1958 Was used as "Goldfish Gold" in the So Big set. Was used as "Seahorse Beige" in the Discovery series.
4 Aquamarine #78DBE2 (120, 219, 226) 120 1926 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Renamed from "Light Turquoise Blue" in 1958. "Light Turquoise Blue" was renamed from "Middle Blue" in 1949. Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Aquarium Aqua" in the Colors of Baltimore series.
5 Asparagus #87A96B (135, 169, 107) 64 1993 Was used as "Avocado Green" in the Retro Colors series
6 Atomic Tangerine #FFA474 (255, 164, 116) 96 1972 Renamed from "Ultra Yellow FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "After-Burner Orange" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Transistor Yellow" in the Techno Brite series. Special Type: Fluorescent.
7 Banana Mania #FAE7B5 (250, 231, 181) 120 1998
8 Beaver #9F8170 (159, 129, 112) 120 1998
9 Bittersweet #FD7C6E (253, 124, 110) 64 1958
10 Black #000000 (0, 0, 0) 8 1903 Was used as "Kitty Cat Black" in the So Big set. Was used as "Black Hole", "Mussel Shell Black", and "Starry Night" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Cosmic Black" and "Shades of Black" in the Retro Colors series.
11 Blue #1F75FE (31, 117, 254) 4 1903 Was used as "Birdie Blue" in the So Big set. Was used as "Mole Blue" in the Mouse and Mole series. Was used as "Overalls Blue" in the Tales of the Tooth Fairy series. Was used as "Deep Sea" and "Galaxy Blue" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Bell Bottom Blue" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Iron Man Blue" in the Colors of Baltimore series. Was used as "Liberty Blue" in the Colors of Washington, DC series. Was used as "Bushkill Blue" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series. Was used as "Blueberry" in the Chili's series. Was used as "Blue Cheese" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
12 Blue Bell #A2A2D0 (162, 162, 208) 120 1998 Special type: Pastel.
13 Blue Green #0D98BA (13, 152, 186) 12 1926 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Renamed from "Middle Blue Green" in 1958. "Middle Blue Green" was renamed from "Maximum Blue Green" in 1949. Was not available 1944-1948.
14 Blue Violet #7366BD (115, 102, 189) 16 1930 Was used as "Violet" only in Mexico
15 Blush #DE5D83 (222, 93, 131) 120 1998 Renamed from "Cranberry" in 2005
16 Brick Red #CB4154 (203, 65, 84) 64 1958 Was used as "Rocket Red" in the So Big set. Was used as "Platform Shoe Brown" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Roasted Red Pepper" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series. Was used as "Pepe Bell Pepper Red" in the 5-A-Day series.
17 Brown #B4674D (180, 103, 77) 8 1903 Was used as "Bunny Brown" in the So Big set. Was used as "Mouse Brown" in the Mouse and Mole series. Was used as "Asteroid Brown" and "Ocean Floor" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Woodstock Mud" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Lincoln Penny" in the Colors of Washington, DC series. Was used as "Chock-A-Lot Shake" in the Chili's series. Was used as "Portobello" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
18 Burnt Orange #FF7F49 (255, 127, 73) 64 1958
19 Burnt Sienna #EA7E5D (234, 126, 93) 48 1903 This color was saved in 2003
20 Cadet Blue #B0B7C6 (176, 183, 198) 32 1958
21 Canary #FFFF99 (255, 255, 153) 120 1998 Special type: Pastel
22 Caribbean Green #00CC99 (0, 204, 153) 120 1998
23 Carnation Pink #FFAACC (255, 170, 204) 12 1903 Renamed from "Rose Pink" in 1958. "Rose Pink" was renamed from "Pink" in 1917. Was reused as "Pink" only in Mexico. Was used as "Flamingo Pink" in the So Big set. Was used as "Cherry Blossom" in the Colors of Washington, DC series. Was used as "Palmer Pink" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series.
24 Cerise #DD4492 (221, 68, 146) 96 1993
25 Cerulean #1DACD6 (29, 172, 214) 24 1990 Was used as "Aqua Blue" only in Mexico. Was used as "Magaruite Cerulean" in the Scarlet Pimpernel series.
26 Chestnut #BC5D58 (188, 93, 88) 32 1903 Renamed from "Indian Red" in 1999
27 Copper #DD9475 (221, 148, 117) 96 1903 Was not available 1915-1958. Special type: Metallic.
28 Cornflower #9ACEEB (154, 206, 235) 48 1958 Was used as "Century Cornflower" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series.
29 Cotton Candy #FFBCD9 (255, 188, 217) 120 1998
