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List of Crayola crayon colors

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An assortment of crayon boxes produced by Binney & Smith between 1903 and 1920

Since the introduction of Crayola drawing crayons by Binney & Smith in 1903, more than 200 distinctive colors have been produced in a wide variety of assortments. The table below represents all of the colors found in regular Crayola assortments from 1903 to the present.[a] Since the introduction of fluorescent crayons in the 1970s, the standard colors have been complemented by a number of specialty crayon assortments, represented in subsequent tables.

Standard colors[edit]

Color Name Hexadecimal in their website depiction[b] Years in production[2] Notes 16-Box 24-Box 64-Box
  Red #ED0A3F[1] 1903–present yes yes yes
  Maroon #C32148[1] 1949–present Known as "Dark Red", 1949–1958.[2] no no no
  Scarlet #FD0E35[1] 1998–present Known as "Torch Red", 1998.[2] no yes yes
  Brick Red #C62D42[1] 1958–present no no yes
  English Vermilion 1903-1935 Also spelled "Vermillion."[2]
  Madder Lake 1903–1935
  Permanent Geranium Lake 1903–circa 1910
  Maximum Red 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Chestnut #B94E48[1] 1903–present Known as "Indian Red" before 1999.[2] no no yes
  Orange-Red #FF5349[1] 1958–1990
  Sunset Orange #FE4C40[1] 1997–present no no no
  Bittersweet #FE6F5E[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Dark Venetian Red 1903–circa 1910 "Venetian Red, Dark" on labels.[2]
  Venetian Red 1903–1944
  Light Venetian Red 1903–circa 1910 "Venetian Red, Light" on labels.[2]
  Vivid Tangerine #FF9980[1] 1990–present no no no
  Middle Red 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Burnt Orange #FF7034[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Red-Orange #FF681F[1] 1930–present yes yes yes
  Orange #FF8833[1] 1903–present yes yes yes
  Macaroni and Cheese #FFB97B[1] 1993–present Also found as "Macaroni & Cheese" and "Macaroni-n-Cheese".[2] no no yes
  Middle Yellow Red 1926–1944, 1949–1958 Part of the Munsell line, 1926–1944. Same color as "Medium Orange" (1949–1958).[2]
  Mango Tango #E77200[1] 2003–present no no no
  Yellow-Orange #FFAE42[1] 1930–present yes yes yes
  Maximum Yellow Red 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Banana Mania #FBE7B2[1] 1998–present no no no
  Maize 1903–1990 Known as "Gold Ochre", 1903–1958. "Golden Ochre" on some labels.[2]
  Orange-Yellow #F8D568[1] 1958–1990
  Goldenrod #FCD667[1] 1903–present Known as "Medium Chrome Yellow" (1903–?) and "Medium Yellow" (1903–1958).[2] no no yes
  Dandelion #FED85D[1] 1990–2017[2][3][4] no * yes * yes
  Yellow #FBE870[1] 1903–present yes yes yes
  Green-Yellow #F1E788[1] 1958–present no yes yes
  Middle Yellow 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Olive Green #B5B35C[1] 1903–present no no yes
  Spring Green #ECEBBD[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Maximum Yellow 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Canary #FFFF99[1] 1998–present no no no
  Lemon Yellow 1903–1990 Also known as "Light Chrome Yellow" (on labels "Chrome Yellow, Light") or "Light Yellow", 1903–1958. On labels "Chrome Yellow, Light."[2]
  Maximum Green Yellow 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Middle Green Yellow 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Inchworm #AFE313[1] 2003–present no no no
  Light Chrome Green 1903–1935 "Chrome Green, Light" on labels. Same color as "Light Green" (1903–1935).[2]
  Yellow-Green #C5E17A[1] 1930–present yes yes yes
  Maximum Green 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Asparagus #7BA05B[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Granny Smith Apple #9DE093[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Fern #63B76C[1] 1998–present no no no
