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The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola

Part 36 – High Tech Crayons

 

This is a multi-part series of articles written to tell the tale of the history of color names for Crayola. 

 

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A Crayon for a New Generation

 

Crayola Heads n Tails (New) - 8 colors

 

By 2006 Crayola had already enjoyed four years with their revolutionary Twistables crayons.  While these new high tech crayons were a boon for children, they contained no color names on them and had collectors concerned that perhaps this was a hint of the future.  Fears were alleviated when they introduced the Heads ‘N Tails set.

 

Heads N Tails colors

       

With the introduction of these crayons Crayola once again blurred the lines on the definition of a crayon color by introducing these dual ended crayons.  Even the color name was subject to interpretation.  For example, was it “Sizzling Red Salsa” or “Sizzling Salsa” or is it two colors: “Sizzling Red” and “Red Salsa”?  The colors were based on the standard No. 8 colors of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, Brown and Purple (although Purple is actually called Violet (purple) in the standard assortment.  The unique catch with these crayons is that each end is a different shade from that color family; one side dark and the other light.  As such, that meant the following:

 

Sizzling Red, Red Salsa - Sizzling Red used Brick Red while Red Salsa used Red

Tart Orange, Orange Soda - Tart Orange used Red Orange while Orange Soda used Orange

Bright Yellow, Yellow Sunshine - Bright Yellow used regular Yellow while Yellow Sunshine used Apricot

Slimy Green, Green Lizard - Slimy Green used Green while Green Lizard used Inch Worm

Denim Blue, Blue Jeans - Denim Blue used Denim while Blue Jeans used Sky Blue

Plump Purple, Purple Plum - Plump Purple used Violet (Purple) while Purple Plum used Royal Purple

Eerie Black, Black Shadows - Eerie Black used Black while Black Shadows used Timberwolf

Sweet Brown, Brown Sugar - Sweet Brown used Brown while Brown Sugar used Peach

 

The Green Movement

 

By 2006 the environmental movement had permeated all of society including the crayon market.  Crayola provided a special edition No. 8 box for GE called The Colors of ecomagination celebrating their special solar powered facility in Easton, PA.

 

Crayola Colors of Ecomagination crayons

 

  
Crayola No 8 (GE Colors of Ecomagination) - 8 colors

 

Of course, as was standard operating procedure for Crayola during these times, they simply renamed their standard eight colors.  Blue became Clear Water Blue, Black became Cleaner Coal Black, Orange was Evolution Orange, Green was Hybrid Green, Brown was Mother Earth Brown, Purple was Purification Purple, Red became Revitalized Red and Yellow became Solar Yellow.

 

One note on these though is that they didn’t employ their new tri-language wrapper format.  These may have been designed and printed prior to the changeover for the regular colors.

 

More Scented Crayons

 

2006 also brought us another surprise:  a third attempt at scented crayons.  First they made the various Magic Scent assortments.  Then they tried the Color ‘n Smell line.  This time around they called them Silly Scents; complete with all new color names and a newly designed wrapper that was vertically oriented similar to their original Rubens Crayola line.

 

Silly Scent colors 2006

 

  Crayola Silly Scents (no new) - 16 colors

 

 

The breakdown was:

 

ALIEN ARMPIT which used the true color Yellow Green

BIG FOOT FEET which used the true color Tan

BOOGER BUSTER which used the true color Spring Green

DINGY DUNGEON which used the true color Maroon

GARGOYLE GAS which used the true color Dandelion

GIANT'S CLUB which used the true color Chestnut

MAGIC POTION which used the true color Red

MUMMY'S TOMB which used the true color Gray

OGRE ODOR which used the true color Red Orange

PIXIE POWDER which used the true color Blue Violet

PRINCESS PERFUME which used the true color Tickle Me Pink

SASQUATCH SOCKS which used the true color Violet Red

SEA SERPENT which used the true color Robin’s Egg Blue

SMASHED PUMPKIN which used the true color Orange

SUNBURNT CYCLOPS which used the true color Mango Tango

WINTER WIZARD which used the true color Sky Blue

 

By making their color names outrageous, Crayola avoided the confusion and temptation of children ingesting the crayons.  These were available both in the USA and in Canada using separate box designs.  They also started out with a “New” box and then later dropped the “New” from the box.  That was a good sign because some of their product lines never made it long enough to drop the “New” from the box.

