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All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts

For the last 100 years or so kids have been exploring and creating worlds of color with Crayons. For a lot of us, our life long love affairs with color began with these wax sticks and a blank sheet of paper. According to a Yale University study, the scent of Crayola crayons is among the 20 most recognizable to American adults. Coffee and peanut butter are 1 and 2. Here we go down crayon color memory lane with all 120 color names and hex codes, fun facts and photos.

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Crowded Crayon Colors
Photo by Sir Fish

Crayola crayons currently come in 120 colors including 23 reds, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. Although Crayola crayons come in 120 different colors, the labels are only made in 18, which cover the full color spectrum. Nearly 3 billion crayons are made each year, an average of 12 million daily. That's enough to circle the globe 6 times with color!

120 Crayon Names and Color Codes

Aaron at ColorSchemer.com created a fun list of all 120 Crayon Colors with their hex codes and RGB values. "All of these colors are rough approximations from Crayola’s current list of 120 Crayon Colors. -CS"

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Fuzzy Wuzzy BrownCC6666204,102,102
Red OrangeFF5349255,83,73
Sunset OrangeFD5E53253,94,83
Outrageous OrangeFF6E4A255,110,74
Vivid TangerineFFA089255,160,137
Burnt SiennaEA7E5D234,126,93
Burnt OrangeFF7F49255,127,73
Mango TangoFF8243255,130,67
Atomic TangerineFFA474255,164,116
Antique BrassCD9575205,149,117
Desert SandEFCDB8239,205,184
Raw SiennaD68A59214,138,89
Macaroni and CheeseFFBD88255,189,136
Neon CarrotFFA343255,163,67
Yellow OrangeFFB653255,182,83
Banana ManiaFAE7B5250,231,181
Green YellowF0E891240,232,145
Spring GreenECEABE236,234,190
Olive GreenBAB86C186,184,108
Laser LemonFDFC74253,252,116
Unmellow YellowFDFC74253,252,116
Yellow GreenC5E384197,227,132
Inch WormB2EC5D178,236,93
Granny Smith AppleA8E4A0168,228,160
Electric Lime1DF91429,249,20
Screamin Green76FF7A118,255,122
Forest Green6DAE81109,174,129
Sea Green9FE2BF159,226,191
Mountain Meadow30BA8F48,186,143
Jungle Green3BB08F59,176,143
Caribbean Green1CD3A228,211,162
Tropical Rain Forest17806D23,128,109
Pine Green15807821,128,120
Robin Egg Blue1FCECB31,206,203
Turquoise Blue77DDE7119,221,231
Sky Blue80DAEB128,218,235
Outer Space414A4C65,74,76
Blue Green199EBD25,158,189
Pacific Blue1CA9C928,169,201
Midnight Blue1A487626,72,118
Navy Blue1974D225,116,210
Cadet BlueB0B7C6176,183,198
Wild Blue YonderA2ADD0162,173,208
Blue BellADADD6173,173,214
Blue Violet7366BD115,102,189
Purple Heart7442C8116,66,200
Royal Purple7851A9120,81,169
Purple Mountains’ Majesty9D81BA157,129,186
Violet (Purple)926EAE146,110,174
Vivid Violet8F509D143,80,157
Shocking PinkFB7EFD251,126,253
Pink FlamingoFC74FD252,116,253
Hot MagentaFF1DCE255,29,206
Purple PizzazzFF1DCE255,29,206
Razzle Dazzle RoseFF48D0255,72,208
Red VioletC0448F192,68,143
Wild StrawberryFF43A4255,67,164
Cotton CandyFFBCD9255,188,217
Violet RedF75394247,83,148
Carnation PinkFFAACC255,170,204
Piggy PinkFDD7E4253,215,228
Jazzberry JamCA3767202,55,103
Tickle Me PinkFC89AC252,137,172
Pink SherbetF780A1247,128,161
Radical RedFF496C255,73,108
Wild WatermelonFC6C85252,108,133
Brick RedCB4154203,65,84


Crayon Color Fun Facts & Photo Inspiration

Rolling Rainbow Crayons
Photo by bookgrl

The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red, blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.

Crowded Crayon Colors
Photo by scottwills

In the last 98 years, more than 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.

Crowded Crayon Colors
Photo by Robem

Most Crayola crayon color names are taken from the U.S. Commerce Department's National Bureau of Standards book called "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names." Many crayon names are also borrowed from traditional artists' paints.

Primary Crayon Colors
Photo by EJP Photo

The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by his 10th birthday (or 11.4 boxes of 64s). Kids, ages 2-8, spend an average of 28 minutes each day colouring. Combined, children in the US spend 6.3 billion hours colouring annually, almost 10,000 human lifetimes!

Rolling Rainbow Crayons
Photo by laffy4k

Crayola crayon colour names rarely change. However, there are exceptions. In 1958, Prussian blue was changed to midnight blue in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to Prussian history. In 1962, the colour flesh was changed to peach recognizing that not everyone's flesh is the same shade.

Crayon Stack
Photo by bookgrl

The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder Edwin, and a former school teacher. She combined the words craie, which is French for chalk, and ola, for oleaginous, because crayons are made from petroleum based paraffin.