  Middle Green 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Green #01A638[1] 1903–present yes yes yes
  Medium Chrome Green 1903–1939 "Chrome Green, Medium" on labels. Produced 1903–1939. Same color as "Medium Green" (1903–1939).[2]
  Forest Green #5FA777[1] 1949–present Known as "Dark Green", 1949–1958.[2] no no yes
  Sea Green #93DFB8[1] 1949–present Known as "Light Green", 1949–1958.[2] no no yes
  Shamrock #33CC99[1] 1993–present no no no
  Mountain Meadow #1AB385[1] 1998–present no no no
  Jungle Green #29AB87[1] 1990–present no no no
  Caribbean Green #00CC99[1] 1997–present no no no
  Tropical Rain Forest #00755E[1] 1993–present no no no
  Middle Blue Green 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Pine Green #01786F[1] 1903–1949, 1958–present Known as "Dark Chrome Green" ("Chrome Green, Dark" on labels) or "Dark Green", 1903–1949.[2] no no no
  Maximum Blue Green 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Robin's Egg Blue #00CCCC[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Teal Blue #008080[1] 1990–2003
  Light Blue #8FD8D8[1] 1958
  Aquamarine #95E0E8 1949–present Known as "Light Turquoise Blue", 1949–1958.[2] no no no
  Turquoise Blue #6CDAE7[1] 1935–present Available only in bulk, 1935–1949.[2] no no yes
  Outer Space #2D383A[1] 1998–present no no no
  Sky Blue #76D7EA[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Middle Blue 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Blue-Green #0095B7[1] 1949–present Known as "Middle Blue-Green", 1949–1958.[2] yes yes yes
  Pacific Blue #009DC4[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Cerulean #02A4D3[1] 1990–present no yes yes
  Maximum Blue 1926–1958 Part of the Munsell line, 1926–1944. Also known as "Blue-Green", 1930–1958.[2]
  Blue (I) 1903–1958 Known as "Celestial Blue", 1935–1949, and "Azure Blue", 1949–1958.[2]
  Cerulean Blue 1949–1958
  Cornflower #93CCEA[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Green-Blue #2887C8 1958–1990
  Midnight Blue #003366[1] 1903–present Known as "Prussian Blue", 1903–1958.[2] no no no
  Navy Blue #0066CC[1] 1958–present no no no
  Denim #1560BD[1] 1993–present no no no
  Blue (III) #0066FF[1] 1949–present yes yes yes
  Cadet Blue #A9B2C3[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Periwinkle #C3CDE6[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Blue (II) 1935–1958 Known as "Medium Blue", 1949–1958.[2]
  Bluetiful #3C69E7[1] 2017–present[5] no yes * yes *
  Wild Blue Yonder #7A89B8[1] 2003–present no no no
  Indigo #4F69C6[1] 1999–present no yes yes
  Manatee #8D90A1[1] 1998–present no no no
  Cobalt Blue 1903–1958
  Celestial Blue 1903–circa 1910
  Blue Bell #9999CC[1] 1998–present no no no
  Maximum Blue Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Violet-Blue #766EC8 1903–circa 1910 Known as Blue-Violet, 1930–1958.[2]
  Blue-Violet #6456B7[1] 1949–present Known as "Violet" 1949–1958.[2] yes yes yes
  Ultramarine Blue 1903–1944
  Middle Blue Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Purple Heart #652DC1[1] 1998–present no no no
  Royal Purple #6B3FA0[1] 1990–present no no no
  Violet (II) #8359A3[1] 1930–1949, 1958–present On labels "Violet (Purple)".[2] yes yes yes
  Medium Violet 1949–1958
  Wisteria #C9A0DC[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Lavender (I) #BF8FCC 1949–1958
  Vivid Violet #803790[1] 1997–present no no no
  Maximum Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Purple Mountains' Majesty #D6AEDD[1] 1993–present Also found as "Purple Mountain Majesty" and "Purple Mountain's Majesty."[2] no no yes
  Fuchsia #C154C1[1] 1990–present no no no
  Pink Flamingo #FC74FD[1] 1997–present no no no
