List of Crayola colored pencil colors

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Crayola manufactures several different types of colored pencils. The most popular one is the standard sharpenable wood-shafted pencil, which also offers the widest range of available colors. A smaller and slightly different range of colors is available in mechanical pencil format as part of their "Twistables" product line.

Both formats have a certain subset of "Erasable" colors. Although the default colored pencils are not completely indelible, their markings have a slightly waxy texture that tends to smear and thin out rather than truly erasing.

Crayola also produces several other specialty colored pencils.

Standard pencils[edit]

Wooden pencils that can be sharpened.

Standard colors[edit]

The following is a complete list of colors included in the 12 (long[1] and short[2]), 24,[3] 36,[4] 50,[5] 60,[6] and 100[7] packs of Crayola's standard colored pencils. Color values are approximate.

12 pack +12 = 24 pack +12 = 36 pack +14 = 50 pack +10 = 60 pack −5 + 45 = 100 pack
Black #000000 Aqua Green #03BB85 Bronze Yellow #A78B00 Bubble Gum #FFC1CC Cocoa #5E4330 Absolute Zero #0048ba Daffodil #FCF686 Pink Flamingo #FC74FD
Blue #0066FF Golden Yellow #FFDF00 Cool Gray #788193 Cerulean #006A93 Lilac #C8A2C8 Almond #EED9C4 Dark Chocolate #503E32 Purple Heart #652DC1
Brown #AF593E Gray #8B8680 Dark Brown #514E49 Gold #867200 Metallic Blue #708EB3 Antique Brass #C88A65 Fern #63B76C Purple Mountains' Majesty #D6AEDD
Green #01A368 Jade Green #0A6B0D Green Blue #1164B4 Harvest Gold #E2B631 Metallic Bronze #BC8777 Apricot #FDD5B1 Fiery Rose #FF5470 Razzle Dazzle Rose #EE34D2
Orange #FF861F Light Blue #8FD8D8 Lemon Yellow #F4FA9F Lime Green #6EEB6E Metallic Copper #B2592D Arctic Lime #D0FF14 Fuzzy Wuzzy #87421F Red Violet #BB3385
Red #ED0A3F Light Brown #A36F40 Light Orange #FED8B1 Mango #FFC800 Olive #497E48 Ash #B2BEB5 Granny Smith Apple #9DE093 Royal Purple #6B3FA0
Red Orange #FF3F34 Magenta #F653A6 Maroon #C32148 Mauve #CC99BA Plum #6A2963 Beaver #926F5B Heat Wave #FF7A00 Shamrock #33CC99
Sky Blue #76D7EA Mahogany #CA3435 Pine Green #01796F Navy Blue #00003B Ruby Red #E6335F Blue Bolt #00B9FB Indigo #4F69C6 Sizzling Sunset #FFDB00
Violet (Purple) #8359A3 Peach #FFCBA4 Raspberry #E90067 Orchid #BC6CAC True Blue #03228E Blue Violet #6456B7 Jazzberry Jam #A50B5E Spring Frost #87FF2A
White #FFFFFF Pink #FF99CC Salmon #FF91A4 Pale Rose #DCCCD7 Warm Gray #B5A895 Blush #DB5079 Khaki #F0E68C Tickle Me Pink #FC80A5
Yellow #FBE870 Tan #FA9D5A Slate #404E5A Sand #EBE1C2 Brick Red #C62D42 Lemon Glacier #FDFF00 Timberwolf #D9D6CF
Yellow Green #C5E17A Yellow Orange #FFAE42 Turquoise #6CDAE7 Silver #A6AAAE Cantaloupe #FA9C44 Mauvelous #F091A9 Tropical Rainforest #00755E
Taupe #B99685 Copper #DA8A67 Orange Circuit #FF6E4A Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66
Teal #0086A7 Coral Reef #FD7C6E Outer Space #2D383A Wild Blue Yonder #7A89B8
Cornflower #93CCEA Palm Leaf #6F9940 Winter Sky #FF007C

The year of the introduction of the 12, 24, 36, 50, 60, and 100 packs of colored pencils is unknown.

The newest 100 pack has 100 different colors, except underlined colors are NOT in the "100 Different Colors" pack. Boxes with 100 unique colors are labeled "Crayola Colored Pencils 100 Different Colors!".

100 packs produced prior to summer 2017 had the 60 pack colors with 40 colors doubled. These boxes are labeled "Crayola Colored Pencils The Big 100 Sharpened"[8][citation needed]

There is a special UK version of the 50 pack where Gold and Silver are swapped with Lilac and Warm Gray. It is sold in Tesco stores across the country.

In Canada, the name Hazel currently replaces the name Harvest Gold in every pack that has it, but this is in the process of transitioning to the name Harvest Gold. The color of the core is the same.[9]

Metallic Colors 8 Pack[edit]

Regular wooden pencils with metallic colors, they have very small flecks of sparkles in them. Colors approximate.[10]

Metallic Gold #9F9977
Metallic Silver #BDC2C7
Metallic Bronze #BC8777
Metallic Copper #B2592D
Metallic Green #839182
Metallic Purple #996398
Metallic Blue #708EB3
Metallic Mauve #BC749A

eXtreme Colors Ultra-Bright Colored Pencils, 8 Pack[edit]

The currently available "eXtreme colors ultra-bright colored pencils" pack has eight fluorescent colors. Colors approximate.[11]

Absolute Zero #0048ba
Fiery Rose #FF5470
Spring Frost #87ff2a
Winter Sky #ff007c
Sizzling Sunset #ffdb00
Arctic Lime #d0ff14
Heat Wave #ff7a00
Lemon Glacier #fdff00

Art with Edge Color FX Pencils, 16 Pack[edit]

Crayola has a 16-pack[12] of colored pencils called Art With Edge Color FX Pencils which contains the Metallic and eXtreme colors. It is a part of Crayola's line of Art With Edge products.