 

The Color Purple

 

The Oprah Winfrey show did a feature on “Million Dollar Ideas” in 2006 and one of the ideas was the 64-color Crayola box that she remembered having as a child.  In preparation for the show, Crayola made up a special crayon color called the color purple and had Oprah’s first name signature on the wrapper as well.  They put 64 of the special crayons into a No 64 box and had the great granddaughter of Edward Binney present her with the gift.  The colors were never sold.

 




 

Of course, that crayon was not only extremely rare but also a unique color name to add to the list.  The true color was actually Blue Violet.  Given that it was never released, the color didn’t show up on the active list at all.

 

Many Goodbyes

 

We had a significant drop in color names in 2006 as the State Color Collection dropped out of circulation taking with it 63 unique color names (the 64th color was Purple Mountain’s Majesty which was already a used color name).  Also gone were the reissued Colors of Washington colors: cherry blossom used the true color for carnation pink, liberty blue, Lincoln penny, monument gray, presidential seal gold, rockets red glare, U.S. Mint, White House.  Target Stores concluded their promotion of the Target® Red crayon they rolled out in 2004.  Chili’s also discontinued their private colors in 2006 leaving us without Banana Berry-Blitz, Hot Magenta, Blueberry, Chili’s® Green, Chock-A-Lot Shake, Dreamy Creamy Orange, Lemonade, Pepper Pal’s® Red, Sour Apple.  That meant 80 color names were dropped from the active list for 2006.

 

For the color history, here were the changes from 2006:

 

Alabama Heart of Dixie was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Razzmatazz

Alaska Kodiak Bear Brown was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Beaver

Alien Armpit was a new color name but its true color came from Yellow Green

Amber Waves of Grain was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Canary

America the Blue-tiful was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Blue

Arkansas Hog Wild Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Brick Red

Arizona Grand Canyon was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Tan

Banana Berry-Blitz was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Hot Magenta

Big Foot Feet was a new color name but its true color came from Tan

Black Shadows was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Timberwolf

Blue Jeans was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Sky Blue

Blueberry remained as a color name but the one using the true color Blue was discontinued

Booger Buster was a new color name but its true color came from Spring Green

Bright Yellow was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Yellow

Brown Sugar was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Peach

California Sacra-mint-o was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Granny Smith Apple

Cherry Blossom was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Carnation Pink

Chili’s® Green was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Green

Chock-A-Lot Shake was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Brown

Cleaner Coal Black was a new color name but its true color came from Black

Clear Water Blue was a new color name but its true color came from Blue

Colorado Pikes Peak Purple was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Violet (Purple)

Connecticut Nutmeg was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Raw Sienna

Dawn's Early Light was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Macaroni and Cheese

Delaware First State Fuchsia was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Fuchsia

Denim Blue was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Denim

Dingy Dungeon was a new color name but its true color came from Maroon

Dreamy Creamy Orange was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Orange

Eerie Black was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Black

Evolution Orange was a new color name but its true color came from Orange

Florida Alligator Alley was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Asparagus

Fruited Plains was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Wisteria

Gargoyle Gas was a new color name but its true color came from Dandelion

Georgia Sweet Georgia Peach was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Melon

Giant’s Club was a new color name but its true color came from Chestnut

Green Lizard was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Inchworm

Greenback was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Forest Green

Hawaii Aloha Aquamarine was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Aquamarine

Hybrid Green was a new color name but its true color came from Green

Iowa A-maize-ing Iowa was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Dandelion

Idaho Tater Tan was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Desert Sand