  Violet (I) 1903–1930 Also known as "Purple" (1903–circa 1914).[2]
  Brilliant Rose 1949–1958
  Orchid #E29CD2[1] 1949–present Known as "Medium Red-Violet", 1949–1958.[2] no no yes
  Plum #8E3179[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Medium Rose 1949–1958
  Thistle #D8BFD8[1] 1949–1999 Known as "Light Magenta", 1949–1958.[2]
  Mulberry #C8509B 1958–2003
  Red-Violet #BB3385[1] 1930–present yes yes yes
  Middle Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Maximum Red Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Jazzberry Jam #A50B5E[1] 2003–present no no no
  Eggplant #614051[1] 1998–present no no no
  Magenta #F653A6[1] 1903–present Same color as "Permanent Magenta" (1903–?).[2] no no yes
  Cerise #DA3287[1] 1993–present no no no
  Wild Strawberry #FF3399[1] 1990–present no no yes
  Lavender (II) #FBAED2[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Cotton Candy #FFB7D5[1] 1998–present no no no
  Carnation Pink #FFA6C9[1] 1903–present Known as "Rose Pink" (1903–1958) and "Pink" (1903–1917).[2] yes yes yes
  Violet-Red #F7468A[1] 1958–present no yes yes
  Razzmatazz #E30B5C[1] 1993–present no no no
  Piggy Pink #FDD7E4[1] 1998–present Originally called "Pig Pink." no no no
  Carmine 1935–1958 Known as "Carmine Red", 1949–1958.[2]
  Blush #DB5079[1] 1998–present Known as "Cranberry", 1998–2005.[2] no no no
  Tickle Me Pink #FC80A5[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Mauvelous #F091A9[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Salmon #FF91A4[1] 1949–present no no yes
  Middle Red Purple 1926–1944 Part of the Munsell line.[2]
  Mahogany #CA3435[1] 1949–present no no yes
  Melon #FEBAAD[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Pink Sherbert #F7A38E[1] 1998–present Known as "Brink Pink", 1998–2005.[2] no no no
  Burnt Sienna #E97451[1] 1903–present no no yes
  Brown #AF593E[1] 1935–present yes yes yes
  Sepia #9E5B40[1] 1935–1944, 1958–present Available only in bulk, 1935–1939.[2] no no yes
  Fuzzy Wuzzy #87421F[1] 1998–present Known as "Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown", 1998–2005.[2] no no no
  Beaver #926F5B[1] 1998–present no no no
  Tumbleweed #DEA681[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Raw Sienna #D27D46[1] 1958–present no no yes
  Van Dyke Brown 1903–1935 Same color as "Brown" (1903–1935).[2]
  Tan #FA9D5A 1958–present no no yes
  Desert Sand #EDC9AF[1] 1998–present no no no
  Peach #FFCBA4[1] 1903–present Known as "Flesh Tint" (1903–1949), "Flesh" (1949–1956, 1958–1962), and "Pink Beige" (1956–1958).[2] no no yes
  Burnt Umber 1903–1944
  Apricot #FDD5B1[1] 1958–present no yes yes
  Almond #EED9C4[1] 1998–present no no no
  Raw Umber #665233 1903–1990
  Shadow #837050[1] 1998–present no no no
  Raw Sienna (I) 1903–circa 1910
  Timberwolf #D9D6CF[1] 1993–present no no yes
  Gold (I) 1903–1944 Metallic; swatch represents nominal hue only. Available only in bulk after 1915.[2]
  Gold (II) #E6BE8A[1] 1953–present Metallic; swatch represents nominal hue only. Available only in bulk, 1953–1956.[2] no no yes
  Silver #C9C0BB[1] 1903–present Metallic; swatch represents nominal hue only. Available only in bulk, 1915–1944.[2] no no yes
  Copper #DA8A67[1] 1903–1915, 1958–present Metallic; swatch represents nominal hue only.[2] no no no
  Antique Brass #C88A65[1] 1998–present Metallic; swatch represents nominal hue only.[2] no no no
  Black #000000[1] 1903–present yes yes yes
  Charcoal Gray 1903–1910
  Gray #8B8680[1] 1926–present As "Middle Grey", part of the Munsell line, 1926–1944. Spelled "Grey" on labels, but "Gray" on boxes. Also called "Neutral Grey", 1930–1956.[2] no yes yes
  Blue-Gray #C8C8CD[1] 1958–1990
  White #FFFFFF[1] 1903–present yes yes yes

