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The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola

Reference – Alphabetical List of Crayon Colors

 

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

 

Alphabetical Listing

 

This lists all the Crayola color names used.  They are in alphabetical order (there may be multiples of a color when that color was available with different true colors that represented it).  Also note that the discontinued colors are NOT grayed out as with the other list (I couldn’t find a way to automatically do this).

 

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

555

??

<Unverified Philadelphia Eagles color one>

2001

????

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Eagles special make-up set; same color as ????

556

??

<Unverified Philadelphia Eagles color two>

2001

????

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Eagles special make-up set; same color as ????

512

158

Aaron McKie's favorite – cerulean

2001

1990

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Cerulean

740

111

Absolute Zero

2009

1972

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From the Extremes set; same color as Blizzard Blue

787

334

Acid Wash Jeans

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Metallic set

313

116

After-Burner Orange

1997

1972

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Atomic Tangerine

158

131

Aged Copper

1987

1987

1994

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

608

208

Alabama Heart of Dixie

2004

1992

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Razzmatazz

609

291

Alaska Kodiak Bear Brown

2004

1998

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Beaver

574

31

Alice's Lipstick

2003

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Red

675

65

Alien Armpit

2006

1930

2018

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Yellow Green

513

1

Allen Iverson's favorite – black

2001

1903

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Black

514

303

Alloy Orange

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set, Metallic set

477

289

Almond

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as South Dakota Remarkable Mount Rushmore

515

32

Alvin Jones' favorite – silver

2001

1903

2002

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the 76ers Favorites special make-up set; same color as Silver

716

322

Amazon Rainforest

2007

2007

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the True to Life specialty set

610

293

Amber Waves of Grain

2004

1998

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Canary

611

70

America the Blue-tiful

2004

1949

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Blue

159

132

Amethyst

1987

1987

1994

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Gemtone specialty set from 1987-1992.  Part of the USA Gemtones specialty set from 1993-1994.

775

84

AND THE WINNER IS gold

2017

1953

2017

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the one-off 2017 Academy Awards Commemortive No 64, same color as Gold

478

290

Antique Brass

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Mom’s Apple Pie

788

335

Antique Gray

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Pearl set

789

336

Apple Orchard

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Pearl set

194

100

Apple Red

1990

1958

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Orange Red

108

88

Apricot

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Same color as Goldfish Gold, Lumber, Seahorse Beige, Yankee Doodle Dandelion, Yellow Sunshine

195

158

Aqua Blue

1990

1990

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Cerulean

776

334

Aqua Brite

2017

2017

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Oil Pastels Neon

790

220

Aqua Fizz

2019

1993

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Glitter set, same color as Blue Green with Glitzy Gold Glitter, Blue Green <Glitter>

314

243

Aqua Pearl

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pearl Brite specialty set

108

50

Aquamarine

1958

1926

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#5 aquamarine

Same color as Light Turquoise Blue, Middle Blue, also part of the Discovery series, aquarium aqua, same color as Hawaii Aloha Aquamarine

109

130

Aquamarine

1958

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Gemtone specialty set

558

50

Aquarium Aqua

2002

1926

2003

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Baltimore set; same color as Aquamarine

613

106

Arizona Grand Canyon

2004

1958

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Tan

612

91

Arkansas Hog Wild Red

2004

1958

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the State Crayon Collection set; same color as Brick Red

260

202

Asparagus

1993

1992

 

 

 

Yes

 

Name coming soon! NEW COLOR #7, #7 asparagus named by Sharon Kopriva Age: 45, #26 asparagus

One of the 16 1992 contest naming colors; same color as Asaparagus,  Florida Alligator Alley

315

3

Asteroid Brown (Brown)

1997

1903

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Brown

859

391

At the Circus

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Confetti set

516

200

Atomic Orange

2001

1992

2002

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Outer Space theme set; same color as Macaroni and Cheese

196

116

Atomic Tangerine

1990

1972

 

 

 

Yes

 

#46 atomic tangerine

Part of the Hot Fluorescent set, same color as Ultra Yellow Fluorescent, same color as After-Burner Orange, Transistor Yellow, Sizzling Sunset