Illinois Abe Lincoln's Hat was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Black

Indiana Indianappleaous Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Brink Pink

Kansas Yellow Brick Road was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Yellow

Kentucky Fort Knox Gold was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Gold

Land of the Free was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Jungle Green

Lemonade was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Yellow

Liberty Blue was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Blue

Lincoln Penny was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Brown

Louisiana Cajun Crawfish Orange was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Red Orange

Magic Potion was a new color name but its true color came from Red

Massachusetts Boston Tea Party was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Burnt Sienna

Maryland Francis Scott Kiwi was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Screamin’ Green

Maine Lobster Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Red

Michigan Motown Blues was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Navy Blue

Minnesota 10,000 Lakes of Blue was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Cornflower

Missouri Archway Gray was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Gray

Mississippi Mud Pie was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Brown

Mom's Apple Pie was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Antique Brass

Montana Big Sky was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Sky Blue

Monument Gray was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Gray

Mother Earth Brown was a new color name but its true color came from Brown

Mummy’s Tomb was a new color name but its true color came from Gray

Nebraska Cornhusker Yellow was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Goldenrod

North Carolina Grape Hatteras was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Royal Purple

North Dakota Wild Prairie Rose was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Tickle Me Pink

New Hampshire Old Man Granite Gray was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Timber Wolf

New Jersey Boardwalk was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Tumbleweed

New Mexico Chile Pepper Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Scarlet

Nevada Las Vegas Lights was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Electric Lime

New York Lady Liberty was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Sea Green

Ogre Odor was a new color name but its true color came from Red Orange

Ohio Rock 'n Roll Raspberry was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Red Violet

Oklahoma Panhandle Paintbrush was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Sunset Orange

Orange you glad you're in America? was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Orange

Orange Soda was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Orange

Oregon Oregon Trail was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Sepia

Pennsylvania Independence Indigo was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Indigo

Pepper Pal’s® Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Red

Pixie Powder was a new color name but its true color came from Blue Violet

Plump Purple was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Violet (purple)

Presidential Seal Gold was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Goldenrod

Princess Perfume was a new color name but its true color came from Tickle Me Pink

Puerto Rico Coqui Green was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Olive Green

Purification Purple was a new color name but its true color came from Violet (purple)

Purple Plum was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Royal Purple

Red Salsa was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Red

Revitalized Red was a new color name but its true color came from Red

Rhode Island Newport Jazzberry Festival was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Jazzberry Jam

Rockets Red Glare was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Maroon

Rockets’ Red Glare was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Wild Strawberry

Sasquatch Socks was a new color name but its true color came from Violet Red

Sea Serpent was a new color name but its true color came from Robin’s Egg Blue

Sea to Shining Sea was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Pacific Blue

Sizzling Red was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Brick Red

Slimy Green was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Green

Smashed Pumpkin was a new color name but its true color came from Orange

Solar Yellow was a new color name but its true color came from Yellow

Sour Apple was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Granny Smith Apple

South Carolina Palmetto was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Fern

South Dakota Remarkable Mount Rushmore was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Almond

Sunburnt Cyclops was a new color name but its true color came from Mango Tango

Sweet Brown was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Brown          

Target® Red was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Red

Tart Orange was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Red Orange

Tennessee Tennesienna was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Mahogany

Texas Alamo a la Mode was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Blue Bell

The Color Purple was a new color name but its true color came from Blue Violet

U.S. Mint was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Shamrock

Utah Bee-utah-ful was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Sunglow

Virginia Williamsburgundy was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Maroon

Vermont Maple Syrup was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Chestnut

Washington DC Cherry Blossom was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Salmon

Washington Space Needle was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained White

West Virginia Coal Miner was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Outer Space

White House was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with White

Winter Wizard was a new color name but its true color came from Sky Blue

Wisconsin Moovalous Cheese was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Yellow Orange

Wyoming Yellowstone was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Unmellow Yellow

Yankee Doodle Dandelion was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained Apricot

Yellow Sunshine was a new color name from half of a double-ended crayon which used the true color Apricot

 

The overall named color count jumped up from 673 to 715 and overall true colors stayed the same at 322.  As for active named colors; they decreased from 212 to 172 while active true colors remained at 146.