Specialty crayons[edit]

Along with the regular packs of crayons, there have been many specialty sets, including Silver Swirls,[6] Gem Tones,[7] Pearl Brite Crayons,[8] Metallic FX Crayons,[9] Magic Scent Crayons,[10] Silly Scents,[11] and more.

Fluorescent crayons[edit]

In 1972, Binney & Smith introduced eight Crayola fluorescent crayons, designed to fluoresce under black light. The following year, they were added to the 72-count box, which had previously contained two of the eight most-used colors, in place of the duplicate crayons. These crayons remained steady until 1990, when all eight were renamed, and eight more were added, for a total of 16 fluorescent crayons. One of the new colors, Hot Magenta, shared a name with one of the original colors, now Razzle Dazzle Rose. For some reason, two of the original eight fluorescent crayons have the same color as two of the newer crayons. In 1992, the fluorescent colors were added to the new No. 96 box, becoming part of the standard lineup. When four new crayons were added to the No. 96 assortment in 2003, four existing colors were discontinued, including two of the fluorescents. Also beginning in 1993, packs of fluorescent crayons were regularly labeled "neon" or "neons".[2]

Color Name Hexadecimal Notes
  Radical Red #FF355E[1] Introduced in 1990.
  Wild Watermelon #FD5B78[1] Same color as "Ultra Red" (1972–1990).
  Outrageous Orange #FF6037[1] Same color as "Ultra Orange" (1972–1990).
  Atomic Tangerine #FF9966[1] Same color as "Ultra Yellow" (1972–1990).
  Neon Carrot #FF9933[1] Introduced in 1990.
  Sunglow #FFCC33[1] Introduced in 1990.
  Laser Lemon #FFFF66[1] Same color as "Chartreuse" (1972–1990).
  Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66[1][c] Introduced in 1990.
  Electric Lime #CCFF00[1] Introduced in 1990.
  Screamin' Green #66FF66[1] Same color as "Ultra Green" (1972–1990).
  Magic Mint #AAF0D1 Produced 1990–2003.
  Blizzard Blue #50BFE6 Same color as "Ultra Blue" (1972–1990). Retired in 2003.
  Shocking Pink #FF6EFF[1] Same color as "Ultra Pink" (1972–1990).
  Razzle Dazzle Rose #EE34D2 Same color as "Hot Magenta" (1972–1990).
  Hot Magenta #FF00CC[1][d] Introduced in 1990.
  Purple Pizzazz #FF00CC[1][e] Introduced in 1990.

Fabric Crayons[edit]

In 1976, Crayola released a pack of eight Fabric Crayons.[2] Each crayon was named after a standard color. In 1980, "Light Blue" was discontinued and replaced with Black. The colors' hexadecimal values are currently unknown. The names of the colors are listed below:

black
blue
burnt sienna
green
light blue
magenta
orange
violet
yellow

Metallic Crayons (Canada)[edit]

In 1987, Crayola released a pack of 16 Metallic Crayons in Canada.[2] Four of the colors are named after four of the standard colors. Also, one of the colors is named before a Metallic FX color. The colors' hexadecimal values are currently unknown. The names of the colors are listed below:

  • Aged Copper
  • Aztec Gold
  • Bluetonium
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cast Iron
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Kryptonite
  • Rust
  • Silver
  • Steel Blue
  • Tarnished Gold
  • Titanium

Silver Swirls[edit]

16 of the 24 Silver Swirls colors

In 1990, Crayola released Silver Swirls, a pack of 24 silvery colors. The colors' hexadecimal values are approximated below.[12]

Aztec Gold Burnished Brown Cerulean Frost Cinnamon Satin
#C39953 #A17A74 #6D9BC3 #CD607E
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 Crayons[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."[13] 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.[14]