Multicultural Colors, 8 Pack[edit]

Regular wooden pencils in colors which represent the colors of people's skin. Colors include: black, red, mahogany, peach, brown, brown, brown, and tan.[13] All colors are available in other packages, none unique.


Crayola also manufactures mechanical pencils with colored leads as part of its "Twistables" line, which also includes crayons and markers with a similar screw-based mechanical feed. Crayola does not currently offer refill cores for any of its Twistables products, so the pencils are intended to be discarded when empty. The external packaging of each set shows color swatches labeled by name, but the color names are not imprinted on the individual pencils themselves. They are available in 12,[14] (vibrant set) 18,[15] and 30[16] packs, an erasable 12 pack[17] and a Silly Scents 12 pack.[18] The 12 pack was released in 1998, the 18 pack was released in 2008, and the 30 pack was released in 2009.

The 30 pack contains 11 of the colors in the standard 12 pack; sky-blue is not included. It also contains all of colors of the 18 pack (vibrant set) with the exception of the three fluorescent colors (the 18 set has four colors from the 12 pack). The remaining eight colors (there are six colors that are in both sets) are unique to the 30 pack.

Some of the Twistables pencil color names do not appear among the standard colored pencils as shown above. The colors are blue-violet, green-yellow, apricot, asparagus, carnation pink, and wisteria.

All color values are approximate.

The "Vibrant Set" 18-pack that released in 2008 has relatively little duplication of the basic 12-pack colors; The colors from the 12 pack are italicized:

12 pack standard set 18 pack vibrant set

(four 12-pack colors, 14 new colors)

30 pack assorted set (eight new colors)
Red Aqua Green Mahogany
Red Orange Black Tan
Orange Blue Violet Apricot
Yellow Cerulean Green Yellow
Yellow Green Fluorescent Orange Asparagus
Green Fluorescent Pink Wisteria
Sky Blue Fluorescent Yellow Gray
Blue Golden Yellow Carnation Pink
Violet Light Brown
Light Brown Lime Green
Brown Magenta
Black Mango
Red Orange
Yellow Green
Yellow Orange

Underlined colors are NOT in the 30 pack.

Yellow, pink and orange are fluorescent in the 18 pack but are regular in the 30 pack.

Specialty colored pencils[edit]

Various types of colored pencils with special purposes.

Erasable Colors[edit]

Crayola's erasable colors are available in 8-packs,[citation needed] 12-packs,[19] 24-packs,[20] or 36-packs[21] of standard sharpenable pencils. There is also a 12-pack[17] of "Erasable Twistables" pencils, which lists the same twelve colors as the standard "Twistables" pencils. These pencils are formulated to be easily erasable with the eraser provided at the end of each pencil, as they do not contain wax which would normally smear and thin out the markings instead of being fully erased. The 36-pack has the following colors: Mahogany, Maroon, Red, Red Orange, Orange, Yellow Orange, Golden Yellow, Yellow, Lime Green, Yellow Green, Jade Green, Green, Teal, Aqua Green, Turquoise, Sky Blue, Cerulean, Blue, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Violet, Orchid, Magenta, Pink, Salmon, Mauve, Peach, Harvest Gold, Tan, Taupe, Light Brown, Brown, White, Slate, Gray, and Black.

Silly Scents[edit]

Silly Scents Colored Pencils

Color values are approximate.

The basic "Silly Scents" 8-pack that released in 1998 has the following colors:

Lobster Lips Sasquatch Sneakers Monkey Breath Rotten Tooth Fairy
Fairy Tales Forest Oozing Ogre Zombie Laundry Ghoulish Graham Cracker

In 2017, Crayola released a 12-pack[18] of Silly Scents Twistables which have scents based on each colors' name. It is a product that is a part of Crayola's Silly Scents line. Below is a chart with each of the pack's colors. Each color value is approximate.

Cherry #ED171C Fruit Punch #E73550 Orange #ED6200 Lemon #DDD000
Green Apple #119430 Beach #57BCEB Blueberry #1A63C2 Grape #B71B4C
Cotton Candy #DBAAB9 Licorice #3B322D Coconut #BCBCBC Root Beer #825326

Multicolor Pencils[edit]

"True to Life" pencils are limited to eight colors (or rather, eight color titles such as "Maui Sunset" and "Amazon Rainforest"), in which each pencil has a single tricolor lead. As the color titles are identical to those of the "True to Life" tricolored crayons, their color range is presumably similar or identical.

Similarly, the 8-pack of double-sided "Heads 'n Tails" pencils, in which the two sides of each pencil have two different tints or shades of the same hue, should resemble the color range of the corresponding crayons.

Watercolor Pencils[edit]

Crayola's watercolor pencils come in a 12-pack[22] and 24-pack.[23] These can be used in the same way as a standard colored pencil without water or painted with similarly to watercolor painting when water is applied. These packs contain the same colors as the standard 12-pack and 24-pack.

Color Sticks[edit]

Crayola produces woodless colored pencils in a 24-pack.[24] These colored pencils are a pentagonal shape, allowing them to be used at many different angles to draw different widths of lines. They are thicker and made entirely of solid color. This pack contains the same colors as the standard 24-pack.

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