 

Let’s take a look at the color list at the end of 2006:

 

Named
Color #

True
Color #

 

Color Name

Year

Named

True Color

Year

End

Date


End Reason

All

UC

All

LC

Mix

UC/LC

Other Name Variations on Wrapper


Notes

1

1

Black

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 #34 black

Same color as Kitty Cat Black, Leather Jacket, Licorice, Black Hole, Muscle Shell Black (Black), New Sneakers, Starry Night, Storm Cloud Black, Cosmic Black, Shades of Black, Allen Iverson's favorite – black, Illinois Abe Lincoln’s Hat, Cleaner Coal Black, Eerie Black

1

125

Black

1903

1980

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

1

212

Black

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Black with glitzy gold glitter

2

2

Blue

1903

1903

1935

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

True color renamed to Celestial Blue

2

66

Blue

1903

1935

1949

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

2

70

Blue

1903

1949

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 #1 blue

Same color as Birdie Blue, Blueberry, New Car, Blustery Blue, Deep Sea, Galaxy Blue, Hetty the Duck Blue, Mole Blue, Overalls Blue, Bell-Bottom Blue, Derrick Coleman's favorite – blue, Matt Harpring's favorite – blue, Speedy Claxton's favorite – blue, iron man blue, liberty blue, Blue Cheese, Bushkill Blue, America the Blue-tiful, Clearwater Blue

2

213

Blue

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Blue with shimmering silver glitter

2

117

Blue

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

3

3

Brown

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Same color as Van Dyke Brown, Bunny Brown, Chocolate, Mouse Brown, Asteroid Brown, Ocean Floor (Brown), Pet Shop, Whoo Brown, Woodstock Mud, Chock-A-Lot Shake, Portobello, Mississippi Mud Pie, Brown Sugar, Mother Earth Brown, Sweet Brown

4

4

Burnt Sienna

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bt. Sienna, Burnt-Sienna; #44 burnt sienna

Same color as Baseball Mitt, Massachusetts Boston Tea Party

4

118

Burnt Sienna

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

bt. sienna

Part of the Fabric specialty set

5

5

Burnt Umber

1903

1903

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

6

6

Celestial Blue

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Only found in No. 51 box

6

2

Celestial Blue

1903

1903

1944

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Reused color name for orig. 1903 Blue color; only found in No. 52 box

7

7

Charcoal Gray

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Charc Gray

 

8

8

Chrome Green, Dark

1903

1903

1910

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Chr. Green DK, Ch. Green Dk.

Same color as Green, Dark, Dark Green, Pine Green

9

9

Chrome Green, Light

1903

1903

1935

Discontinued

Yes

 

Yes

Chr Green L, CHR. GREEN L, Chr Green Lt.

Same color as Green, Light

10

10

Chrome Green, Medium

1903

1903

1910

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Chr. Green M

Same color as Green, Medium; Medium Green

11

11

Chrome Yellow, Light

1903

1903

1910

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Light Yellow

12

12

Chrome Yellow, Medium

1903

1903

1935

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Chr Yellow Med.

Same color as Yellow, Medium; Medium Yellow; Goldenrod

13

13

Cobalt Blue

1903

1903

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

Yes

 

Same color as Light Blue; only available in bulk as a named wrapper crayon 1935-1943; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

13

126

Cobalt Blue

1903

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

14

14

Copper

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Unavailable between 1915 and 1958

14

127

Copper

1903

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set, same color as Copper Penny (Silver Swirls set)

15

15

Dark Blue

1903

1903

1917

Used as other name

Yes

 

No

 