Color Name Hexadecimal Notes
  Apricot #FDD5B1[1] Produced 1958–present.[2]
  Black #000000[1] Produced 1903–present.[2]
  Burnt Sienna #E97451[1] Produced 1903–present.[2]
  Mahogany #CA3435[1] Produced 1949–present.[2]
  Peach #FFCBA4[1] Produced 1903–present. Known as "Flesh Tint" (1903–1949), "Flesh" (1949–1956, 1958–1962), and "Pink Beige" (1956–1958).[2]
  Sepia #9E5B40[1] Produced 1935–1944, 1958–present. Available only in bulk, 1935–1949.[2]
  Tan Produced 1958–present.[2]
  White #FFFFFF[1] Produced 1903–present.[2]

Magic Scent Crayons[edit]

16 of the 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, and 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 from parents that some of the crayons smelled good enough to eat, like the Cherry, Chocolate, and Blueberry scented crayons.[15] Crayons with food scents were retired in favor of non-food scents. The 30 crayons all consisted of regular Crayola colors.[2]

Baby Powder (White) Banana (Dandelion) Blueberry (Blue (II)) Bubble Gum (Tickle Me Pink)
#FFFFFF #FED85D #4570E6 #FC80A5
Cedar Chest (Mahogany) Cherry (Maroon) Chocolate (Brown) Coconut (White)
#CA3435 #C32148 #AF593E #FFFFFF
Daffodil (Yellow) Dirt (Sepia) Eucalyptus (Jungle Green) Fresh Air (Sky Blue)
#FBE870 #9E5B40 #29AB87 #76D7EA
Grape (Violet) Jelly Bean (Orange) Leather Jacket (Black) Lemon (Yellow)
#8359A3 #FF8833 #000000 #FBE870
Licorice (Black) Lilac (Wisteria) Lime (Yellow Green) Lumber (Apricot)
#000000 #C9A0DC #C5E17A #FDD5B1
New Car (Blue (III)) Orange Peach Pine (Pine Green)
#0066FF #FF8833 #FFCBA4 #01786F
Rose (Red) Shampoo (Carnation Pink) Smoke (Gray) Soap (Periwinkle)
#ED0A3F #FFA6C9 #8B8680 #C3CDE6
  Strawberry (Wild Strawberry) Tulip (Orange)  
  #FF3399 #FF8833  

Gem Tones[edit]

All 16 Crayola Gem Tones crayon colors

In 1994, Crayola released 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

Glow in the Dark Crayons[edit]

In 1994, Crayola released Glow in the Dark Crayons, a pack of eight crayons. However, it did not contain any color names in North America. Only four of the colors were available in the U.K.

Crayola Changeables[edit]

All six Crayola Changeables crayons with color changer

The Crayola Changeables crayons were introduced in 1995. The chart[16] 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 'n Smell Crayons[edit]

Following previous issues with scented crayons in 1994 and 1995, Binney & Smith released a new line, known as "Magic Scent" crayons in 1997. None of the crayons were named after or given the scent of foods. The 16 crayons all consisted of regular Crayola colors.[2]

Baby's Powder (White) Baseball Mitt (Burnt Sienna) Bubble Bath (Tickle Me Pink) Earthworm (Brick Red)
#FFFFFF #E97451 #FC80A5 #C62D42
Flower Shop (Wisteria) Fresh Air (Sky Blue) Grandma's Perfume (Orange) Koala Tree (Jungle Green)
#C9A0DC #76D7EA #FF8833 #29AB87
New Sneakers (Black) Pet Shop (Brown) Pine Tree (Pine Green) Saw Dust (Peach)
#000000 #AF593E #01786F #FFCBA4
Sharpening Pencils (Goldenrod) Smell the Roses (Red) Sunny Day (Yellow) Wash the Dog (Dandelion)
#FCD667 #ED0A3F #FBE870 #FED85D

Star Brite Crayons[edit]

In 1997, Crayola released a 16-pack of Star Brite Crayons. However, it did not contain any color names. The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.

Color Hex Code
#F898C8
#E91E63
#D62518
#AD0000
#FA7A00
#CDDC39
#00D8A0
#1BA77B
#004C71
#1AADE0
#0069BD
#333399
#56418C
#212321
#E63300
#DE6900

Color Mix-Up Crayons[edit]

In 1997, Crayola released a 16-pack of Color Mix-Up Crayons, each of which contains a solid color with flecks of two other colors in it. Colors in the chart below are approximated.[17] 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 Crayons[edit]

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

In 1997, Crayola released a 16-pack of Pearl Brite Crayons:[18] These were designed to give soft pearlescent colors. These had a new wrapper design, black with a white oval Crayola logo and white text.

