Crayola

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Crayola is brand of crayons and other writing and drawing utensils, such as markers, chalk and colored pencils made by the Binney & Smith Inc. company, which is part of the card company Hallmark.

History[change | change source]

Binney and Smith made industrial products before 1900, but in 1903 started to make Crayola crayons. The name came from a word used by the wife of Mr. Binney. The first box had eight colors: blue, green, red, yellow, black, brown, orange and violet. They became well-known because they were the best crayons at that time. Later, the company made more products, including boxes of 48, 64, 96,120 and 202 Crayons, colored pencils and markers.

In 2003, the company built a huge blue crayon that was 15 feet tall and weighed almost a ton.

Colors[change | change source]

Crayons[change | change source]

Here are the 133 standard Crayola crayon colors. According to its chronology page, Crayola considers each "core color" to have been introduced in a specific year. These dates are reflected in the table below. The hex triplets below are representative of the colors produced by the named crayons.[1]

Color Hex Code
(approximate)†
RGB
(approximate)†
Pack added Issued Retired Sp Notes
1 Almond #EFDECD (239, 222, 205) 120 1998
2 Antique Brass #CD9575 (205, 149, 117) 120 1998 M
3 Apricot #FDD9B5 (253, 217, 181) 24 1949
4 Aquamarine #78DBE2 (120, 219, 226) 64 1958
5 Asparagus #87A96B (135, 169, 107) 96 1993
6 Atomic Tangerine #FFA474 (255, 164, 116) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Ultra Yellow" in 1990
7 Banana Mania #FAE7B5 (250, 231, 181) 120 1998
8 Beaver #9F8170 (159, 129, 112) 120 1998
9 Bittersweet #FD7C6E (253, 124, 110) 48 1949
10 Black #000000 (0,0,0) 8 1903
11 Blizzard Blue #ACE5EE (172, 229, 238) 72 1972 2003 F Renamed from "Ultra Blue" in 1990
12 Blue #1F75FE (31, 117, 254) 8 1903
13 Blue Bell #A2A2D0 (162, 162, 208) 120 1998 P
14 Blue Gray #6699CC (102, 153, 204) 64 1958 1990
15 Blue Green #0D98BA (13, 152, 186) 16 1949
16 Blue Violet #7366BD (115, 102, 189) 16 1949
17 Blush #DE5D83 (222, 93, 131) 120 1998 Renamed from "Cranberry" in 2000
18 Brick Red #CB4154 (203, 65, 84) 48 1949
19 Brown #B4674D (180, 103, 77) 8 1903
20 Burnt Orange #FF7F49 (255, 127, 73) 64 1958
21 Burnt Sienna #EA7E5D (234, 126, 93) 48 1949
22 Cadet Blue #B0B7C6 (176, 183, 198) 64 1958
23 Canary #FFFF99 (255, 255, 153) 120 1998 P
24 Caribbean Green #00CC99 (0, 204, 153) 120 1997
25 Carnation Pink #FFAACC (255, 170, 204) 16 1949
26 Cerise #DD4492 (221, 68, 146) 96 1993
27 Cerulean #1DACD6 (29, 172, 214) 24 1990
28 Chestnut #BC5D58 (188, 93, 88) 64 1958 Renamed from "Indian Red" in 1999
