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The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola

Part 44 – Specialty Revival

 

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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2018 both the theme’d boxes and new colors had mostly stopped.  The one exception was the Silly Scents Stinky set that came out.  However, I don’t document this here because like the Tip Top set long ago, while they put names on the container, I only document those that have the names right on the crayon themselves.  But, if you are a collector that does want to know, here they are:

barn, cheese, cough syrup, dirty potatoes, flat tire, grass, moldy sponge, mushroom, old rotton tooth, onion, pizza, socks

 


 

Now in 2019 Crayola re-introduced several of their specialty crayons in never-before-seen 24-color box sizes.  These were debuted at the 2019 Toy Fair in New York and then eventually rolled out to retail during the summer months.  So what was a pretty dry two years in terms of new color names exploded when they introduced these boxes.

 


 

Neon

 


 


 

Crayola has been marketing “neon” crayons since 1972.  First introduced as Fluorescents, the name changed to Neon in Europe back in 1982 but they didn’t actually offer them to the USA market as Neon until 2014.  But of all the boxes offered worldwide, they have never offered one that has 24 colors until now.  The largest prior box was 16 colors.  So let’s look at what is different.

 

The colors from this new 2019 box were:

 

Atomic Tangerine, Glitter Atomic Tangerine, Glitter Laser Lemon, Glitter Purple Pizzazz, Glitter Screamin’ Green, Glitter Shocking Pink, Glitter Sky Blue, Glitter Sunglow, Glitter Wild Watermelon, Laser Lemon, Pearl Atomic Tangerine, Pearl Laser Lemon, Pearl Purple Pizzazz, Pearl Screamin’ Green, Pearl Shocking Pink, Pearl Sky Blue, Pearl Sunglow, Pearl Wild Watermelon, Purple Pizzazz, Screamin’ Green, Shocking Pink, Sky Blue, Sunglow, Wild Watermelon

You can quickly see that what they have done is to take eight of the existing Neon color names and simply add glitter and pearl versions to each of them to create a 24-color “Neon” box.  This does give us 16 brand new Crayola color names that we have never seen before.  But it also gives us 15 new true colors because we haven’t seen them do specialty effects on other specialty crayons before.  The reason it is only 15 and not 16 is that they renamed Glitter Sky Blue from their Sky Blue with Gold Glitter color in their Glitter set.

 

Personally, I find it very confusing to now mix Glitter and Pearl effect crayons inside a Neon box but, hey, why not?

 

To recap this new box:

 

Atomic Tangerine was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set but the true color goes back to 1972

Glitter Atomic Tangerine was a new color name and true color

Glitter Laser Lemon was a new color name and true color

Glitter Purple Pizzazz was a new color name and true
Glitter Screamin’ Green was a new color name and true color

Glitter Shocking Pink was a new color name and true color
Glitter Sky Blue is a new color name but the true color was Sky Blue with Gold Glitter

Glitter Sunglow was a new color name and true color
Glitter Wild Watermelon
was a new color name and true color

Laser Lemon was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set but the true color goes back to 1972

Pearl Atomic Tangerine was a new color name and true color

Pearl Laser Lemon was a new color name and true color
Pearl Purple Pizzazz
was a new color name and true color

Pearl Screamin’ Green was a new color name and true color

Pearl Shocking Pink was a new color name and true color

Pearl Sky Blue was a new color name and true color

Pearl Sunglow was a new color name and true color

Pearl Wild Watermelon was a new color name and true color

Purple Pizzazz was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set and the true color is from then

Screamin’ Green was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set but the true color goes back to 1972

Shocking Pink was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set but the true color goes back to 1972

Sky Blue was named in 1903 but the specialty version debuted in 1993 in the first Glitter set

Sunglow was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set and the true color is from then

Wild Watermelon was named in 1990 for the Crayola Hot Fluorescent set but the true color goes back to 1972

Pearl

 


 


   

 

 

I apologize for the pictures; it is incredibly difficult to photograph the names on these crayons clearly.  I even added a couple of extra photos just to show how difficult it is to see the actual name on the wrapper.  But…they are there!

 

Crayola introduced the Pearl Brite specialty crayons back in 1997 and continued with them for a couple of years.  This time around they dropped the “Brite” and just call them Pearls.  Back then you could get 16 colors.  This time we have 24 colors.  Let’s take a look at the differences.