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

Crayons with Glitter[edit]

In 1997, Crayola released Crayons with Glitter as part of a Special Effects crayons package. Starting as late as 1999, their crayon names do not appear on the crayon wrappers. In the below list, the background represents crayon color, and the highlighted "square of glitter" around text represents glitter color.[19]

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

In 2019, Crayola released an updated version of Crayons with Glitter in a 24-count pack featuring new names:

 black gold   blue blazes   lavender burst 
 shredded cheddar   golden dust   aqua fiz
 gritty green   maroon mist   confetti sunset 
 campfire flicker   orchid explosion   crimson clash 
 night sky   red slaw   tropical showe
 poppin' purple   fire in the sky   flamingo flam
 chocolate sprinkles   diamond dazzle   gray glam 
 sun showe  wild wasabi   silver sparks 

Construction Paper Crayons[edit]

In 1998, Crayola Introduced Construction Paper Crayons, The specialty line remained one of the longest running specialty lines they ever put out.[20] The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.

Color Hex Code
#FFA3B1
#F3715A
#F37B70
#FFAD59
#FFE599
#F8FC98
#B4FFB4
#12E3DB
#00BCD4
#03A9F4
#4848FF
#6A35CE
#AA55AA
#7F7FBF
#795548
#FFFFFF

Metallic FX Crayons[edit]

All 16 Crayola Metallic FX crayon colors

In 2001, Crayola produced 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.[21] The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.[22] In 2019, an updated version was released under its original name of Metallic Crayons, adding eight more metallic colors for a total of 24. The original 16 colors are included in the special 152-count Ultimate Crayon Collection pack alongside 120 standard and 16 Crayons with Glitter. Four of the colors are included in the regular 96-count crayon box.

Metallic FX crayons
Color Name Hex Code Pack Added Notes
  Alloy Orange #C46210
  B'dazzled Blue #2E5894
  Big Dip O' Ruby #9C2542 96
  Bittersweet Shimmer #BF4F51
  Blast Off Bronze #A57164
  Cyber Grape #58427C 96
  Deep Space Sparkle #4A646C
  Gold Fusion #85754E
  Illuminating Emerald #319177
  Metallic Seaweed #0A7E8C
  Robot Canary #9C7C38 Known as "Metallic Sunburst" (2001–2019).
  Razzmic Berry #8D4E85
  Sheen Green #8FD400 96
  Shimmering Blush #D98695
  Sonic Silver #757575
  Steel Blue #0081AB 96
  Cheese Grater #C89F56 Introduced in 2019.
  Iron Indigo #184FA1
  Magnetic Magenta #BF3981
  Cobalt Cool #028AAE
  Acid Wash Jeans #5CB2C5
  Petrified Forest #005B39
  Rose Gold #C88CA4
  Gold Medal #C5BC42

Gel FX Crayons[edit]

In 2001, Crayola produced Gel FX Crayons. However, it did not contain any color names. Four of the colors are randomly included in the 96-count crayon box alongside four Metallic FX colors and are not included in the 152-count Ultimate Crayon Collection set. The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.

15 of the 16 Crayola Gel FX Crayons
Color Hex Code Pack Added
#FF3399 96
#FF6699
#F26D7D
#F58345
#FFBF7F
#F5FF7D 96
#99FF99
#12E3DB
#00B6BD 96
#0081FF 96
#7092BE
#3F48CC
#7853A8
#A349A4
#8F5873
#FFFFFF

Pearl Crayons[edit]

In 2019, a 24-count box of Pearl Crayons was released alongside the updated versions of the Metallic Crayons, Neon Crayons, and Crayons with Glitter.[23]