29 Copper #DD9475 (221, 148, 117) 64 1958 M
30 Cornflower #9ACEEB (154, 206, 235) 48 1949
31 Cotton Candy #FFBCD9 (255, 188, 217) 120 1998
32 Dandelion #FDDB6D (253, 219, 109) 24 1990
33 Denim #2B6CC4 (43, 108, 196) 96 1993
34 Desert Sand #EFCDB8 (239, 205, 184) 120 1998
35 Eggplant #6E5160 (110, 81, 96) 120 1998
36 Electric Lime #CEFF1D (206, 255, 29) 80 1990 F
37 Fern #71BC78 (113, 188, 120) 120 1998
38 Forest Green #6DAE81 (109, 174, 129) 64 1958
39 Fuchsia #C364C5 (195, 100, 197) 80 1990
40 Fuzzy Wuzzy #CC6666 (204, 102, 102) 120 1998
41 Gold #E7C697 (231, 198, 151) 48 1949 M
42 Goldenrod #FCD975 (252, 217, 117) 64 1958
43 Granny Smith Apple #A8E4A0 (168, 228, 160) 96 1993
44 Gray #95918C (149, 145, 140) 24 1949
45 Green #1CAC78 (28, 172, 120) 8 1903
46 Green Blue #1164B4 (17, 100, 180) 48 1949 1990
47 Green Yellow #F0E891 (240, 232, 145) 24 1949
48 Hot Magenta #FF1DCE (255, 29, 206) 72 1972 F
49 Inchworm #B2EC5D (178, 236, 93) 120 2003
50 Indigo #5D76CB (93, 118, 203) 24 2000
51 Jazzberry Jam #CA3767 (202, 55, 103) 120 2003
52 Jungle Green #3BB08F (59, 176, 143) 80 1990
53 Laser Lemon #FEFE22 (254, 254, 34) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Chartreuse" in 1990
54 Lavender #FCB4D5 (252, 180, 213) 64 1958
55 Lemon Yellow #FFF44F (255, 244, 79) 48 1949 1990
56 Macaroni and Cheese #FFBD88 (255, 189, 136) 96 1993
57 Magenta #F664AF (246, 100, 175) 48 1949
58 Magic Mint #AAF0D1 (170, 240, 209) 120 1990 2003 F
59 Mahogany #CD4A4C (205, 74, 76) 48 1949
60 Maize #EDD19C (237, 209, 156) 48 1949 1990
61 Manatee #979AAA (151, 154, 170) 120 1998
62 Mango Tango #FF8243 (255, 130, 67) 120 2003
63 Maroon #C8385A (200, 56, 90) 48 1949
64 Mauvelous #EF98AA (239, 152, 170) 96 1993
65 Melon #FDBCB4 (253, 188, 180) 48 1949
66 Midnight Blue #1A4876 (26, 72, 118) 48 1949 Renamed from "Prussian Blue" in 1958
67 Mountain Meadow #30BA8F (48, 186, 143) 120 1998
68 Mulberry #C54B8C (197, 75, 140) 64 1958 2003
69 Navy Blue #1974D2 (25, 116, 210) 64 1958
70 Neon Carrot #FFA343 (255, 163, 67) 80 1990 F
71 Olive Green #BAB86C (186, 184, 108) 48 1949
72 Orange #FF7538 (255, 117, 56) 8 1903
73 Orange Red #FF2B2B (255, 43, 43) 48 1949 1990
74 Orange Yellow #F8D568 (248, 213, 104) 48 1949 1990
75 Orchid #E6A8D7 (230, 168, 215) 48 1949
76 Outer Space #414A4C (65, 74, 76) 120 1998
77 Outrageous Orange #FF6E4A (255, 110, 74) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Ultra Orange" in 1990
78 Pacific Blue #1CA9C9 (28, 169, 201) 96 1993
79 Peach #FFCFAB (255, 207, 171) 48 1949 Renamed from "Flesh" in 1962
80 Periwinkle #C5D0E6 (197, 208, 230) 48 1949 P
81 Piggy Pink #FDDDE6 (253, 221, 230) 120 1998 P
82 Pine Green #158078 (21, 128, 120) 48 1949