494

202

Avacado Green

1999

1992

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Asparagus

724

115

Awesome

2008

1972

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Wild Watermelon

725

52

Axle Grease

2008

1926

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Giant Coloring Page Scented set; same colors as Gray

160

133

Aztec Gold

1987

1987

1994

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set, part of the Silver Swirls set

90

2

Azure Blue

1949

1903

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

Color inherited from second Celestial Blue

517

304

B' Dazzled Blue

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set, Metallic set

276

37

Baby Powder

1994

1903

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as White

316

244

Baby’s Blanket

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color Mix Up specialty set, same color as Birthday Child

317

37

Baby’s Powder

1997

1903

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as White

318

111

Balloon Blue

1997

1972

1999

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Kid’s First Bright Colors set, same color as Blizzard Blue

275

160

Banana

1994

1990

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Dandelion

763

165

Banana Banana

2015

1990

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Color Alive set; same color as Dandelion

575

170

Banana Berry-Blitz

2003

1990

2006

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Chili’s private contract set, same color as Hot Magenta

762

165

Banana Bonanza

2015

1990

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Minions theme set; same color as Dandelion

456

282

Banana Mania

1998

1997

 

 

 

 

Yes

Crayon Color #6, Hero: Kenny Lewis Nominated by: Jane Kansas, True Blue Heroes No. 6 Hero: Tyler M. Seick Nominated By: Adam P. Seick

Part of the True Blue Heroes contest and the Who’s your Hero Canadian contest, Pixie Dust

319

4

Baseball Mitt

1997

1903

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as Burnt Sienna

726

291

Bear Hug

2008

1998

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Beaver

479

291

Beaver

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Alaska Kodiak Bear Brown, Bear Hug

495

70

Bell Bottom Blue

1999

1949

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Blue

791

337

Berry Parfsit

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From the Pearl set

727

80

Best Friends

2008

1949

2009

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Kids’ Choice set; same color as Orchid

754

70

BeYOUtiful

2013

1949

2014

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Facebook 110th Anniversary retro 8 box; same color as Blue

777

31

Big Apple Red

2017

1903

2017

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From Toy Fair NY 2017, same color as Red

518

305

Big Dip O' Ruby

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set, Metallic set; same color as Mars Red

676

106

Big Foot Feet

2006

1958

2018

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Tan

576

102

Binneywinkle

2003

1958

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Periwinkle

150

70

Birdie Blue

1983

1949

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Blue

577

197

Birthday Bash Blue

2003

1992

2004

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Binney & Smith set for employee’s only, same color as Robin’s Egg Blue

860

244

Birthday Child

2020

1997

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Confetti set, same color as Baby’s Blanket

110

89

Bittersweet

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#40 bittersweet

 

519

306

Bittersweet Shimmer

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set, Metallic set

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

321

245

Black Coral Pearl

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pearl Brite specialty set

559

160

Black Eyed Susan

2002

1990

2003

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

From the Colors of Baltimore set; same color as Dandelion

792

212

Black Gold

2019

1993

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Glitter set, same color as Black with Glitzy Gold Glitter, Black <Glitter>

861

392

Black Hair

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Colors of the World

320

1

Black Hole

1997

1903

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Black

793

338

Black Pearl

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Pearl set

677

205

Black Shadows

2006

1992

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Timberwolf

322

212

Black with glitzy gold glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Black <Glitter>, Black Gold

520

307

Blast Off Bronze

2001

2001

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Metallic FX specialty set, Metallic set

324

110

Blast-off

1997

1972

1998

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Discovery series set, same color as Razzle Dazzle Rose

323

246

Blazing Bonfire

1997

1997

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color Mix Up specialty set, same colors as Campfire Jamboree

862

393

Blizzard Blast

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Confetti set

197

111

Blizzard Blue

1990

1972

2003

Officially Retired

 

Yes

 

#10 blizzard blue

Part of the Hot Fluorescent set, same color as Ultra Blue Fluorescent, Web Surfin’ Blue, Absolute Zero