Same color as Prussian Blue, Midnight Blue

16

8

Dark Green

1903

1903

1949

Switched true colors

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Green Dark, Pine Green

16

71

Dark Green

1903

1949

1958

Used as other name

Yes

 

 

 

Same color as Forest Green, Grass Green 

17

16

English Vermillion

1903

1903

1935

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Eng. Vermillion, Eng. Vermilion

 

18

17

Flesh Tint

1903

1903

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Only available in bulk as a named wrapper crayon starting 1935; Same color as Flesh, Pink Beige, Peach; Not available 1944 due to WWII

19

18

Gold

1903

1903

1953

Switched true colors

 

 

Yes

 

1915-1943 only offered in Bulk; Not available 1944-1952 due to WWII

19

84

Gold

1903

1953

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Same color as Galatic Gold. Sunken Treasure, Kentucky Fort Knox Gold

19

128

Gold

1903

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

20

19

Gold Ochre

1903

1903

1958

Used as other name

Yes

 

Yes

 

Same color as Golden Ochre, Maize

21

19

Golden Ochre

1903

1903

1910

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Gold Ochre, Maize

22

20

Green

1903

1903

1930

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

22

61

Green

1903

1930

 

 

 

Yes

Yes

 #21 green

Same color as Leap Frog Green, Bullfrog Green, Graphic Green, Martian Green (Green), Mole’s Green Boots, Sea Sperpent Green (Green), Eric Snow's favorite – green, Chili’s® Green, Lucy™ Lettuce Green, Hybrid Green, Slimy Green

22

119

Green

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

22

214

Green

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Green with twinkling turquoise glitter

23

8

Green, Dark

1903

1903

1914

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Chrome Green, Dark; Dark Green; Pine Green

24

9

Green, Light

1903

1903

1914

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Chrome Green, Light

25

10

Green, Medium

1903

1903

1914

Used as other name

Yes

 

No

Green, Med.,

Same color as Chrome Green, Medium; Medium Green

26

21

Indian Red

1903

1903

1999

Used as other name

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ind. Red

 Same color as Chestunut

27

11

Lemon Yellow

1903

1903

1910

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Light Yellow.  Only found in No. 51 box

27

38

Lemon Yellow

1903

1903

2003

Discontinued

Yes

Yes

 

 

Color name reused starting 1958, Same color as second Light Yellow, Fire Fly Yellow.  Color was retired in 1990 but reused in Europe from 1997-2003.

28

14

Light Blue

1903

1903

1917

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Cobalt Blue.   Made exclusively for E.C. Charlton Stores

28

85

Light Blue

1903

1958

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Only available for a small part of 1958

28

120

Light Blue

1903

1976

1980

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

29

11

Light Yellow

1903

1903

1949

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

Yellow Lt.; Lt. Yellow

Same color as Lemon Yellow, second Yellow, Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII;

29

38

Light Yellow

1903

1903

1958

Used as other Name

Yes

 

 

 

Same color as Yellow (true color 38) that it inherited in 1949, second Lemon Yellow, Fire Fly Yellow

30

333

Lt. Pink

1903

1903

1914

 

 

 

Yes

 

True color nbr was assigned in 2019 when discovered

31

22

Madder Lake

1903

1903

1935

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

 

32

23

Magenta

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 #38 magenta

Same color as Permanent Magenta; Not available 1944 due to WWII

33

10

Medium Green

1903

1903

1939

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Med. Green

Same color as Green, Medium; Chrome Green, Medium; 1935-1939 only avail in long crayon size in No. 99

34

12

Medium Yellow

1903

1903

1958

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Med. Yellow

Same color as Yellow, Medium; Chrome Yellow, Medium, Goldenrod, Golden Rod; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

35

24

Olive Green

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 Same color as Puerto Rico Coqui Green

35

25

Orange

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Same color as Jack “O” Lantern Orange, Tulip, Cyberspace Orange, Grandma’s Perfume, Huggable Bear Orange, Jupiter Orange, Shrimp (Orange), Solar Flare (Orange), Damone Brown's favorite – orange, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, go O's, Dreamy Creamy Orange, Orange you glad you’re in America?, Evolution Orange, Orange Soda, Smashed Pumpkin