83 Pink Flamingo #FC74FD (252, 116, 253) 120 1997 F
84 Pink Sherbert #F78FA7 (247, 143, 167) 120 1998 Renamed from "Brink Pink" in 2000
85 Plum #8E4585 (142, 69, 133) 64 1958
86 Purple Heart #7442C8 (116, 66, 200) 120 1998
87 Purple Mountain's Majesty #9D81BA (157, 129, 186) 96 1993 P
88 Purple Pizzazz #FE4EDA (254, 78, 218) 80 1990 F
89 Radical Red #FF496C (255, 73, 108) 80 1990 F
90 Raw Sienna #D68A59 (214, 138, 89) 64 1958
91 Raw Umber #714B23 (113, 75, 35) 64 1958 1990
92 Razzle Dazzle Rose #FF48D0 (255, 72, 208) 80 1990 F
93 Razzmatazz #E3256B (227, 37, 107) 96 1993
94 Red #EE204D (238, 32, 77) 8 1903
95 Red Orange #FF5349 (255, 83, 73) 16 1949
96 Red Violet #C0448F (192, 68, 143) 16 1949
97 Robin's Egg Blue #1FCECB (31, 206, 203) 96 1993
98 Royal Purple #7851A9 (120, 81, 169) 96 1990
99 Salmon #FF9BAA (255, 155, 170) 48 1949
100 Scarlet #FC2847 (252, 40, 71) 24 1998 Renamed from "Torch Red" in 2000
101 Screamin' Green #76FF7A (118, 255, 122) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Ultra Green" in 1990
102 Sea Green #93DFB8 (147, 223, 184) 48 1949 P
103 Sepia #A5694F (165, 105, 79) 64 1958
104 Shadow #8A795D (138, 121, 93) 120 1998
105 Shamrock #45CEA2 (69, 206, 162) 96 1993
106 Shocking Pink #FB7EFD (251, 126, 253) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Ultra Pink" in 1990
107 Silver #CDC5C2 (205, 197, 194) 48 1949 M
108 Sky Blue #80DAEB (128, 218, 235) 64 1958
109 Spring Green #ECEABE (236, 234, 190) 48 1949 P
110 Sunglow #FFCF48 (255, 207, 72) 80 1990 F
111 Sunset Orange #FD5E53 (253, 94, 83) 120 1997
112 Tan #FAA76C (250, 167, 108) 48 1949
113 Teal Blue #18A7B5 (24, 167, 181) 80 1990 2003 P
114 Thistle #EBC7DF (235, 199, 223) 48 1949 2000 P
115 Tickle Me Pink #FC89AC (252, 137, 172) 96 1993
116 Timberwolf #DBD7D2 (219, 215, 210) 96 1993
117 Tropical Rain Forest #17806D (23, 128, 109) 96 1993
118 Tumbleweed #DEAA88 (222, 170, 136) 96 1993
119 Turquoise Blue #77DDE7 (119, 221, 231) 48 1949
120 Unmellow Yellow #FFFF66 (255, 255, 102) 80 1990 F
121 Violet (Purple) #926EAE (146, 110, 174) 8 1903
122 Violet Blue #324AB2 (50, 74, 178) 48 1949 1990
123 Violet Red #F75394 (247, 83, 148) 24 1949
124 Vivid Tangerine #FFA089 (255, 160, 137) 80 1990
125 Vivid Violet #8F509D (143, 80, 157) 120 1997
126 White #FFFFFF (255, 255, 255) 16 1949
127 Wild Blue Yonder #A2ADD0 (162, 173, 208) 120 2003
128 Wild Strawberry #FF43A4 (255, 67, 164) 80 1990
129 Wild Watermelon #FC6C85 (252, 108, 133) 72 1972 F Renamed from "Ultra Red" in 1990
130 Wisteria #CDA4DE (205, 164, 222) 96 1993 P
131 Yellow #FCE883 (252, 232, 131) 8 1903
133 Yellow Green #C5E384 (197, 227, 132) 16 1949
134 Wild-Berry Pink #FFAE42 (255, 174, 66) 16 1949