 

The 2019 Pearl box contains antique gray, apple orchard, berry parfait, black pearl, bubble gum, butternut squash, caribbean sea, cloudy sky, hot cocoa, indescent indigo, lavender silk, leafy canopy, liquid gold, mango puree, moonlit pond, ocean foam, orange peel, pesto, pink luster, red satin, sea glass, shooting star, snowdrift, sunset shimmer

 

22 of the 24 are unique names for Crayola. Caribbean Sea they have used before and Bubble Gum they used in their Magic Scents line.

 

The original sixteen color Pearl Brite box contained:  aqua pearl, black coral pearl, caribbean green pearl, cultured pearl, key lime pearl, mandarin pearl, midnight pearl, mystic pearl, ocean blue pearl, ocean green pearl, orchid pearl, rose pearl, salmon pearl, sunny pearl, sunset pearl, turquoise pearl

 

As you can see, they have abandoned calling them “Pearl” in the name of the colors now (except that they ironically added Black Pearl as a new name) and the names are significantly different anyway, but what about the true colors?  I have always included specialty crayons and so there are certainly some if not all here that are new true colors.  It’s a tricky mapping because they haven’t abandoned those original pearl colors.   In this case, I went straight to Crayola’s Research and Development team for the answers and it turns out these are all new true colors.  Wow!

 

To recap this new box:

 

Antique Gray was a new color name and true color

Apple Orchard was a new color name and true color

Berry Parfait was a new color name and true color

Black Pearl was a new color name and true color

Bubble Gum was a new color name and true color

Butternut Squash was a new color name and true color

Caribbean Sea was a new color name and true color

Cloudy Sky was a new color name and true color

Hot Cocoa was a new color name and true color

Indescent Indigo was a new color name and true color
Lavender Silk
was a new color name and true color

Leafy Canopy was a new color name and true color

Liquid Gold was a new color name and true color
Mango Puree
was a new color name and true color

Moonlit Pond was a new color name and true color

Ocean Foam was a new color name and true color
Orange Peel
was a new color name and true color

Pesto was a new color name and true color
Pink Luster
was a new color name and true color

Red Satin was a new color name and true color

Sea Glass was a new color name and true color

Shooting Star was a new color name and true color

Snowdrift was a new color name and true color
Sunset Shimmer
was a new color name and true color


Metallic

 


 


 

Crayola has been making Metallic specialty crayons since their debut back in 1987.  In Canada they did a 16-color one back then with some unique names not used anywhere else or ever again.  At the same time they debued the Crayola Metallic Effects box but it was only an 8-color box.  It wasn’t until 2000 that the USA had a 16-color Metallic box and they had Metallic FX.  So, what’s different with this one other than it is an extra 8 colors in size?  Well, let’s look at the colors we already know.

 

Canada’s 1987 metallic colors included:  Aged Copper, Aztec Gold, Bluetonium, Brass, Bronze, Cadmium Red, Cast Iron, Cobalt Blue, Copper, Gold, Kryptonite, Rust, Silver, Steel Blue, Tarnished Gold and Titanium.

 

Turns out they actually used only one color name from this set:  Steel Blue.  That’s not the whole story though.  They actually used Cobalt Blue but gave it a new color name this time around with Cobalt Cool.

 

Now, the 2001 Metallic FX colors included:  alloy orange, b' dazzled blue, big dip o' rudy, bittersweet shimmer, blast off bronze, cyber grape, deep space sparkle, gold fusion, illuminating emerald, metallic seaweed, metallic sunburst, razzmic berry, sheen green, shimmering blush, sonic silver, steel blue

 

Turns out that this is the set they used a great many from.  That makes sense because they have been offering this box for many, many years and was their most current metallic set to draw from.  Of course, there was just one color name overlap from the Canadian set which was Steel Blue.  I use this guide to refer to the original introduction, not the followup sets (but I do cross-reference).