Color Name Hex
Antique Gray #9F9F9F
Apple Orchard #BF3F3F
Berry Parfait #A43482
Black Pearl #3A3A3A
Bubble Gum #DF9ACA
Butternut Squash #E74F00
Caribbean Sea #67CD95
Cloudy Sky #548CD0
Hot Cocoa #8F482F
Iridescent Indigo #3C32CD
Lavender Silk #6B4D82
Leafy Canopy #94DDCB
Liquid Gold #FFD966
Mango Purée #FF6137
Moonlit Pond #4F2CD0
Ocean Foam #62C9D3
Orange Peel #FF8021
Pesto #5F7B4A
Pink Luster #FFB2E7
Red Satin #9F3434
Sea Glass #C4EA7F
Shooting Star #FFFF65
Snow Drift #F3F3F3
Sunset Shimmer #F79015

Neon Crayons[edit]

In 2019, a new 24 count of Neon Crayons was released. It includes eight standard colors, eight pearl versions of the same colors, and the same eight colors with silver glitter.

Sky Blue Screamin' Green Sunglow Wild Watermelon Purple Pizzazz Laser Lemon Atomic Tangerine Shocking Pink
Pearl Sky Blue Pearl Screamin' Green Pearl Sunglow Pearl Wild Watermelon Pearl Purple Pizzazz Pearl Laser Lemon Pearl Atomic Tangerine Pearl Shocking Pink
 Glitter Sky Blue   Glitter Screamin' Green   Glitter Sunglow   Glitter Wild Watermelon   Glitter Purple Pizzazz   Glitter Laser Lemon   Glitter Atomic Tangerine   Glitter Shocking Pink 

Colors of the World Crayons[edit]

On May 21, 2020, the Colors of the World Crayons were announced.[24][25] They were released in 32 and 24-count boxes in July 2020.[26][27]

Color Name Hex Boxes
Black Hair #262626 32
Blonde Hair #FFF3CC 32
Blue Eyes #81B0E4 32
Brown Eyes #70493D 32
Brown Hair #A27242 32
Deep Almond #986A5A 24
Deep Golden #8D5B28 24
Deep Rose #B86F69 24
Deepest Almond #513529 24
Extra Deep Almond #6E5046 24
Extra Deep Golden #5F452E 24
Extra Deep Rose #6C4D4B 24
Extra Light Almond #EEE6CF 24
Green Eyes #3F752B 32
Hazel Eyes #E2AC76 32
Light Almond #E6B9B3 24
Light Golden #EDDBC7 24
Light Medium Almond #E0B5A4 24
Light Medium Golden #F0C9A2 24
Light Medium Rose #F4AFB2 24
Light Rose #FAC7C3 24
Medium Almond #D19C7D 24
Medium Deep Almond #AC8065 24
Medium Deep Golden #A16B4F 24
Medium Deep Rose #EE8E99 24
Medium Golden #DEA26C 24
Red Hair #EE704A 32
Very Deep Almond #88605E 24
Very Deep Rose #8F6C68 24
Very Light Almond #E6D2D3 24
Very Light Golden #F0DFCF 24
Very Light Rose #F7E1E3 24

Confetti Crayons[edit]

Crayola released the 24-count Confetti Crayons in July 2020.[2] This is a revival of the Color Mix-Up Crayons from 1997. Initially a Walmart-exclusive item alongside the 32-count Colors of the World Crayons, Confetti Crayons were officially released in September 2020.

  • at the circus
  • birthday child
  • blizzard blast
  • campfire jamboree
  • carnival corn
  • clambake
  • cupcake sprinkles
  • flamingo festival
  • fourth of july
  • garden soiree
  • lime-a-palooza
  • magenta fiesta
  • mermaid pageant
  • meteor shower
  • new year's eve
  • party fish
  • pool party
  • rain drops
  • rose parade
  • spring break
  • summertime
  • sunset luau
  • tweed jubilee
  • winter gala

Silly Scents Crayons[edit]

All 16 Crayola Silly Scents Crayons

The Silly Scents Crayons are produced by Crayola in a 16-pack. The 16 crayons all consisted of regular Crayola colors.[2]