30 Dandelion #FDDB6D (253, 219, 109) 24 1990 Was used as "Carrot" only in Mexico. Was used as "Sun Glow" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Floppy Yellow" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Bug Yellow" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Black Eyed Susan" in the Color of Baltimore series. Was used as "Bobby Banana" in the 5-A-Day series.
31 Denim #2B6CC4 (43, 108, 196) 96 1993
32 Desert Sand #EFCDB8 (239, 205, 184) 120 1998
33 Eggplant #6E5160 (110, 81, 96) 120 1998
34 Electric Lime #CEFF1D (206, 255, 29) 120 1990 Was used as "Electric Green" only in Europe. Was used as "Lift-Off Lime" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Point & Click Green" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
35 Fern #71BC78 (113, 188, 120) 120 1998
36 Forest Green #6DAE81 (109, 174, 129) 64 1903 Was another true color for "Dark Green" (renamed from this in 1958). Was used as "Tambourine Green" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Florentine" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
37 Fuchsia #C364C5 (195, 100, 197) 96 1990
38 Fuzzy Wuzzy #CC6666 (204, 102, 102) 120 1998 This started out as "Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown" and the word "Brown" was dropped in 2005.
39 Gold #E7C697 (231, 198, 151) 64 1903 Was not available 1944-1952. Was used as "Galactic Gold" and "Sunken Treasure" in the Discovery series. Special type: Metallic.
40 Goldenrod #FCD975 (252, 217, 117) 48 1903 Renamed from "Medium Yellow" in 1958. "Medium Yellow" was renamed from "Medium Chrome Yellow" in 1935. Was used as "Presidential Seal Gold" in the Colors of Washington, DC series. Was used as "Parmesan" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
41 Granny Smith Apple #A8E4A0 (168, 228, 160) 48 1993 Was used as "Francis Scott Key Lime" in the Colors of Baltimore series. Was used as "Sour Apple" in the Chili's series.
42 Gray #95918C (149, 145, 140) 24 1926 Renamed from "Neutral Gray" in 1956. "Neutral Gray" was renamed from "Middle Gray" in 1949. Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Ugly Duckling Gray" in The Ugly Duckling series. Was used as "Martin the Mouse Gray" in the Tales of the Tooth Fairy series. Was used as "Satellite Gray" and "Shark Skin Gray" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Monument Gray" in the Colors of Washington, DC series
43 Green #1CAC78 (28, 172, 120) 4 1903 Was used as "Leap Frog Green" in the So Big set. Was used as "Bullfrog Green" in The Ugly Duckling series. Was used as "Mole's Green Boots" in the Mouse and Mole series. Was used as "Martian Green" and "Sea Serpent Green" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Graphic Green" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Chili's Green" in the Chili's series.
44 Green Yellow #F0E891 (240, 232, 145) 24 1958 Was used as "Tye-Dye Lime" in the Retro Colors series.
45 Hot Magenta #FF1DCE (255, 29, 206) 96 1990 This is not the same as "Hot Magenta FLUORESCENT" introduced in 1972. Was used as "Magic Magenta" only in Europe. Was used as "Banana Berry Blitz" in the Chili's series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
46 Inchworm #B2EC5D (178, 236, 93) 96 2003 Special type: Neon.
47 Indigo #5D76CB (93, 118, 203) 24 2000
48 Jazzberry Jam #CA3767 (202, 55, 103) 96 2003
49 Jungle Green #3BB08F (59, 176, 143) 96 1990
50 Laser Lemon #FEFE22 (254, 254, 34) 96 1972 Renamed from "Chartreuse FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "Chevaulin Chartreuse" in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
51 Lavender #FCB4D5 (252, 180, 213) 48 1958 Was used as "Plum Purple" in the So Big set. Was used as "Saturn's Ring" and "Starfish Lavender" in the Discovery series.
52 Macaroni and Cheese #FFBD88 (255, 189, 136) 48 1993 Was used as "Mac & Cheese" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
53 Magenta #F664AF (246, 100, 175) 64 1903 Renamed from "Permanent Magenta" in 1914. Was not available in 1944.
54 Mahogany #CD4A4C (205, 74, 76) 48 1949
55 Manatee #979AAA (151, 154, 170) 120 1998
56 Mango Tango #FF8243 (255, 130, 67) 96 2003
57 Maroon #C8385A (200, 56, 90) 96 1949 Renamed from "Dark Red" in 1958. Was used as "Megahertz Maroon" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Rockets Red Glare" in the Colors of Washington, DC series.
58 Mauvelous #EF98AA (239, 152, 170) 48 1993 Was used as "Mauve" Only in Mexico and Was used as "Tropical Reef Mauve" in the Discovery series
59 Melon #FDBCB4 (253, 188, 180) 32 1958
60 Midnight Blue #1A4876 (26, 72, 118) 96 1903 Renamed from "Prussian Blue" in 1958. "Prussian Blue" was renamed from "Dark Blue" in 1917.