 

So, let’s look at the colors in the new set:  Acid Wash Jeans, Alloy Orange, B’dazzled Blue, Big Dip O’ Ruby, Bittersweet Shimmer, Blast-Off Bronze, Cheese Grater, Cobalt Cool, Cyber Grape, Deep Space Sparkle, Gold Fusion, Gold Medal, Illuminating Emerald, Iron Indigo, Magnetic Magenta, Metallic Seaweed, Petrified Forest, Razmic Berry, Robot Canary, Rose Gold, Sheen Green, Shimmering Blush, Sonic Silver, Steel Blue

 

Okay, we basically have ALL of the colors from the old box.  They just migrated from “Metallic FX” to “Metallic” and reused the complete 16 colors again. This leaves us with 8 new color names but only 7 new true colors because of the name change for Cobalt Cool.  The new colors (name & true color) were Acid Wash Jeans, Cheese Grater, Iron Indigo, Magnetic Magenta, Petrified Forest, Robot Canary, Rose Gold.  The new color name without a new true color is Cobalt Cool

 

To avoid confusion, I’m also documenting a reference to this 24-color set on each of the original color names used as they discontinued the Metallic FX line and transitioned to just the Metallics line again.

 

To recap this new box:

 

Acid Wash Jeans was a new color name and true color

Alloy Orange was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

B’dazzled Blue was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Big Dip O’ Ruby was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Bittersweet Shimmer was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Blast-Off Bronze was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Cheese Grater was a new color name and true color

Cobalt Cool was a new color name but the true color was used in the 1987 Canadian Metallic set

Cyber Grape was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Deep Space Sparkle was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Gold Fusion was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Gold Medal was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Illuminating Emerald was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Iron Indigo was a new color name and true color

Magnetic Magenta was a new color name and true color

Metallic Seaweed was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Petrified Forest was a new color name and true color

Razmic Berry was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Robot Canary was a new color name and true color

Rose Gold was a new color name and true color

Sheen Green was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Shimmering Blush was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Sonic Silver was the same color name and true color used in 2001 in the Metallic FX box

Steel Blue was the same color name from 1903 and the true color was used in the 1987 Canadian Metallic set

 

Glitter

 


 


 

Crayola began the Glitter specialty line back in 1993.  In 1994 their bigger 16-color set back then included:  black, blue, blue green, carnation pink, green, maroon, orange, orchid, periwinkle, red, red violet, sky blue, violet, white, yellow, yellow green.  This of course brought more confusion to their color history because then we had common used color names but unique true colors.

 

Then to complicate this line even more, they changed the color names completely with their 1997 version.  The sixteen color version contained:  black with glitzy gold glitter, blue green with glitzy gold glitter, blue with shimmering silver glitter, carnation pink with lavender glitter, green with twinkling turquoise glitter, maroon with glitzy gold glitter, orange with twinkling turquoise glitter, orchid with twinkling turquoise glitter, red violet with glitzy gold glitter, red with shimmering silver glitter, royal purple with ruby red glitter, sky blue with glitzy gold glitter, white with confetti glitter, white with glitzy gold glitter, yellow green with silver glitter, yellow with rainbow glitter

 

They also sneaked a few variations into the Crayoa No 64 Star Wars sets in 2015 but they were merely reused true colors.  They contained: blue glitter, royal purple glitter, white (confetti) glitter, white (gold), yellow glitter.

 

So with the new box of 24 colors, we have: Aqua Fizz, Black Gold, Blue Blazes, Campfire Flicker, Confeti Sunset, Crimson Clash, Diamond Dazzle, Fire in the Sky, Flamingo Flame, Golden Dust, Gray glam, Gritty Green, Lavender Burst, Maroon Mist, Night Sky, Orchid Explosion, Poppin’ Purple, Red Slaw, Shredded Cheese, Silver Sparks, Sun Shower, Tropical Showers, Wild Wasabi

 

The good news is that we have 24 brand new colors!  And this officially sets the record for the number of different color names ever used in a Crayola line beyond their main one.  But the more interesting question is how many of these are just renames of one of the past glitter crayons?  In reality we have 11 that have new true colors.

