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]

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 Guppie 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.