61 Mountain Meadow #30BA8F (48, 186, 143) 120 1998
62 Navy Blue #1974D2 (25, 116, 210) 96 1958
63 Neon Carrot #FFA343 (255, 163, 67) 120 1990 Was used as "Fiery Orange" only in Europe. Was used as "On-Line Orange" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
64 Olive Green #BAB86C (186, 184, 108) 48 1903
65 Orange #FF7538 (255, 117, 56) 8 1903 Was used as "Jack O' Lantern Orange" in the So Big set. Was used as "Jupiter Orange", "Shrimp", and "Solar Flare" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Cyber Space Orange" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Dreamy Creamy Orange" in the Chili's series. Was used as "Go O's" in the Colors of Baltimore series.
66 Orchid #E6A8D7 (230, 168, 215) 64 1949 Renamed from "Medium Red Violet" in 1958
67 Outer Space #414A4C (65, 74, 76) 120 1998
68 Outrageous Orange #FF6E4A (255, 110, 74) 96 1972 Renamed from "Ultra Orange FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
69 Pacific Blue #1CA9C9 (28, 169, 201) 64 1993 Was used as "Pacific Ocean" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Megabyte Blue" in the Techno Brite series.
70 Peach #FFCFAB (255, 207, 171) 32 1903 Renamed from "Flesh" in 1962. "Flesh" was renamed from "Flesh Tint" in 1949. Was called "Pink Beige" from 1956-1958. Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Pimpernel Peach" in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. Was used as "Give Peach a Chance" in the Retro Colors series.
71 Periwinkle #C5D0E6 (197, 208, 230) 64 1958 Was used as "Hetty the Duck Blue" in The Ugly Duckling series. Was used as "Dolphin Fin" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Binneywinkle" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series. Special type: Pastel.
72 Piggy Pink #FDDDE6 (253, 221, 230) 120 1998 Special type: Pastel.
73 Pine Green #158078 (21, 128, 120) 96 1903 Renamed from "Dark Green" in 1958. "Dark Green" was renamed from "Dark Chrome Green" in 1910.
74 Pink Flamingo #FC74FD (252, 116, 253) 120 1998 Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
75 Pink Sherbert #F78FA7 (247, 143, 167) 120 1998 Renamed from "Brink Pink" in 2005
76 Plum #8E4585 (142, 69, 133) 64 1958
77 Purple Heart #7442C8 (116, 66, 200) 120 1998
78 Purple Mountains' Majesty #9D81BA (157, 129, 186) 48 1993 Was used as "Pencilvania Purple" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series. Special type: Pastel.
79 Purple Pizzazz #FE4EDA (254, 78, 218) 96 1990 Was used as "Powerful Purple" only in Europe. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
80 Radical Red #FF496C (255, 73, 108) 120 1990 Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
81 Raw Sienna #D68A59 (214, 138, 89) 48 1903 Was not available 1910-1958
82 Razzle Dazzle Rose #FF48D0 (255, 72, 208) 120 1972 Renamed from "Hot Magenta FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "Blast-Off" in the Discovery series.
83 Razzmatazz #E3256B (227, 37, 107) 96 1993 Special type: Neon.
84 Red #EE204D (238, 32, 77) 4 1903 Was used as "Candy Apple Red" in the So Big set. Was used as "Lobster Red" and "Mercury Red" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Scarlet Red" in the Scarlet Pimpernel series. Was used as "Pepper Pal's Red" in the Chili's series. Was used as "Crabby Red" in the Colors of Baltimore series. Was used as "Alice's Lipstick" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series.
85 Red Orange #FF5349 (255, 83, 73) 16 1930 Was used as "Juicy Orange" in the So Big set. Was used as "Mandarine Orange" only in Mexico.
86 Red Violet #C0448F (192, 68, 143) 16 1930 Was used as "Ultra Violet" in the Techno Brite series
87 Robin's Egg Blue #1FCECB (31, 206, 203) 64 1993 Was used as "Moonbeam Blue" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Birthday Bash Blue" in the colors of Binney & Smith series. Was used as "Mirtilla Blueberry" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
88 Royal Purple #7851A9 (120, 81, 169) 96 1990
89 Salmon #FF9BAA (255, 155, 170) 48 1949
90 Scarlet #FC2847 (252, 40, 71) 24 1998 Renamed from "Torch Red" in 2000. Was used as "Shag Carpet Orange" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Roma Tomato" in the Romano's Macaroni Grill series.
91 Screamin' Green #76FF7A (118, 255, 122) 120 1972 Renamed from "Ultra Green FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "green.com" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
