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The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola

Part 39 – Extreme

 

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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Another High Tech Line

 

2009 was a bit slower than 2008 but Crayola did a few interesting things.  First, they put out another Twistables crayon assortment.  They called it Crayola Twistables Extreme Colors.

 

Extreme Colors

 
Crayola Twistables Extreme Colors - 8 colors.jpg

The new line targeted older children and their need for intense colors for school projects or art needs.  Of course, this provided Crayola the opportunity to put some of their fluorescent colors into a Twistables format with fresh new color names.  Here’s the breakdown of the colors they came up with and what true color they used:

 

Absolute Zero – Used the true color Blizzard Blue

Fiery Rose – Used the true color Razzle Dazzle Rose

Frostbite – Used the true color Vivid Violet

Heat Wave – Used the true color Wild Watermelon

Lemon Glacier – Used the true color Laser Lemon

Sizzling Sunset – Used the true color Atomic Tangerine

Spring Frost – Used the true color Screamin’ Green

Winter Sky – Used the true color Hot Magenta

 

The Colors of Lindt

 

For Easter 2009, in Canada, the Lindt company contracted with Crayola to produce a small four color box and brought out a special coloring book along with the set of crayons.  The box had three unique colors and one of Crayola’s staple colors.

 

Crayola No 4 (Colours of Lindt) - 4 colors

 

Lindt Colors

  

Easter Green used the true color Green

Gold Bunny Gold used the true color Gold

Ribbon Red used the true color Red

Sky Blue used the exact crayon from Crayola’s standard 120 colors.

 

Lindt, a Swiss chocolate company dating back to 1845, chose an unusual assortment of colors for the four pack box.  Green and Red were predictable as those colors were usually featured in the four pack boxes Crayola did.  Sky Blue was a more obscure color choice but understandable given the pastel feel required for Easter.  The choice of Gold for the final color was an odd one because no other such small collection featured one of the original metallic colors.  It’s also strange that they felt the need to be redundant on the color name.  One would have thought that Gold Bunny would suffice but for whatever reason they chose to add the “Gold” again.

 

These came and went over the Easter holiday in Canada only though many lingered on and were available throughout 2009.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Hungary Catterpillar

 

Also in 2009, for only the second time every, Crayola created a special new color name to celebrate an event.  Last time one was created for Oprah Winfrey.  This time, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Crayola not only created a special crayon of that name, but also used a new true color to do so.  The crayon was presented to the author, Eric Carle, in August at a special ceremony where he received a 5 foot version of it.  In addition, they made up some regular-sized crayons and handed them out in generic 4-color boxes.  That makes this particular crayon very rare but entirely unobtainable.

Very
                                                        Hungary
                                                        Caterpillar
                                                        crayon

     

Farewells

 

A couple of the recently introduced sets left the market in 2009.  The 50th Anniversary box finished with its celebration for that year and vanished sometime in 2009 taking with it all eight of the new colors they created along with the special color for the St. Judes box which also finished.  The Giant Coloring Page box also disappeared as did the nine scented crayons featured in that.   Romano’s Macaroni Grill dropped their personal color crayons by this year as well; opting for the standard colors which removed another seven color names from the active list (the eighth was Eggplant which had already been a regular color name.)

 

For the color history, here were the changes for 2009:

 

Absolute Zero – Was a new color name but its true color came from Blizzard Blue

Awesome was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Wild Watermelon

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

Bear Hug was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Beaver

Best Friends was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Orchid

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

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

Diamond Necklace was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Sky Blue

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

Enchanted Forest was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Yellow Green

Engine Oil was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Maroon

Famous was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Hot Magenta

Fiery Rose – Was a new color name but its true color came from Razzle Dazzle Rose

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

Frostbite – Was a new color name but its true color came from Vivid Violet

Fun in the Sun was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Vivid Tangerine

Giving Tree was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Screamin' Green

Gold Bunny Gold was a new color name but its true color came from Gold

Happy Ever After was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Turquoise Blue

Heat Wave – Was a new color name but its true color came from Wild Watermelon

Lemon Glacier – Was a new color name but its true color came from Laser Lemon

Mac & Cheese was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Macaroni and Cheese

Mirtilla Blueberry was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Robin's Egg Blue

Magic Potion was discontinued in the form that used Spring Green but the name remained in the Silly Scent set

Parmesan was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Goldenrod

Pixie Powder was discontinued in the form that used Blue Violet but the name remained in the Silly Scent set

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

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

Roasted Red Pepper was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Brick Red

Roma Tomato was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Scarlet

Rose Petal was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Tickle Me Pink

Sizzling Sunset – Was a new color name but its true color came from Atomic Tangerine

Spring Frost – Was a new color name but its true color came from Screamin’ Green

Sunshine Sprite was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Dandelion

Super Happy was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Laser Lemon

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a new color name and true color

Washer Fluid was discontinued as a color name but its true color remained with Robin’s Egg Blue

Winter Sky – Was a new color name but its true color came from Hot Magenta

 

The overall named color count jumped up from 739 to 751 and overall true colors went from 330 to 331.  As for active named colors; they went down from 188 to 169 while active true colors stayed at 154 (the Very Hungry Caterpillar was really never an active color).

 

Let’s take a look at the color list at the end of 2009:

 

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, Gold Bunny 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, Easter 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, Ribbon 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, Enchanted Forest

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

 

 

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII; Same color as Carmine Red

87

68

Sepia

1935

1935

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Not available 1944-1948 due to WWII, discontinued from 1949-1957, same color as dirt, earth, Oregon Oregon Trail

88

69

Turquoise Blue

1935

1935

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 Same color as Corie Blount's favorite - turquoise blue, Happy Ever After

89

48

Gamboge Yellow

1941

1903

1944

Used as Other Name

 

 

Yes

 

Same color as Maximum Yellow; used only on hex; color name dropped during WWII shortage even though yellow was still available

90

2

Azure Blue

1949

1903

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Color inherited from second Celestial Blue

91

74

Brilliant Rose

1949

1949

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

 Not available from 1956-1957, only available for the early part of 1958

92

66

Carmine Red

1949

1935

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Same color as Carmine

93

75

Cerulean Blue

1949

1949

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

 

94

76

Dark Red

1949

1949

1958

Used as other Name

Yes