35

121

Orange

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

36

215

Orange

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Orange with twinkling turquoise glitter

37

26

Permanent Geranium Lake

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

 

38

23

Permanent Magenta

1903

1903

1914

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Magenta

49

27

Pink

1903

1903

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Name not used from 1917-1990 then used from Mexico; same color as Rose Pink, Flamingo Pink, Carnation Pink, Shampoo, Pinkasauraus

40

15

Prussian Blue

1903

1903

1958

Used as other Name

Yes

 

Yes

Prus. Blue

Same color as Dark Blue, Midnight Blue

41

28

Purple

1903

1903

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Name not used from 1914-1990 then used from Mexico; Same color as Violet

41

29

Raw Sienna

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

 

42

86

Raw Sienna

1903

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Name revived 48 years after discontinuing it but with a new true color; same color as Connecticut Nutmeg

43

30

Raw Umber

1903

1903

1990

Officially Retired

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

43

31

Red

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 #12 red

Same color as Candy Apple Red, Rose, Lobster Red (Red, Mercury Red (Red), Red Balloon, Smell the Roses, Scarlet Red, Derrick McKey's favorite – red, crabby red, Pepper Pal’s® Red, Alice’s Lipstick, Maine Lobster Red, Target® Red, Magic Potion, Red Salsa, Revitalized Red

43

122

Red

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

44

216

Red

1903

1993

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Red with shimmering silver glitter

45

27

Rose Pink

1903

1903

1958

Used as other name

Yes

 

Yes

 

Same color as Pink, Carnation Pink, Flamingo Pink, Shampoo

45

32

Silver

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 #43 silver

1915-1943 offered only as bulk; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; same color as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Alvin Jones' favorite – silver, Dikembe Mutombo's favorite – silver, Ghostly Silver, Harbor Lights

46

129

Silver

1903

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

47

33

Ultramarine Blue

1903

1903

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

Yes

ULT. BLUE; Ult. Blue

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; not available 1949-1957

48

3

Van Dyke Brown

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Brown.  Only found in No. 51 box

49

34

Venetian Red

1903

1903

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Ven. Red

Only available in bulk as a named wrapper crayon from 1935-1937 Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

50

35

Venetian Red, Dark

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

 

51

36

Venetian Red, Light

1903

1903

1910

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

 

51

28

Violet

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Violet (Purple) 

Same color as Purple, Bunch of Grapes Purple; 1949-1957 used another true color but reverted back in 1958, same color as Grape, Jellyfish Purple (Violet), Pouncy Purple, Venus Violet (purple), www.purple, Purplepotomus, Psychedelic Purple, ravenous purple, Perry Prunes™ Purple, Ray Raisin™ Purple, Colorado Pikes Peak Purple, Plump Purple, Purification Purple

51

72

Violet

1903

1949

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Name only used in Mexico with the same color as Blue Violet.  This was used as Violet in the USA from 1949 to 1958 before Violet revered back to its original true color.

51

123

Violet

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

52

217

Violet

1958

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set

52

37

White

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Same color as Baby Powder, Coconut, Baby’s Powder, Space Shuttle White, Peace Dove White, Milky Way White, White House, Washington Space Needle

53

218

White

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as White with glitzy gold glitter

53

38

Yellow

1903

1903

1949

Switched true colors

Yes

 

Yes

 

Same color as Light Yellow (second one)

53

48

Yellow

1903

1926

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Same color as Maximum Yellow, Sunshine Yellow, Daffodil, Lemon, Starlight Yellow (Yellow), Sunfish Yellow (Yellow), Sunny Day, Sunshiny Yellow, World Wide Web Yellow, Coach Larry Brown's favorite – yellow, Lemonade, Kansas Yellow Brick Road, Bright Yellow, Solar Yellow