92 Sea Green #93DFB8 (147, 223, 184) 48 1903 Renamed from "Light Green" in 1958. "Light Green" was renamed from "Light Chrome Green" in 1910. Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Sea Serpent Green" in the So Big set. Special type: Pastel.
93 Sepia #A5694F (165, 105, 79) 48 1935 Was not available 1944-1957
94 Shadow #8A795D (138, 121, 93) 120 1998
95 Shamrock #45CEA2 (69, 206, 162) 96 1993 Was used as "Circuit Board Green" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "U.S. Mint" in the Colors of Washington, DC series. Was used as "Lucy Lettuce Green" in the 5-A-Day series.
96 Shocking Pink #FB7EFD (251, 126, 253) 96 1972 Renamed from "Ultra Pink FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "Plug & Play Pink" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
97 Silver #CDC5C2 (205, 197, 194) 64 1903 Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Harbor Lights" in the Colors of Baltimore series. Special type: Metallic.
98 Sky Blue #80DAEB (128, 218, 235) 32 1958 Was used as "Peacock Blue" in the So Big set. Was used as "Caribbean Sea" and "Milky Way" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Sky's the Limit Blue" in the Colors of Binney & Smith series.
99 Spring Green #ECEABE (236, 234, 190) 48 1958 Special type: Pastel.
100 Sunglow #FFCF48 (255, 207, 72) 120 1990 Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
101 Sunset Orange #FD5E53 (253, 94, 83) 120 1998
102 Tan #FAA76C (250, 167, 108) 32 1958 Was used as "Sandy Beach" in the Discovery series
103 Tickle Me Pink #FC89AC (252, 137, 172) 64 1993 Was used as "Scruffy Pink" in The Ugly Duckling series. Was used as "Hedgehog Pink" in the Mouse and Mole series. Was used as "Giselle's Pink Dress" In the Tales of the Tooth Fairy series. Was used as "Pulsar Pink" in the Discovery series.
104 Timberwolf #DBD7D2 (219, 215, 210) 32 1993
105 Tropical Rain Forest #17806D (23, 128, 109) 96 1993
106 Tumbleweed #DEAA88 (222, 170, 136) 48 1993 Was used as "Moon Rock" and "Squid Tan" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Patrick Potato Beige" in the 5-A-Day series.
107 Turquoise Blue #77DDE7 (119, 221, 231) 64 1935
108 Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66 (255, 255, 102) 120 1990 Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
109 Violet (Purple) #926EAE (146, 110, 174) 8 1903 Renamed from "Purple" in 1914. Was reused as "Purple" only in Mexico. Was used as "Bunch of Grapes Purple" in the So Big set. Was used as "Jellyfish Purple" and "Venus Violet" in the Discovery series. Was used as "www.purple" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Psychedelic Purple" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "Ravenous Purple" in the Colors of Baltimore series. Was used as "Perry Prunes Purple" in the 5-A-Day series.
110 Violet Red #F75394 (247, 83, 148) 24 1958
111 Vivid Tangerine #FFA089 (255, 160, 137) 96 1990 Was used as "Organic Orange" in the Retro colors series
112 Vivid Violet #8F509D (143, 80, 157) 120 1998
113 White #FFFFFF (255, 255, 255) 16 1903 Was used as "Space Shuttle White" in the Discovery series. Was used as "Peace Dove White" in the Retro Colors series. Was used as "White House" in the Colors of Washington, DC series.
114 Wild Blue Yonder #A2ADD0 (162, 173, 208) 96 2003
115 Wild Strawberry #FF43A4 (255, 67, 164) 64 1990 Was used as "Strawberry" only in Mexico.
116 Wild Watermelon #FC6C85 (252, 108, 133) 120 1972 Renamed from "Ultra Red FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "Infra Red" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Flower Power Pink" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent, Neon.
117 Wisteria #CDA4DE (205, 164, 222) 32 1993 Was used as "Coral Purple" in the Discovery series. Special type: Pastel.
118 Yellow #FCE883 (252, 232, 131) 4 1903 Munsell wrappers used 1926-1935. Renamed from "Maximum Yellow" in 1949. "Maximum Yellow" was renamed from "Gamboge Yellow" in 1941. Was not available as "Maximum Yellow" from 1944-1948. Was used as "Sunshine Yellow" in the So Big set. Was used as "Cheesy Yellow" in the Tales of the Tooth Fairy series. Was used as "Starlight Yellow" and "Sunfish Yellow" in the Discovery series. Was used as "World Wide Web Yellow" in the Techno Brite series. Was used as "Lemonade" in the Chili's series.
119 Yellow Green #C5E384 (197, 227, 132) 12 1930 Was used as "Grass Green" only in Mexico.
120 Yellow Orange #FFAE42 (255, 174, 66) 12 1926 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Renamed from "Maximum Yellow Red" in 1949. Was used as "Pineapple Yellow" only in Mexico. Was used as "Mellow Yellow" in the Retro Colors series.