F= Fluorescent P= Pastel


Colored pencils[change | change source]

The following is a list of colors included in the 12, 24, 36, 50 and 64 packs of Crayola's standard colored pencils. Color values are approximate. Colored Pencils from "Guppie Green" to "UFO Green" are 14 of the ultra-cool and super-hot colored pencils that will be issued on July 2010.

12 pack (1996) +12 = 24 pack (2000) +12 = 36 pack (2004) +14 = 50 pack (2007) +14 = 64 pack (2010)
Black Aqua Green Bronze Yellow Bubble Gum Guppy Green
Blue Golden Yellow Cool Gray Cerulean Meat Brown
Brown Gray Dark Brown Harvest Gold Amethyst
Green Jade Green Green-Blue Lime Green Electric Green
Light Brown Light Blue Lemon Yellow Mango Baby Blue
Orange Magenta Light Orange Mauve Dollar Bill
Red Mahogany Maroon Navy Blue Rose Red
Red-Orange Peach Pine Green Orchid Platinum
Sky Blue Pink Raspberry Pale Rose Toolbox
Violet Tan Salmon Sand Sandstorm
Yellow White Slate Taupe AuroMetalSaurous
Yellow-Green Yellow-Orange Turquoise Teal Ball Blue
Gold Spiro Disco Ball
Silver UFO Green

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 64-box of Crayola crayons in 2010, a 64-box of Crayola colored pencils was issued. It had the same colors as the current 64 box.

Washable markers[change | change source]

All 44 colors are on this list.

Number Color Hex Issued Retired Notes
1 Azure #1A4876 2000 Bold.
2 Battery Charged Blue #1DACD6 1990 Renamed from "Electric Blue" in 2006. Bright.
3 Beige #EFDECD 1995
4 Bittersweet #FD7C6E 1987 Renamed from, "Coral Reef" in 2000. Bold.
5 Black #000000 1903
6 Blue #1F75FE 1903
7 Blue Lagoon #ACE5EE 1987
8 Bronze #D68A59 2000
9 Brown #B4674D 1903
10 Dolphin Gray #828E84 1987
11 Electric Lime #CEFF1D 1987 Renamed from "Glowing Green" in 2006. Bright.
12 Emerald #6DAE81 2000 Bold.
13 Flamingo Pink #F78FA7 1990
14 Golden Beige #DD9475 2000 Renamed from "Copper" in 2008. Bold.
15 Golden Yellow #FFB653 2000 Bold.
16 Graphic Green #1FCECB 2006 Bright.
17 Gray #95918C 1987
18 Green #1CAC78 1903
19 Hot Magenta #FF1DCE 1987 Bright.
20 Hot Pink #FFBCD9 2006 Bright.
21 Iguana Green #71BC78 1987 Bold.
22 Infra Red #FF496C 2006 Bright.
23 Laser Lemon #FEFE22 1987 Renamed from "Neon Yellow" in 2006. Bright.
24 Mahogany #CD4A4C 2000
25 Orange #FF7538 1903
26 Orange Circuit #FF6E4A 2006 Bright.
27 Plum #8E4585 2000 Bold.
28 Primrose #DD4492 2000 Bold.
29 Raspberry #CA3767 2000 Bold.
30 Red #EE204D 1903
31 Sandy Tan #FDD9B5 2000
32 Sea Foam Green #9FE2BF 2003
33 Sienna #B05C52 2000
34 Tan #FAA76C 2000
35 Tawny #DEAA88 2000
36 Teal #17857B 2000
37 Terra Cotta #9B7653 2000
38 Tiger Orange #C46210 1990 Bold.
39 Tropical Violet #CDA4DE 2003
40 Turquoise #33CCCC 1987 Bold.
41 Ultra Violet #9D81BA 2006 Bright.
42 Violet (Purple) #926EAE 1903
43 Wild Orchid #E6A8D7 1990
44 Yellow #FCE883 1903

References[change | change source]

  1. "Custom Box Creator". SureSource LLC. http://www.crayolastore.com/creator.asp. Retrieved 2009-11-26.