53

124

Yellow

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

54

219

Yellow

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Yellow with rainbow glitter

55

12

Yellow Medium

1903

1903

1914

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Chrome Yellow, Medium; Medium Yellow

55

9

Light Green

1910

1910

1949

Switched true colors

 

 

Yes

Lt. Green

Same color as Chrome Green, Light; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

56

73

Light Green

1910

1949

1958

Used as other name

Yes

 

 

 

Same color as Sea Green

57

39

Maximum Black

1926

1926

1935

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935

58

40

Maximum Blue

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

59

41

Maximum Blue Green

1926

1926

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Maximum Blue-Green

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Same color as Blue Green; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

60

42

Maximum Green

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

61

43

Maximum Green Yellow

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Maximum Green-Yellow

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

62

44

Maximum Purple

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

63

45

Maximum Purple Blue

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Maximum Purple-Blue

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

64

46

Maximum Red

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

65

47

Maximum Red Purple

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Maxmimum Red-Purple

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

66

48

Maximum Yellow

1926

1926

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Same color as Gamboge Yellow, Yellow (second one); Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

67

49

Maximum Yellow Red

1926

1926

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Middle Yellow-Red

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Same color as Yellow Orange; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

68

50

Middle Blue

1926

1926

1949

Used as other Name

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; Same color as Light Turquoise Blue, same color as Aquamarine

69

51

Middle Blue Green

1926

1926

1958

Used as other name

Yes

 

Yes

Middle Blue-Green

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII, same color as second Blue Green

70

52

Middle Grey

1926

1926

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Same color as Neutral Gray, Gray; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

71

53

Middle Green

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

72

54

Middle Green Yellow

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Middle Green-Yellow

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

73

55

Middle Purple

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

74

56

Middle Purple Blue

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Middle Purple-Blue

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

75

57

Middle Red

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

76

58

Middle Red Purple

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

Middle Red-Purple

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

77

59

Middle Yellow

1926

1926

1949

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII

78

60

Middle Yellow Red

1926

1926

1949

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Middle Yellow-Red

Munsell wrappers used prior to 1935; Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; Same color as Medium Orange

78

40

Blue Green

1930

1930

1958

Switched true colors

Yes

 

 

Blue-Green

Same color as Maximum Blue

78

51

Blue Green

1930

1926

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

blue-green, #13 blue green

Same color as Middle Blue Green

79

220

Blue Green

1930

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue green with glitzy gold glitter

79

62

Blue Violet

1930

1930

1958

Switched true colors

Yes

 

 

Blue-Violet

Same color as Violet Blue

80

72

Blue Violet

1930

1949

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

blue-violet, #15 blue violet

Same color as Violet (available only from 1949-1958) and Violet from Mexico only; Same color as Pixie Powder, The Color Purple

81

52

Neutral Gray

1930

1926

1956

Used as other Name

Yes

 

 

Neutral-Gray

Same color as Middle Grey, Gray

82

63

Red Orange

1930

1930

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Red-Orange

Same color as Juicy Orange, same color as Mandarine Orange, Jelly Bean, Louisiana Cajun Crawfish Orange, Odor Ogre, Tart Orange

82

64

Red Violet

1930

1930

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Red-Violet

Same color as Ultra Violet, Ohio Rock ‘n Roll Raspberry

83

221

Red Violet

1930

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Red violet with glitzy gold glitter

83

65

Yellow Green

1930

1930

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Yellow-Green

Same color as Lime, Monster Green, Alien Armpit

84

222

Yellow Green

1930

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set; same color as Yellow green with silver glitter

84

49

Yellow Orange

1930

1930

1958

Switched true colors

Yes

 

 

Yellow-Orange

Same color as Maximum Yellow Red

85

87

Yellow Orange

1930

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Same color as Mellow Yellow, Ghostly Silver, Wisconsin Moovalous Cheese

86

67

Carmine

1935

1935

1949

Used as other Name