50 retired colors[edit]

Color Hex Code RGB Pack added Issued Retired Notes
1 Azure Blue #336699 (51, 102, 153) 48 1949 1958
2 Blizzard Blue #ACE5EE (172, 229, 238) 72 1972 2003 Renamed from "Ultra Blue FLUORESCENT" in 1990. Was used as "Web Surfin' Blue" in the Techno Brite series. Special type: Fluorescent.
3 Blue Gray #6699CC (102, 153, 204) 64 1958 1990
4 Blue Ribbon #2A52BE (42, 82, 190) 96 1996 1997 It was a rare crayon (only available for a small part of 1996)
5 Brilliant Rose #FF55A3 (255, 85, 163) 48 1949 1958
6 Burnt Umber #8A3324 (138, 51, 36) 1903 1949 Was not available 1944-1948
7 Carmine Red #FF0038 (255, 0, 36) 1935 1958 Renamed from "Carmine" in 1949
8 Celestial Blue #4997D0 (73, 151, 208) 1903 1944 Was an old true color of "Blue"
9 Cerulean Blue #2A52BE (42, 82, 190) 48 1949 1958
10 Charcoal Gray #36454F (54, 69, 79) 1903 1910
11 Dark Venetian Red #85020B (133, 2, 11) 1903 1910
12 English Vermillion #E34234 (227, 66, 52) 1903 1935 Same color as "Red Orange" and "Bittersweet" due to discontinuation
13 Green Blue #1164B4 (17, 100, 180) 1958 1990
14 Lemon Yellow #FFF44F (255, 244, 79) 48 1903 1990 Started out as this name. Was called "Light Yellow" from 1910-1958. Was not available 1944-1948. Was used as "Fire Fly Yellow" in the So Big set.
15 Light Blue #ADD8E6 (172, 216, 230) 1903 1958 Started out as this name. Was called "Cobalt Blue" from 1917-1958. Went back to "Light Blue" for the rest of 1958. Was not available 1944-1948.
16 Light Venetian Red #DB0110 (219, 1, 16) 1903 1910
17 Madder Lake #9D1C2D (157, 28, 45) 1903 1935
18 Magic Mint #AAF0D1 (170, 240, 209) 80 1990 2003 Was used as "Peppermint Green" only in Europe. Special type: Fluorescent.
19 Maize #EDD19C (237, 209, 156) 48 1903 1990 Renamed from "Gold Ochre" in 1958. "Gold Ochre" was renamed from "Golden Ochre" in 1910.
20 Maximum Black #051013 (5, 16, 19) 1926 1935 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935
21 Maximum Blue #01091F (1, 9, 31) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
22 Maximum Green #002606 (0, 38, 6) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
23 Maximum Green Yellow #2E4100 (46, 65, 0) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
24 Maximum Purple #1A002B (26, 0, 43) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
25 Maximum Purple Blue #100130 (16, 1, 48) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
26 Maximum Red #410000 (65, 0, 0) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
27 Maximum Red Purple #3A0111 (58, 1, 17) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
28 Medium Blue #232869 (35, 40, 105) 1935 1958
29 Medium Green #8A9A5B (138, 154, 91) 1903 1939 Renamed from "Medium Chrome Green" in 1910
30 Medium Orange #CD7203 (205, 114, 3) 1926 1958 Renamed from "Middle Yellow Red" in 1949. Was not available 1944-1948.
31 Medium Rose #BB2E46 (187, 46, 70) 48 1949 1958
32 Medium Violet #5E0767 (94, 7, 103) 48 1949 1958
33 Middle Green #0C750C (12, 117, 12) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
34 Middle Green Yellow #41A11B (65, 161, 27) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
35 Middle Purple #4C3477 (76, 52, 119) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
36 Middle Purple Blue #3C3E7F (60, 62, 127) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
37 Middle Red #8C161A (140, 22, 26) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
38 Middle Red Purple #A61F33 (166, 31, 51) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
39 Middle Yellow #939E16 (147, 158, 22) 1926 1949 Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935. Was not available 1944-1948.
40 Mulberry #C54B8C (197, 75, 140) 64 1958 2003
41 Orange Red #FF2B2B (255, 43, 43) 64 1958 1990 Was used as "Apple Red" only in Mexico.
42 Orange Yellow #F8D568 (248, 213, 104) 64 1958 1990
43 Permanent Geranium Lake #E31230 (227, 18, 48) 1903 1910
44 Raw Umber #714B23 (113, 75, 35) 1903 1990 Was not available 1944-1948
45 Teal Blue #18A7B5 (24, 167, 181) 80 1990 2003 Special type: Pastel.
46 Thistle #EBC7DF (235, 199, 233) 48 1949 2000 Renamed from "Light Magenta" in 1958. Special type: Pastel.
47 Ultramarine Blue #4166F5 (65, 102, 245) 1903 1958 Was not available 1944-1957
48 Van Dyke Brown #584630 (88, 70, 48) 1903 1910 Same color as "Brown" due to discontinuation
49 Venetian Red #C80815 (200, 8, 21) 1903 1949 Was not available 1944-1948
50 Violet Blue #324AB2 (50, 74, 178) 48 1958 1990 Was used as "Blue Purple" only in Mexico.