863

394

Blonde Hair

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Colors of the World

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

480

292

Blue Bell

1998

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

#39 blue bell

Same color as Texas Alamo a la Mode

794

213

Blue Blazes

2019

1993

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Glitter set, same color as Blue with Shimmering Silver Glitter, Blue <Glitter>

778

335

Blue Bolt

2017

2017

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Oil Pastels Neon

578

70

Blue Cheese

2003

1949

2009

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Romano’s Macaroni Grill private contract set, same color as Blue

864

395

Blue Eyes

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Colors of the World

764

213

Blue Glitter

2015

1993

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Star Wars 64-color set, same color as Blue (Glitter), Blue with Shimmering Silver Glitter, Blue Blazes

111

90

Blue Gray

1958

1958

1990

Officially retired

Yes

Yes

 

blue-gray

 

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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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, Aqua Fizz

325

220

Blue green with glitzy gold glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue Green <Glitter>, Aqua Fizz

678

104

Blue Jeans

2006

1958

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Sky Blue

198

107

Blue Purple

1990

1958

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Only available from Mexico, same color as Violet Blue

312

242

Blue Ribbon

1996

1996

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Special commemorative for the 100 billionth crayon

277

231

Blue to Magenta

1994

1994

1997

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Changeables specialty set

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, (in Japanese for Anpanman wrapper")

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

326

213

Blue with shimmering silver glitter

1997

1993

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Glitter specialty set, same color as Blue <Glitter>, Blue Glitter, Blue Blazes

278

70

Blueberry

1994

1949

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Blue (second)

786

332

Bluetiful

2017

2017

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

161

134

Bluetonium

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

672

295

Blush

2005

1998

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Same color as Cranberry

327

70

Blustery Blue

1997

1949

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Pooh set, same color as Blue (second)

579

160

Bobby™ Banana

2003

1990

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Dole 5-A-Day private contract set, same color as Dandelion

679

105

Booger Buster

2006

1958

2018

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

From the Silly Scents specialty set; same color as Spring Green

162

135

Brass

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic specialty set

112

91

Brick Red

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

#19 brick red

Same color as Rocket Red, Earthworm, Platform Shoe Brown, Pepe Bell Pepper™ Red, Roasted Red Pepper, Sizzling Red

680

48

Bright Yellow

2006

1926

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Yellow

91

74

Brilliant Rose

1949

1949

1958

Discontinued

Yes

 

 

 

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

454

280

Brink Pink

1998

1997

2005

Used as other name

 

 

Yes

Crayon Color #4, Hero Marguerite Brown Nominated by: Mathew Hunt, True Blue Heroes No. 4 Hero: Frank Brink Nominated By: Ashley E. Magrane, #47 brink pink

Part of the True Blue Heroes contest and the Who’s your Hero Canadian contest, same color as Indiana Indianappleaous Red; same color as Pink Sherbert

779

4

Broadway Brown

2017

1903

2017

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From Toy Fair NY 2017, same color as Brown

163

136

Bronze

1987

1987

1992

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the Canadian Metallic 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

865

396

Brown Eyes

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Colors of the World

866

397

Brown Hair

2020

2020

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Colors of the World

681

3

Brown Sugar

2006

1903

2018

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

From the Heads ‘n Tails set; same color as Brown

328

199

Bubble Bath

1997

1992

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Color ‘n Smell specialty set, same color as Tickle Me Pink

279

199

Bubble Gum

1994

1992

1996

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Magic Scents specialty set; same color as Tickle Me Pink

795

339

Bubble Gum

2019

2019

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

From Pearl set

496

160

Bug Yellow

1999

1990

2000

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Retro set; same color as Dandelion

329

61

Bullfrog Green

1997

1930

1999

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Ugly Duckling video promo; same color as Green

151

28

Bunch of Grapes Purple

1983

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Violet

152

3

Bunny Brown

1983

1903

2004

Discontinued

 

 

Yes

 

Part of the So Big set, same color as Brown

199

159

Burnished Brown

1990

1990

1994

Discontinued

 

Yes

 

 

Part of the Silver Swirls specialty set

113

92

Burnt Orange

1958

1958

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

4

4

Burnt Sienna

1903

1903

 

 

Yes

Yes

Yes