Color Scent Name Color Name Hex Code
  Alien Armpit Yellow Green #C5E17A
  Big Foot Feet Tan #D99A6C
  Booger Buster Spring Green #ECEBBD
  Dingy Dungeon Maroon #C32148
  Gargoyle Gas Dandelion #FED85D
  Giant's Club Chestnut #B94E48
  Magic Potion Red #ED0A3F
  Mummy's Tomb Gray #8B8680
  Ogre Odor Red Orange #FF681F
  Pixie Powder Blue Violet #6456B7
  Princess Perfume Tickle Me Pink #FC80A5
  Sasquatch Socks Violet Red #F7468A
  Sea Serpent Robin's Egg Blue #00CCCC
  Smashed Pumpkin Orange #FF8833
  Sunburnt Cyclops Mango Tango #E77200
  Winter Wizard Sky Blue #76D7EA

Heads 'n Tails Crayons[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.[28]

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

Color Alive[edit]

In 2015, Crayola released the Color Alive crayons. Special crayons include:

  • Banana Banana
  • Creepy Crawly
  • Fire Breath
  • Frostbite
  • Ice Blast
  • Pixie Dust
  • Show Stopper
  • Superpower

Twistables[edit]

24-pack Mini Twistables[edit]

In 2004, Crayola released a set of 24 Mini Twistables 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 Name Hex Code
  Apricot #FDD9B5
  Black #000000
  Blue #1F75FE
  Blue Green #0D98BA
  Blue Violet #7366BD
  Brown #B4674D
  Carnation Pink #FFAACC
  Cerulean #1DACD6
  Dandelion #FDDB6D
  Gray #95918C
  Green #1CAC78
  Green Yellow #F0E891
  Indigo #5D76CB
  Orange #FF7538
  Red #EE204D
  Red Orange #FF5349
  Red Violet #C0448F
  Scarlet #FC2847
  Violet (Purple) #926EAE
  Violet Red #F75394
  White #FFFFFF
  Yellow #FCE883
  Yellow Green #C5E384
  Yellow Orange #FFAE42

Fun Effects Mini Twistables[edit]

In 2004, Crayola released a 24 pack of Fun Effects Mini Twistables crayons. It contains eight eXtreme colors, eight metallic colors, and eight rainbow colors.

True to Life Crayons[edit]

All eight Crayola True to Life crayon colors

In 2007, Crayola released a 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[edit]

All eight Crayola Extreme Twistables crayon colors

In 2009, Crayola released eight crayons in long twistable barrels. Although the names of these crayons were new, all but one of the colors were borrowed from Crayola's fluorescent crayons. Atomic Tangerine became "Sizzling Sunset", Blizzard Blue became "Absolute Zero", Hot Magenta became "Winter Sky", Laser Lemon became "Lemon Glacier", Razzle Dazzle Rose became "Fiery Rose", Screamin' Green became "Spring Frost", Vivid Violet became "Frostbite", and Wild Watermelon became "Heat Wave". Frostbite was the only color not originally part of the fluorescent line.[29]

Fiery Rose Sizzling Sunset Heat Wave Lemon Glacier
#EE34D2 #FF9966 #FD5B78 #FFFF66
Spring Frost Absolute Zero Winter Sky Frostbite
#66FF66 #0048BA #FF007C #E936A7

The 100,000,000,000th Crayon[edit]

In 1996, Crayola celebrated their 100 billionth crayon by publishing a Crayon called Blue Ribbon. This crayon was only published in the 96 crayon pack. They didn't come in every pack, it was a limited edition reward.[30]

Color Crayon Name Lifetime Hexadecimal code
Blue Ribbon 1996 #0B10A2

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to several factors, the values given should only be considered approximations. The apparent color of any crayon depends on the thickness with which the wax is laid down, the color and brightness of the surface being colored, and other considerations, such as the age and quality of individual crayons. In addition, crayons are produced using pigments, which are normally described using subtractive colors, with the primary colors of red, yellow, and blue; but electronic displays produce colors using the additive method, combining the primary colors of red, green, and blue.
  2. ^ Unless otherwise indicated, the hex colors were found in the source code of the Crayola website.[1]
  3. ^ Crayola's digital swatch has the same value as those of Laser Lemon.
  4. ^ Crayola's digital swatch has the same values as those of Purple Pizzazz.
  5. ^ Crayola's digital swatch has the same values as those of Hot Magenta (1990–present).

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