Remarks:

  • † These values were as of 2015 given by Crayola on their website, and depict the appearance of these colors on a monitor – without color management these values should be considered only approximate. Furthermore the appearance of the crayons when used on paper depends on many factors, and may differ from the values given here.

Specialty crayons[edit]

Silver Swirls[edit]

16 of 24 Silver Swirls colors

In 1990, Crayola released the Silver Swirls, a pack of 24 silvery colors. The colors' hexadecimal values are approximated below.[13] Snowy Powder was an extra color.

Aztec Gold Burnished Brown Cerulean Frost Cinnamon Satin Snowy Powder
#C39953 #A17A74 #6D9BC3 #CD607E #C45678
Copper Penny Cosmic Cobalt Glossy Grape Granite Gray
#AD6F69 #2E2D88 #AB92B3 #676767
Green Sheen Lilac Luster Misty Moss Mystic Maroon
#6EAEA1 #AE98AA #BBB477 #AD4379
Pearly Purple Pewter Blue Polished Pine Quick Silver
#B768A2 #8BA8B7 #5DA493 #A6A6A6
Rose Dust Rusty Red Shadow Blue Shiny Shamrock
#9E5E6F #DA2C43 #778BA5 #5FA778
Steel Teal Sugar Plum Twilight Lavender Wintergreen Dream
#5F8A8B #914E75 #8A496B #56887D

Multicultural[edit]

In 1992, Crayola released a set of eight multicultural crayons which "come in an assortment of skin hues that give a child a realistic palette for coloring their world."[14] The eight colors used came from their standard list of colors (none of these colors are exclusive to this set), and the set was, for the most part, well received, though there has also been some criticism.[15][16]

Color Hex Code
(approximate)
RGB
(approximate)
Issued Notes
3 Apricot #FDD9B5 (253, 217, 181) 1949
10 Black #000000 (0, 0, 0) 1903
19 Burnt Sienna #EA7E5D (234, 126, 93) 1949
54 Mahogany #CD4A4C (205, 74, 76) 1949
70 Peach #FFCFAB (255, 207, 171) 1949 Renamed from "Flesh" in 1962
93 Sepia #A5694F (165, 105, 79) 1958
102 Tan #FAA76C (250, 167, 108) 1949
113 White #FFFFFF (255, 255, 255) 1949

Magic Scent[edit]

16 of 30 Crayola Magic Scent crayons (showing Leather Jacket, Dirt, Fresh Air, Eucalyptus, Baby Powder, Shampoo, Rose, Daffodil, Smoke, Lumber, Cedar Chest, Lilac, New Car, Tulip, Soap, Pine)

In 1994, Crayola produced a 16-pack of crayons that released fragrances when used. In 1995, Crayola changed some of the scents because of complaints received by parents that some of the crayons smelled good enough to eat, like the Cherry, Chocolate, & Blueberry scented crayons.[17] Crayons with food scents were retired in favor of non-food scents. The colors' hexadecimal values are approximated below:[18]

Baby Powder Banana Blueberry Bubble Gum
#FEFEFA #FFD12A #4F86F7 #FFD3F8
Cedar Chest Cherry Chocolate Coconut
#C95A49 #DA2647 #BD8260 #FEFEFE
Daffodil Dirt Eucalyptus Fresh Air
#FFFF31 #9B7653 #44D7A8 #A6E7FF
Grape Jelly Bean Leather Jacket Lemon
#6F2DA8 #DA614E #253529 #FFFF38
Licorice Lilac Lime Lumber
#1A1110 #DB91EF #B2F302 #FFE4CD
New Car Orange Peach Pine
#214FC6 #FF8866 #FFD0B9 #45A27D
Rose Shampoo Smoke Soap
#FF5050 #FFCFF1 #738276 #CEC8EF
  Strawberry Tulip  
  #FC5A8D #FF878D  

Gem Tones[edit]

All 16 Crayola Gem Tones crayon colors

In 1994, Crayola released the Gem Tones, a pack of 16 crayons modeled after precious stones. The colors' hexadecimal values are approximated below:

Amethyst Citrine Emerald Jade
#64609A #933709 #14A989 #469A84
Jasper Lapis Lazuli Malachite Moonstone
#D05340 #436CB9 #469496 #3AA8C1
Onyx Peridot Pink Pearl Rose Quartz
#353839 #ABAD48 #B07080 #BD559C
Ruby Sapphire Smokey Topaz Tiger's Eye
#AA4069 #2D5DA1 #832A0D #B56917

Changeables[edit]

All 6 Crayola Changeables crayons with color changer

The Crayola Changeables crayons were introduced in 1995. The chart[19] includes the color changer, an off-white crayon that goes on clear and initiates the color changes in the other crayons from the "From color" to the "To color".

From
color
To
color
Blue Magenta
#C0E7F1 #EB58DD
Green Violet
#91E351 #963D7F
Orange Black
#FF8071 #000000
Pink Yellow
#FF8ABA #FFF7CC
Red Blue
#F4405D #131391
Yellow Green
#FDFD07 #4F7948
Color changer
#FFE9D1

Color Mix-Up[edit]

In 1997, Crayola released a 16-pack of crayons, each of which contains a solid color with flecks of two other colors in it. Colors in chart below are approximated.[20] The hex RGB values are in the order of the predominant color and then the flecks. Colors for crayons other than Mixed Veggies and Star Spangled Banner come from information on the crayon wrapper.