Red Crayon
Photo by parl

Some Crayon Inspired Color Palettes

My crayon box Crayon Juice

Crayon Jar Is Rigged Crayon Happyness

Cheap crayon crayon doodles

Crayon Box Renewed Crayon Sharpener

crayons 2.0 crayon of the gods

crayon box Crayon´s box


Title Photo by davidz

Crayola Crayon Trivia from Crayola.com

Crayon Color Code List Compiled by ColorSchemer.com


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There's nothing quite like a brand new box of crayons!
My favorite colors were (are) thistle, gold, and silver.


I love this post!!! I've always wondered how they come up with all those different names. A handy tool that I use to find alternative names to colors is the Color Thesaurus

Happy coloring!!


You completely forgot about thistle. So I estimated it and added it :D.



One of my fondest childhood memories is getting my 1st box of 64 crayolas!!! Yahoo!


that's all NICE!!!
make my art work a little bit easy!!!


This was neat to read! I too think my first love affair with color began thanks to that luscious, big box of 64 crayons with the sharpener in the back! And it never stopped! I'd take a new box home and arrange all the colors and just enjoy looking at them! I hate to see the names change but I guess it's a given that they will with time. Fun to see this.


I love the pics you have posted, as I love coloring.


These pictures are beautiful!

Some crayon colors have the funniest names. Good stuff!


Sorting crayons by colour is one of the most calming things to do.


When it comes to chromatic displays I am like a bee drawn to honey. Even walking past a chromatic display of thread makes me stop and want to do something with them (I'm far from the sewing type). I used to buy large boxes of Crayolas and just open the box and stare at all of them. And when I went to the Crayola factory in Easton, PA (sad, it's not really the factory anymore) I bought the largest box of Crayons I could find.

My children laugh at me when I take a crayon and smell it. I love the smell of the paraffin. And I just have to say that Crayolas have a distinct smell of their own. (This is comment is starting to sound like NSFW but I assure you I'm not a nutcase -g).


This page has 1,329 Diggs and thousands of people liking to it! Even so, I'm afraid that this page is VERY INACCURATE! You've GOT to make the following changes to avoid misleading casual readers.

First, most of the photos of crayons on this page are ROSE ART crayons, not Crayola. This includes the first two photos from the top, as well as the fourth one (though I do see a tiny sliver of 1 Crayola crayon on pic #4).

Second, many RGB/Hex values are inaccurate. I have Crayola's master list, but you can readily access the real hex codes from here: http://www.crayolastore.com/creator.asp Make especially sure that you correct the values for black - RGB (0,0,0) and white RGB (255, 255, 255).

Third, you say "All 120 Crayon Names." There are actually 133 standard colors and many more specialty colors. I see one commenter already noticed that the color thistle was missing.

This page COULD be awesome, but the number of misleading & just plain wrong things on it is too great for the number of people who've "Dugg" and referenced it. Fix and you will have my blessing :-P



Prussian blue is the result of a chemical reaction between iron and cyanide. It's only called Prussian because it was first made there, but it's a pretty legit color. It makes me sad that they replaced the name.


Loved the colorlist. Now that I think about it, I wonder, what's childhood without a box of Crayola caryons, with a couple of colors missing from the set and sheet upon sheet of happy scribblings and hours of fervent coloring? Your post just invoked all those fond memories of my girlhood, with all those 'Color-Me' books and 'Drawingbooks'. Thanks.


There's a couple of duplicates - Laser Lemon and Unmellow Yellow / Hot Magenta and Purple Pizzazz


muy interesante la publicacion . vuelve uno a su infancia


Carrie-san wrote:
When I was little, I used to play with my crayons like they were people. They had genders and everything and had crushes on other colors. Did anybody else do this? XDD

Also, I had the hardest time saying "cadet blue" because I always wanted to read it like you'd say "caddy" .. Cad-it.

Oh I did that too!!! In fact I still do, except now I made color love affairs and its more like a crayon soap opera :D

I love crayons~! <33


Bring Back Prussian Blue!!!!
(along with a bit more history, perhaps...)


Can I just say this is my FAVORITE post ever???? I love crayons, always have, I can almost smell them right now, lol! And, I'm a preschool teacher so I'm literally surrounded by them everyday hahaha!


I'm doing a blog project with the colour names of the 64-pack, check it out http://www.kikikalahari.blogspot.com/


retsof wrote:
rejected Crayon names (with pictures of wrappers)


found in a diaper gold
Mc Donald's burger gray
Los Angeles air brown
klan white
flu phlegm green
spousal abuse black
spousal abuse blue
spank me pink
melanoma tan
time 'o the month
tin man's johnson silver


LOVE this post. As an amateur (emphasis on amateur) designer, I found this very inspiring and useful. Does that mean I think with both sides of my brain? Also posted a link to this blog post at http://www.fim2020.com/our-core-services.html - hope you don't mind.


OooOooooHHHhhh preeettttttttyyyy lol nice facts you learn something new everyday


"the red crayons always tasted the best."



Thank you for this list. I've been looking for something like this for a long time.

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