 

To recap this new box:

 

Aqua Fizz was a new color name but the true color was Blue Green with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Black Gold was a new color name but the true color was Black with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Blue Blazes was a new color name but the true color was Blue with Shimmering Silver Glitter

Campfire Flicker was a new color name but the true color was Orange with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Chocolate Sprinkles was a new color name and true color
Confeti Sunset
was a new color name and true color

Crimson Clash was a new color name but the true color was Red with Shimmering Silver Glitter

Diamond Dazzle was a new color name but the true color was White with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Fire in the Sky was a new color name and true color

Flamingo Flame was a new color name and true color

Golden Dust was a new color name and true color

Gray glam was a new color name and true color

Gritty Green was a new color name but the true color was Green with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Lavender Burst was a new color name and true color

Maroon Mist was a new color name but the true color was Maroon with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Night Sky was a new color name and true color

Orchid Explosion was a new color name but the true color was Orchid with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Poppin’ Purple was a new color name but the true color was Royal Purple with Ruby Red Glitter

Red Slaw was a new color name but the true color was Red Violet with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Shredded Cheddar was a new color name and true color

Silver Sparks was a new color name and true color

Sun Shower was a new color name but the true color was Yellow with Rainbow Glitter

Tropical Showers was a new color name and true color

Wild Wasabi was a new color name but the true color was Yellow Green with Silver Glitter

 

Changes

 

Of course one of the most difficult things to identify is when a particular set has officially stopped production.  It’s not like there is an announcement; they just disappear from the retail market.  And even if Crayola stopped production one year; the retail market may have inventory they sell for many years afterwards.   For example, by this time, Crayola Twistables Extreme Colors had been running since 2009 and I could still find them available at retail places.  But by 2019 I was no longer seeing True to Life sets in retail so I am officially closing those out this time around.  With the new Metallic box I would assume that Crayola has dropped their Metallic FX boxes but they will likely be out in the retail market for another several years.  I will wait to see and close out when I see they are no longer offered.

 

We did have some good-byes from the last chapter of their color history.  True to Life was one set I closed.  Another set was the Color Alive.  They were only selling remaining stock at Walmart other than appearing in secondary markets like eBay.  The same goes for the Glitter colors in the 64-color Star Wars boxes.  The Minions theme set is also off the market and that closes out Banana Bonanza as an active color name.  We also lose a couple of active colors from the Heads ‘n Tails set as they are no longer in production.

 

Here’s the officially tally of changes for 2018/2019:

 

Acid Wash Jeans was a new color name and true color

Alien Armpit was discontinued

Amazon Rainforest was discontinued

Antique Gray was a new color name and true color

Apple Orchard was a new color name and true color
Aqua Fizz was a new color name but the true color was Blue Green with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Banana Banana was discontinued

Banana Bonanza was discontinued as a color name

Berry Parfait was a new color name and true color

Big Foot Feet was discontinued

Black Gold was a new color name but the true color was Black with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Black Pearl was a new color name and true color

Black Shadows was discontinued

Blue Blazes was a new color name but the true color was Blue with Shimmering Silver Glitter

Blue Glitter was discontinued

Blue Jeans was discontinued

Booger Buster was discontinued

Bright Yellow was discontinued

Brown Sugar was discontinued

Bubble Gum was a new color name and true color

Butternut Squash was a new color name and true color

Campfire Flicker was a new color name but the true color was Orange with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Caribbean Current was discontinued

Caribbean Sea was a new color name and true color

Cheese Grater was a new color name and true color

Chocolate Sprinkles was a new color name and true color
Cloudy Sky was a new color name and true color

Cobalt Cool was a new color name but the true color was Cobalt Blue in the 1987 Canadian Metallic set

Confeti Sunset was a new color name and true color

Creepy Crawly was discontinued

Crimson Clash was a new color name but the true color was Red with Shimmering Silver Glitter

Denim Blue was discontinued

Diamond Dazzle was a new color name but the true color was White with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Dingy Dungeon was discontinued

Eerie Black was discontinued

Fire Breath was discontinued

Fire in the Sky was a new color name and true color

Flamingo Flame was a new color name and true color

Florida Sunrise was discontinued

Gargoyle’s Gas was discontinued

Giant’s Club was discontinued

Glitter Atomic Tangerine was a new color name and true color

Glitter Laser Lemon was a new color name and true color

Glitter Purple Pizzazz was a new color name and true color
Glitter Screamin’ Green was a new color name and true color

Glitter Shocking Pink was a new color name and true color
Glitter Sky Blue is a new color name but the true color was Sky Blue with Gold Glitter

Glitter Sunglow was a new color name and true color
Glitter Wild Watermelon
was a new color name and true color

Golden Dust was a new color name and true color

Grand Canyon was discontinued

Gray glam was a new color name and true color

Green Lizard was discontinued

Gritty Green was a new color name but the true color was Green with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Hot Cocoa was a new color name and true color