Crayon name Crayon name Crayon name Crayon name
Prime Other1 Other2 Prime Other1 Other2 Prime Other1 Other2 Prime Other1 Other2
Baby's Blanket Blazing Bonfire Cool and Crazy Lemon Lime Zing
#FF8ABA #1F75FE #1CAC78 #FCE883 #FF7538 #EE204D #FFFFFF #7851A9 #0D98BA #FCE883 #1CAC78 #1F75FE
Magenta Mix-Up Mixed Veggies Off-Road Peaches 'n Cream
#FCB4D5 #1F75FE #C8385A #B6B650 #BD0B4C #F2DD87 #DEAA88 #2B6CC4 #C8385A #FFFFFF #FFCFAB #FCE883
Rainforest Shrimp Cocktail Southwest Star Spangled Banner
#6DAE81 #5D76CB #7851A9 #FFFFFF #FF7538 #C8385A #FFFFFF #FF7538 #5D76CB #F8EFE6 #1F75FE #EE204D
Stonewashed Surf's Up Twister Warm and Fuzzy
#80DAEB #2B6CC4 #C8385A #FFFFFF #1CA9C9 #FCE883 #FFFFFF #1CAC78 #FF7538 #FF8ABA #FF7538 #1F75FE

Pearl Brite[edit]

Crayola Pearl Brite, Color Mix-Up, and Crayons with Glitter

In 1997, Crayola released a 16-pack of Pearl Brite crayons:[21] The colors are those named below, each followed by the word "Pearl".

Aqua Black Coral Caribbean Green Cultured
#5FBED7 #54626F #6ADA8E #F5F5F5
Key Lime Mandarin Midnight Mystic
#E8F48C #F37A48 #702670 #D65282
Ocean Blue Ocean Green Orchid Rose
#4F42B5 #48BF91 #7B4259 #F03865
Salmon Sunny Sunset Turquoise
#F1444A #F2F27A #F1CC79 #3BBCD0

Crayons with Glitter[edit]

In 1999, Crayola released Crayons with Glitter as part of a Special Effects crayons package. In the below list, the background represents crayon color, and the highlighted "square of glitter" around text represents glitter color.

Crayon name Crayon name
Primary Other Primary Other
 Black With Glitzy Gold Glitter   Blue With Shimmering Silver Glitter 
#000000 #E7C697 #1F75FE #CDC5C2
 Blue Green with Glitzy Gold Glitter   Carnation Pink With Lavender Glitter 
#0D98BA #E7C697 #FFAACC #FCB4D5
 Green With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter   Maroon With Glitzy Gold Glitter 
#1CAC78 #77DDE7 #C8385A #E7C697
 Orange With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter   Orchid With Twinkling Turquoise Glitter 
#FF7538 #77DDE7 #E6A8D7 #77DDE7
 Red With Shimmering Silver Glitter   Red Violet With Glitzy Gold Glitter 
#EE204D #CDC5C2 #C0448F #E7C697
 Royal Purple With Ruby Red Glitter   Sky Blue With Glitzy Gold Glitter 
#7851A9 #EE204D #80DAEB #E7C697
 White With Confetti Glitte  White With Glitzy Gold Glitter 
#FFFFFF Various #FFFFFF #E7C697
 Yellow With Rainbow Glitte  Yellow Green With Silver Glitter 
#FCE883 Various #C5E384 #CDC5C2

Metallic FX[edit]

All 16 Crayola Metallic FX crayon colors

In 2001, Crayola produced the Metallic FX crayons, a set of 16 metallic crayons whose names were chosen through a contest open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.[22] The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.[12]

Color Hex Code RGB
1 Alloy Orange #C46210 (196, 98, 16)
2 B'dazzled Blue #2E5894 (46, 88, 148)
3 Big Dip O' Ruby #9C2542 (156, 37, 66)
4 Bittersweet Shimmer #BF4F51 (191, 79, 81)
5 Blast Off Bronze #A57164 (165, 113, 100)
6 Cyber Grape #58427C (88, 66, 124)
7 Deep Space Sparkle #4A646C (74, 100, 108)
8 Gold Fusion #85754E (133, 117, 78)
9 Illuminating Emerald #319177 (49, 145, 119)
10 Metallic Seaweed #0A7E8C (10, 126, 140)
11 Metallic Sunburst #9C7C38 (156, 124, 56)
12 Razzmic Berry #8D4E85 (141, 78, 133)
13 Sheen Green #8FD400 (143, 212, 0)
14 Shimmering Blush #D98695 (217, 134, 149)
15 Sonic Silver #757575 (117, 117, 117)
16 Steel Blue #0081AB (0, 129, 171)

Gel FX[edit]

In 2001, Crayola produced the Gel FX crayons. However, it didn't contain any color names. The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.

All 16 Crayola Gel FX Crayons
Color Hex Code RGB
#FFBF7F (255, 191, 127)
#00D0B5 (0, 208, 181)
#7853A8 (120, 83, 168)
#63A5C3 (99, 165, 195)
#0081FF (0, 172, 252)
#FF3399 (255, 51, 153)
#CF0060 (207, 0, 96)
#FFFFFF (255, 255, 255)
#FF6699 (255, 102, 153)
#8F5873 (143, 88, 115)
#F26D7D (242, 109, 125)
#6666CC (102, 102, 204)
#F58345 (245, 131, 69)
#FFFF66 (255, 255, 102)
#99FF99 (153, 255, 153)
#12E3DB (18, 227, 219)

Silly Scents[edit]

All 16 Crayola Silly Scents crayons

The Silly Scents are produced by Crayola in a 16-pack. Colors are approximated.[18]

Alien Armpit Big Foot Feet Booger Buster Dingy Dungeon
#84DE02 #E88E5A #DDE26A #C53151
Gargoyle Gas Giant's Club Magic Potion Mummy's Tomb
#FFDF46 #B05C52 #FF4466 #828E84
Ogre Odor Pixie Powder Princess Perfume Sasquatch Socks
#FD5240 #391285 #FF85CF #FF4681
Sea Serpent Smashed Pumpkin Sunburnt Cyclops Winter Wizard
#4BC7CF #FF6D3A #FF404C #A0E6FF

Heads 'n Tails[edit]

All 16 Crayola Heads 'n Tails crayon colors

The eight Heads 'n Tails crayons are double-sided and encased in plastic tubes that function much like the ones on Crayola Twistables. Each crayon has two shades of color, for a total of 16 colors, which are approximated by the background colors and hex RGB values below.[23]

Sizzling Red Red Salsa Tart Orange Orange Soda
#FF3855 #FD3A4A #FB4D46 #FA5B3D
Bright Yellow Yellow Sunshine Slimy Green Green Lizard
#FFAA1D #FFF700 #299617 #A7F432
Denim Blue Blue Jeans Plump Purple Purple Plum
#2243B6 #5DADEC #5946B2 #9C51B6
Sweet Brown Brown Sugar Eerie Black Black Shadows
#A83731 #AF6E4D #1B1B1B #BFAFB2

Twistables[edit]

24 pack Mini Twistables[edit]

In 2004, Crayola released a set of 24 mini twistable crayons. They are nearly half the size of large twistable crayons. The colors' hexadecimal values are shown below. The colors are from the standard list of crayon colors.

Color Hex Code RGB
3 Apricot #FDD9B5 (253, 217, 181)
10 Black #000000 (0, 0, 0)
11 Blue #1F75FE (31, 117, 254)
13 Blue Green #0D98BA (13, 152, 186)
14 Blue Violet #7366BD (115, 102, 189)
17 Brown #B4674D (180, 103, 77)
23 Carnation Pink #FFAACC (255, 170, 204)
25 Cerulean #1DACD6 (29, 172, 214)
30 Dandelion #FDDB6D (253, 219, 109)
42 Gray #95918C (149, 145, 140)
43 Green #1CAC78 (28, 172, 120)
44 Green Yellow #F0E891 (240, 232, 145)
47 Indigo #5D76CB (93, 118, 203)
65 Orange #FF7538 (255, 117, 56)
84 Red #EE204D (238, 32, 77)
85 Red Orange #FF5349 (255, 83, 73)
86 Red Violet #C0448F (192, 68, 143)
90 Scarlet #FC2847 (252, 40, 71)
109 Violet (Purple) #926EAE (146, 110, 174)
110 Violet Red #F75394 (247, 83, 148)
113 White #FFFFFF (255, 255, 255)
118 Yellow #FCE883 (252, 232, 131)
119 Yellow Green #C5E384 (197, 227, 132)
120 Yellow Orange #FFAE42 (255, 174, 66)

Fun Effects Mini[edit]

In 2004, Crayola released a 24 pack of Fun Effects mini twistable crayons. It contains 8 eXtreme colors, 8 metallic colors, and 8 rainbow colors.

True to Life[edit]

All 8 Crayola True to Life crayon colors

In 2007, Crayola released the set of eight True to Life crayons. Each crayon is extra-long and contained within a plastic casing similar to that of Crayola Twistables crayons. In the table, the background approximates the primary color and the text is in the two supporting colors. The approximate RGB hex values for each are given as well.

Crayon name Crayon name
Primary Other1 Other2 Primary Other1 Other2
Amazon Forest Caribbean Current
#92F646 #FDFE03 #CBFB07 #5D8DDF #DACED2 #30D6A4
Florida Sunrise Grand Canyon
#FFB329 #FFD82C #FFCC6B #6D3834 #B36058 #000000
Maui Sunset Milky Way
#8E599F #EC872B #FA79B9 #070707 #8D479D #6E7FE7
Sahara Desert Yosemite Campfire
#F5CBBD #B06E54 #D0C6C6 #ED4C44 #EF8E30 #A95E34

Extreme Twistables colors[edit]

All 8 Crayola Twistable Extreme Crayon Colors

In 2009, Crayola released eight crayons in long twistable barrels.[24] The approximate colors and RGB hex values are shown below.

Fiery Rose Sizzling Sunrise Heat Wave Lemon Glacier
#FF5470 #FFDB00 #FF7A00 #FDFF00
Spring Frost Absolute Zero Winter Sky Frostbite
#87FF2A #0048BA #FF007C #E936A7

See also[edit]

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