Ice Blast was discontinued

Indescent Indigo was a new color name and true color

Iron Indigo was a new color name and true color

Lavender Burst was a new color name and true color

Lavender Silk was a new color name and true color

Leafy Canopy was a new color name and true color

Liquid Gold was a new color name and true color

Magic Potion was discontinued

Magnetic Magenta was a new color name and true color

Mango Puree was a new color name and true color

Maroon Mist was a new color name but the true color was Maroon with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Maui Sunset was discontinued

Milky Way was discontinued

Moonlit Pond was a new color name and true color

Mummy’s Tomb was discontinued

Night Sky was a new color name and true color

Ocean Foam was a new color name and true color
Ogre Odor was discontinued

Orange Peel was a new color name and true color

Orange Soda was discontinued

Orchid Explosion was a new color name but the true color was Orchid with Twinkling Turquoise Glitter

Pearl Atomic Tangerine was a new color name and true color

Pearl Laser Lemon was a new color name and true color
Pearl Purple Pizzazz
was a new color name and true color

Pearl Screamin’ Green was a new color name and true color

Pearl Shocking Pink was a new color name and true color

Pearl Sky Blue was a new color name and true color

Pearl Sunglow was a new color name and true color

Pearl Wild Watermelon was a new color name and true color

Pesto was a new color name and true color
Petrified Forest was a new color name and true color

Pink Luster was a new color name and true color

Pixie Dust was discontinued

Pixie Powder was discontinued

Poppin’ Purple was a new color name but the true color was Royal Purple with Ruby Red Glitter

Plump Purple was discontinued

Princess Perfume was discontinued

Purple Plum was discontinued

Red Salsa was discontinued

Red Satin was a new color name and true color

Red Slaw was a new color name but the true color was Red Violet with Glitzy Gold Glitter

Robot Canary was a new color name and true color

Rose Gold was a new color name and true color

Sahara Desert was discontinued

Sasquatch Socks was discontinued

Sea Glass was a new color name and true color

Sunset Shimmer was a new color name and true color

Sea Serpent was discontinued

Shooting Star was a new color name and true color

Show Stopper was discontinued

Shredded Cheddar was a new color name and true color

Silver Sparks was a new color name and true color

Sizzling Red was discontinued

Slimy Green was discontinued

Smashed Pumpkin was discontinued

Snowdrift was a new color name and true color

Sun Shower was a new color name but the true color was Yellow with Rainbow Glitter

Sunburnt Cyclops was discontinued

Superpower was discontinued

Sweet Brown was discontinued

Tart Orange was discontinued

Tropical Showers was a new color name and true color

White Confetti Glitter was discontinued

White Gold Glitter was discontinued

Wild Wasabi was a new color name but the true color was Yellow Green with Silver Glitter

Winter Wizard was discontinued

Yellow Glitter was discontinued

Yellow Sunshine was discontinued

Yosemite Campfire was discontinued

 

The overall named color count went up by a whopping 72 from 784 to 856 while overall true colors jumped up 57 from 333 to 390.  As for active named colors, well, there were a lot of adds and subtractions; they went from 188 to 206.  As for active true colors, they went from 153 to 202.

Let’s take a look at the color list for 2018 and 2019:

 

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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Carbon Black, Night Owl, Wall Street 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, Black Gold

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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Bleu Cheese, Bushkill Blue, America the Blue-tiful, Clearwater Blue, BeYOUtiful, NYPD Blue

2

213

Blue

1903

1993

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

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

2

117

Blue

1903

1976

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Fabric specialty set

3

3

Brown

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Freckle, Broadway 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, AND THE WINNER IS 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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Fresh Basil, Hybrid Green, Slimy Green, Easter Green, Jalapeno, Central Park 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, Gritty Green

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

 (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Freshly Squeezed, Times Square Orange

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, Campfire Flicker

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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Lady Bug, Superpower, Big Apple 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, Crimson Clash

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), (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, "Peace, Love and Purple", Creepy Crawly, Fifth Avenue 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, same color as Royal Purple Glitter, Royal Purple with Ruby Red Glitter, Poppin’ Purple

52

37

White

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, White 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

 

 (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Sunnyside Up, Taxi Cab 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, Yellow 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